The Premier League table is not good reading this morning for Newcastle fans after we were taken apart in the second half of the game at the Etihad yesterday and finally lost 6-1 to Manchester City – conceding five goals early in the second half.
And when you look at almost every stat in the league table we are the worst in the Premier League in almost every one of them.
Steve McClaren – lots of work to do
Newcastle are rock bottom of the league table in 20th place with the worst goal difference of -11 and the worst goals against record of 17 goals conceded.
Newcastle have also scored the least number of goals – six – although two other clubs – Watford and West Brom are also on six goals scored.
Watford got two of those goals against Newcastle of course in our 2-1 home defeat.
The frightening thing is that as far as the league table is concerned we are worst club in almost every statistic after eight games played.
Oh yes and we are one of two clubs – the other one is Sunderland – who have still to register a win.
So it would be very hard to argue that we have started this season well, although we have put in some good performances – mostly against the top teams.
In order to get some wins on the board Newcastle must start playing well against the other teams, and a very good time to start is in our next game – a long two weeks away when we are at home to Norwich City.
Until then we will have to look back on our last game which was an embarrassing defeat to say the very least.
The game before the two week International break is not a good time to put in your worst 45 minutes display of the season and concede five goals in an 18 minute period of the second half.