55 thoughts on “Stat Attack: How are Newcastle faring so far in the Championship in comparison to the 2009/2010 season?

  1. Premandup: Does it matter

    no it does not,bloody spelling police thought we got rid of them,dont comment on the thread just pick faults.
    Richie has just talked roughly the same thing,made a point of Boro being top of the lge for so long a couple of years ago but got pipped at the death

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  2. Andy I’m not going to pick holes in your spelling mate. I make spelling errors and miss words out all the time. I think fan’s are a little grumpy because we lost 3 game’s in a row and will be perk up after our next win.

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  3. I never expected us to beat Chris Hughton’s record in 2009/10 season anyway. We are in 1st place and have no distraction’s. From now until the fa cup 3rd round we have a chance to build a gap so we can afford to lose from time to time.

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  4. Andy my biggest fear is Newcastle winning promotion and being in a long depressing relegation fight. I’m glad we have a experienced manager in but what good will it do if the player’s aren’t good enough and Ashley wont back him to buy player’s.

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  5. Thanks Andy, two articles in one day, you’re spoiling us.
    I didn’t expect us to do as well as last time round, mainly because we are missing players like Carroll, Barton and Nolan. But I have been pleasantly surprised by Gayles form and for all his detractors even Mitro has scored most times he’s played. We have a healthy goals for and as long as Rafa doesn’t tinker too much with the back line and GK spot we will hopefully be ok. I do feel we need to strengthen in January though, mainly because of the ACON.

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  6. Kim – what do you think we need? The only thing I’d look at is replacement for 4 games/competition for Shelvey but that kind of quality to be replicated in the PL would cost an arm and a leg. You’re right about back 5.

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  7. I think we need a playmaker and a winger. Maybe a number 10 as well, but would only want these signings if they are likely to hit the ground running in the PL next season – otherwise they would be pointless signings unless on loan.

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  8. just a thought like but sammy Lee got the boot from England,he worked with Rafa at L/Pool can we see him working with Rafa again???

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  9. icedog:
    just a thought like but sammy Lee got the boot from England,he worked with Rafa at L/Pool can we see him working with Rafa again???

    yeah quite possibly Ice, Cathro has left us hasn’t he.

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  10. Shamrock:
    I think we need a playmaker and a winger. Maybe a number 10 as well, but would only want these signings if they are likely to hit the ground running in the PL next season – otherwise they would be pointless signings unless on loan.

    Sham – I’d go with those positions as priority for strengthening – LW most for me. Goof is doing ok but not natural to that position & strengthen LW and Goof could be used as a 10 – he did well when Remy was with us.

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  11. Sharpy with Cathro leaving this gives us a golden opportunity to go after Lee Clarke 🙂
    Think of all the advantage’s.
    1. He get’s to learn from Benitez
    2. His a Geordie

    I don’t believe it will happen either but Troy would have a field day with Eric 😀

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  12. Wayne Routledge & Nathan Dyer don’t seem to be getting their game at Swansea for some reason – would they be decent options on the wing?

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  13. Stem:
    Sharpy with Cathro leaving this gives us a golden opportunity to go after Lee Clarke
    Think of all the advantage’s.
    1. He get’s to learn from Benitez
    2. His a Geordie

    I don’t believe it willhappen either but Troy would have a field day with Eric

    Stem – wow that’s a can of worms you just kicked mate 😂

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  14. Sharpy and Shamrock I would go after loan player’s in January because if there not good enough we can always send them back or an option to buy.

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  15. Troy’s probably hoping Lee Clarke achieves what Sir Alex Furguson accomplished in Scotland.
    1. Winning a league title without being Celtic or Ranger’s
    2. Win the Europa league back then Cup winner’s cup

    If Clarke achieves that sack Benitez and give him the job.

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  16. Sharpy agreed re; left wing. I’d like to see us have a go at Knockheart (left footed) again or maybe spend a bit on Demarai Gray from Leicester or Sheyi ojo from Liverpool.

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  17. Kilmarnock now up to 7th in a 12 team league with a massive 17 points from 16 games. That is actually OK for a team with a population of only 46,000. It is not Brian Clough good but Clarky is doing OK.

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  18. Shamrock:
    Sharpy agreed re; left wing. I’d like to see us have a go at Knockheart (left footed) again or maybe spend a bit on Demarai Gray from Leicester or Sheyi ojo from Liverpool.

    Yep, Knockheart is a good call sham .

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  19. Cheers mate, although I do like to pride myself on my spelling. Mixing up bear and bare is something I do a lot actually so I don’t mind people calling me out on it!

    Regarding your second point, I doubt we’ll get promoted this time and then get sucked into a long relegation fight. The pedigree of players we’ll be able to attract in the summer with Rafa at the helm will far exceed that of summer 2010 with CH.

    Like others have said, Atsu hasn’t blown me away and see him as a bit of a ‘speed boat, no driver’. Ritchie is fairly quick but I’d like to see someone brought in the opposite flank who has a bit more about them in the final third.

    Stem:
    Andy I’m not going to pick holes in your spelling mate.I make spelling errors and miss words out all the time.I think fan’s are a little grumpy because we lost 3 game’s in a row and will be perk up after our next win.

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  20. Funny you should all mention him, was watching the highlights of that famous watford v leicester play-off semi final from a few years ago. Anyone remember that where Knockheart missed that pen and Watford went up the other end to score. I have pretty neutral views towards both clubs, but what a footballing moment that was! Just days after the ‘Aguerroooooooooo’ moment too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrFOTT_y8C0

    kimtoon: Yep, Knockheart is a good call sham .

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  21. Quiet on here today.

    Should I start a fight with someone? Sir Sharpy of Sharpytown? Lord Troysta of Pards Place?

    The disappeared Aussies?

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  22. I still think we need a better striker going forward. Very hard to find that one though. And I’m not all that keen with our defense still. Hanley has been a disappointment and Mbemba seems to have faded as well. With what we have at the back, including Dummett we would be a bottom 10 club, possibly even bottom five. A long way to climb. We should have been able to beat Hull with 10 men. It suggests a very difficult struggle if we do get promoted without signing another four or five players of high quality.

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  23. GeordieTwo:
    I still think we need a better striker going forward. Very hard to find that one though. And I’m not all that keen with our defense still. Hanley has been a disappointment and Mbemba seems to have faded as well. With what we have at the back, including Dummett we would be a bottom 10 club, possibly even bottom five. A long way to climb. We should have been able to beat Hull with 10 men. It suggests a very difficult struggle if we do get promoted without signing another four or five players of high quality.

    dont worry mate Rafa will get the cash to get us mid-table at least,walk before we run

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  24. I hope you’re right ice mate. The squad is fine for the Championship but the Prem is so difficult now. I look at the likes of Swansea and shake my head. That could be us next season. Or West Ham with 12 points and Leicester with 13! I worry about Mitro’s lack of playing time and the inconsistent midfield as well.

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  25. GeordieTwo:
    If Cathro has left us who has replaced him by the way? I missed that one completely.

    Rafa says hes in no rush to replace him,Sammy Lee has been sacked by England so maybe he might come in as he worked with Rafa at L/Pool (guess)

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  26. pleased we didnt sign that Ross McCormack the Leeds owner has been fined £250,000 and banned from the club for 18 months,his agent has also been fined £75,000 and banned.what the hell went on there???

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  27. Is anybody here into hang gliding or paragliding? I’m drawn to hang gliding and will be taking lessons in the summer, but just looking for opinions of anybody experienced in either field.

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  28. Just kidding. That sort of stuff doesn’t look that dangerous. Now, if you said it was the wingsuits I would say you may as well just lie down in the middle of the A1/M1 on Monday morning at 7am.

    Judging by all of the roadworks last time I was back that would probably be safer. You could actually get out of the way of a car coming at you at 2 MPH.

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  29. Those wing suit people are mental but it looks crazy good! I’m just really drawn to soaring like a bird and enjoying the unparalleled views, albeit I would be very scared on taking off and landing the first few times.

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  30. Sharpy17: Ice – that was only a matter of time though wasn’t it?!

    as much as i liked Carroll i would not swap a pretty sound player for a sick note

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  31. Hi guys, there will be a new thread going up tomorrow. It will be looking at the game against Birmingham. It is scheduled early, so I will link it in here sometime tomorrow as well! Also, for what its worth, I don’t think that a Mitro/Carroll swap would be a good idea! I’d sooner take Sakho from West Ham, when he is fit! Cheers!

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  32. Loved Carroll when he was with us and when fit he’s a beast but he’s never fit for long enough to be an asset anymore. Real shame.

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  33. Yes it is my Birthday. 51. How can someone so young have gathered so much information on Pards? Thanks for the congrats.

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  34. Go for it Jake, you write good stuff. If I seem a bit ornery sometimes I am just trying to rock the boat a bit to get a bit of crosstalk going. PLUS, I am a bit ornery sometimes 🙂

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