Newcastle United find themselves rooted to the bottom of the Premier League after 10 games this season, level on points with Huddersfield Town, and the pressure is mounting upon Rafael Benitez’s side.
The Magpies have admittedly faced some difficult tests already this season, tackling Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea, but the performances have left a lot to be desired.
A crucial run of games are now on the horizon up against Watford, Bournemouth, Burnley, West Ham, and Everton, all of which are winnable on paper, which seems to have given fans hope of a turnaround that would see the club avoid relegation to the Championship.
Responding to a question on Twitter as to whether Newcastle would be successful in their hunt to avoid the drop, many fans believed there was still a chance and, despite the poor form shown so far, improvements can be made.
We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
There's a group of 6 teams at the bottom…we need to be the best of those 6
— Jeff (@jeffgarnett30) October 31, 2018
Nightmare start but somehow only 1 win away from moving out of the drop zone. Difficult but not impossible to regroup for a few wins to remain in the top flight
— Jessie (@Tex_Toon) October 30, 2018
2 sides to the story we’ve played the top 6 pretty much in the first 8 games there’s been at least 2 we should of won by now from them we are in trouble but we ain’t had an easy start. Like previously stated I think one win could lead to 2-3 maybe massive boost in confidence
— Michael Cook (@cookiie84) October 31, 2018
Yea just though the defence is to good to go down just need a striker to be honest
— Chris Tatum (@christatum49) October 31, 2018
We will but just. I hope
— JamieNUFC (@J_G_1988) October 31, 2018
If we can finish above Cardiff, Huddersfield, Brighton or Southampton we’ll be OK but I’m not holding my breath. #HWTL
— John Mouzon (@JohnMouzon1) October 31, 2018
Yes,of course. We are a strong team
— Tengku Irshad (@TengkuIrshad) October 31, 2018