Alan Pardew’s Vital Statistics
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.
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;
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
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
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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