If you asked any Newcastle fans how the club have done recently, I’m guessing the vast majority wouldn’t place NUFC very  highly in the Championship form table.

The table below shows all 24 clubs’ form going back to the end of December.

In that time period we have seen the defeat at lowly Blackburn, throwing away two points against QPR and away from the on the pitch action, we also had the ‘bonus’ of being the only promotion chasing club not to bring in a single signing in the entire January transfer window.

No wonder so many Toon fans are so depressed…

However, sometimes a little perspective is needed.

If you look below, you will see the Championship form table showing Brighton in 7th, Reading in 5th, Leeds 4th, Huddersfield 3rd and Newcastle…top!

Yes, Newcastle have done better than all 23 other Championship clubs, including their four serious promotion rivals.

In these last half a dozen matches, Jonjo Shelvey missed the first three of them, whilst Dwight Gayle missed the last three and only played 28 minutes of the Brentford one before injury forced him off.

Newcastle’s last six results listed with the latest result first;

Newcastle 1 Derby o

Newcastle 2 QPR 2

Newcastle 4 Rotherham 0

Brentford 1 Newcastle 2

Blackburn 0 Newcastle 0

Newcastle 3 Forest 1

Championship form table over the past six matches:

championship form tableIt isn’t a case of complacency and yes, the 13 points from the last 18 could easily, and should, have been 18 from 18 but maybe sometimes you just have to accept that during a season you are going to get some bad luck and self-inflicted wounds.

Plus, looking at the Championship results as a whole, it does look as though this time of the season sees a lot of up and down form with a concentration of matches and the diversion of the FA Cup…

If you are looking to get to any of the upcoming matches, ticket details are shown below.

Saturday 11 February – Wolves v Newcastle (5.30pm) – SKY SPORTS

Newcastle United’s 4,200+ allocation is now completely sold out.

Tuesday 14 February – Norwich v Newcastle (7.45pm)

Tickets are now on general sale to all Newcastle fans, priced at Adults £35, OAPs £25, U18s £20, U12s £12.

Monday 20 February – Newcastle v Aston Villa (8pm) – SKY SPORTS

A public sale now to all fans when booking online, in person or on the phone.

Saturday 25 February – Newcastle v Bristol City (3pm)

A public sale now to all fans when booking online, then from Thursday 9 Feb you can buy them in person or on the phone.

Tuesday 28 February – Brighton v Newcastle (7.45pm) – SKY SPORTS

Tickets now on sale to all season ticket holder sale now (zero loyalty points needed), tickets priced £32 adults, £24 over 65s and 21-24s, Under 18s £18, Under 10s £10.

Saturday 4 March – Huddersfield v Newcastle (5.30pm) – SKY SPORTS

Tickets went on sale Tuesday 7 Feb to season ticket holders with 110 loyalty points. Prices are £30 for adults, £20 for over-60s, £10 for under-18s.

Tuesday 7 March – Reading v Newcastle (7.45pm)

Ticket details to be confirmed.

Saturday 11 March – Newcastle v Fulham (3pm)

Ticket details to be confirmed.

Saturday 18 March – Birmingham v Newcastle (3pm)

Ticket details to be confirmed.

(Then a two week international break follows, before Newcastle v Wigan on Saturday 1 April)

Buying tickets:

By phone in UK

0844 372 1892 (7p per minute plus network charge)

By phone from overseas

0044 870 444 1892

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