It just so happens that Newcastle have exactly the same number of points exactly half way through the season, as they did when we were relegated two years ago.
Alan Pardew – needs to stabilize Newcastle results
22 points from the first 19 games, but two years ago Newcastle collapsed dramatically in the second half of the season, when we got but 12 points from the remaining 19 games.
The lads had just two wins in 2009, at WBA on that fateful day when Joe Kinnear took sick with his heart problems, and at home to Middlesbrough in the third last game of the season, which was the only win in Alan Shearer’s brief tenure at the club.
And Newcastle got six draws – West Ham, Sunderland, Portsmouth and Everton all at home, and draws at Hull and Stoke, and eleven defeats.
So what really was missing for Newcastle in that run-in two years ago were wins – which is what it’s all about if we are to survive this year.
It would be great if we can get a couple of wins in our next two games against beatable opposition in Wigan Athletic away and West Ham at home.
If we can do that, it would give us half the points we picked up in the second half of the season two years ago.
And certainly that would have to give Newcastle fans big hopes that we can survive the drop this season.
Howay The Lads!!