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91% Of Fans Forecast Newcastle In Bottom 3 After 10 Matches

6 years ago
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After the defeat at Southampton, Alan Pardew claimed ‘I think we’ve had some tough games to start with‘, then going on to claim that even if Newcastle had managed a draw it would have represented an ‘ok start’.

Many Newcastle fans were then left wondering exactly where the ‘easy’ matches were going to come from, considering that Aston Villa away has been our favourite for picking up points in recent seasons and a home game against Palace should surely have been one of our top three of four ‘bankers’ for a win.

So with two points from four fixtures that United got six from last season, what should we ‘look forward’ to in the next half dozen matches?

We asked fans the question,

‘How many points will Newcastle United get in the next 6 games under Alan Pardew?’

The next six Premier League games are as follows;

Hull (H)

Stoke (A)

Swansea (A)

Leicester (H)

Spurs (A)

Liverpool (H)

We banded the points and thanks to everybody who voted, this is how the fans thought things will turn out;

0-3 Points 52%

4-6 Points 39%

7-9 Points   7%

10-12 Points 1%

13-15 Points 1%

16-18 Points 0%

While Alan Pardew reckons matches against the likes of Palace, Southampton and Villa were tough, these next six games (even in normal circumstances) are surely at least as tough.

Les than 10% of fans believe that United under Pardew will get any more than six points from these fixtures, with a massive 91% thinking that six points is the very maximum.

So with two points so far from four matches, a maximum of six points would give Newcastle eight points at the most after ten games – relegation form for sure and a bottom 3 placing.

The reality of course is that the ever increasing TV money has ensured that there are no easy games any more.

Newcastle fans looking at these six fixtures and thinking Leicester must be a sure fire three points, need to consider that the midlands club broke their transfer record to buy striker Leonardo Ulloa, spending more on this one player than United did on all the forwards (Riviere, Perez, Ferreyra) that they brought in this summer.

The striker already having helped Leicester to all five of their points so far, scoring the winner at Stoke and also scoring in each of their very credible draws against Everton and Arsenal.

Just showing that without a credible goalscorer life is so much more difficult…

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