The Magpies currently reside in the relegation places after a poor start to the season. True enough, they have played away at Arsenal and Manchester United, yet they have also lost at home to Blackburn and Hull. Their defeat to Rovers on Saturday was a shambles, especially the first half, although their manager remains bullish that Newcastle won’t be going down this season.
Sporting Life reports that Joe Kinnear is expecting an improvement in the team’s fortunes at St James’ Park, yet it’s hard to see them stringing victories together with the current squad, especially with confidence at an all-time low.
“Big teams have gone down in the past but, no, Newcastle won’t go down at all,” said Kinnear.
“No danger whatsoever.”
I’m sure many of us would argue that there’s a very real possibility that the Magpies could go down this campaign, despite news of an imminent takeover. Having new owners does not guarantee success, especially as it won’t be until January that any new players can be bought. With the likes of Hull and West Brom looking half-decent, will Newcastle United have another relegation scrap on their hands?