Newcastle’s dire run of points (7 points in 10 games since Christmas) could possibly get worse as they host a focused and driven Bournemouth side today at St James Park.
Bournemouth are showing signs of strength and improved morale after their impressive 2-0 win against Southampton in midweek and will come to this game full of confidence.
Newcastle United are by no means a lost cause but it sure seems like that right now as they shown few sustainably positive signs over the last 10 weeks.
Newcastle United were once the best team in the North-East but their rivals, Sunderland, who are equal on points are swiftly showing they have the power to bring it to the big teams this year.
Despite his lack of goals in recent matches, Jermain Defoe certainly gives the Black Cats their fair share of goals and unlike Newcastle, provided when the moment is absolutely pivotal.
Newcastle go into the match against Bournemouth still without first choice players due to an injury crisis team which has led to trialling many new players as well of the influx during the January transfer window. Unfortunately none of these players have managed to impact greatly which has failed to deliver the results expected from such spending.
There is only 11 games left in the season and Newcastle United are becoming more desperate than ever to claim three points. It could be argued that any (and it should be repeated), any 3 points this team makes will come from their inner strength to regain some pride for their fans because this season has been nothing short of disappointing so far.
With little left for fans to rejoice over, it’s more important than ever that the players dig deep and hold out Bournemouth today. Without the effort, the future of Newcastle United in the top flight is looking increasingly unlikely.