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Newcastle Ahead Of Schedule On Champions League Predictor

10 years ago

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.

At the time I was ridiculed by some but 10 matches into this sequence and with only 6 remaining, Newcastle United are 1 point ahead of schedule.

There were 5 points lost as draws with Wolves and the mackems lost 4 points and the last gasp defeat at The Emirates lost another. However, wins against Blackburn and West Brom produced 4 extra points instead of the predicted draws.

A win at Swansea has actually put Newcastle one point ahead(!) of schedule. Apart from the away match at Stamford Bridge we can’t influence any of the matches involving Chelsea, Arsenal and Spurs so the only thing to do for everybody connected with Newcastle United is to aim for this 68 points mark.

If Newcastle United can reach that target it will be an incredible achievement, no matter where that then leaves them in the final league table.

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

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

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

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

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