We are approaching that stage of the season when the future of clubs can be dictated not only by results, but also by whether or not managers are sacked or supported when the going gets tough.
And the going is tough at Aston Villa and Newcastle right now. The former have a new manager and he has to get Villa off the bottom of the Premier League before Santa Claus gets busy.
Based on how they played last weekend, Newcastle are in great danger of being relegated. I found their lack of ability and effort last week to be shocking . . .
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