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  • Newcastle, Man Utd and Hammers look for momentum reverse swing in derbies

    By Brian Sears 23 October 2015 Three derbies in the Premier League this weekend have seen recent trends that highlight a turning of the tide between the teams involved. One team in each of the three pairings was clearly a better or stronger or competitive side in their first tranche of meetings in the Premier […]

  • Newcastle cling to Chelsea hoodoo hope as north-east misery envelops Sunderland

    By Brian Sears 25 September 2015 Newcastle have represented the north-east of England in the Premier League in 22 of the 24 seasons since the 1992-93 revamp, this season included. Sunderland have been in the PL for 15 of the 24 years and Middlesbrough, currently in an automatic promotion spot in the Championship, for 14 of 24. Newcastle have by any […]

  • Newcastle in peril after dire season, decades off peak form

    By Brian Sears 24 May 2015 This is the 20th Premier League season to be played with 20 teams and 38 games per team. For the first three years there were 22 teams. Today’s first graphic shows how many points each club has won in their best PL season so far, and in their worst, and how […]

  • Newcastle seek 20th Premier League win against Villa in 20th shared season

    By Brian Sears 13 September 2013 Newcastle have been in the Premier League for 19 of the completed 21 PL seasons since the top division was revamped in 1992-93. They missed that inaugural year, and then the 2009-10 season. Of all the teams they’ve played in those 19 seasons, this weekend’s opponents Aston Villa have […]

  • Newcastle hit rock bottom (of the 2012-13 injuries league)

    By Alex Miller 17 June 2013 Newcastle United have shocked their fans by appointing Joe Kinnear as director of football but new figures suggest that it is their medical department that could use some reinforcement. New figures show Newcastle had the worst injury record in the Premier League last season, suffering 41 ‘significant’ injuries, with […]

  • Newcastle draw solace from 40-year wait for a win at Old Trafford

    By Brian Sears 26 December 2012 Manchester United have played 394 Premier League games at Old Trafford in 21 seasons, winning 296, losing 32 and drawing 66. Sixteen different teams have beaten them in those 32 home defeats in the PL era but the visitors on Boxing Day, Newcastle, are not among those 16. Newcastle have […]

  • Newcastle visit Sunderland as Premier League kings of the north-east

    By Brian Sears 19 October 2012 Newcastle’s manager Alan Pardew still awaits a first Premier League win since signing his extraordinary eight-year contract but takes his side to Sunderland on Sunday in the knowledge Newcastle have a first-class record in north-east derbies in the PL era. They have played 46 derbies in that time, 26 against […]

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