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Newcastle’s Final 7 Games Of The Season – And Unbelievable Comparison With Last Season


After the 2-2 draw yesterday at Bournemouth we now have over a two-week International break before we play at Arsenal two weeks tomorrow night.

We have 7 games left – three at home and four away and we should be able to pick up some additional wins before the end of the season.

Rafa Benitez – will want more than 9 points in final seven games

Here are the seven remaining games.

Mon 01 Apr   Arsenal vs Newcastle           8:00pm
Sat 06 Apr   Newcastle vs Crystal Palace    3:00pm
Fri 12 Apr   Leicester vs Newcastle         8:00pm 
Sat 20 Apr   Newcastle vs Southampton       5:30pm
Sat 27 Apr   Brighton vs Newcastle          5:30pm
Sat 04 May   Newcastle vs Liverpool         3:00pm
Sun 12 May   Fulham vs Newcastle            3:00pm

And compared to last season the records are identical in every way.

Premier League SeasonPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPointsPosition
2017-201838128183947-84410
2018-201938129174248-64513

That’s really weird and a little amazing.

In the previous two games last season at this time (games 30 and 31)  we beat Southampton (3-0) and Huddersfield (1-0) at home.

That was the start of a four-game winning streak which was followed by a four-game losing streak before we hammered Chelsea at home on Sunday 13 May to finish the season on 44 points in 10th place.

Hopefully, we can do better this season and get more than 9 points (3 wins) in the final seven games.

Here’s how we stand before today’s games in the Premier League and other teams now have games in hand on us because of the FA Cup.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
10West Ham38-352
11Watford38-750
12Crystal Palace38-249
13Newcastle38-645
14Bournemouth38-1445
15Burnley38-2240
16Southampton38-2039
17Brighton38-2536
18Cardiff38-3534
19Fulham38-3726
20Huddersfield38-5416

We are certainly not safe yet and there’s still one club to be relegated along with Huddersfield and Fulham.

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146 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #41

    OP,
    You’re giving him too much credit.

    6
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #42

    If you set yourself up as a blog know-it-all then you better be right.

    5
  • Jib

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #43

    Didn’t say it was now in the Prado
    In a convo about Picasso with Ron
    I said when I saw Guernica it covered
    an entire wall in the Prado.

    4
  • Jib

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #44

    Worse than being perceived as the blog no-it-all
    is the saddo who scours every word in the hope
    of finding an error.
    then
    accuses me of being a google meister – ha ha ha

    10
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #45

    And if you are Picasso’s biggest fan, as Jib says he is, then you might know that Guernica was moved in 1992. I am not that good at maths but that’s 27 years ago. Or is it that he wants people to know that he is a big art fan and knows there is a Picasso Museum in Malaga? Who cares if he knows this?

    6
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #46

    “no-it-all”. Not scouring mate. It is easy.

    6
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #47

    I see you pick fights all of the time. I only did the googling because I knew you were wrong.

    6
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #48

    Jib: you said you turn a corner in El Prado and Guernica covers an entire wall. Implying that Guernica is now in the Prado. Excuses, excuses.

    5
  • Jib

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #49

    I only wanted Ron to know I was a big Picasso fan
    I respect his opinion and value his approval as I do
    one or two others on here

    4
  • Jib

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #50

    GS
    Your combative arguing style is very reminiscent
    of the tall skinny follicly challenged one.

    4
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #51

    I knew you couldn’t let it go as well. You have to prove you are right, even when you are wrong. Sad, really.

    8
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #52

    Jib was the taxi driver who won mastermind years ago.

    9
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #53

    You’re wrong there Jib. People who forever try to show they are smart usually end up only showing they are a smartars#. And it is not irony that I am saying this because I am not on here every day correcting people.

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #54

    Cézanne’s the cat’s pyjamas, “imho”.

    3
  • Jib

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #55

    I fail to see how expressing admiration for a painter is

    “trying to show that I’m smart”

    Is Lesh expressing admiration for Celtic and Blues music
    trying to show he’s smart ?

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #56

    We all get stuff wrong, we don’t all tell others to stick to FIFA and reckon ourselves experts.

    4
  • Jib

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #57

    Ron you trying to show you’re smart again ?

    2
  • Ron Knee

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #58

    Jib

    At one time I worked for a mom & pop teaching/translation agency & had to translate a catalogue for a Cézanne exhibition. Got me interested.

    2
  • toon22

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #59

    JIB

    Have we been sold yet ?
    Must have missed it

    Again

    5
  • toon22

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #60

    You see as far as I can tell JIB your usually full of the brown stuff

    5
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #61

    Anybody who reads this blog even for a couple of days knows what you are like Jib. Correcting people, bringing up random google facts, trying to show you are worldly, dropping into conversations that you hang out with your posh barrister friends…

    6
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #62

    Is there a subject that Jib DOESN’T think he is an expert on?

    So, Jib welcome to Mastermind. And what is your specialist subject?

    Jib, for it is he: “the world, the universe, life, everything”.

    7
  • Jib

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #63

    Ron
    When I was a kid my uncle had a new painting
    hanging over the fire.
    I said “who’s that by ?”
    he said “Cézanne”
    I said “Suzanne who ?”
    doh

    1
  • TomaKaThor

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #64

    It probably was a penalty, but thats not the issue. If you are goiing to give a penalty for that kind of thing you will have to be giving numerous pens out a game, which he didnt, he clearly had a rush of blood to the head and gave a penalty and therfore after that he was inconsistent, and therefore his bias and double standards have cost us. Therefore bad referring. The Rondon tug was easily much more a penalty.

    6
  • toon22

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #65

    JIB

    Have we been sold yet ?

    3
  • lesh

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #66

    Munster, Magscar

    The Christie Moore-Declan Sinnott at Barrowlands gig was recently shown on BBC 4 TV and should be available on the BBC iPlayer for another week or so.

    Jib

    Before you have a pop at that comment as being non-football, can we bear Guernica in mind!

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #67

    Who’s this GS character? Usually you’d expect new posters to actually make football/nufc comments, you know actually contribute to what the blog is supposed to be. Many posters have a go at others or talk non related stuff but they have actually contributed about football before and do so often. This guy though, doesn’t seem interested just wanting to point score.

    15
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #68

    Jib: stick to the insults and smartarsery and leave the comedy to others. That’s about as lame a story as I’ve seen. Cezanne/Suzanne. Eat your heart out Larry David.

    3
  • Jib

    Mar 17, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #69

    Lesh you ever seen Christie Moore’s version of the Pogues’
    Fairytale of New York ?

    1
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #70

    Ronaldo: I will mention football soon. I have read this blog for a long time and it is funny that you bring up point scoring in regards to Jib. His whole blog life is wanting to score points. Meaningless points, but perhaps not to him.

    9
  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Mar 17, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #71

    Referee’s are like the Amur Leopard and goal keepers, they are a protected species.

    Newcastle get screwed over by Refs no end and anyone that does not think they are biased against our club is either asleep or the opposition.

    The problem is if your manager publicly talks about one which they have the right to do then they all say, ok, let’s see how we can screw you over the next game and maybe that will stop you from having ago at us as a professional entity.

    Trust me Refs don’t like VAR, they see it as something that is going to embarrass them and hold them accountable with there decisions, that pen yesterday was a fcuking joke, Rondon was thrown down in the box and nothing.

    Pickford last week, Boly in two games, the list can go on, so it’s best not to say anything to them, they are protected. Sad when your trying to survive in this league.

    2
  • G

    Mar 17, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #72

    All of this art talk is bringing back memories of my own personnal favorite. The poster of the tenis girl scratching her backside. Now that my friends is art.

    7
  • GS

    Mar 17, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #73

    I will stop now though as I would hate to take over Jib’s mantle as the blog bore. Or is that Cezanne or Suzanne over the mantle. Hilarious. My side are still aching.

    2
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 17, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #74

    GS
    Say what you like about him, he contributes about football too which you have yet to do. So right now you just come across as someone with no interest in the blog. Don’t think you’re in a position to have a go at anyone

    Be a poster about football first and foremost. Then feel free to jump on any posters as many choose to do.

    16
  • ronaldo aarons

    Mar 17, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #75

    Nostradamus
    Even with VAR, I think they still would have given the pen for Bournemouth. I don’t have any confidence that it will change much unless it is very clear. Because there was contact they’ll likely always be against us. It’s the same referees that are currently doing us over that will be using var if I’m correct.

    I don’t hold much hope if I’m honest as the top clubs will still be favoured. Just my opinion though. Think we’ll get more in our favour though than we currently do.

    6
  • Jib

    Mar 17, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #77
  • Ron Knee

    Mar 17, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #78

    NB 19 minutes’ worth of highlights.

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 17, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #79

    You just knew Jefferson Lerma was going
    to escape with a yellow for his tackle.
    NUFC have had their allocation of reds awarded
    against them for the decade.

    7
  • Bambams

    Mar 17, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #80

    I wonder if Diame will get his two year contract. I find him some games brilliant and others he seems pedestrian.

    Looked all over the place for Bournemouth’s second goal.

    I know the one year extension is close to activation but if he wants a two year deal, maybe he will be away.

    I think now we have Longstaff and hopefully Hayden, also the possibility of Rafa (if he stays) will be looking to bring someone in, more so if Shelves leaves – I can see Diame finding a new club.

    Lot of changes could be happening this summer.

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