There’s not too many difference with Newcastle’s record seven years ago after 11 games played in the Championship.
Seven years ago we had lost only one and won 7 whereas this season we have also won 7 of the first 11 games and lost three.
However back in 2009 in the next two games we lost both of them away – we lost 1-0 at Nottingham Forest followed by a 2-1 loss at Scunthorpe three days later.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
That was the worst time we had that season – and we lost only one more game in early February at Derby County 3-0.
If we can win our next two games at home to Brentford and away to Barnsley over four days – two very tough games – we will be 4 points better off after 13 games than we were 7 years ago.
But that’s a big if of course.
Here are the two records after 11 games played.
Now back to yesterday’s game.