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This Is Still Newcastle’s Biggest Weakness And Worry

12:45 pm, Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 5 Comments

In one of the worst away records ever for Newcastle for a very long time, in 17 games away from home this season we have lost a whopping 14 games and won only two – rather lucky wins at Tottenham and Bournemouth – and we got a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford.

So 7 points from 14 road games and only 10 goals scored and a whopping 39 goals conceded.

We have only two game remaining away from home this season and they are at Liverpool tomorrow and then At Aston Villa.

gini wijnaldum at chelsea

Gini Wijnaldum – will not start tomorrow

We probably need to take 4 points out of those two games if we are survive in the Premier League this season.

That will not be easy.

But it will probably help that we were simply pathetic on our last road trip at Southampton and Rafa Benitez will play those players he can trust tomorrow, so it doesn’t look like expensive stars  like Gini Wijnaldum or Jonjo Shelvey will make the starting line-up tomorrow.

Rafa will stick with the impressive Cheick Tiote and local lad Jack Colback in central midfield and we will hope that the defense has a really good game against a Liverpool side that will likely have quite a few changes to the side that whipped Everton 4-0 on Wednesday night.

Newcastle seem to be coming into some form in the last couple of games,  but if we lose our remaining two away games it will be extremely difficult for us to stay up, so we are hoping that Rafa will have found a way to fix what has been one of our biggest weaknesses all season.

We have 22 of our 29 points from home games so far this season  – hopefully we can get at least 4 more points to add to our away total of 7 points before the end of the season.

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5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sing in the corner // Apr 22, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    Our past crappy away form is an irrelevance now in my opinion. If we get out of this mess it will be because we have found the beginnings of a team performance, we look a different side this last 2 games and have got a little bit of momentum.
    If this game was a couple of months ago we would have got a proper humping AND look woefully weak while we were getting it. We may still lose of course, but I think we will give a decent account of ourselves whatever happens.
    Let’s hope so…

  • 2 lochinvar // Apr 22, 2016 at 1:06 PM

    We have to look after our own destiny but this is what Ashley should regard as a benchmark….just hope that his late intervention in investing in Rafa and his coaches has made him realise what he has on his hands..

    Owner Randy Lerner says Aston Villa’s relegation from the Premier League “lies at my feet and no-one else’s”.
    The American said the club’s “desperate existence is totally unacceptable, unbearable and totally incompatible with Villa’s glorious past”.
    Villa, who are without a manager, have won only three league games this season and two directors quit this week after falling out with the billionaire owner.

  • 3 Hail Wor Ashley // Apr 22, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    LW and ST the big calls once again. Rest of the team picks itself given the last 2 performances.

  • 4 Ibizatoon // Apr 22, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Betty, Sing & Jib…You think BDM is BandB? 🙂

    Reads nothing like her.

    Still, BDM is an intriguing character. One of many on this blog.

  • 5 Bobbybee // Apr 22, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    I was going to put us down for a draw, like i did City, but the way sides are playing prior to semi finals, i’ve put us down to win. Liverpool are desperate for success in europe and to qualify for the CL, so their game on Thursday is monumental in their season. Realistically they won’t finish in the top four and winning the EL is their best option. Clippety is bound to make changes and those who do play won’t want to get injured. Given our situation, there are many other grounds I’d sooner go to than Anfield, but with their minds elsewhere, this is our best chance for a victory there in decades. Maybe our turn to be on the end of a 4-3 thriller. 🙂 Not sure where we’ll get 4 goals from though!

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