Agree with you for the most part but re Newcastle I would say it depends on who they sign in January. For those that are critical at the moment I would say judge the team when there is a relatively fully fit squad. It’s not just first choice players injured but also many of the fringe players that would be natural replacementsMaybe when you sober up the future will look a little less bleak!
Norwich and Newcastle are both down. Which means Bees only need to finish above one other team to avoid relegation. And seeing as 20 points from 17 games has another 5 teams below us, plus another two above catchable if we win our game in hand, then Bees have every chance of surviving once we get over our present injury crisis.
A couple of new signings in January would help, too.