History dictates Newcastle may struggle to survive, but we have an ace
History dictates Newcastle may struggle to survive, but Magpies have an ace
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History dictates Newcastle may struggle to survive, but Magpies have an ace

Newcastle will need to upset the history books if they’re going to survive this season.

The Magpies are now bottom of the Premier League after Saturday’s action.

While Newcastle played a lot better against Brentford, a draw did them no favours. Norwich’s shock win over Southampton moved them above Eddie Howe’s side.

Newcastle are now 20th in the table with just six points. Six draws, six defeats, zero wins. It’s been a rotten start to the season.

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Despite the wave of positivity emerging from last month’s takeover, Newcastle are well and truly in a relegation battle.

And history dictates that they are more than likely going down to the Championship. On four occasions, a Premier League team has failed to win any of their first 12 games. Only Derby managed to survive from that position.

Will Newcastle become just another statistic? Or can they buck the trend?

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Hope is not lost in Newcastle survival bid

Newcastle’s position is hugely worrying. And things could get even worse if we extend our winless run into December. The fixtures heading into the New Year are incredibly difficult.

But there was a huge improvement on Saturday. Despite the result, Newcastle played much better than they have in the past. Had results not gone against us, there would probably be a lot more optimism from fans.

But Toon fans should not lose all hope. Saturday was the start of something new. It was Eddie Howe’s first game, and there was clearly a change in attitude.

That was after less than two weeks of being Newcastle manager. Things should continue to improve in the coming weeks.

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January is when things could really step up a gear for Newcastle. The Magpies finally have the funds available to make a difference.

But they need to improve with what they’ve got for now. Newcastle need to be much closer to survival when the transfer window opens, otherwise no one will want to come to St James’ Park.

The takeover has created change. That change can take us towards survival. While things look grim now, Newcastle can upset the history books.