We mentioned in an earlier article that in tour first 11 games this season we have 14 points and that is 11 points short of the total we had in our unbeaten 11 game s=run to start of last season when we had 25 points, from 7 wins and four draws.
Cheick Tiote – back next Saturday
However, We then ran into a tough patch starting at Manchester City and the next six games we picked up only two draws and four defeats as we got draws at Manchester United and Swansea, but lost to Manchester City, Chelsea, Norwich and West Brom.
So for instance, if Newcastle can get 13 points out of the next 18 points played for – we’ll be on the same points total we had last years after 17 games – 27.
And the next six league games are the following:
Swansea (H), Southampton (A), Stoke (A), Wigan (H), Fulham (A) and Manchester City (H).
If we can pick up four wins out of those six games we’ll almost be on par with where we were last season after 17 games, so that’s one way of looking at things at the moment – and it’s not impossible to get four wins out of those games, since we are playing four teams below us in the league table right now.
Keep the faith.
Note – one of our readers Paul West was at the game in Brugge and lost his keys in the market square in Brugge on Thursday evening, near the small screen.
If anybody picked up the keys please contact Paul at 07538 602826 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also reach Ed at email@example.com