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Newcastle’s Slump – 6 Points From Last 27 In Premier League

7:50 am, Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

In Newcastle’s last 9 league games, since the 1-0 win at home to Norwich City on 23rd September,  Newcastle have won only once – and that was the lucky 2-1 win against West Brom, and we have lost five times – so only 6 points from a possible 27 points played for – and no wonder we have catapulted down the league table.

Alan Pardew – problems looming at Newcastle

And if that stat isn’t bad enough- we have lost the last four league games and have one point from the last 15 points played for – so it’s obvious Newcastle are in a slump and heading towards a crisis, unless things can start to be turned around tomorrow , when we entertain Wigan,  who have the same number of points as Newcastle in the league – 14.

Alan Pardew talked about the slump in his press conference yesterday, and the fact that Newcastle have never lost five league games in a row – ever:

“We’re in circumstances that are a bit unusual but we don’t want that record around our necks.” “There are a few stats you could throw at us that don’t look good at the moment.”

“It’s a big match and there’s a lot of pressure riding on the game. We’re not going to hide and put our heads in the sand. How important is the game? That’s difficult to analyse.”

“It’s a tough time but it’s important we keep our heads. I think we have nine senior players missing. And for any Premier League team, that would be a blow.”

“But we can’t bleat about it, we need to get a win with the team we’ve got.” “Sometimes the enjoyment of management is about inspiring players. I think our guys are in good shape considering the injuries we’ve suffered.’’

Alan needs to inspire his players at the moment, there’s no doubt about that – but we played well and were really unlucky not to get anything at Stoke in mid-week, and if our lads can show the same spirit, determination and skill tomorrow, then we could get our first win in the league in six games.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Indian Magpie // Dec 2, 2012 at 7:52 AM

    For Ppl talking about Ashley selling NUFC.

    The last time he tried the price was not the problem, the problem was the Debt that potential buyers also had to buy, on top of the selling price.

    Ashley is filling up his pockets, but the DEBT is not at all decreasing, you say its interest free loan but the money Ashley is making Transfer window after transfer window is the interest.

    When he decides to sell, he would want his debts paid off, which i don’t think any one would do.

    Its a win win for ashley, he is going to make money of NUFC, capital if if sells up and operating YOY.

  • 2 89Norcal // Dec 2, 2012 at 8:03 AM

    Isn’t Newcastle profitable again?

    Monday is a must win. I hope the silver fox has an ace up his sleeve.

  • 3 Ian Toon // Dec 2, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    We all want to avoid a bleak winter. The 3 points tomorrow night will
    create the momentum for us to start heading back up the table. If Tsunki can come from his sick bed to declare that he feels a victory in his bones then this is a good omen. Here’s hoping Tsunki makes the game the Toon needs full support. Get behind the team. Remember United we stand divided we fall. HTL.

  • 4 check the toastie // Dec 2, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    More bullshit by Pards.

    Nothing difficult about the analysis of the game, if we lose it is the worst run in the clubs history, wow, that is amazing considering our current playing staff. Mismanagement of the highest order.

  • 5 kingkev9 // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Worst run in our history!? Don’t think so somehow.

    Can’t believe people put all the blame on AP.

    Surely you have the sense to see we over achieved last season and the squad needed 3/4 quality additions to even finish top 5 again

  • 6 Black and White with an army lol // Dec 2, 2012 at 11:31 AM

    will newcastle win monday, hope so, but no.

    will newcastle buy in jan market, hope so, but no.

    same reports all the time with same excuses with pards. last 4-5 games we should of won and didn’t and the team had the whole backing of our great fans, and still the team dont provide.

  • 7 AndyMac // Dec 2, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    “Surely you have the sense to see we over achieved last season and the squad needed 3/4 quality additions to even finish top 5 again”

    Yeah you’re right kingkev we vastly overachieved last season so relegation this season should be about right !




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