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Newcastle’s League Position, Upcoming Three Games – And Goalscorers

We did ourselves a lot of good by winning the last two games at Leicester and at home to Southampton.

Both games looked difficult after we surprisingly were beaten at home by Crystal Palace and we did great to get all 6 points.

That has taken us to safety on 41 points, and we need 4 points in our final three games to beat last year’s points total of 44 points.

But it seems the best we can do in the table is to finish 11th – one place lower than last season.

Rafa Benitez – upbeat with thumbs-up

Here’s our league position after yesterday 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge between Chelsea and Burnley – a good point by Burnley.

10West Ham38-352
12Crystal Palace38-249

And here are the three remaining games with Liverpool at home looking like a real corker!

Sat 27 Apr   Brighton vs Newcastle          5:30pm
Sat 04 May   Newcastle vs Liverpool         7:45pm
Sun 12 May   Fulham vs Newcastle            3:00pm

And finally, to round things off here are all our goalscorers for the season so far.


Comments welcome.

149 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #81

    Sorry, 2-0 now…

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #82

    Kelland Watts and Cal Roberts with the goals

  • Jib

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #83
  • RobLeenio

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #84

    In fact Leeds United are broadcasting it live here


  • Lovem or Hatem

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #85

    Thanks for the link RobLeeino

  • Just a fan

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #86

    Betty re Jane a man a woman a tranny jib
    You missed me out.
    I’m so disappointed x

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #87

    No problem.

    Went out for 2 minutes to put the bin out, missed Sorensen’s goal


    It’s now 3-0 to the lads.


  • Lovem or Hatem

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #88

    @ Rob

    Good strike by Sorensen from about 15 yards out

  • Lovem or Hatem

    Apr 23, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #89

    Does anyone know who NUFC u23 could be playing in the final?

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 23, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #90

    Lovem or Hatem Everton and Blackburn still have to play their quarter final, the winners of that will play Swansea in the other semi.

    So, that’s 3 teams from Premier League 2 Division 1, the Division above ours. Everton are the runaway leaders and should be favourites for the Cup.

    Still, it’s a cup final and anything can happen.


  • RobLeenio

    Apr 23, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #91

    Nice to see Sorensen getting back on the scoresheet LorH, I think that loan at Blackpool set him back terribly this season. I think that’s the first he’s scored since he came back.

  • RobLeenio

    Apr 23, 2019 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #92

    Bad luck on Brighton tonight, so nearly forced a draw. They’re effectively 4 points ahead of Cardiff if you take into account goal difference, but they have a tough run-in.

    I’d prefer them to stay up over Cardiff, any day.

  • martoon

    Apr 23, 2019 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #93

    You can’t blame Brighton for their tactics – they are scrapping for survival and that point at Wolves meant they were 3 points clear of Cardiff with a better goal difference. So Cardiff have to make up 4 points which is a win and a draw in 3 games. If they had got a draw tonight Cardiff would have just about needed 2 more wins and that’s assuming Brighton get no more points. They rested key players tonight so they are obviously targeting our game as the one to save them – it’s not going to be easy especially without Miggy and Schar but on the other hand all the pressure is on them and we can play with no fear!

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 23, 2019 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #94

    Great win for Everton at the w/e again. Has jail stopped the snide comments re their manager now having beaten arsenal manu etc? Yes jail i wud gladly take him if rafa legs it!!

  • lochinvar

    Apr 23, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #95

    The BBC are reporting on the relegation battle, listing Brighton’s remaining games.

    Newcastle (H) – 27 April
    Arsenal (A) – 5 May
    Manchester City (H) – 12 May

    And quoting:
    “The relegation run-in
    Three games left for Brighton, but two of them look to be horrors on paper.”

    Cheeky beggars. Arsenal fans will be furious about that comment.

  • Pain in the Blog

    Apr 23, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #96

    For God’s sake Munster can you not post without including some snide remark about Jail? I had a go at him a while back for continually doing the same and he (rightly) pointed out that he was reacting to his perpetrators. Give it a rest! The blog is not enhanced by all your petty squabbles. You all seem to take umbrage when it is not due and find fault in the least plausible remarks.

    By the way, I’m not not anti-you or anti-anyone. I would just like this childish petulance to stop. But, if not, then – hey.

  • Pain in the Blog

    Apr 23, 2019 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #97


    Nice one.

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 23, 2019 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #98

    A fair point Pain in the Blog. I’ll try harder but too many lies and twisted words have been said about me in the past on this blog by one or two people and a few dim-witted followers. However Pain, I’ll try harder. Htl.

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Apr 23, 2019 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #99

    It’s funny but when I think of Ashley and Chumlee I cannot help to think about a cartoon that my kids used to watch.

    Link: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GBkT19uH2RQ

  • toon22

    Apr 24, 2019 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #100


    Were being sold ?


    Give it a rest lol

  • toon22

    Apr 24, 2019 at 1:20 AM

    Comment #101

    8th times the charm 😉

  • NY Mag

    Apr 24, 2019 at 1:30 AM

    Comment #102

    Jib @56,

    You’re being a little bit naughty there…….I don’t recall saying that 🙂

  • NY Mag

    Apr 24, 2019 at 1:36 AM

    Comment #103

    I see Charnley said in his statement that the club had now agreed a deal with sports direct to pay for advertising…….since there was nothing obvious in our accounts about it, I looked in sports direct half yearly report (released in December) and found this gem…..

    “During the period the Group was charged £1.0m by St James Holdings Ltd, the parent company of Newcastle United FC, this was in relation to the Group’s advertising at Newcastle United FC for the 2017/18 season. The Group considers this transaction to be in the normal course of business.”

  • Nostradamus the Geordie

    Apr 24, 2019 at 3:05 AM

    Comment #104

    Must be a great business to pay yourself for your advertising, putting the money essentially in your bank account and then writing off the money for tax purposes.

    God save the queen and all that.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 24, 2019 at 4:49 AM

    Comment #105

    Stoke want £30m for Jack Butland – so how much must Dubs be worth?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 24, 2019 at 5:52 AM

    Comment #106

    I doubt NY Mag is about, I’ve just copied and pasted that statement and something has come up on Google but when you open up the page there seems to be s minefield of articles, that has to go on Twitter.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 24, 2019 at 6:07 AM

    Comment #107

    Got to love Munsters wish list when Rafa “legs” it Marco Silva and Javier Gracia, why would any of those two leave their well run clubs to work under Mikey Ashley’s stated policy of zero ambition, fight his relegation battles and treat the cups with disdain, if you’re just being fanciful, why not say I’d have Klopp and Pep if Rafa goes?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 24, 2019 at 6:12 AM

    Comment #108

    NY Mag,
    When you are about, how on earth did you find that in amongst all that, it needs to get on Twitter, I’m surprised nobody else has seen it and put it on there.

  • Paully

    Apr 24, 2019 at 6:14 AM

    Comment #109

    £1m talk about taking the piss out of us, could the googlemeister please dig out other clubs of equivalent sizes advertising revenues?

  • NY Mag

    Apr 24, 2019 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #110


    It was surprisingly easy – it’s the first sentence on the last page of the report 🙂
    (And since I started at the end, it didn’t take long)

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 24, 2019 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #111

    I wonder, does anyone know the true value of all the advertising that shite direct have in the Cathedral? What would be the going market rate for that?

    I’d hazard a guess of at least £10m a year, another way that he’s fleecing the club and bleeding it dry.

  • Paully

    Apr 24, 2019 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #112

    It would also be interesting to know if that paltry sum covers the 100’s of Sports direct banners plastered all over the stadium or whether that also covers pitch side advertising?

    Flannels pitchside advertising shown in their accounts?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 24, 2019 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #113

    NY Mag is the one to ask for that.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 24, 2019 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #114


  • NY Mag

    Apr 24, 2019 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #115

    Just to give an interesting comparison………..USM services (owned by Moshiri) pays Everton £6M a year for naming rights of their training ground!!!

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 24, 2019 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #116

    Jail, i see you couldnt live with Pain in the Blogs request for no fighting. I’m happy to try harder if you are. Let the blog know if you are big enough please.

  • DubaiMicky

    Apr 24, 2019 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #117

    Wow NY, so realistically for all his advertising, it would be nearer £25-20m then, all the brands as as well as shite direct.

    Probably why he (allegedly) wants to keep the advertising as part of any sale deal then – that’s, in effect a £125-£150m price rise for the club over 5 years.

  • Budge123

    Apr 24, 2019 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #118

    Munster on that note can I ask why you describe Rafa’s impending departure as ‘legs it’ as that implies fault on his behalf.
    Kind of gets people’s backs up and causes the issues you say you have to respond to?

    Why not say forced out or leaves with honour?
    Looks to me as if you cause your own battles?

  • hibbit

    Apr 24, 2019 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #119

    and folk wounder why the prospective buyers just walk away after they do there due diligence ????

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 24, 2019 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #120

    I’m not fighting, it’s a very valid point, I’d most definitely take Klopp or Pep, and those two you’ve just mentioned. I’d like Carlo Ancellotti the most though if Rafa is forced out.


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