Comparison between the Premier League’s “Other 14” reveals key area NUFC must improve on

A hypothetical Premier League table showing how things would look if none of the ‘big six’ were in the division highlights one key area we must improve this season – picking up points against our potential relegation rivals.

The information comes courtesy of Twitter page @TheOther14 – which focuses on sides outside the big six – and showcases the fact we’ve struggled to pick up points against several of our relegation rivals, taking 9 points from a possible 21 against Norwich, Watford, West Ham, Brighton, Wolves, Villa and Leicester.

Here’s the table in full when it comes to points picked up when sides from the ‘other 14’ have faced each other this season:

Monday night’s defeat to Aston Villa means that only Watford, Southampton, and Norwich City have performed worse against teams outside the top 6 this season – so it’s easy to see why all three are currently in the drop zone – but it’s a concern that we’ve picked up just 2 points from games against Watford (draw), Norwich (defeat), Brighton (draw) and Aston Villa (defeat) this season.

We’ve done brilliantly to come away with impressive victories over both Tottenham and Manchester United this season, but with games against Sheffield United, Southampton, Burnley, Palace and Everton coming up between now and the new year, it’s key we bring our a game over such a ‘winnable’ period.

Who knows, we may continue beating the big guns and come away with a shock win over Man City on Saturday, but it feels like we can’t keep relying on surprise results against the bigger teams, and instead get it right more consistently against the league’s more ‘beatable’ sides.

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2 thoughts on “Comparison between the Premier League’s “Other 14” reveals key area NUFC must improve on

  1. Head information

    -Man City won 21, Draw 5, losing 7 out of 33 against the former.

    -Man City lost five recent head-to-face losses in Asia.

    Force information

    Newcastle: Absent Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Ritchie because of injury.

    Man City: Absent Leroy Sane, Aymeric Laporte, Oleksandr Zinchenko and Sergio Aguero for similar reasons.

    The projected squad

    Newcastle vs Man City football identify, 19h30 on 30/11: Premier League

    Best choice: Newcastle + 2 Appearances


  2. Man City’s opponent in this match was Newcastle, the new team escaped the red light group to climb the 17th after 3-0 victory over Cardiff in the closest round. However, it was the only victory in the last 9 matches spanning from mid-March 12/2018 to present. This poor performance made Newcastle unappreciated at the possibility of having a home advantage tonight.


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