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This Is Newcastle’s Worst Ever Start In The Premier League

5:54 am, Sunday, December 16th, 2012 by Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

Newcastle played very well in the second half yesterday, but for the third time in the last four games we conceded a daft goal in the second half when we were getting on top, and that ensured we lost the game.

sergio aguero scored first goal

Sergio Aguero puts Manchester City ahead yesterday

While Newcastle were decidedly second best in the first half, and it could have been worse than the 2-00 half time score-line, the lads came back big time, and we scored just six minutes into the second half through Demba Ba, and could have been level two minutes later if Papiss Cisse hadn’t ballooned the ball over the cross-bar from a wonderful chance.

But then we let in another stupid goal, and Manchester city were able to win the game 3-1 – and the second half was not dissimilar to our games at Stoke and Fulham, when we were the better side in the second half but again came away with nothing.

Losing six of the last seven games in the Premier League is the worst run of league games we have ever had in the Premier League, and a paltry 14 points from the first 17 games is the worst start ever to a Premier League season by Newcastle.

We are 5 points worse off than in our relegation season after 17 games, and last season we had 27 points after 17 games.

The next game at home to QPR is now a massive game for Newcastle, and QPR won their first game of the season at home to Fulham yesterday, and since Harry Redknapp took over they are unbeaten with three draws and a win, and now have 10 points and are one point ahead of Reading.

We have to do out best to beat QPR,  because after that we are at Manchester United and Arsenal and then at home to Everton.

This season so far has been almost the polar opposite of last season, when we were surprising people because we were near the top of the league, and now we are still surprising people because we are close to the bottom of the league.

It’s not the time to panic, but on the other hand we have to turn this thing around quickly.

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 rswaz90 // Dec 16, 2012 at 6:15 AM

    Terrible state if affairs at the moment. Our play is no where near good enough.
    Do you think Pards has done what he did at West Ham? Got one amazing season under his belt and got too cocky? I’m starting to think so

  • 2 rswaz90 // Dec 16, 2012 at 6:17 AM

    Terrible state if affairs at the moment. Our play is no where near good enough.
    Do you think Pards has done what he did at West Ham? Got one amazing season under his belt and got too over confident? I’m starting to think so.
    We are forgetting that really we are still a relatively newly promoted club. Fluke season last year.
    Saying that we are a much better team than what we have out on show this year

  • 3 nufcsg // Dec 16, 2012 at 6:46 AM

    And pards sings.. “I’m all out of luck, I’m so lost without you…”

  • 4 go toon go // Dec 16, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Play Marveaux and you will win PARDE.Drop out Vurnon Anita and you will win PARDE.YOU WILL SEE.Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse can play together.That is not the problem.Send Vurnon Anita back to Ajax.

  • 5 ballerfan2 // Dec 16, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Don’t understand the anti Anita post. He was arguably our best player yesterday. Can’t imagine how we would have fared without him.

  • 6 Visten // Dec 16, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Oh it really is time to panic Ed

  • 7 melv1881 // Dec 16, 2012 at 9:10 AM

    Has “go toon go” not watched any of our games as in the last 5 games Anita has played better than anyone else! Getting better and better with each game. Pressing high, slick passing, playing box to box! Everyone needs to lay off pards, I don’t understand why he plays a striker out wide or why we play it long too often or why Marv doesn’t feature more but he did amazing job last year and has built a decent team. Things will come good!

  • 8 obatoyou // Dec 16, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    Heh’start’

  • 9 Graeme // Dec 16, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    Go Toon Go – that is probably the most ridiculous statement I have seen on this blog in years and believe me, there have been some ridiculous statements.

  • 10 toontillidie // Dec 16, 2012 at 11:49 AM

    I still maintain what i said in a previous post what on earth is pards thinking in playing JG he is totally out of form he cant run anymore we should sell him and cut our losses give marvs a chance and guaranteed we will play better than we have been and maybe even get that win we all crave

  • 11 toontillidie // Dec 16, 2012 at 11:51 AM

    luckily for us the mackems lost yesterday so we are still above them but about one loss from the relegation zone that loss will come at QPR if the lads dont perform to their highest standards yet lets face it we are Screwed

  • 12 nufcusa // Dec 16, 2012 at 3:02 PM

    Go toon go must be a mackem. Either that or he is just delusional.

    Please enlighten us with more words of wisdom. What next? Play Abeid instead?? Oh wait that’s what kets thinks!!!

  • 13 toontillidie // Dec 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Go Toon Go are you delusional as well as a mackem Anita has been far our best player the last few weeks send him back to Ajax ??? maybe you should go to sleep and wake up again and realise what your post says then decide whether you know anything about the lad Come on Toon chins up we can manage this lets beat QPR at home then give the mancs and gunners a run for their money




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