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How Newcastle’s Record Compares To Last Season – They Are Identical Again


After 35 games played the records of Newcastle this season compared to last season are once again identical.

Newcastle have won 11, drawn 8, and lost 16 for 41 points.

And our goal difference is -9 having scored 35 goals and conceded 44 goals – same as last season.

Rafa Benitez – seems happy enough

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

Last season we lost our 35th game – it was a surprise 1-0 defeat at home to West Brom, who were relegated.

In the final three games last term, we lost to Watford at home and Tottenham away, before we crushed Chelsea 3-0 at home to end up 10th in the league on 44 points.

10th place may be out of reach for us this season, but four points in our final three games will beat last season’s points total of 44.

Sat 27 Apr   Brighton vs Newcastle          5:30pm
Sat 04 May   Newcastle vs Liverpool         12:30pm
Sun 12 May   Fulham vs Newcastle            3:00pm

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49 comments so far

  • DaveD1000

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed
    so that would point to us being consistent and at our level with this team and (ha) level of investment?

    2
  • martoon

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    I have to say even with my black and white eyeballs I didn’t think it was a red card at the time and I still don’t. Almiron was in his own half with still a lot to do – I’d have thought it harsh if it had been the other way around to one of our players. However what it did do is fire up our players and the 2 goals soon followed!

    2
  • posada

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #4

    Martoon
    He was in his own half yes.
    69 yards from goal. You can shoot or lob the keeper from 35 yards.
    Or play in Rondon as has been mentioned.

    Their player had a choice. He decided to foul. If you sent players off in that situation they simply would not do it. Or they would and take the consequences. An early bath.

    9
  • posada

    Apr 21, 2019 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #5

    If one of our players does that against Liverpool with the title at stake.
    I think they will be off.

    16
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #6

    Martoon
    Me with black n white eyes
    Deffo sending off as the guy had no intention of going for the ball moved to his side 4 or 5 yards and seemed to put his shoulder elbow into Almirons face neck plus we had a two on one

    7
  • Munster Mag

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Agree re red posada and Charlie.

    3
  • toonincheek

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #8

    As well as the ‘goal scoring opportunity’ there is the question of
    serious foul play. Hardly a technical offence in attempting a
    tackle. Serious intentional foul play is what it was – well worthy
    of a red.

    5
  • martoon

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #9

    We’ll have to agree to differ but I still think you’d think different if it had been the other way around?

    1
  • hibbit

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #10

    100% a RED
    no Bishop no Barns but Bishop was there

    1
  • posada

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #11

    That’s a good point by Toonincheek.
    If there is no thought of playing the ball and you body check someone or you hack them down why is that not serious foul play. A sending off in itself.

    Remember Shelvey at start of last season. He was sent off for standing on Dele Ali’s foot while play was stopped. Yet you can body check WWF style and get away with it.
    Intentional – that’s the issue as well.

    5
  • hibbit

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #12

    Charnley was there

    3
  • posada

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #13

    If it was the other way round I would have given a penalty.
    To us.

    4
  • martoon

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #14

    Also rumours that Miggy has a hamstring problem – seems strange as you don’t usually get them from the result of a foul?

    0
  • Sad Frog II

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #15

    Time to thank Rafa and wish him all the best.

    4
  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 21, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #16

    martoon, he pulled up immediately before the foul.

    Anyway, latest rumour; Rafa is on PSG’s radar as pressure grows on current boss Thomas Tuchel.

    PSG would tick his boxes I guess.

    5
  • DaveD1000

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #17

    Micky
    any rumours that put pressure on Charmless and MA is a good thing…

    2
  • Mindshaft

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #18

    PSG would be a quick helicopter trip back to Merseyside and his home, plenty money to build a team he wants plus Champions League football all but guaranteed, so yes – if it’s true it’s probably a no brainer given Ashley is a useless fat tw@t

    5
  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #19

    if Rafa does leave us. i hope he goes to a foreign club then he cant come back to haunt us…

    just hoping the Fat One sits down with Rafa and comes to some sort of agreement fingers crossed…

    1
  • Bambams

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #20

    Hobbit

    Cheers re update that Charnley was actually there.

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #21

    # 19 …

    or the Fat One sells up and fkucs off never to darken wor club again…

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #22

    If he goes to PSG and wins the CL, he’ll make Mikey look like a bit of a mug!!!

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #23

    geordietom,
    He wont be haunting us will he, we’re not the ones wanting rid of him.

    5
  • lesh

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #24

    A couple of posts back, Ed suggested that because Rafa seems to feel the need to talk to Ashley, a meeting between the two is likely. That’s not necessarily so.

    Ashley’s kept well away, publicly at least, and seems to be blanking Rafa, leaving Barnes to run the show via Charnley. However, that could prove problematic in that he could be accused of not trying to accommodate Rafa’s wishes and aspirations for NUFC.

    I’d guess that Rafa and Ashley will meet and Ashley will stick to his guns, give no concession to Rafa other than his usual ambiguous statement of intent which’d likely be proven to be lies, again.

    When Ashley sees that Rafa means business, Ashley’s options appear to be:

    Offer Rafa all he wants to see (Ashley loses face);

    Give Rafa some of what he needs (gains some credibility);

    Give Rafa nowt, don’t judge (perceived as confirming a lack of ambition);

    Do

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #25

    There has to be a complete lack of trust between, Rafa and Mikey’s evil henchmen, the Third Reich’s inner circle. How can you have a normal relationship where every ambition shared has to be written down and approved by a legal team, we’ve got footin no chance

    5
  • toon22

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #26

    Has a manager ever gotten the push due to him wanting to compete and win things ?

    9
  • toon22

    Apr 21, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #27

    Has any football club been ran via a proxy like Barnes runs us ?
    He’s not employed by the club

    7
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #28

    If Rafa goes (God forbid), what are the odds that Charmless would choose a foreign manager? Appointing useless dinosaurs such as Hughes or Moyes would be toxic, but if a foreigner were chosen à la Hasenhüttl, wouldn’t supporters be tempted to give him a chance?

    2
  • lesh

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #29

    @24 continued……

    Do nowt, don’t meet Rafa (seen as arrogant and ignorant).

    As Rafa’s contract’s up on June 30, Ashley could either put Rafa on gardening leave until his contract expires (unlikely) or persuade Rafa to leave as soon,as possible thus leaving the vacant Head Coach role to be occupied quickly.

    Given the short summer window plus the planned trip to China, I’d suggest that Rafa could be gone in May and replaced by some other gullible sod who’ll be given a hefty transfer kitty but have players foisted onto him. Our better players will be tempted by offers from other clubs .

    All in all, Ashley’s faced with agreeing some terms with Rafa or presiding over what could be seen as the biggest football cock-up of all in his time at NUFC or seeing some sense and backing Rafa.

    Which is it to be?

    1
  • Bobbybee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #30

    We’ve been here before lads. Take a deep breath. Long way to go yet.
    Charnley has said he hasn’t ruled out signing Rondon as long as the deal suits both clubs. He’s West Brom’s player and we have to see what they’re saying.
    There’s one of the issues being considered, despite his age. That was a sticking point for Rafa so let’s just wait and see. They want him to stay, he wants to stay let’s just wait and see what they sort out when the knacka gets back. He told Charnley to get Rafa signed up and it looks like he’s giving way in the Rondon issue. Bear in mind though it’s what West Brom want. Rafa wants to sell Gayle to Fulham, which might piss off West Brom so it might be out of our hands. He’s their player, not ours.
    I’m well aware Ashley can make a mess of anything, but until Rafa says he’s leaving, he’s still only interested in one club – ours.

    4
  • jazzyp

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail

    Everyone in the football fraternity can see what a joke Ashley is never mind what you mentioned.
    Ashley is so stubborn to his own detriment that I think this will be one of those cases where both parties lose because The fat slug always has to have the upper hand.
    There is one thing tho lads that it will truly show what direction as a club we are to go if He allows Rafa to leave

    5
  • lesh

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Toon22

    If Ashley did push Rafa, it would be spun in the same way as if a player wanted to win things the club couldn’t deliver, the club being unable to compete with club’s backed by nation-states!

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #33

    lesh

    So appointing a foreign manager might be an effective way to limit the damage.

    1
  • toon22

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Lesh

    That’s not going to wash with anyone
    We don’t spend what the club makes
    That’s less than we could make too as MA has everything possible stripped away making him money

    3
  • toon22

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #35

    If Rafa goes there’s going to be a fair few of our current team wanting out too

    The money made will end up where it usually vanished to

    Whoever takes the job will be under enormous pressure before a games even played,it’s a slow motion car crash

    6
  • geordietom

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #36

    jail …

    i like you want Rafa to stay …

    like every one on this blog …

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #37

    toon22,
    Who ever takes the job won’t be ringing Rafa for advice anyway.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #38

    geordietom,
    Apart from Munster and catchy and a few other now gone posters, I think everyone wants him to stay.

    4
  • toon22

    Apr 21, 2019 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #39

    I think whoever they approach to manage us will know fine well what to expect from the club
    Meaning we will only attract someone who is desperate

    2
  • lesh

    Apr 21, 2019 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Ron Knee

    I’d have thought that Ashley’d prefer an old hand, someone like Warnock or Pullis who’d have little to lose by replacing Rafa. A young foreign manager would be too much of a risk for Ashley who’d want a compliant employee who’s cruising down to retirement, has no fanciful ambitions to win things and experienced enough to give a good show of trying to keep the club in the prem.

    And where’d Rafa get his wish to manage a project aiming for European trophies without too much upheaval? Leeds, Wolves or Celtic?

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