We all know that 2015 has been very difficult year for Newcastle and we have just 7 wins in our 36 league games and 20 defeats.
Our performances in the FA Cup and League Cup were not much better and in three ties we won one – against League Two side Northampton Town – and lost two.
So in total this year so far we have played 39 games – lost 22 and won only eight – a win rate of 20.5% and a loss rate of 56.4%.
Now we know why Newcastle fans are not the happiest of fans at the moment.
Vurnon Anita – admits 2015 has been difficult year
Vurnon Anita had a good game for us against Aston Villa on Saturday and came in third in our Man of the Match voting behind Rob Elliot and Chancel Mbemba.
The Dutch International has been interviewed and he has looked back on 2015:
“I look back at 2015 as a year with a lot of ups and downs. A difficult year. Last season went down to the last game.”
“Then the new season started with draws and losses. Now we have had a few wins and hopefully we can end 2015 good and start 2016 afresh.”
“It has been different. You can take the experience and do better.” “We have had to be strong mentally and to keep going.”
“The last few games you can see how hard we have worked, and also you need a little bit of luck on our side.” “We can be a very good team and win games.”
“The consistency is the quality we need. That has to change. You can see we have a good team that should stay up.” “And we have shown that.” But we have to keep on the level and win games.”
We have had two fairly mediocre managers in – John Carver and Steve McClaren – since Alan Pardew left the club for Crystal Palace and both have struggled to get the results.
It could be that Steve is starting to turn things around and we could have a much better second half of the season than we have had in our first 17 games.
That’s what we have to hope for – and that we can also pull away from the relegation zone – so we are not fighting relegation again.