Premier League form table ahead of Newcastle v Wolves – Not great reading

The Premier League form table ahead of Newcastle United taking on Wolves.

It seems an awful lot longer than three months ago when Newcastle lined up against Wolves in the Premier League Asia Trophy.

NUFC were hammered 4-0 in that pre-season tournament in the week that Steve Bruce was appointed.



After the defeat at Chelsea, Newcastle are 18th in this Premier League form table.

This six game run having one win, two draws and three defeats.

Indeed, the Premier League form table exactly copies the full PL table at the bottom, with only Watford and Norwich worse off than Newcastle.

As for Wolves, they stand eleventh in the Premier League form table, with two wins, two draws and two defeats.

However, that only tells part of the story.

Possibly affected by the number of Europa League qualifying games they had to play, Wolves made a terrible start to the season, losing two and drawing three of their first five Premier League games.

However, they have then won two and drawn two, including that victory at Man City in their last away game.

Indeed in all competitions, Wolves are unbeaten in six, winning four and drawing two.




Steve Bruce will be hoping that the away Europa League game in Bratislava will negatively affect Wolves, as they now look like a team back on the up, whilst Newcastle continue their struggle for both points and goals.

A massive game on Sunday for Newcastle, as the other teams in the bottom five all have home games where they look as though they could pick up points.

Here is the Premier League form table which covers the past six matches for all teams:

Wolves’ last six results with latest one listed first:

Wolves 1 Southampton 1

Man City 0 Wolves 2

Wolves 2 Watford 0

Crystal Palace 1 Wolves 1

Wolves 2 Chelsea 5

Everton 3 Wolves 2



Newcastle’s last six results also listed with the latest result first:

Chelsea 1 Newcastle 0

Newcastle 1 Man Utd 0

Leicester 5 Newcastle 0

Newcastle 0 Brighton 0

Liverpool 3 Newcastle 1

Newcastle 1 Watford 1



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Professional footballers at greater risk of brain disease, finds study

October 22 – A landmark study into the links between football and brain disease has produced alarming results which suggest that professional players are more likely to suffer than others.

The new research shows the rate of death from Alzheimer’s disease was five times higher among footballers than among the general population, three and half times higher from dementia and twice as high from Parkinson’s disease.

Experts at Glasgow University, who released details of their findings in The New England Journal of Medicine,  

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‘Supporting Newcastle United is like being a Brexiteer…’

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Supporting Newcastle United is like being a Brexiteer, in that we know what we want…

We have bought our tickets. Dressed in our colours.

Voted (with our feet and money) and are committed to our team. Gone to games home and away.



All based on the pre-season bravado statements with the club saying all is changing for the good.

That we are moving forward.

That our new manager will promote attacking football and the hierarchy endorse this new direction of travel.

Well folks, surprise surprise.

What has been served up is indeed not the same old rubbish.

Oh no, we have now instead found a completely new offering of trash – look at the league table, it does not lie – but even more revealing, just look at our performances .

According to Steve Bruce we were robbed of a result at Chelsea because the officials missed a foul.

Get real – was he watching the same game as everyone else? We were shocking and with possession at some 28%, even when we got the ball we were about as exciting as spent fart.

No skill, no flair, no flamboyance, no speed, no cohesion , and certainly no attacking plan, with an average of less than 30% possession you need all of these accessories in your armoury to be able to counter-attack effectively but we appear to have none.



Having said all that, I do feel sorry for Miguel Almiron, who tried his heart out playing to Steve Bruce’s plan.

However, saddled with a playing partner who at £40m is only possibly equal to the now departed Joselu, gives you an idea of the scale of his problems. Joelinton is slow to think, act and move, with a ponderous first touch just awful to watch, in fact woeful to watch.

Also, why on earth are we playing Andy Carroll who is slower than a snail and whose only skill is to head the ball? Which is great if you have support players and a plan to put pinpoint crosses into the penalty area – we have neither sadly and his substitution for Almiron cost us a point.

Unfortunately, it has to be said that Newcastle United are the most boring team in the Premier League.

The football dross played out before us is inept in its perception and execution, with maybe half of the Newcastle United squad way below Premier League standard – sadly, I also include our manager.

Hidden amongst this football morass we do have some jewels  – the Longstaff boys, Almiron, Saint-Maximin, Dummet and Dubravka, to name but a few. However, our future depends on these gems being used in a more enterprising and entertaining way, let’s all hope it happens soon.



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UEFA shuts doors or Serbian racists

October 22 – Serbia have been ordered to play their next home game behind closed doors in the latest sanction imposed by  UEFA for racism.

UEFA handed out the punishment following Serbia’s 4-2 defeat to Portugal in Belgrade on September 7.

Serbia, who will host Luxembourg on November 14, were actually ordered to play two matches behind closed doors but UEFA say the second game is suspended for one year.

In addition,

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Huddersfield 7/5 to beat Middlesbrough in Wednesday’s Championship contest 

Competition: Championship Market: Huddersfield win Odds: 7/5 @ Bet 365 Handed the chance to climb out of the drop zone, a resurging Huddersfield will welcome Middlesbrough to the John Smith’s Stadium on Wednesday night. Starting with the hosts, snatching a 2-2 draw off of rivals Blackburn over the weekend, Huddersfield have really started to catch the eye since […]

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FA orders racially ruined FA Cup match to be replayed

October 22 – An English FA Cup qualifier abandoned at the weekend because of racist abuse when the home players walked off is to be replayed rather than the tie be awarded to either team.

Haringey Borough  and Yeovil Town’s fourth qualifying round match was called off when Haringey’s players refused to continue following reports of racial abuse aimed at goalkeeper Douglas Pajetat. Yeovil were leading 1-0 through a penalty when the game was halted in the 64th minute.

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Nottingham Forest 10/11 to beat Hull City in Wednesday’s Championship matchup

Competition: Championship Market: Nottingham Forest win Odds: 10/11 @ Bet 365 Looking to make a return to winning ways in midweek, Nottingham Forest will welcome Hull to the City Ground on Wednesday night. Starting with the hosts, while Nottingham Forest boss Sabri Lamouchi may have seen his side’s 11-match unbeaten Championship run come to an end over the […]

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