In the 19 games we have played away from home this season we have 42 points and that’s 10 points better than the next best team away from home in the Championship – Brighton.
But in home games we have only 36 points from 17 games and that’s only 7th in the Championship with Brighton top with their 42 points from 18 games.
Last season we found it difficult to get points away from home and got only 9 points in 19 games – two wins and three draws – compared with 28 points at home.
Jamaal Lascelles – Newcastle captain issues rallying cry
This season things are the polar opposite and of course we also have a lot more points.
Newcastle play an in-form Fulham at home tomorrow and there’s a chance of an upset when we can least afford it – at the business end of the season.
Newcastle captain Jamaal Lascelles has called on the Newcastle players to fix their home form and it’s likely the game will be in front of a sold-out St. James’ Park once again.
This is some of what Jamaal has said to the local press as reported in the Chronicle:
“We need to put things right back at St James’ Park because in our last home game we didn’t start too well.”
“So against Fulham I want us to start well and get on the front foot early on.” “We’re very positive we can extend our unbeaten run.”
“It’s about time we sorted out our home form and start really kicking on at St James’ Park.”
“We owe Fulham one as well – every game is massive for us, and all we’re looking for is the three points.”
“Hopefully that’s what we can deliver.”
“It’s been a big week because it’s not just been a case of getting three points – it’s been a case of taking three points off other sides as well and creating that gap.”
“We want that gap, we want to keep it and increase it.” “Every game’s a cup final and we’re not going to take our foot off the gas at all.”
“We’ve put in a great shift this past week – you can tell how tired the boys are.”
“The midfield has been excellent this week, looking after the back four, but individually and collectively throughout the whole team I’m really pleased with how everyone has played.”
“And now we prepare for Fulham.”
We also got off to a terrible start last August with two defeats in the first two games against Fulham away and Huddersfield at home.
We beat Huddersfield away last Saturday and now it would be good if we can beat Fulham tomorrow at home.
That would be an excellent result for us as all wins will be in these final 10 games of the season.