After 13 games in our relegation season two years ago we had 10 points having just been hammered 3-0 at home by Leicester City who went on the win the Premier League that year.
It’s interesting we were hammered 3-0 at home last Saturday by Watford.
We had scored 13 goals including 6 goals in the 6-2 home win against Norwich on 18th October 2015 but had conceded a whopping 25 goals in those 13 games for a goal difference of -12.
That included a terrible 6-1 defeat at Manchester City on 3rd October 2015 – one of the worst performances for many a season.
If we had that record this season, we’d be 4th bottom just above West Ham on goal difference.
Steve McClaren – in typical pose
Today we are 4 points and 3 places better off in 14th position.
This season we have scored 11 goals and conceded 17 for a goal difference of -6, so we are much better on points and goal difference compared to that miserable season under Steve McClaren.
Here’s how the two seasons compare currently.
The only stat that’s the same in both seasons is we have lost 7 of the first 13 league games.
We can do ourselves an awful lot of good if we can play well tomorrow night and win at West Brom.
That’s exactly what we need before a tough trip to Stanford Bridge on Saturday afternoon.
The team on Saturday looked nothing like a Rafa Benitez well-drilled side, and that needs to change quickly before tomorrow night.
Howay The Lads!!