In a season where looking on the ‘bright side of things’ has become more or less a full-time occupation, Newcastle fans may have been ever so slightly uplifted when browsing Sky Sports online today.
The sports news site took a look at how the Premier League table would finish should the results of all the remaining matches repeat themselves this season.
aka, if all teams repeated the results from earlier on in the season against their last ten opponents, where would they end up?
Whilst an oversized pinch of salt will be needed when digesting this piece of information, it is interesting to note that Sky Sports have us down to avoid relegation even though our next two games come against Leicester City and Sunderland, two teams we both lost 3-0 to earlier in the season.
Whilst we are also due to play Spurs in our final 10 game run-in (last game of the season) it goes without saying that the chances of repeating our shock 2-1 win at White Hart Lane from back in December is highly, highly unlikely.