Newcastle have won five of their last six league games, and in the club form guide the Premier League puts out – Newcastle are top of the league and ahead of Arsenal, Manchester City and Everton.
Alan Pardew applauds fans at end of the game on Saturday
Take a look at the form guide table, that is a running points total of the last six games, and shows which teams are in form, and Newcastle are the top form team in the Premier League at the moment with 15 points from six games – and thanks to reader Desmond for pointing out the table this morning.
At the bottom of the league are Fulham with 3 points with Sunderland second from bottom with 4 points, but of course Fulham won 2-0 at home to Aston Villa yesterday, under new manager René Meulensteen, so Sunderland need to start getting some wins fairly soon – draws will not do it for them.
And Crystal Palace have 10 points from their last five games, with three wins and a draw and 5th in the form league table.
Newcastle have won four of our last six home games, and three of our last six away games, so you cannot argue too much with that, and of course it’s the wins that are so important these days, and three times as important in terms of points as a draw.
In the olden days it used to be two points for a win, but the three points was installed back in 1981, and the rationale was to make teams go for the win, and not be so conservative in their approach.
We’d like to see Newcastle top of the league, which last happened over Christmas of 2005, when Bobby Robson was managing the club.
But we’re not allowed to think that positively by manager Alan Pardew – so we’ll just say that should be a target – from now on.
And it would be a great time to further strengthen the squad next month, with two or three new players brought in, and who knows – we may be able to surprise ourselves with how high up in the table we can finish this season.
And always remember – fortune favors the brave.
Howay The Lads!!
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