April 1st 2022
Bournemouth (A) FA Cup 5th Round
Man Utd (A) Predicted Points - 1
Lyon (A) Europa League 2nd Round (1st Leg)
Brentford (H) Predicted Points - 3
Lyon (H) Europa League 2nd Round (2nd Leg)
From having a 2 goal lead to ending the game with a draw is bitterly disappointing. I really thought if we could get past Lyon then we would have the potential to go all the way in the competition. With the elimination from the Europa League, we can now concentrate on improving our league form as we have not won a game now in 4 games.
Chelsea (A) FA Cup Quarter Finals
A win against Chelsea will relive a lot of pressure in winning a domestic cup in the first 4 years of my tenure at Newcastle FC. We would be in the semi-finals against either Sheffield United, Liverpool or Manchester United. Avoiding a draw with Liverpool could land us in the finals with a year before we are desperate to win.
We only just scraped by Chelsea to make it into the semi-finals.
A few days later we had a very lucky draw in the semi-finals. Yes, it's Sheffield United. My only hope is that Man Utd beat Liverpool in the other fixture as I really cannot see us beating them at all.
Very much slim pickings again the only candidate that has real potential in the first team is Bob Newton. Ugochukwu Igwe has an outside chance in making the 1st team however he will need to drastically improve.
April 1st 2022 League Table
Only 7-8 games to go this season Wigan is pretty much relegated with Fulham & Sheffield United trailing behind Brentford by 4 / 5 points. Liverpool is 13 points clear at the top of Premier League and will take a disastrous end of the season to not win them the title. I think at this point in the season we must be looking to get Champions League football next season.
With the fixture changes this month we only ended up playing 2 premier league games 1 which I predicted a loss and the other I predicted a win, however, we only managed to draw the match giving us a total of 1 point out of a possible 6. The end of season form really needs to improve.
April 2022 Schedule
A pretty hectic schedule this month 6 league matches and the FA Cup semi-finals.
Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal games are the only ones this month I am expecting to lose. With that said I am still predicting 9 points out of a possible 18. If we can get a draw against either Arsenal or Chelsea that will help tremendously for Champions League qualification.