Personal experience has shown me that St James Park can be a lonely place for a visiting supporter when your team has lost.
The passionate home support, when things are going, or have gone their way, make the most incredible racket.
This Saturday, with Fulham hoping to get a result that lifts them off the foot of the Premier League table, St James Park is our destination with Claudio Ranieri set to pit his wits against Rafael Benitez.
I’m realistic to accept that getting a result will be a huge task, but I’m hopeful this could be the fixture in which things start to turn around and our club starts to climb the table.
Sadly, that view isn’t shared by the TV pundit, Mark Lawrenson.
Writing for the BBC Lawrenson expects Fulham’s woes to continue with a 2-0 defeat, remarking:
“I know Fulham spent a bit of money in the summer, but they need to spend again because they are not going to stay up with what they have got.
“Newcastle still have their own relegation worries and their home form is a problem, but I am backing them to win this one.”
Before adding some very poignant words about our immediate future in the top-flight of English football:
“Cottagers boss Claudio Ranieri has been in charge for just over a month now, and I am sure he will have been sizing up his squad and deciding who he wants to bring in when the January transfer window opens.”
Has there ever been a more crucial transfer window?
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