Mike Ashley might have the NUFC PR machine on its highest possible setting but you really can’t fool all of the people (Newcastle fans) all of the time.
With four Premier League matches left to go and Newcastle managing to involve themselves in a relegation battle that was really none of their business, these are the facts that tell you all you need to know as to where Newcastle United are at:
The only Premier League team to concede more goals than Newcastle’s 57 goals are QPR with 59.
NUFC have won 2 matches out of 16 under John Carver.
Sunderland have won only 3 of their last 23 Premier League games, 2 of the 3 were against Newcastle.
NUFC have lost their last 7 matches (a club record).
Newcastle have failed to score in 12 of the 34 PL matches.
Newcastle have scored a single goal in 12 of the 34 PL matches.
In only 10 out of 34 PL matches have Newcastle scored more than 1 goal.
In the last 21 competitive games, NUFC have won 3.
It is 7 weeks since Newcastle scored away from home.
In the last 142 days, NUFC have won one away match.
12 of the 14 players who played against Swansea have scored 5 Premier League goals between them all season.
Surely the stats above can’t get any worse….?