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Newcastle League Stats Are Not Good – In Fact They’re Terrible

8:34 am, Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

It’s really not worth it for Newcastle fans to concentrate too much on Newcastle’s current statistics in the Premier League or what we have done over the last 18 league games – since we have only one win to show for our efforts.

That’s why it was so important to get the win against Chelsea last Saturday because that would have been 3 points to add to the 7 points we have taken from the last 18 league games.

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Steve McClaren – good results against City

If we had beaten Chelsea last week we would have added 43% to the 7 points we have picked up in the last 18 games – and that was after just one game.

Steve McClaren is still upbeat about a possible good result today as he had this to say in the Chronicle:

“I know the place well but we need a performance now.” “Thanks for reminding me! I heard we haven’t won in 11 games. Look, that’s history.

“It would take a magnificent performance combined with attitude and a bit of luck plus good refereeing decisions, but luck is the main one. Luck is what you need when you go to these places.”

“The players have to show courage, strength and mental belief to get any kind of result. It’s a tough, tough challenge.”

“But as I say we done it at Old Trafford and gave a good performance with ten men against Arsenal, and we did it against Chelsea, we fought all the way and have to do the same at Man City.”

“It is a great challenge for us, magnificent. It’s one of those opportunities in football. We are trying to build something here.”

“So we have to try to build on the performance last week, especially that first half. We’re away from home but we’re looking at the same kind of attitude.”

“We’ll probably need the same type of luck as we got at Old Trafford. You always need a performance but you always need luck.”

“We had it in the first 20 minutes and we grew in that game. We have to do the same at Man City.”

The way to break the very bad run Newcastle are on at the moment is to get a shock result,

We nearly did it last week and if we can get the win today the spirits would be immediately lifted on Tyneside.

That’s what the Newcastle players have to go for today – the win and 3 points.

Comments welcome.

Note: The title of this article reminds us of a famous line in Dickens’ David Copperfield when Mrs. Creakle says to David:

“I hear this morning your mother is ill. She is dangerously ill. In fact, she is dead.”

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Premier League · Press · Press Conference

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Oct 3, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Rotonda, Goofy or not, the thrashing scenario is still pretty much nailed on. 2 or 3 nil boys and girls. That’s not pessimism it’s just realism. If you don’t get caught up in the blue sky flag waving after the Chelsea game you’ll realise it’s just normal for a juggernaut to roll over you. I hope we give it a go though and keep it respectable.

  • 2 SUTTY1978 // Oct 3, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Glad we have a top class manager who is resorting who doesn’t need to rely on good coaching, or tactics or a good gameplan. We’ll just try and be lucky. We got the short straw with this chump.

  • 3 SUTTY1978 // Oct 3, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    He talks about a lot of games as if we are a league 2 side pitted against Barcelona. Small time Charlie

  • 4 Jail for Ashley // Oct 3, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Ah the mighty Man City who were plying their trade in the third division ten years ago are now simply unbeatable unless you are lucky, I wonder if a tactic today is keeping your fingers crossed for 90 mins.

  • 5 jon.c // Oct 3, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    I think we have had enough we are in trouble S Mc is useless

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