The cost of Newcastle’s home form.

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Newcastle United find themselves in a strange situation as they approach the final few weeks of the season.

Realistically safe but with only a very slim, outside chance of Europe, there is a chance that our season could go stale with nothing really to play for other than pride. Now the fact that we are all but safe with ten games left is very good, but there is still a feeling that it could have been even better. On the road we have been excellent, in fact we have been better on the road this season than we have at any point in the last few years, but it’s on home turf that we have struggled so far this season.

Our away form is up there with the top five in the league, in fact exactly half of our points have come away from St James’ Park this season. In contrast though, our home form is near the bottom of the pile with the likes of West Ham United, Blackpool and Wigan. It can be improved today of course, but imagine if it was already better?

I know it’s pointless looking back, but look at the defeats against Blackpool, Stoke, Blackburn, even the draw that we scraped against Wigan. If those results had been different then we would have been in the driving seat for the top six rather just trying to get there. I know it’s impossible to have perfect home form, but even if we claimed just an extra win and a draw from those games and we would have been on 40 points right now.

Our home form can still improve from now until the end of the season of course, but it’s still a shame that we slipped up earlier on in the campaign. I don’t mean to piss on anyone’s chips, but the fact is that we are realistically playing for nothing but pride because our home form is only the 17th best in the league.

And for Newcastle, that isn’t good enough!

44 thoughts on “The cost of Newcastle’s home form.

  1. You look at some of the teams we’ve failed to beat this season, Blackpool, Fulham, Stoke…

    Then we stick 5 past the scum, 6 past Villa, 4 past Arsenal. Madness.


  2. It would be great if we could turn over Blackpool and Stoke on the road…why ever not ?….

    Would still like to se the spectre of relegation cleared asap…starting today with 3 points !


  3. CC the link mate…or can you quote it ?…us Johnny Foreigners aren’t blessed with footy focus unfortunately….


  4. Munich

    It was just on before he was asked the usual shite if he lied awake at night wishing he’d joined Fergies plakka army and he just said “absolutley no regrets, I loved every minute and would do it all over again exactly the same way” or summit along them lines

    I love the man… 🙂


  5. CC@9 – Thats why Shearer is one of the all time great footballers in my mind. local hero! + he the fact he was a world class striker of course.


  6. Hope arse beat the Mackems like, they will be onw point behind Man U. Then if Man U cannot win at Liverpool it will start to become interesting.


  7. In reagrds to the article the games we dropped points at home blackburn blackpool ect ect wasnt this the reason ch was sacked? fear of us not beating the teams around us and been dragged into a relegation scrap?


  8. Toonsy now I haven’t seen the game, but the stat sheet would suggest its a cracking game! Shots on target 0-1 t WBA. 😛


  9. APP – I missed the fist 37 minutes as I was fixing the car. I may as well have carried on 8 minutes longer 🙂


  10. I still reckon there was an over reation towards them 3 results, Stoke and Blackburn like it or not are established prem sides and Blackpool was a complete fluke result as we hammered them for the best part and they scored from a stupid penalty given away by Smith and pinched one on the break right at the end.

    I couldnt give a shite how we got the points just that we did and thankfully with 10 to play we are sitting pretty and watching the rest scrap… :mrgreen:


  11. Quote of the day from Joey Barton in the matchday programme:

    ‘I read anything; books on falconry, books on how to train whippets to catch rabbits’


  12. I can’t see anyone winning this game, why was this game picked for tv? Besides 2 minutes it’s been crap!


  13. not too many “Koule Toure diet pill” jokes doing the rounds… the UK aint what it used to be…


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