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Shocking St James Park statistic shows failure in style and to invest

6 years ago
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Mike Ashley’s lack of investment in the team and Alan Pardew’s lack of investment in playing style, is summed up by one shocking statistic at St James Park.

In a year of matches at St James Park, Newcastle United have beaten the opposition by more than one goal how many times?

Once.

Yes, that’s right, in a whole year of football, Pardew’s team and tactics have once let us sit back and enjoy the last few minutes without any worries.

If you’re wondering who this opponent is – it was Cardiff City in the final home match of last season, the worst team in the Premier League – Newcastle winning 3-0.

Altogether there have been nineteen first team matches, including a feeble FA Cup defeat to that self-same Cardiff.

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The breakdown of the 19 matches has seen 7 wins, 2 draws and 10 defeats since last Boxing Day.

The other six wins have only been by one goal.

Amazingly, five of those six wins were by 1-0, the only other win where Newcastle scored more than one goal was the 2-1 win over Chelsea.

So basically, the only way Alan Pardew finds to win at home is with a defensive set-up that sometimes leads to a clean sheet, meaning one goal can win the game.

That’s entertainment!

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