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If Last Two Seasons Any Guide – Newcastle Already Relegated

9:38 am, Monday, March 7th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

Even if we survive this season, which is looking more and more doubtful with every humiliating defeat –  and we have amazingly now lost five of our last six games – it points to another tough start to next term – even if we stay in the Premier League.

And even if we drop down to the Championship?

It´s probably not good – given the state of mind of Newcastle fans right now – to talk about our last 10 games in each of the two previous seasons.

But we´ll take a chance.

We got two wins and 6 points two years ago and one win and one draw for 4 points last season, so if that´s anything like we will do in our final 10 games this season – we may not even reach 30 points.

lee charnley

Lee Charnley – in charge (kind of) since April, 2014
Two terrible finishes in the last two seasons

Certainly not the 34 points we managed in 2009 when we were last relegated.

Two years ago we started off the 2014-2015 season with 4 points from the first 7 games and this season was even worse when we got only 3 points from the first 8 games.

So when we finish badly we start the next season badly too.

Here´s the last 10 games two years ago:

Sat 15	 A	Fulham		  0-1	
Sat 22	 H	Crystal Palace	  1-0	
Tue 25	 H	Everton		  0-3
Sat 29	 A	Southampton	  0-4	
Sat 05	 H	Man Utd            0-4	
Sat 12	 A	Stoke City	  0-1
Sat 19	 H	Swansea City	  1-2	
Mon 28	 A	Arsenal		  0-3	
Sat 03	 H	Cardiff City	  3-0	
Sun 11	 A	Liverpool		  1-2	

And here is our disgraceful run-in to last season under the very woeful John Carver:

Sun 15	A	Everton	 	 0-3	 
Sat 21	H	Arsenal	 	 1-2	 
Sun 05	A	Sunderland	 0-1	 
Mon 13	A	Liverpool	  	 0-2	 
Sun 19	H	Tottenham	 1-3
Sat 25	H	Swansea City	 2-3	 
Sat 02	A	Leicester City 	 0-3	 	
Sat 09	H	WBA	 	 1-1	 
Sat 16	A	QPR	                 1-2	 
Sun 24	H	West Ham 	 2-0	 

After Saturday´s disgraceful display and result things look full of doom and gloom at the moment.

But that may mean they can only get better, especially if we bring in a top manager this week.

That´s right isn´t it?

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11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 7, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    Don’t know if true – but buzz around here is that Mclaren is a gonna.
    Ashley suppose to be in TOON today having a meeting

  • 2 hibbitt // Mar 7, 2016 at 9:46 AM

    21st Century Schizoid Man
    these players don’t say much then if they do there talking on the pitch

  • 3 Shoulders knees // Mar 7, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    Wow Ed never knew we played the same teams in each of the last ten games of the last two seasons and with the same results, bit of care needed with copy and paste I think 😉

  • 4 Jib // Mar 7, 2016 at 9:51 AM

    There is serious money involved here it is not time to dither.
    The choices
    1 Stick with SM , chances are he could keep us up although he is going to have to be much more ruthless with his selection.But if he has truly lost the players it will be a hell of a risk.
    2 Kick SM upstairs and use some one else from the coaching squad for selection and motivation- there is no obvious candidate.
    3 Bring a short term quick fix specialist in a la Advocaat at SAFC last season
    4 Opt for a complete sea change in coaching and management infrastructure and bring an ambitious European (or further afield) in.

  • 5 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 7, 2016 at 9:55 AM

    This squad was poor last season. £80m spent and there’s very little to show for it. Two poor windows as stated at the time.

    Any new man who keeps the club up deserves the freedom of the city. I’ve got no confidence in Charnley and Carr to pick that man. It seems Charnley can only pick his nose.

  • 6 Blackley and Brownlie // Mar 7, 2016 at 9:56 AM

    You’ve been supporting the ditherers for weeks.

  • 7 sparky55 // Mar 7, 2016 at 9:58 AM

    We’re down irrespective of who we have left to play (inc villa, scum and norwich) because the scum have one more point than us now and will get more points than us in the run in because dare I say it they have half decent manager who knows how to set a team up, how to defend and how to counter to sneak wins from set pieces.

    Doesn’t matter who we play and doesn’t even matter even if we beat the scum…it’s not in our own hands because we have to do better than the scum and it’s statistically high improbable for us to stay up on current form i.e. scum 13 points since xmas and 6 for us…we’re just not even at the races from a form perspective.

  • 8 John Akomfrah // Mar 7, 2016 at 9:59 AM

    Cloth heed oot

  • 9 sparky55 // Mar 7, 2016 at 10:01 AM

    and JIB…despite you’re squirming the probability of us staying up with Maclaren in charge til the end of the season doesn’t even register above zero.

    Stop defending the buffoon…we’ve all made gaffs on here and you should let go of that one…it’s run it’s course and he’s sent us down no matter who comes in

  • 10 Jib // Mar 7, 2016 at 10:07 AM

    Like most people I suffer from hubris.

    Right up to the match I was saying to myself ” go on Steve prove those mugs wrong”

    By the end of the game the only mug proved wrong was me.

    The comment out of many made this weekend that really struck home was in the Shields Gazzette .
    Their correspondent said something like – apart from all the other marked differences between the 2 sides Bournemouth actually looked fitter.
    That was true and should not be !

  • 11 nufc 11 // Mar 7, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    Why hasnt he been sacked already? I keep checking but stevo is still hanging on lke a rat in a barrel of water. This lingering on is no good for anyone. Appointing steve was suppositly the start of the rebuilding job. Would any fan like to see Pearson the head of a rebuilding programme? Or benentiz or Rodgers for that matter it HAS TO BE MOYES…. Id prefer Flores or laudrup but that aeint gonna happen. At least were we to get relgated Moyes would get stuck in at chapionship level at get us back up.

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