We have played well in the last three games and have picked up 4 points from those games, but we could have won all three – given a bit of luck and experienced refereeing.
But we didn´t – and instead we are still in the bottom three and we really need wins rather than draws if we are going to get out of trouble anytime soon.
The strips Newcastle United wore back in 1898
And in the 11 games we have played we have only 7 points and that´s the worst start in Newcastle’s long 123 year history and we have to go back to the 1898-1899 season when Newcastle had just 7 points from the first 11 games.
Back then we had picked up four draws in our first 10 games but then we won our first game on 5th November 1898 with a 3-0 home win over Liverpool and we had 7 points from 11 games.
Here are the comparisons of the two worst starts to the league in Newcastle´s long history.
Our goal difference is worse this year than in 1898.
For the record in our next four games in 1898 we won two and lost two and still avoided relegation – even though we were in the bottom two of the 18 team league until March of 1899.
Let´s hope we are not in the bottom three this season through March.
Just the facts ma’am.