Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Can the Magpies Hold out? YOUBET

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Can the Magpies Hold out? YOUBET

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WHILE some debate whether this is the worst team in Newcastle's history only one question really matters at the moment - will Newcastle beat the drop? A run of seven straight defeats has taken Newcastle from a position of relative safety to one of peril.

The 80/1 available for the Geordies to go down has gone and is now 16/1 with a much shorter 8/15 for Sunderland to do the same.

Leicester (4/1), Hull (7/4), and Villa (6/1) are all between them in a nail biting scrap which could go to the last day of the season.

And that takes us to Saturday's trip to Leicester which is a - queue sporting cliche - 'mustwin relegation six-pointer.' .' Leicester are out of the drop zone for the time being but we have seen that things can change fast at the bottom.

Although no points, Newcastle have scored three goals in the last two games. …

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