Eddie Howe’s first six months at Newcastle United have been nothing short of sensational – and they could be about to get even better if we can pull of an unlikely result at St James’ Park tomorrow.
It’s clear we aren’t going down – we’re more likely to finish in the top 10 now (?!) – but if we better Burnley’s result this weekend or win and Everton don’t (against Chelsea), we will officially be safe. And here comes to first piece of Premier League history on offer.
No team in English top flight history has ever stayed up after failing to win any of their opening 14 games in a season, yet Howe could make that a reality with three games left to play tomorrow.
Bettering Burnley’s result or beating Liverpool – which is needed to move mathematically clear of Everton – is a tough ask when the Clarets face a trip to second bottom Watford, but if anyone can do it it’s this in-form NUFC side who are yet to taste defeat at St James’ Park since the turn of the year!
This brings me onto the second piece of history.
We know Eddie Howe equalled Sir Bobby Robson’s SIX straight home wins with that 1-0 victory over Crystal Palace, however he could be the first Newcastle manager to win seven on the spin at SJP on Saturday.
Not since 2002 have we won this many in a row on Tyneside, meaning a record that’s been untouched for 20-years is there to be broken this weekend.
Whatever happens, we are staying up and can’t wait to experience that feel-good atmosphere at St James’ Park when the players walk out onto the pitch at 12.30pm tomorrow!