Can Newcastle Equal 103 Year-Old Record?


Newcastle’s last unbeaten home season was when the lads finished top of the first division back in 1906/07, when 19 home games brought in 18 wins and a draw.


Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We would be delighted to have an unbeaten record and be the first team for many, many years to be unbeaten at home.”

“We try to concentrate on the next game.”  “But every team has targets and goals and one of ours is to be unbeaten at home this season.”

“As you approach each game you know that it will be tough and every team will want to beat you.”  “But we have played well enough at home to be unbeaten at this stage.”

The side that Kevin Keegan got promoted by winning the Championship back in 1993 lost one game at home, to Grimsby Town in October of that season in a 1-0 loss at St James’ Park.

Newcastle still have 6 games left to play at home and one or two of those games could be difficult, including Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United and Blackpool.

Hughton continued:

“They are all things we’ll know soon enough.”

“But one thing is certain in this division and it’s true what they say: that every single game is tough.” “I don’t expect anything less than tough against Barnsley.”

“They are a good side and they have a nice mix in the team of attacking players and defensive options.”

“They showed what a good team they were back in December when they finished the game against us so strongly.”

In 1906-1907  Newcastle finished with 51 points from 38 games, with 22 wins and 7 draws, but they lost 9 games on the road. Bristol City were in second place on 48 points and Sunderland were in 10th place.

In those days of course a win got just 2 points.

But back to present time, and the first thing we need to do is to win on Saturday against Barsnley, and that will extend the winning streak to four games.

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10 comments so far

  • Bao Zheng

    Mar 4, 2010 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #1

    I want a Bradman. That would be epic.

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  • MacToon

    Mar 4, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #2

    103 points , nope but unbeaten at home, yep.

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  • Alan

    Mar 4, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #3

    We can do it! Come on the Toon!!!

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  • pobstar

    Mar 4, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Don’t know why over 103 isn’t achievable? 15 games left, 45 points available, 69 points on the board which means as long as we don’t lose we can draw six and win the others putting us on 103. Well easy man

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  • lesh

    Mar 4, 2010 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed.

    Of the six at home, you fancy only one r tow to be difficult and highlight Nottingham Forest, Sheffield United and Blackpool in particular.

    Forest certainly and Blackpool probably will have something to play for but given the pressures the lads’ll be feeling, all games will be difficult at this stage of the season.

    However, the Chron’s running an article on the way Hughton’s really united the dressing room and that the players really are united in the drive for promotion. Well done Chris Hugton and well done the players for responding so magnificently.

    MacToon, you feel that 103 points isn’t possible ? Why not?

    It’ll have been a brilliant season if we could top 100 and remain unbeaten at home.

    If we do achieve promotion, whether as champions or not, everybody and I mean everybody (you guys know who I’m referring to!!) at the club is to be congratulated

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  • steved66

    Mar 4, 2010 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Pobstar have you just found us two extra games, I think you will find we only have 13 less, meaning 39 points available. I think the next three games are key, for example Forest have only 12 games left and play Swansea(H), Preston(A), Barnsley(A) I could see them only getting 3 points from 9 available against that lot. I see us picking up 7 points from our next three. Giving us a healthy lead I don’t see them catching.

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  • MacToon

    Mar 4, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #7

    lesh, I just don’t think we’ll get enough points away from home, hope we do though.

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  • SBR4EVA

    Mar 5, 2010 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #8

    I see that 1902 was a dreadful season 😉

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  • Davies

    Mar 5, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #9

    103 points is still possible. We could even afford to lose a game and draw a game, but as long as we go up, I don’t care.
    Where did this 103 points thing come from anyway?
    The article says we only got 52 points 103 years ago…….

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  • Mad Magpies

    Mar 5, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Why is everyone talking about getting 103 points??.
    Don’t get me wrong,i would love it,just love it if we broke the 100 points barrier.
    It’s the record ov 103 years were looking to break not the points tally!!.
    The article clearly says we only got 51 points in the 1906-07 season with 19 wins & 1 draw at home.
    If we can stay unbeaten at home we can pretty much ensure automatic promotion while smashing the 103 year old record which to be honest will never be matched in the premirship!!.

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