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Alan Pardew’s Vital Statistics

6 years ago
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We are all used to the routine now, when the latest defeat and rubbish performance happens, Alan Pardew instantly switches to damage limitation mode.

So you will get him saying things like ‘I totally understand the fans not being happy with the last few results’, or ‘Yes we found it tough at the tail end of last season’, and so on.

When you actually put together the statistics down in front of you, it is very very grim reading.

Especially when it comes to the headline results.

Problem is that unless you are one of us and living through this nonsense day by day, it maybe is quite easy to believe that it is yet again those deluded Geordies going over the top because they’ve lost a few matches and think they should be winning the World Cup every week etc etc.

Newcastle have played 26 Premier League matches since Boxing Day and these are the stats;

Home

Played 13   W3  D2  L8  Goals For 11  Goals Against 26

11 Points out if 39 and failed to score in 7 out of 13 games

Away

Played 13   W2  D2  L9  Goals For 8  Goals Against 22

8 Points out of 39 and failed to score in 10 out of 13 games

Totals

Played 26   W5  D4  L17  Goals For 19  Goals Against 48

19 Points out of 78 and failed to score in 17 out of 26 matches.

I think to be honest it is that last statistic that really hits home to me how shocking it really has been – in two thirds of the matches over the last nine months, we haven’t scored a single goal.

Obviously it doesn’t need spelling out but this is relegation form.

Whatever Alan Pardew and the apologists might say, this is sackable evidence.

Whether it would make any difference if Alan Pardew left is debatable, but with this record over the last nine months I think it is very hard to see how anything is going to radically improve any time soon.

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