Newcastle Are Bottom Club Since Boxing Day


One of our readers has compiled the figures in the Premier League for the last 16 games before this weekend’s fixtures, and Newcastle were second from bottom, but since Cardiff City drew 1-1 at home to Stoke yesterday, they are now level on points with Newcastle – have the same goal difference but have scored more goals than Newcastle – so the bottom line is we are bottom of the league since we hammered a nine man Stoker City side 5-1 on Boxing Day.

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Alan Pardew – Newcastle manager

We have to thank one of readers, Erlend Bakke Møller, for doing all the hard work to put this league table together, and to Oleg for sending me the table – but it does show that once we ended our seven wins in nine games streak – we have been the worst performing team in the Premier League.

Here’s the table.

Pos    Team         Played  Won  Draw Lost  GD  Points
1.	Liverpool         16       13	   2	   1    +29    41
2.	Chelsea	       16 	 12	   2	   2    +27   38
3.	Man City         16 	 11	   3	   2    +23	  36
4.	Everton	       16 	 10	   2	   4     +9	  32
5.	Man Utd	       16 	 9	   2	   5    +10	  29
6.	Tottenham      16	 9	   2	   5     +5	  29
7.	Arsenal	       16	 8	   4	   4      0	  28
8.	Crystal Palace 16	 7	   3	   6     +1	  24
9.	West Ham       16	 7	   2	   7     +1	  23
10.	Stoke	       16	 6	   4	   6     -2	  22
11.	Southampton   16	 6	   3	   7     -2	  21
12.	West Brom      16	 3	   8	   5     -6	  17
13.	Hull City          16	 5	   1 	 10       0	  16
14.	Sunderland      16	 4	   4	   8     -7	  16
15.	Aston Villa       16	 4	   3	   9     -8	  15
16.	Fulham	        16	 4	   2	 10    -24	  14
17.	Swansea	        16	 3	   4	  9      -4	  13
18.	Norwich	        16	 3	   4	  9     -10	  13
19.	Newcastle        16	 4	   1 	 11     -20	  13
20.	Cardiff	        16	 3 	   3	 10     -19	  12

And since we have only been a couple of players short in this terrible streak of form – we are now wondering just how well (or badly) we will do next season. 🙁

It’s getting scary – very scary.



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153 comments so far

  • Kamikaze Koala

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Im sorry if this comment is out of order however, doesnt Pardew or even Ashley live around Newcastle or somewhere that their are toon supporters because if he lived close to me i would given him a piece of my mind everytime i’d see either!

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #2

    Right post in right time.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Pardew breaks abysmal records wherever he goes. Cabaye wasn’t sold at every club he’s been at. He’s also had his pick of players at previous clubs so don’t think it is because he has to manage Carr’s choices it is a problem. They wanted him out at his other clubs when he was selecting the players.

    Cabaye has played in many of our games we’ve lost. He’d aleady played in 5 losses before he went I think it was.

    He was only winning games in the main from individual ability. Just like Remy does. Free kicks are from a dead-ball speciality, not very good team play. His long shot against Liverpool was like that as well.

    Individual skill was patching over poor and clueless football.

    The recent 6 points from Remy last minute and Ben Arfa’s dink to Cisse got Pardew out of jail when we also played very poorly once again.

    Lucky goals and individual goals have papered over the cracks for too long. This is Pardew’s norm.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #4

    Jesper (if still logged in)

    You say Pardew should do what’s best for the club and walk….it would be good but at the same time why would he?

    There are clear mistake every week he cannot identify, he doesn’t see the mistakes he makes therefore he might genuinely think he is the right man to turn it around…..so he might be being genuine/honest (and what he’d say doing the right thing, fixing his own mess).

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #5

    Even the ‘hammering’ of Stoke we had to wait until two players were sent off to get such a scoreline. He got lucky again as if they had eleven players out we’d have lost.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #6

    Swansea beat us last time when their whole forward line was out. Michu was again out yesterday. They still won.

    Are they toired, Alan?

    We should have the freshest squad in the league having been quickly knocked out of both cups and not in Europe. The excuse of last season. What a surprise we’re not in any of those competitions and we’re still lucking clueless.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #7

    *looking clueless

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #8

    Koala, I’d heard from a coach at the club that Pardew was like a part-time manager and just came up from down south later in the week, where he still lives.

    You’ll have a job giving him a piece of your mind unless you’re willing to get the train down there.

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  • Ben3arfa

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #9

    PARDEW OUT

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  • thai-mag

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #10

    Alan[next week]Pardew says it’s not all that bad because most the 16 teams we played were top 5 teams with a lot more spending power than us

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  • Bambams

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #11

    Mike Ashley only reacts to major problems when they happen. We are not going to get relegated. Job done this season.

    If next season we are in a low position by January which looks likely Ash will buy the players to keep us in the league. Thats it

    He will do the bare minimum and in Pards he has his ‘Yes Sir’ man who will not cause waves.

    Newcastle United = Sports Direct Advertising

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #12

    “West Ham have just 14 points from 17 matches and have managed only four wins, all at home. They have not scored in their last seven league matches away from Upton Park.”

    A report from when he was in charge of West Ham. Sound familiar? They had demonstrations to get him out too.

    Ashley and Pardew out.

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  • lesh

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #13

    Cabaye went to PSG because ‘We’re playing to win’, whereas NUFC’s play is based on trying (and not doing very well at it) to finish mid-table. Even that’s at risk.

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  • Graeme

    Apr 20, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #14

    It doesn’t matter how peed off we are with the performance of Pardew and the complete capitulation of the players, we seem completely uninterested since we hit 40 points.

    The owner has set the targets, laid out his expectations and we have achieved them. The objective was to finish in top 10 and it looks as though it will happen; if we finish 11th the employees of the club will miss out on their bonuses, which will save the owner another couple of million pounds – will MA be upset? I doubt it.

    The other objectives were to avoiod a cup run as it would put undew pressure on our squad which was achieved very quickly indeed; Avoiding qualification to the Europa League has been achieved in even a greater manner than avoiding a cup run.

    As far as MA is concerned, Pardew has faithfully achieved everything that has been asked of him, without any problem at all. Why on earth would MA sack Pardew in these circumstances?? All the Illustrious Owner is interested in is promoting his main business venture, which SJP does so well, plastered as it is in SD tat everywhere you look.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #15

    … oh and Cabaye wasn’t sold when he was at West Ham.

    He actually HAD Tevez and Mascherano.

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  • toon kk

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #16

    Transfer s
    you hit a very true point about Pardew, in his mind he thinks he is the right man for the job and like you say he clearly can’t see the mistakes he’s making. So he’s wondering why people are on his case, and blames everything but himself.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #17

    Laurent,
    Who are you trying to convince, we all know he’s shite and has completely lost the dressing room, the fans had a chance to do something about it yesterday but they trudged off in silence, as I booed them off yesterday some guy said to me that was never a penalty, I looked at him like I gave a fusk and said what’s it matter anyway.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #18

    “He also struggled to get the best out of Argentine striker Carlos Tevez, who came to the club in the August transfer window along with fellow international Javier Mascherano. Tevez still has not scored for the club.”

    Still not scored for the club… and Cisse is also struggling. Tevez has since played for Man Utd, City amd now Juve. Good work Alan, you’re actually unbelievable in your dull football.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #19

    We watch crap every week…Can anyone explain why 50K fans turn up to watch it…

    Why not go watch a 2-3 hour movie..

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #20

    Jail, I went yeterday and I was indeed singing very loud Pardew out and it’s never your fault with other fans.

    If the goal had come earlier it would have been like that for most of the game.

    I’m not trying to convince anybody. I’m giving a reflection on the state of the team. If it’s constantly negative, well that is a reflection of what I see. This is afterall a toon blog.

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #21

    TS…hi mate I am still here!

    I think we have gone through this before haven’t we? I know I have with tads 😉

    I explained what I meant about this yesterday and JB explain the problem very well as well. Even Ed outlined it this morning by saying at any company there were 3 options when the person in charge was not performing up to standard:

    1) move him sideways

    2) sack him

    3) or the person himself could walk

    The main thing here is I think (and it seems I am not alone here) Parsnip is accountable to us and the club. If you are accountable then you have a responsibility.

    I am not suggesting you have to agree – that’s up to you.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #22

    J4A,

    Why do fans in general still go to watch that crap..Whats the logic..

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  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #23

    Lol,
    There is a difference of 50 goals between Liverpool and us in that time,that’s just ridiculous.

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #24

    Remi Garde of Lyon. His contract expires in the summer and he’s stalling on signing a new one. Hand in glove with our current squad. Suppose MA lacks the nous to make such a move, probably only employ British managers he’s heard of or has some sort of connection with, such is the man’s sensitivity and insecurity. His subjects (the fans) turn up with all the misguided loyalty of an abused dog and the few hardcore fans that stay away, are replaced by a casual going for their first time, for a ‘lovely day out’ – the passion diluted.

    Remi Garde is probably stalling due to the Wenger situation, can see him replacing Wenger if he finally steps down.

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  • geordie157

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #25

    Just get Lee Clark in, he understands the fans want to see decent football and has also had to work on a limited budget.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #26

    Marty, when the team is set up to contain for 3/4s of the game, our goals for column is a side effect of negativity.

    Our fabled fifth place we only had a goal difference of plus 5. That is with all the clean sheets we had as well.

    Poor football which has since been found out the following year and again this year.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #27

    Jesper

    Oh I totally agree Pardew is accountable, he may not have all the tools for the job from Ashley but he certainly has more than enough to do much much better than he has the last 4 months (and last season too).

    I agree with you in theory he should walk but in reality not many people would (unless like in a lot of business they offer the man the chance to walk or be sacked….both the same outcome but one looks better, but usually people are ‘forced’ to walk).

    But it goes back to my other point….I honestly don’t think Pardew thinks he is at fault. I genuinely believe he thinks he is doing a good job just everything else is going against him. Therefore he won’t walk because he doesn’t see himself as the problem.

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  • cyprus

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #28

    Ed forgot a fourth, I’m surprised.

    4) Move him upwards.

    A nice ‘directorial role’ would get him out of the way.

    People tend to rise to their highest level of incompetence.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #29

    Tony Pulis..The Unrelegated One..

    Ashleys preferred choice..

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #30

    you’s no what by the end of next season MA will regret not getting rid of AP when we came 16th, relegation is a certainly next season whether we improve the squad or not.

    I’m getting tired of tw@ts on here stating because MA didn’t invest into the club this is why we are sh!t and play very poor football, before anyone starts try and know your football before putting all the blame and that c@nt MA.

    1. Pardew picks the team, style & formation, FACT.
    2. we have a better quality than most teams, FACT.
    3. we have the worse manager in the PL, FACT.
    4. we are now the worse team in the PL, FACT.
    5. we have up till now 20 bad records at Newcastle because of Pardew, FACT.

    to me all the blame should be pointed at Pardew not MA, and imagine this guys if MA did invest into the team for 2 seasons what the f@ck makes you all think that we would be in a better place?????????????

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #31

    dodger

    If you have already bought your season ticket and are in the city/area anyway most people will go still, just so they aren’t wasting a ticket they paid for.

    The true test will be attendances next season.

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  • Blofal

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #32

    Tony Pulis is brilliant for Ashley. Ultra defensive and a track record of avoiding relegation.

    Thats what scares me about the story… its precisely who I would employ if I had no ambition and just wanted to keep the club mid table.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #33

    black and white army

    I agree the style of play, the lack of cohesion, the gutless displays are down to the manager.

    but to not give ashley blame is madness…..forgetting about investment in players for a minute, ashley is still the man who has hired, and continues to employ pardew.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #34

    TS

    I ripped my season ticket up and I was still paying for it.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #35

    black and white

    But I don’t think most people would, most would go to the games or lend it to a friend, etc etc

    Next year we will see as i doubt people would want to have paid again for this tripe.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #36

    Transfer Sage

    to me with this case it can only be the case of bum chums loving each other, MA & AP are obviously very good mates.

    MA can be blamed for hiring and firing people but I’m just getting tired of people not noticing what Pardew has done to the club and they would rather put the blame on MA simply because they think AP is a good manager

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  • theartfuldodger

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #37

    TS and Black and White..

    I asked for a reason and thats a pretty good one. The true test will be next season. We cant expect everyone to tear their tickets.

    Perhaps attendances next season drop to around 40K…

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #38

    Transfer Sage@35

    to be honest mate I think people will still attend matches next season and still there will be an attendance of 50+ thousand.

    this alone shows they have no loyalty to NUFC and they should be treated the same as MA & AP because to me it’s the attending fans that keeping MA & AP at our once proud club.

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  • sparky55

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #39

    What upsets me the most is is our gradual erosion of expectation. It’s like we’ve been told the club has been diagnosed as having terminal cancer and we’re just waiting for it to slowly die.

    The fans have no expectations that we’ll win any more but we still visit our dying relative out of duty and nothing more.

    2 years ago when a few of us saw the cancer, we were told we’re a bunch of idiots who don’t know what we’re talking about.

    Now the patient has lost all it’s hair, is down to 6 stone and is turning grey you’re starting to see the light…but that’s because you love the patient very much and are in denial because you don’t want to see your loved one die.

    But dying we are…the only part of the Ashley plan that isn’t working is Pardew is sooooooo bad the owner has to keep on spending money to keep us up whereas a half decent manager could have kept us reasonably competitive without having to spend half as much money. I don’t care what people say…the squad is good and a good manager could have made us competitive and players wouldn’t want to leave like they have.

    Pardew is simply one of those foreign doctors with false credentials who is ‘taking care of the patient’ and watching it die without caring a sh!te for the rest of the family…i.e. us the fans.

    Pardew has his arse in the air because of the debt he has to Ashley and this is part of Ashleys MO. He paid off the debts of a CEO of JJB so he owned a man on the inside…this is the perfect scenario for Ashley…he has everyone he needs in his pocket.

    Nothing will change until one of the following happens

    1.) some wealthy arab or chinaman pays ££350,000,000 for the club or

    2.) Until the end of next season when he’ll buy Rangers when they’re only one season off getting back into the scottish premiership when he’ll buy the scottish first division title title then one year later they’re back in the Champions league and Sports direct have a bigger televised target market as he buys global domination.

    He will of course ensure we get relegated just before he buys rangers because Pardew will be employed to make sure we do…and then his perfect revenge on the fans who ran him out of town will have been taken.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 20, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #40

    dodger

    I have heard anywhere from 4,000 season tickets not renewed to 16,000 so a massive swing…have to see the true number in august when the season starts I guess.

    Black and White

    Yeh pardew has made mistakes but if a player was constantly under performing we’d blame the manager for continuing to play him. The same can be said with pardew, same mistakes all the time yet the man above him won’t swing the axe.

    The pair of them are in it together. Pardew won’t get a better job, ashley has the yes man he needs to keep quiet and stay in the league…they both win whilst we lose.

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