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Very impressive to go from relegation zone to mid-table in half a season... Everton is definitely not out of the woods yet after Burnley's big win over Southampton.
Hadn't seen that. Huge win. You made me go check, and yeah, Everton's only 1 point clear. Wow! I hadn't been following the bottom, because Newcastle are safe--almost completely mathematically safe, which is wild.

What else is wild is that Newcastle are 3rd place--3rd place!--in the 2022 form table. Hard to believe.

Your Brighton has taken some scalps recently too.
 

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Hadn't seen that. Huge win. You made me go check, and yeah, Everton's only 1 point clear. Wow! I hadn't been following the bottom, because Newcastle are safe--almost completely mathematically safe, which is wild.

What else is wild is that Newcastle are 3rd place--3rd place!--in the 2022 form table. Hard to believe.

Your Brighton has taken some scalps recently too.

Got thumped by Man City, but that was expected. Some big wins before that though for sure. Just nice to not be sweating it out, right?!
 
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Got thumped by Man City, but that was expected. Some big wins before that though for sure. Just nice to not be sweating it out, right?!
Absolutely. The Mags did lose 3 in a row, with the 3rd a 5-1 hiding at the hands of Tottenham, but it was at the end of an epic stretch of road games, so no biggie.
 
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Another big win. Nice to be the one punishing relegation teams rather than BEING that team! Also, Newcastle are now #2 in the form table for 2022. Insane!
 
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Everton into the drop zone. Last game of their season, with relegation potentially on the line…. Newcastle.
Ouch. Last game of Newcastle's season: Burnley. Double ouch! Add in that the Mags' other games are Man City and Liverfool, and the Mags will probably be salty for those two games.
 

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Ouch. Last game of Newcastle's season: Burnley. Double ouch! Add in that the Mags' other games are Man City and Liverfool, and the Mags will probably be salty for those two games.
Oops - I was wrong. Burnley/Newcastle is the last game. Newcastle have Arsenal.

Remaining fixtures for each:

Everton
v Chelsea
@ Leicester
@ Watford
v Brentford
v Palace
@ Arsenal

Burnley
@ Watford
v Aston Villa
@ Tottenham
v Aston Villa
v Newcastle

That's going to go down to the wire. Leeds aren't totally out of the woods yet, though a win today against Palace would probably seal the deal for them.
 
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Oops - I was wrong. Burnley/Newcastle is the last game. Newcastle have Arsenal.

Remaining fixtures for each:

Everton
v Chelsea
@ Leicester
@ Watford
v Brentford
v Palace
@ Arsenal

Burnley
@ Watford
v Aston Villa
@ Tottenham
v Aston Villa
v Newcastle

That's going to go down to the wire. Leeds aren't totally out of the woods yet, though a win today against Palace would probably seal the deal for them.
Dang, Everton/Watford, Burnley/Watford are going to be huge. Watford are probably done, so that's where the other teams can get easy points...or help relegate themselves.
 

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Burnley beats Watford. Everton is five points down with two games in hand. They have a very realistic shot at going down now.
 
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Burnley beats Watford. Everton is five points down with two games in hand. They have a very realistic shot at going down now.
Yeah, it's not looking good for them. I don't know the history, but supposedly they're a bunch of snobs who Newcastle fans hate, so yay? lol

Newcastle scrapped their behinds off but lost to Liverfool 1-0. The ref was hideous in the 1st half-we should have had probably 5 more free kicks in their 3rd and all--but the goal was legit and he did well in the 2nd half.
 

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Yeah, it's not looking good for them. I don't know the history, but supposedly they're a bunch of snobs who Newcastle fans hate, so yay? lol

Newcastle scrapped their behinds off but lost to Liverfool 1-0. The ref was hideous in the 1st half-we should have had probably 5 more free kicks in their 3rd and all--but the goal was legit and he did well in the 2nd half.

And right on cue, Everton gets a massive win over Chelsea. Brighton crushed Wolves at their place yesterday too.
 

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Yeah, it's not looking good for them. I don't know the history, but supposedly they're a bunch of snobs who Newcastle fans hate, so yay? lol

Newcastle scrapped their behinds off but lost to Liverfool 1-0. The ref was hideous in the 1st half-we should have had probably 5 more free kicks in their 3rd and all--but the goal was legit and he did well in the 2nd half.
He wasn't that bad. He let the game play out.

I'm glad that you believe that the goal was legit, it definitely was.
 

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The goal was, for sure. The problem is he DIDN'T let the game play out. Liverfool were getting the free kicks; Newcastle were not.
I feel like most of the wants for free kicks were the crowd wanting free kicks for something that wasn't actually a foul, like the goal.
 
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I feel like most of the wants for free kicks were the crowd wanting free kicks for something that wasn't actually a foul, like the goal.
No way. Absolutely no way. I was going bat-ish because St. Maximin was being mugged constantly for free while Liverfool (sorry, after seeing Formula 51, they can be called nothing else lol) kept getting free kicks. At one point the announcer even commented on the two arms Van Djik had wrapped around him, which was a "let them play" call. No guarantee anything comes from a free kick, but yeah, Newcastle should have gotten 3 or 4 of them. And, who knows what that does to early play? It puts Liverfool on the defensive and doesn't just allow them possession again.

The first half was clear big-6 bias. Not the goal, again, but the non-calls one way and the heap of calls the other. I get it--Liverfool is going to get the rub of the green over the minnows. Thankfully Newcastle won't be minnows much longer :)

I have no doubt the reason why the 2nd half was fair was because Eddie Howe had a word in the ref's ear. I would have had a freaking aneurism had the whole game been called like that lol
 
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