Now that my 3 week SB ban is over I will ask you all what you think.
Lots of drama and apparent locker room divides to go allong with Pardew's antiquated and slow to adjust game plans have taken us from safety to relegation danger in the span of just 3 BPL matches. Going 0-9 in your last two matches at home (one of which against your rival) will flush your goals against tiebreaker right down the toilet.
So here we are sitting just 5 points ahead of Wigan who have a game in hand on us. We're @West Ham @QPR and v. Arsenal to close out the year. Getting 3 against the Rangers will likely be enough but I'm not sure how confident I am after how embarrassingly bad the team has been since getting knocked out of the Europa.
It will be close but I see them staying up. I see Newcastle only getting 3 from QPR and nothing else.
Wigan has @ West Brom, Swans, @ Arsenal, and Villa to close out. I can see them getting maybe 7 out of that as Swansea has basically been on vacation since winning the Carling Cup and Villa is beatable at home. Still leaves Newcastle 1 point clear though.