Newcastle Now Much Better Off Than Two Years Ago


With yesterday’s crucial win at home to Southampton 3-0, Newcastle managed to move to 13th place in the league table.

We have 32 points from our 30 games, and we need at least another 8 points during the run-in to survive in the Premier League.

When we reach 40 points, there will be some celebrating going on – for sure.

That will mean Rafa will have an opportunity to get some good players in during the summer transfer window and we have to be much better next season with no relegation worries.

Rafa Benitez – working out during the game yesterday

It’s been a tough season for some of us that we were not expecting, and it’s not good for the health – that’s a certainty.

Two years ago the 30th game was Rafa’s second game in charge of Newcastle, and it ended in a 1-1 draw at home to Sunderland with a late goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The 83rd minute equalizer broke a six-game losing streak against Sunderland, who are now bottom of the Championship and lost 1-0 at QPR yesterday.

We were on 25 points from 30 games two years ago with a much worse goal difference of -26.

Hopefully, Newcastle will start to pull away in our final eight games, and there’s still a decent chance to finish in mid-table.

That’s almost a certainty if we keep playing like we did yesterday.

Here’s the comparison to two years ago.

SeasonPlayedWonLostDrawGFGAGDPoints
2015-20163161873158-2725
2017-20183191483140-935

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6 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #1

    First?

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #2

    …but that’s how you do it B&W. Learn from the greats.

    🙂

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  • Jib

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Moonraker
    That fan was trying to give KK a bj
    😀

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #4

    Tsunki did you make the game or are u living nearby? When I eventually get back to Tyneside I’ll be looking for your clever insights to all the good spots. Somehow I think the family will restrict that but the 7 yr old is turning into a toon fan now and I need to strike while the iron is hot. Does anyone know if family tickets (4) are impossible to get?

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 11, 2018 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #5

    It won’t be 40 points we need. 37-38 should do it. I can’t see Southampton getting 12 points from the last 8 games, nor West Ham 10. On top of that either Stoke or Palace or both would need to get 13 points from 8 games.West Ham don’t have the heart and Southampton are suffereing from three consecutive defensive managers who haven’t bought many goalscorers. Those two will go down with WBA.

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  • Munster Mag

    Mar 11, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Mike they were my pics pre game and even more so now, although west ham have talent and maybe they will react to what happened. Their owner looks like a seriously unpleasant man.

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