Newcastle have played 14 league games since we hammered a nine man Stoke City side 5-1 on Boxing Day, and ended a great streak of seven wins in nine league games, but we have taken only 13 points from those subsequent 14 games, and that basically is not good.
Alan Pardew – has six games left to get some decent results
The stats are that we have won three of the 14 games – against West Ham, Aston Villa, Hull City and Crystal Palace – and we drew at Norwich and we have lost the other nine.
And in ten of those games we have failed to score, and we have scored only 9 goals but conceded 24 – so the record is simply terrible.
And over a full 38 game season that would give us 35 points and a goal difference of -40.
And we’d be close to relegation – so we have to hope that Alan Pardew reads the riot act to the Newcastle players – many of whom will be leaving Newcastle in the summer, and try to get as many points out of the final six games as possible.
Here are those six games remaining.
April Sat 05 15:00 H Manchester United Sat 12 15:00 A Stoke City Sat 19 15:00 H Swansea City Mon 28 20:00 A Arsenal May Sat 03 15:00 H Cardiff City Sun 11 15:00 A Liverpool
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Note: Sean Borland is a student in Newcastle and will not be at either the Man United (5 April) or Swansea (19 April) games – and he has tickets – £30 for the ManU game and £20 for the Swansea game – you can contact him at email@example.com or sean4eva09 on twitter.