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Newcastle Struggling Badly Without Famous Four

9 years ago

As most of you will know by now, Newcastle got stuffed by Cardiff 4-1 and we were missing Cabaye, Cisse, Ben Arfa and Ba.

In the new issue of The Mag we did a statistical analysis of last season and if Newcastle have to go into the new season without those four players it could really be time to worry.

You’ll need to grab a copy of the magazine for the full analysis which is really intriguing but to show you the value of that French/Senegalese foursome just consider this;

Here are the totals of our top players’ goals and assists, first figure is the overall total and in brackets the separate totals of goals and assists;

Demba Ba 18 (16 + 2)
Cisse  15 (13 + 2)
Ben Arfa 12 (5 + 7)
Cabaye 11 (4 + 7)
Best 7 (4 + 3) 
Shola 7 (2 + 5)
Jonas 6 (2 + 4)
R.Taylor 6 (2+4)
Obertan 5 (1 + 4)
Tiote 3 (0+ 3) 

It doesn’t take a genius to work out how much we rely on those four key players to create and score goals, the rest of the team need to step up as well as essential new recruits needed.

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