Scoring half a dozen goals from corners could equate to four or five places in the table; the difference between safety and relegation, bottom half/top half, mid-table and Europe, Europa League and Champions League….I’ll stop there.
Newcastle succeeded in scoring a ‘corner goal’ via Fabricio Coloccini against Braga but the corner drought in the Premier League is almost at the two year anniversary point – October 1st 2011 the last time Newcastle achieved this feat.
For starters, just 15 out of 45 corners in the last six games (before Wigan) were accurate; therefore a significant portion of the blame lies with Cabaye. Yet Geordie fans wouldn’t have any other man over the set-piece, this is made evident by the standing ovation the Frenchman earns every time he trots over to take one.
In some sixteen months they’ve failed to achieve something that is common place for many other teams, something that surely should be a priority on the training pitch and equate to X number of goals per season.
The first black and white corner-kick will be the 200th since the last Premier League match in which Newcastle scored from one. Answer our quick poll and we’ll let you know who is in most danger when NUFC get a corner.