Yep . and that idea was soon shot out of the water. So we have QPR on Saturday; a team who recorded their first win in 563 games . or something like that . at the weekend.
Adel Taarabt has been encouraged by Queens Park Rangers' progress under Harry Redknapp and believes they have a good chance of staying up. An unbeaten run of four games has lifted them off the bottom of the table.
Taarabt, who scored both goals in the 2-1 win over Fulham on Saturday, has now urged his team-mates to push on during the festive period and further boost their survival hopes.
Adel Taarabt: "We are now unbeaten in four games and we know that we have to keep going like this.
"If we can do well over Christmas I think we will have a real chance of staying up.
"I hope now we can start to believe in ourselves because if we keep winning games we will get out of trouble.
"It has been a long time since I have played in this position but the gaffer put me there and that is where I like to be.
"We deserved to win against Fulham because we created all the chances in the game."
Source: Newcastle United Mad