Newcastle Stay Up There With The Big Boys In The Premier League

After the terrific 1-0 win on Saturday at home to Crystal Palace Newcastle were in 6th place in the league table with 14 points from our first 9 games.

And we deserved to be up there.

After the game, we kept checking the league table to make sure we weren’t dreaming and hoping we could even have moved up to 5th place – but it wasn’t to be.


And yesterday we watched both games with Arsenal at Everton and Liverpool at Tottenham and before the action both Arsenal and Liverpool were just one point behind us.

We were hoping both Arsenal and Liverpool would be beaten so we would stay in 6th place.

Rafa Benitez and Roy Hodgson – on the toucline on Saturday

Arsenal won 5-2 and Liverpool were thrashed 4-1 and Newcastle ended up in 7th position in the league table, and that’s still a great position to be in.

11Crystal Palace38-1044
13West Ham38-2042

By the way, have you ever thought how good we would be if we had Harry Kane in the Newcastle side?

He’s the closest thing we’ve seen to the great Alan Shearer, and the Spurs striker is in great form at the moment and seems to take everything in his stride.

He’s a goalscoring machine – just like Alan was.

And Liverpool fans must be thinking of how Mr. Rafa Beneitez could immediately improve the Liverpool side by fixing that defense – it’s just not good enough and is their Achilles heel.

Things are looking very good for Newcastle at the moment, and next up are a well organized Burnley side away in the Monday night game a week tonight.

So again Newcastle will be seen on TV live around the world – and it would be a good time to play well, which we didn’t do last Saturday.

But we still got the 3 points which is one reason it was such an excellent result for us.

Here are the goalscorers so far this season – all nine of them.

Ayoze Perez8210
Dwight Gayle606
Matt Ritchie303
Jamaal Lascelles303
Aleksandar Mitrovic112
Ciaran Clark202
Mo Diame202
Christian Atsu202
Jonjo Shelvey202
Jacob Murphy101
Isaac Hayden101
Henri Saivet101
Mikel Merino101
Rolando Aarons011

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Mindshaft

    Oct 23, 2017 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m more concerned about the points gap between us and 17th, it’s slowly growing and the sooner it gets to 15+ points I’ll relax in the knowledge that, barring a disaster we won’t be dragged into relegation dogfight

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Oct 23, 2017 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #2

    Jimmy from a few threads earlier…I think even Alfred Marshall would agree with me that your definition of the marked value is a tat vague…

  • Ron Knee

    Oct 23, 2017 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #3

    “… it’s the responsibility of fans to get involved, make some noise to try to support and lift the team …”

    Can’t agree there, sing. For me, the players have to earn the fans’ support. Maybe I’m being “old school”!

  • m.a

    Oct 23, 2017 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Hi Ed,
    Just read your health update. Really sad to hear that. I have been following your blog for the last 10 years even before you discontinued for a while. You have put great work to update this blog every day and attracted a large loyal community here. We are always with you, we pray you will get well soon. Stay strong!

  • jimmysmith

    Oct 23, 2017 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #5

    What’s vague about “what the market is willing to pay.” The club’s actual value might be harder to pin down. You might get a bargain, you might pay too much, only time can tell. Stavely apparently is set to initially offer low 300’s. Ashley wants 380, and seems eager to sell, so you’d think it’s likely to happen, given the vast sums of money pouring into the epl.


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