Back at the end of January before the Blackburn match I looked at the possibility of Newcastle grabbing a Champions League spot.

As a rough guide I used last season’s number of points as a pointer and Arsenal finished in fourth with 68 points. So my question was, with United at that time standing on 36 points,  whether it was possible for Newcastle to pick up 32 points from their final 16 matches?

The answer was yes as I went through each match and my predictions came out at exactly 32 points.

In January I was ridiculed by some but 14 matches into this sequence and with only 2 remaining, thanks to the outstanding win at Chelsea cancelling out the dire defeat at Wigan, Newcastle United are 1 point ahead of schedule.

So only three short of the sixty eight points that were needed last season, Newcastle have two matches to get three points and our ‘predictor’ sees United getting four more.

With Norwich doing the business at Arsenal, if Newcastle can beat Manchester City then on the final weekend 68 points would be enough to put Newcastle top four if Arsenal failed to get anything at West Brom.

Predictions below with outcome in Italics where I got the result wrong….

Blackburn (A) – DRAW (won), Aston Villa (H)  – WIN, Spurs (A) – DEFEAT, Wolves (H) – WIN (draw)

Mackems (H) – WIN (draw), Arsenal (A) – DRAW (lost), Norwich City (H) – WIN, WBA (A) – DRAW (won)

Liverpool (H) – WIN, Swansea (A) – DRAW (won), Bolton (H) – WIN, Chelsea (A) – DEFEAT (WON!)

Stoke City (H) – WIN, Wigan (A) – WIN (lost), Man. City (H) – DRAW, Everton  (A) –  WIN

22 comments
tino o
tino o

7 for each one and carver to reflect on their consecutive losses well done boys record breakers. Keep collecting the money!

PhilYare
PhilYare

2.4 for williamson? what did he do to warrant such a high mark? put his shoes on?

Deltic13
Deltic13

Vile human being is Owen.

Jamiekgordon
Jamiekgordon

Maybe, just maybe could the players have something to do with it?

1957
1957

It's difficult to rate players when they are being coached by the worst manager/coach (permanent or temporary) in my 49 years watching NUFC. I would even prefer Joe Kinnear to Carver at the moment.

Andgeo
Andgeo

You need to have a - negative rating for mike Williamson, maybe down to -10. Would be usefull because giving him a 1 is probably too generous.

Jamiekgordon
Jamiekgordon

Sack pardew

Sack carver

Sack Souness

Sack Allardyce

Sack Roeder

Sack gullit

Sack me

Sack you

Kill Ashley

Sack him

Sack her

But yet you still go!!!!!!

Surely your life is not so bad the only thing you can do is watch a rotting football club!

Jamiekgordon
Jamiekgordon

How much money has Ashley earned from me writing on here? I'm glad you responded to my comment

If you don't enjoy it don't go.. I went on holiday to Portugal once and it cost me a fortune but the overall holiday was terrible so next year I went somewhere different! But a lot of Newcastle fans would of booked the same holiday

PeterRobson
PeterRobson

@Jamiekgordon Actually what you said is a perfect analogy for how we fans feel about Newcastle United.


It took me a very long time to sever my ties to the regime.

If you were served a terrible meal in the restaurant, you would complain to the chef (boycotting) or stop eating there altogether !!!


It´s like your first love: there will always be a place in your heart but sometimes you just have to move on with your life !!!


I will never stop being a Newcastle United supporter, but I reached the stage where I no longer need to invest my love in them !!

Jamiekgordon
Jamiekgordon

True love loves you back...

I love Newcastle, not just the club but the city and the people but I can't keep loving the club because it's cheating on me every weekend

VincentNgYongWei
VincentNgYongWei

Hi everyone! I am a loyal nufc fans since 1997 (age 7 that time) from Malaysia and i am feeling really sad to see nufc in this situation again. 


While everyone was pointing Ashley to be out of this club, I think John Carver should be the one that is responsible for these 7 straight loss.

If You observe carefully, his tactic has been very old fashion, that is put in a long hopeful ball and expecting someone to hold on to the ball or nick the ball pass the defender through to Ayoze perez. This is exactly like one of the tactic Sir Bobby Robson used for the pairing of Alan Shearer and Craig Bellamy. However Sir Bobby has more gameplan down the wings from Solano and Laurent Robert and central mid support from Kieren Dyer that has pace to outrun the defender. However John Carver has no other game plan at all causing his team player being lack of confident to carry the ball and pass the ball on the ground.


Besides i think he is such an Ego Guy that dont know how to reflect himself as a poor manager
As you can see besides Colback, Jonás Gutiérrez has been excellent at the midfield helping the team holding the ball. Jonas hardly put in long ball and was excellent in open up the play today however Most of the Newcastle players were really lacking in confidence to make through passes and always fell to ground so easily.  Hold on to the ball is probably not the gameplan from that John Carver. BTW, I dunno why JC will quarrel with JG previously, JG been really outstanding but i think probably Gutierrez was not agree with the stupid JC gameplan so they end up quarelling

Another thing is that Riviere has been very good today. without him i dun think newcastle would have that possesion in first half of play and could score that first goal.  It is JC that dont know how to utilize his players. Long hopeful ball tactic is too old and ineffective especially for those player like Riviere,Perez,SIssoko and Cabella as they are quick players that can outrun the defender. JC is just wasting their talent on the field.

please JOHN CARVER OUT.COM

From, 
Truthful and loyal NUFC supporter from Malaysia

SGM
SGM

@VincentNgYongWei Ive supported NUFC since 69, We were like this then (just a bit luckier), and we're still like it, we had a bit of a blip with KK and Sir Bobby, but apart from that we have staggered from one disaster to the next. Get used to it, it won't change. Being a Geordie means only one thing ....... You don't get to choose.......


Maybe (in my lifetime) we might get another (blip) if we do i'll be one of the lucky ones.


terriertwo
terriertwo

Another disgraceful performance with abysmal defending. Two poor teams but one wanted to win the other for most of the game were switched off. Even with the thirty five points in the bag its going to go to the last game of the season unless we can steal a win somewhere but on todays exhibition we may have to depend on other teams losing. Ashley out, Carver definitely out and the sooner the better. 

Wallsendstu
Wallsendstu

I remember the Dinnis days and he was utter crap but Carver is ten times worse. If the fat man and Penfold had any balls they would sack him now. Perhaps if they ask Wendy to borrow hers then something might get done.

Toon Magpie
Toon Magpie

Carver's rating minus rating (-7) see if he can make it -11 by end of season

Bills frollocks
Bills frollocks

Never mind the player ratings. Here is my rating for the fans 0. Yes they all turned up. We had a good result last week and now blown it again. I just can't believe it. Thr pundits tell us what to do, Liverpool fans tell us what to do and rangers fans show how to do it. And what do we all do, yes support the cancer. Unbelievable. We are now a laughing stock worldwide.

dude 1
dude 1

@Bills frollocks spot on bill you are correct in what you say I have said it before like yourself but it falls on deaf ears we only have ourselves to blame 

Andgeo
Andgeo

Total fools, just love being walked all over!

A lex
A lex

According to certain people, it would seem we just lost the World Cup Final.