Newcastle Now So Close To Record Shattering Season

With Newcastle’s win this afternoon they are now on 92 points and the most points WBA can now get is 95 points, if they win their remaining 3 games.

Jonas Gutierrez – in magnificent form this afternoon against Blackpool

But since Newcastle’s goal difference of 51 is so much better than WBA’s of 39, we have to  think that one more win and 3 points will make Newcastle the league winners this season.

And by the way, congratulations to West Brom today with their 3-2 win at Doncaster have also been promoted.

If  Newcastle can get just 5 more points in their last 4 games of the season, they will also beat the 1993 total of 96 points, when Kevin Keegan was in charge of the club, and the only other time Newcastle were promoted to the Premiership.

In the 1992-1993 season, when Newcastle last won the Championship, they finished with 96 points from the 46 games played with a goal difference of 51 and they had 29 wins.

So far this season Newcastle after 42 games  have 92 points, with a goal difference of 51 and 27 wins.

The next season, in 1994,  Newcastle finished 3rd in the Premiership but of course lots has changed since then, and a mid-table position next season for Newcastle would be great.

Manchester United were Premier League Champions back in 1994 with 92 points, followed by Blackburn Rovers (Alan Shearer) with 84 points, Newcastle with 77 points, Arsenal were 4th on 71 points and Leeds United 5th on 70 points.

How some things have changed and some haven’t in the last 16 years.

Newcastle also have shattered the clean sheet record with 20 clean sheets so far this season, and almost got their 21st this afternoon before conceding with just 5 minutes to go.

And lastly, if Newcastle can remain undefeated against Ipswich Town in opur last home game on Saturday 24th April, which is in two weeks time, Newcastle will have their first unbeaten home record since way back in 1907.

So this could be a real record-breaking season for the Magpies, and if the lads continue to perform like they did this afternoon against Blackpool, the team must have a chance of winning all the remaining four games.

The toughest game remaining is probably at an in-form Reading on Tuesday night.

Reading drew 0-0 at Cardiff City today, but have tasted defeat only once in their last 10 games, so it will be a good test for Newcastle on Tuesday evening at the Madejski Stadium.

But this could be some record-breaking season for the first season as manager for a certain Chris Hughton, and strangely enough, back in 1993, Kevin Keegan had just finished his first full season as Newcastle manager, after being appointed back on 5th February 1992.

Howay The Lads!!

19 comments so far

  • rossrich

    Apr 10, 2010 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Sorry Ed, but i’m pretty sure WBA can get 95 points. We’ll still be champions though 😉

  • Ed Harrison

    Apr 10, 2010 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #2

    Yes – I meant that – they have 86 now with 9 points to play for – corrected it – thanks.

  • The-Ciaran8

    Apr 10, 2010 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed Who do You think we should sign next season?

  • rossrich

    Apr 10, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #4

    I’d like to see Robbie Keane, proven to score goals in whichever team he plays. Wages would be a problem though.

  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 10, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #5

    Robbie Keane was unable to score against Ross County today! Useless at Liverpool, he’s been on the slide for some time and will only end up as another Owen. REJECT!! DON’T BE TEMPTED CHRIS.

  • Thump

    Apr 10, 2010 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #6

    They can get 95 points if we lose every game from now, but hopefully goal difference would keep us champions anyway. If we win then next game, we’re more or less champs if WBA lose or draw.

    Basically: We’re champions 😉

  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 10, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Thump, basically doesn’t cut it I’m afraid. WBA are going all out to spook us, and none of out our final gams (including the resurgent Tractor Boys) is going to be easy.

    So, keep the eyes forward, no looking back over the shoulder, and full tilt for triple figures. That way it doesn’t matter what WBA do!


    Apr 10, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #8

    Only money to tottenham for ohara, why do people want to pay 10 million for that tottenham reject keane no thanks.


    Apr 10, 2010 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #9

    Then add his 80 grand a week no way


    Apr 10, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Any 1 here starting to have doubts about loverboy

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Apr 10, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #11

    I agree NUFCELITE, Keane is not what we need. Another overpaid striker that will cost us a million pounds per goal, (MO) we need to look at younger players for less money not older players on the slide for big money…Word is that shey given may lose his job between the pipe and man city, anybody want him back? I loved given, he was one of my favs but i can’t stand him for bailing on us last year…

  • gibbotwg

    Apr 10, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #12

    completely agree Sgt. Heagerty, wouldn’t want him back, and we dont need him with the keepers we already have!

  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Apr 10, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #13

    I agree!!!!

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 11, 2010 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #14

    No doubts about Loverboy NUFCLITE. he came close three times and was unlucky not to score. That does not negate the work and the goals for his team so far this season.

    I think doubting our players and our managers after one questionable performance got us in this division as it contributed to the lack of cohesion and confidence in the team. I for one will not be making that mistake next season.


    Apr 11, 2010 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #15

    Sgt. Heagerty i know what you mean there mate i would be very disappointed if we went for keane.Charlietoon over the last 3 or 4 games loverboy has had 20 chances, how many he scored 1 from the spot.You cant miss that many chances in the prem mate.For me hes gone from lover boy to bobby thompson the little waster.


    Apr 11, 2010 at 6:25 AM

    Comment #16

    Sgt. Heagerty i myself would not want given back,after he jumped ship on us when we needed him most.Also think it would be very unfair to steve harper who has been very loyal to the club, for a lot of years now,most keepers of harpers quailty would have been throwing there rattles out of the pram and demanding a move,which steve harper did not do.

  • Davies

    Apr 11, 2010 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #17

    Sorry guys. I’d have Given back in a heartbeat. I don’t think he’d come though. Not with the current owner anyway.

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 11, 2010 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #18

    If Lover was doing nothing or not coming close I could understand but from the sounds of the commentary he was getting on the end of balls and running at the defence. He was denied once by the post and once by a spectacular save from the keep and he wasted one over the bar.

    He had a bad day and he came close three times. how many of strikers have disappeared in games and not even gotten three shots on goal before??

  • Solaidback

    Apr 11, 2010 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #19

    NUFCELITE – Loverboy has only 2 goals less than Carroll & only played half the amount of games, so to say he’s rubbish because he didn’t score yesterday is diabolical, you seriously need to back off his case!!!

    This isn’t the first time on Ed’s blog that you’ve tried to put Loverboy down like this & get others to agree with you, is it something he said or did to you personally, didn’t he wave at you or something while you were at the ground, why don’t you like him, especially after his goals & setup play have help the team so much this season???


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