Newcastle are officially the eight best team in the Premier League since the top English league was formed back in 1992.
Alan Pardew – got us into 5th place last season with 65 points
Newcastle missed the very first season, when Kevin Keegan was getting Newcastle promoted from the second division, and we also missed the 2009-2010 season, when we were again finishing at the very top of England’s second division, under the leadership of Chris Hughton.
So in the two seasons Newcastle have not competed in the Premier League we have won the Championship, both by a massive number of points.
In 1993 we won the league by 8 points with 96 total points under Kevin, and in 2010 we won the league by 11 points, with 102 points from the 46 games under Chris – not too bad at all.
The Premier League have put together a league table based on the number of total games each club has played over the 20 seasons, and the points they have recieved in total over that time period.
Manchester United are at the top of the table, followed by Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool – so there are no surprises there.
Aston Villa, Tottenham and Everton are the clubs just above Newcastle in the table, and we are only 17 points short of Everton’s total in 7th place – maybe we can catch them next season. 😀
There are still only five clubs who have ever won the Premier League – Manchester United (12), Blackburn Rovers (1), Arsenal (3), Chelsea (3) and last season for the first time – moneybags Manchester City – the best team money can buy.
We want to see Newcastle in that list sometime soon, but it will have to be really soon if I am going to ever see that happen.
Anyway – we live in hope.
Here is the table.