Nearsighted Newcastle Naysayers | A Stats Comparison

Nearsighted Newcastle Naysayers | A Stats Comparison

Newcastle United surprised many by finishing 5th in the league last year, picking up 65 points in 38 games. Alan Pardew’s team featured an attack containing the likes of midfielders Yohan Cabaye and Hatem Ben Arfa, as well as strikers Papiss Cisse and Demba Ba. While you would be forgiven for not having heard of them prior to last year, the same cannot be said now. And while Newcastle remained largely unchanged going into this season, the results have been …
The Ups and Downs of Newcastle United

The Ups and Downs of Newcastle United

It is fair to say that Newcastle United have had their fair share of ups and downs over the years, from winning promotion to the Premier League in the 1992/1993 season to losing 2-1 to Scunthorpe in the Championship and everything in-between. Kevin Keegan got Newcastle promoted to the Premier League in 1993, one season after saving them from relegation from Division 2 on the final day of the 1991/1992 season and this where we begin. In Newcastle’s first season …
Newcastle United 2011/12 - Statistical weaknesses

Newcastle United 2011/12 - Statistical weaknesses

Now, before Newcastle fans jump on this quicker than a sacking in the Chelsea boardroom just because it has ‘weaknesses’ in the title, the article is not aimed at slashing any Newcastle United throats or criticising anything that has gone on this season. The aim here, was to highlight statistical statements about Newcastle United in the Premier League this season and look at what needs strengthening/improving to consolidate on the season gone and continue being a force in the English …
Newcastle United | Goals & creativity

Newcastle United | Goals & creativity

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT! A first half that promised so much against Wolves on Saturday, was shortly followed by a frustrating and lacklustre effort to sit on the lead. Newcastle proved yet again that they just do not have the ability & power to see off teams, even at home. Wolves were there for the taking. 2-0 down, unknown managerial territory and away from home. But, Newcastle United came out thinking the game was already won. And, when you consider Pardew’s …
Newcastle United | Goals & Creativity 2

Newcastle United | Goals & Creativity 2

That uninspiring, innovation-lacking second half on Saturday at home to Wolves left a string of Newcastle United fans scratching their heads at the team’s ability to punish ‘lesser’ opposition and finish them off. The further question of, ‘why and how often does this happen’  led NUFC_Stats to take a deeper glance into the current production line at Newcastle United in the Premier League this season. In case you missed it, yesterday’s Part 1, which looked at who has scored NUFC’s …
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