I mean we’ve scored the second highest amount of home goals in the Premier League, which is more than the likes of Arsenal and their brand™ of attacking football. We’ve had some cracking highs and cruel lows on the pitch, and we’ve had our share of off-field trouble with the sacking of Chris Hughton and then the sale of Andy Carroll. There is always something to be talking about, that’s for sure!
First up we had the 6-0 thumping of Aston Villa in our first home game back in the big time. It was certainly unexpected, but it was very welcome given how the Aston Villa fans reacted when we got relegated. The Chelsea cup game was another highlight, as was the away victory at Everton.
The 5-1 beating of Sunderland has to get a mention as does the away victory against Arsenal, with the home draw against The Gunners last weekend being up there with the best of them as well. West Ham have been on the end of a double defeat against us, with one of those being a 5-0 thumping. The 3-1 victory over Liverpool was also a good result.
Can you honestly remember us having so many good games in one season? Perhaps it’s because we have been the underdogs and not much has been expected of us? Perhaps it’s because we have been largely garbage in the Premier League since Sir Bobby? Whatever the reason, it’s clear that we can beat anyone on our day.
But with the up’s there are also the inevitable down’s. The disappointing home defeats to Blackburn, Blackpool and Stoke immediately spring to mind. If we’d have won them we’d be safe by now.
The sale of Andy Carroll, was a blow, although £35 million big ones plus a seemingly fairly long-term injury have softened the blow, for me anyway. Losing Chris Hughton was another blow, although in fairness Alan Pardew hasn’t done too badly as a replacement when you consider he was viewed as only a sideways step at the time of his appointment.
There is always something going on at Newcastle. No other team is like it and I wouldn’t change it for anything. Sure the scandal can get on your wick at times, but it’s something that has always happened, and will always continue to happen at Newcastle. Don’t ask me why, it just does.
I just thought that I would point out that amongst the doom and gloom that has surfaced at times this season, there has actually been some belting results. At times I think that can get lost so it’s worth dragging those good results back up.
After all of that though, what is YOUR moment of the season?
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