There's not an awful lot to laugh about at Newcastle United at the moment, with results and form in the doldrums and relegation from the Premier League still a possibility going into the final game of the season.
It's now a two-horse race to avoid the final relegation place in the Premier League as we approach the final weekend.
Burnley and Queens Park Rangers have already been relegated, while results on Saturday ensured that both Aston Villa and Leicester City will be playing top-flight football next season.
Then the boos rang out at the Emirates on Wednesday, but it wasn't from the away end as Sunderland produced heroics against one of the Premier League's big boys in the run-in for a second successive...
If Newcastle United stay in the Premier League this Sunday, it will almost certainly be down to the failings of others. So devoid of confidence are the players that it's hard to see them beating anyone at the moment, even a West Ham team who have been treading water since Christmas and have nothing much to play for.
Hammers manager Sam Allardyce, his own future in doubt, will have no sympathy for a club that once sacked him after half a season. That may well leave Newcastle praying that Manchester...
Newcastle could have secured their Premier League status by beating an already relegated QPR, who hadn't won a single home game in 2015. Instead they once again strolled around the park without a care in the world and extended their own winless run to 10 games by losing 2-1.
LONDON -- Three points on QPR's 2-1 win vs. Newcastle in the Premier League
1. A new low for Newcastle
In a season packed with poor performances and dreadful results, this was another low for Newcastle.
It was their 10th consecutive game without victory but, even more embarrassingly, it was a defeat to a relegated side who had absolutely nothing to play for. Newcastle should have confirmed their Premier League survival here, but instead it will go to the final day.