We kept reporting that after 10 games played Newcastle had a better record back in 1898-1899 then we had this season: back then we drew four and lost six of the first 10 games.
That’s one draw more and one less defeat than we suffered in the first 10 games this season.
Our information came from Wikipedia and it’s not always accurate.
The Chronicle and local papers have been saying this is the worst start since 1898 – but if Wikipedia is accurate this is our worst start ever – after 10 games.
Take a look at the Wikipedia for Newcastle’s season back in 1898-1899, when I was a boy.
What do you think?