Newcastle United 2014 – Eight measures of how the club have performed
Two consecutive wins for Newcastle United, not many of us saw that coming.
Some fans have seen this as a major turning point but what do those two games against Leicester and Spurs, 180 minutes, tell us about Newcastle’s true position?
For a helping hand we turned to the excellent analysis of @mikeashleylies, who have now updated their form tables (see below) for the whole of 2014 – which gives a more credible perspective of where United really are at, in comparison to their rival Premier League clubs.
In 2014, all the non-relegated, non-promoted clubs have now played 28 games.
Newcastle United are now off the bottom in three of the eight categories…
Hull and West Brom have each won one game less than Newcastle.
Stoke have one less clean sheet.
While Hull (again) have one less point.
Those are the positives….
However, there is still no other club lost more matches, no club has conceded more than Newcastle, neither has anybody scored less than United.
Newcastle have still easily the most matches where they’ve failed to score and have a worse goal difference than anybody else.
The vast majority of fans did not get demoralised after a couple of defeats and [intlink id=”49510″ type=”post”]neither will they get carried away by a couple of wins[/intlink].
The next two months need some seriously good news to avoid 2014 being a year that was a blight on Newcastle United.
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