Beating Bolton can keep Toon's skeletons in the cupboard
In a season in which the good ship Newcastle United has sailed through such stormy waters that at times have left players and fans alike both traumatised and mentally fragile, relative calm is in the air at the Toon's training HQ in Benton.
An unbeaten February has certainly done Newcastle no harm at all while the return of some familiar faces emerging from the treatment room have at least given some fans hope that disaster can still be averted.
Certainly caretaker Chris Hughton, left holding the baby for the seond time this season, can see light at the end of the tunnel but going into the away trip to Bolton Wanderers the calmness in the pre-spring airs could quickly disappear.
And while United have managed to put a chair up against the cupboard for now, the skeletons that have haunted the Toon this season are still waiting to jump out one by one if the Mags fail to get anything out of the trip to planet Reebok.
It's not only a six pointer at Bolton tomorrow, the daunting fixture list that follows it is enough to give some of the bigger guns nightmares.
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It leaves Bolton and then Hull away as crucial fixtures but IF Newcastle can edge to 31 points against Gary Megson's Wanderers, it would take a huge amount of pressure off the Mags going into the next four mammoth games.
Stating the obvious maybe, but in a season of complexities at St James's Park, many fans will be happy just to keep it simple.
Not just because of the run of home games are against such difficult opposition the double whammy of away games that follows, Stoke and Tottenham appears equally as daunting.
And if you're a total pessimist that means the next chance of three home points would be against Pompey on April 27.
Let's just beat Bolton eh Newcastle?
Over to you lads.
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