Newcastle played a total of 42 games this year and won 15 of them and lost 16.
Alan Pardew – Newcastle have done well this year
And strangely enough the rest of them were drawn – 11 games in all.
Alan Pardew has talked about the 2011 year for Newcastle today, after a disappointing end to the season when we again lost at Anfield, this time by a score of 3-1.
This is what Alan had to say:
“We’ve had a terrific year, we really have,” “I think that’s ten defeats in the whole of the year, and that’s not a bad statistic for a club that’s changed its team, the style of its play and lost a lot of big characters.”
“We’ve shown over the course of the year that we can be a force. We’ve had a really good calendar year, and we need to take that into next year now.”
If we do anything like we’ve done in this last year we might just surprise ourselves with our position in the league.”
The best way to look at this is to simply look at our record this year and here it is:
Competition Played Won Drawn Lost GF GA Points 2010 PL 19 5 5 9 28 26 20 2011 PL 19 8 6 5 26 25 30 FA Cup 1 0 0 1 1 3 Carling Cup 3 2 0 1 9 8 TOTALS 42 15 11 16 64 62 50
When you look at those figures it’s kind of average but the big difference is that we’ve taken 30 points from our 19 league games this season and only had 20 points from the same number of games last season.
So that’s really the big improvement, although surprisingly the goal difference this season of +1 is worse that last season when we had a +2 goal difference.
That’s probably because of the 17 goals we’ve conceded in the last eight games and only scored 9 – so the goal difference has been -8 over the last 8 league games – ouch.
In 38 league games this year – which is a full season – we’ve have earned 50 points, which would have seen us in 8th place in the league, if that had have been over last season – not too bad.
That’s how we’ve done this year, and we’re currently 7th top of the English Premier League, and that’s the highest we’ve been for a long time.
So things are still looking up from last season.
Howay The Lads in 2012!!