Newcastle’s Stats Tell The Story So Far – Success

Newcastle are top of the Championship with 34 points from 15 games and if we continue that pace we will finish the 46 game season with 104 points – 2 points better than we achieved in 2009-2010, but 2 points less than the record held by Reading in the 2005-2006 season.

It will also be one point short of Sunderland’s total in the 1998-1999 season when it was called Division One and they finished Champions with 105 points.

rafa benitez thunbs up

Rafa Benitez – thumbs up from the manager – it must be good!

Newcastle have 14 wins this season in all competitions and considering the first two games were defeats, those wins have all come in the last 16 games.

And 14 is the most wins of any side right now in the whole of the Football League including the Premier League – that data coming from a Chris Waugh article in the Chronicle.

And Rafa Benitez’ record is already a good one at Newcastle – here is his full record at Newcastle since March.

2015-2016 Premier League103341612413
2016-2017 Championship462910785404594
2016-2017 EFL Cup431011110
2016-2017 FA Cup311145-1

That’s 17 wins in 28 games for a win rate of 60.7% and a loss rate of 21.4% with only 6 games lost.

In 28 games we have scored 58 goals and have a goal difference of 34.

Here’s where we are in the league at the moment.

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And here’s how we are comparing to Chris Hughton’s great season of seven years ago when we won the Championship with a terrific 102 points and 23 points above 3rd placed Nottingham Forest.


So this is all very good – excellent in fact.

But we are in now way getting carried away.

The only thing that matters now is we have to beat Cardiff City at St. James’ Park on Saturday afternoon come hell or high water – and we expect Rafa to say exactly that in his press conference tomorrow – although he may use different words.


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9 comments so far

  • Graeme

    Nov 3, 2016 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Bring it on – In Rafa we trust!!
    Toon to win the next one as well.

  • cyprus

    Nov 4, 2016 at 5:05 AM

    Comment #2

    Poor mbabu, on loan for the Swiss team Young Boys… The game is 0-0, vs Apoel Nicosia, he is thrown on, to shake things up. Next moment he’s red carded for a reckless tackle. Next minute, Apoel score the winner.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Some luxury to have being able to rest the player of the month and league top scorer and have the player a lot of fans would like played anyway to replace him.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #4

    I feel a bit sorry for Gayle, he’s top scorer, scored a goal of the month, is player of the month and gets a warm reception, the crowd will go absolutely bonkers if Mitro scores tomorrow.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2016 at 7:49 AM

    Comment #5

    Gayle needs to get a few photo shops of him in his Shearer pyjamas and get his aunty to tell The Daily Star how he grew up on the tough streets of East London having to fight everyday for being the only toon fan on his estate.

  • sing in the corner

    Nov 4, 2016 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Stop it JfA, I’m choking up here!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 4, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #7

    I’m not sure if it’s because he’s not what we see as your typical number 9 but the fans don’t seem to have taken to him that much, when the names were announced before the Ipswich game the cheers were a little bit louder than the rest but not what you’d expect for your top scorer.

  • Griff-toon

    Nov 4, 2016 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #8

    Gale should be happy as long as the team wins. Hopefully this will fire him up to be as sharp as he can when he gets his chance again.

  • sing in the corner

    Nov 4, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #9

    Yeah it’s a strange one, it’s the outward show of passion, however misdirected on occasions, that our fans find irresistible.
    Managed to blag a ticket for tomorrow. Behind the goal, down near the front somewhere, in the leazes again.
    Howay me bonny lads!
    Did you get the required work cancellation?


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