With just five games left and only win in seventeen, things don't look good for Newcastle United. "We have to start games from the first minute like we finish them in the 90th," was Shearer's response to yesterday's defeat at Spurs. The truth, as he must have already suspected, is that there isn't enough pace, passion or ability in this team to do much besides run around for a bit in blind panic. Or stroll if your name's Michael Owen.
If there's any hope left, it's with Hull and Boro not winning another game.