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Why These Games Are The Most Important

3:59 pm, Friday, October 9th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

We are hoping that Newcastle can turn things around soon – we are  praying that Newcastle can turn things around – so maybe even in the next two games which are Norwich at home and Sunderland on the road we can do something we haven’t done so far this season – win the games.

These two games are winnable games if any are this season and 6 points would be great before Newcastle get too entrenched into being bottom of the league with no wins so far this season.

Now’s the time to start putting some wins up on the board.

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Steve McClaren – can he turn it around

If we can get two wins against Norwich and Sunderland things will look a lot brighter than they are at the moment.

However, things are looking really gloomy at the moment with Newcastle having made their worst start to a league program for a  very long time.

In 1999 when Sir Bobby Robson took over, Newcastle were second bottom of the league with one point from the first six games and Ruud Gullet was fired after we lost 2-1 to Sunderland at home.

Bobby lost his first game at Stamford Bridge 1-0 in a very decent performance and then we hammered Sheffield Wednesday 8-0 in his first home game.

So back then we had 4 points after eight league games played – one point more than we have at the moment.

In that 2009 -2010 season we finished in 11th place with 52 points.

Bobby had a poor second season with some important players like Alan Shearer out injured for most of the season but then we finished in 4th, 3rd and 5th place – before Robson was fired for not making the Champions league in his last season.


So it is possible to finish in a decent place in the league after we have started very poorly.

It’s also easy to stay in the relegation zone and end up relegated.

So the next two games are crucial and if we can win them both then things will be looking up.

On the other hand,  if we lose them both that will be 3 points from 10 games – and we wouldn’t expect Mike Ashley to wait too much longer before he would need to change things around at Newcastle.

We hope that’s not necessary.

Comments welcome.

Note: Hi, my name is Ben Rushton, I am 6 years old and want to raise money for the McMillan Cancer Support.

I am going to climb Mount Snowdon with my Mum, Dad and Auntie Nic and I will do my very best to get to the top while keeping everyone updated on my way up. I will be doing this on 18th October 2015 in 2 weeks time.

Please see if you can donate here to help me help other people – thanks.

Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Average_Contents // Oct 9, 2015 at 4:01 PM

    Hey lads n lasses

    Don’t know if anyone’s noticed but at the bottom of ed’s article there’s a piece about my little lad who’s climbing Snowdon for macmillan and it’d be great if anyone could spare some cash and make a donation for a worthwhile cause. No amount is too small.

    He decided to do it, off his own back because his school friends nan has just been diagnosed with cancer.

    Not sure if anyone will remember but I did mention on here he wasn’t very well not so long ago (fluid on his hip and had to have an operation) so it’s going to be a struggle for him plus he’s only 6 so any extra motivation would be great 

    Thanks guys,

  • 2 Rotonda heights // Oct 9, 2015 at 4:02 PM


    I would rather we threw a lot of money at a really good coach / manager who can get the sum of the parts working, rather than 13m at someone as disaffected and disinterested as Thauvin..

    I guess the biggest indictment of ash’s reign is that we could never in a million years attract or even attempt to attract the quality of someone like Klopp. I guess all we can pray for long term is Cathro being a goodun.

  • 3 Average_Contents // Oct 9, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Thanks to those who have already donated 🙂

  • 4 Rotonda heights // Oct 9, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    ”On the subject of self absorbed psychopathic posters”
    – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Is that irony on an intergalactic scale or finally a deprecating admission aimed at himself.

  • 5 Graeme // Oct 9, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Rotunda – We would never go after a Manager like Klopp.

    He is a free thinker who knows how to get a team playing the way he wants them to play. He would NEVER work under a bunch of neanderthals like Penfold, Carr and Moncur – he is simply not the yes man patsy that Ashley pefers to employ.

  • 6 nut meg // Oct 9, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    100% correct……..unfortunately.

  • 7 John Tudor // Oct 10, 2015 at 6:24 AM

    makro is no sir bobby

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