Newcastle United are in real danger of getting relegated to the Championship at the end of the season.
During the Premier League game between Southampton and Newcastle United at St. Mary’s Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon, former Tottenham Hotspur manager David Pleat made an observation on BBC 5 live Sport (15:44).
“All those poor Newcastle supporters who've traveled all the way down from Tyneside must now be looking and thinking about different trips next season,” said Pleat.
The former Sheffield Wednesday manager made the comment at half time when Newcastle were 2-0 down to Southampton.
The Magpies eventually lost the game 3-1 and are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment.
Pleat’s comment sums up the mood among the Newcastle fans, which is that of utter desperation and disappointment.
Newcastle are one of the biggest clubs in England, and the supporters will be terribly frustrated if they go down to the Championship.
From locking horns with the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, the Magpies would be facing Rotherham United, Bristol City and perhaps even Burton Albion.
However, given the loyalty that the Newcastle fans have for their club, they would pack St. James’ Park and travel in numbers for games in the second tier of English football.