Premier League top 10 finish 'out of reach' for draw-obsessed Newcastle United

Newcastle made it six games unbeaten in the Premier League with a 2-2 draw against West Ham – but what did our fan panel think of the performance?

Monday, 6th July 2020, 12:30 pm

Super fans Graeme Bell, Dave Black and Steve Wraith have their say on the Hammers show, a surprise stand out performance and what the future may hold for Steve Bruce’s Magpies, who are now mathematically safe from Premier League relegation.

Graeme Bell – @GraemeBell_NUFC

Thoughts on the game?

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JULY 05: Joelinton of Newcastle United warms up as the players enter the pitch prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James Park on July 05, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

“Good point considering we went behind twice. As the games go on you can see the legs are getting more and more tired. But that’s a decent point considering West Ham are fighting for their lives. We weren’t in full throttle at all today.”

Anyone stand out for you?

“Emil Krafth was impressive, he’s really come on leaps and bounds, the formation change has done him the world of good, looks a different player. On to an easy game against Man City on Wednesday.”

Aims for the rest of the season?

“A top half finish is a realistic aim, we have a tough game against Man City to come next followed by a tricky trip to Watford, two tough away games - we’ll see where we are after that, but we should be targeting a top ten finish.”

Dave Black – @cm9798

Happy with the result and the performance?

“Considering we’ve seen 4 goals it wasn’t really a classic. Second half was quite poor with barely a chance created aside from the goal.”

Where can Newcastle realistically finish in the Premier League this campaign?

“A top half finish is feasible but we’ll have to play a lot better than we did today.”

Steve Wraith – @stevewraith

A point each fair?

“I enjoyed the game. A draw is a fair result. I felt Newcastle could have moved up another gear but were content with the point. Jonjo Shelvey played well and deserved his goal today and was my man of the match.”

Can United get into the Premier League top 10?

“We’ve drawn too many games at St James's Park this season. I think a top ten finish might be just out of reach with games against Manchester City, Tottenham and Liverpool to come.”