We didn’t get relegated this season and almost two weeks ago that was very possible, and if Wigan had beaten Swansea at home 13 days ago, we would have been 3rd bottom for the first time this season, with just a couple of games to play.
Mike Ashley – three of Newcastle’s worst seasons in Premier League
So while we are all disappointed at how this Premier League season has gone – we live to fight another day – and that’s the main thing.
This will go down as the second worst season in the Premier League, because the 41 points is the second worst points total and 7 points better than when we were relegated a short four years ago, and also 16th place is the seocnd worst position in the Premier League ever.
But here are some of the stats that are the worst ever for Newcastle in the Premier League for this season:
- Worst goal difference at -23 , that was only -19 in or relegation season and is three worse than the -20 we had in 2007-2008 when we finished 12th
- Worst goals against of 68 – and that was the 4th worst in the Premier League this season – and it was 9 goals worse than in our relegation season – does our defense need to improve?
- Most games lost in a season – 19. We lost 18 in our relegation year and 17 in both 2006-2007 and 2007-2008
So it was really a very poor season for the lads.
We have to hope that because it was so bad, it will incite Mike Ashley to give Alan Pardew some real cash to spend in the summer, when the manager has said we need two or three top players brought in – hopefully three.
And since Mike Ashley arrived we have had three of our worst seasons in the Premier League ever – 2007-2008 (43 points), 2008-2009 (34 points) and now 2012-2013 (41 points).
Another reason why he needs to bring in three top players this summer.
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