Karren Brady uses 'Only Fools and Horses' analogy to describe Newcastle’s situation

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West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady comments on the current situation of Premier League rivals Newcastle United.

West Ham United vice-chairman Karren Brady has compared Newcastle United’s current situation to Del Boy’s Reliant Regal in The Sun.

Del Boy is a fictional character in the popular BBC sitcom 'Only Fools and Horses' who is friendly and happy-go-lucky.

The character drives a Reliant Regal, a small three-wheeled car manufactured from 1953 until 1973 by the Reliant Motor Company in Tamworth, England.

Brady has compared Newcastle’s current situation to that vehicle.

“Newcastle have certainly offended their passionate supporters in recent weeks and in motoring terms they have been Del Boy’s clapped out Reliant Robin,” the 46-year-old wrote in her football diary in The Sun (Monday, May 18 entry).

Newcastle are indeed “clapped out” at the moment and could go down to the Championship at the end of today’s round of matches in the Premier League.

John Carver's side currently find themselves 17th in the league table with 36 points from 37 games.

The Magpies will face West Ham at St. James’ Park, while Hull City - who are two points behind them - will take on Manchester United at the KC Stadium.

A draw will be enough for Newcastle to escape the drop to the Championship if Hull fail to win against United, but Carver’s team have lost nine of their last 10 league games.

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