The Newcastle United defense has done very well over the last six games in conceding only one goal, and Newcastle are now getting close to setting some records – if we can keep this winning streak going.
Alan Pardew – on the sidelines on Saturday
Newcastle now have six wins in a row in all competitions, and we equaled that in March and April of 2012, when we won six league games in a row before we went down at Wigan 4-0 – and we were 4-0 down at half time in that game – what a shock that was.
Graeme Souness won seven games in a row in all competitions back in February and March of 2005, but those included UEFA Cup and FA Cup games as well as PL games, and in fact that came within a 12 game unbeaten run.
And yes – that unbeaten streak was broken when we lost 3-0 at home to Aston Villa, and that was the game when Lee Bowyer and Kieron Dyer were sent off for fighting each other, and it made (very bad) news around the world for Newcastle.
Two team mates fighting each other.
And we went down to eight men in that game after Steven Taylor had been sent off earlier for handling the ball deliberately on the goal line – so there’s really no better way to end an unbeaten streak by shooting yourself in the foot (three times) and managing to get three of your players sent off.
That should do the trick – and it did – we lost 3-0.
Alan Pardew had an 11 game winning streak in the league at the start of the 2011-2012 season when we garnered 25 points (7 wins, four draws) in our first 11 league games that season.
The best we’ve ever done is way back in 1994 with Kevin Keegan in charge, when we won seven league games in a row, so Alan Pardew can equal that record if we can beat West and Burnley in our next couple of games on Saturday afternoon and Tuesday night respectively
It’s a good added incentive for the lads to do just that.
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