With 9 games to go, Newcastle enter the business end of the season in a strong position, sitting top of the pile in the Sky Bet Championship.
While our league position suggests our season has gone swimmingly, Saturday delivered a convincing and untimely 1-3 defeat to Fulham, marking the clubs 5th home defeat this season, creating cause for concern amongst the St.James’ Park faithful. It’s fair to say Newcastle’s away form has been nothing short of outstanding but concerns remain over the teams frailties at St.James’ Park as we approach the finish line.
This contrast is illustrated perfectly below. Newcastle United would in fact be OUTSIDE the play off places in 7th place if the league table was based on home form. Should the table be based on away form however, NUFC would be a whopping 10 points clear at the top with a far superior goal difference to boot!
This credits our performance on the road but exposes our short comings at St.James’ Park, suggesting Newcastle United are destined for a return to the top flight should our home form improve over the final stages of the campaign. Lets keep our fingers crossed & get right behind the boys!