Mike Ashley boycotted for the second match in a row, having given Tottenham the bodyswerve last weekend the United owner was also a no show for Swansea.

When you feast your eyes on the table below, it is little surprise that Ashley isn’t even bothering to come to St. James’ Park, along with many of the fans.

The game against Spurs was the lowest home crowd of the season so far with 47,427 buying tickets, though this didn’t take into account the many thousands who boycotted.

Yesterday against Swansea the announced attendance was a new low of 46,884 but again this didn’t take into account those who didn’t bother coming.

I had two different friends call me and offer a pair of season tickets for free but I knew nobody who wanted them, the people calling me had already tried numerous other fans…

Anyway, as you can see from this last 10 match form table from the excellent Sporting Intelligence, we are really that bad.

The suggestion of ‘ordinariness’ is very much on the generous side.

Premier-League-Last-Ten-Game-Form-560x600Only the grim draw at Palace and the fortunate one goal win over Villa save this from being even more embarrasing.