Having a look at the 2015 Premier League table isn’t for faint-hearted Newcastle fans.
The calendar year results coincide with John Carver taking over team affairs and he must be really grateful for Queens Park Rangers keeping him and his players off rock bottom.
All teams have played 14 matches starting January 1, apart from those marked with 13 after their name who have played a game less.
Number of points before each club:
33 Arsenal (13)
30 Chelsea (13)
29 Man Utd
29 Liverpool (13)
21 Man City
19 West Brom
15 Leicester (13)
12 West Ham
12 Hull (13)
9 Sunderland (13)
You can’t help but wonder if it more coincidence that the two clubs at the bottom of this 2015 Premier League table are the pair who failed to bring in a new manager from outside.
Chris Ramsey getting the job at QPR until the end of the season after being promoted from within, the same as has happened at Newcastle and John Carver.
A recipe for disaster?