The Magpies find themselves 13th in the league and have done really well under Steve Bruce this season.
Indeed, they’ve punched above their weight and Bruce deserves a lot of respect for the brilliant work he has done this season.
However, George Caulkin argued in a recent article for The Athletic that this is not ‘outstanding’ as some of the pundits have mentioned.
Even a section of the press has suggested that Bruce should come under nomination for Premier League’s manager of the year.
The Times journalist Martin Hardy has posted an interesting stat on Twitter that has generated a lot of attention among the Newcastle fans.
He claims that if Newcastle manage to get past 50 points this season, it will be only the second time that they would manage do so in the last 13 years under Mike Ashley.
Many fans are pessimistic that they would fail to pick up seven points from their remaining four games. There are some who have suggested that the stat is only an indication of why Ashley should leave the club. Here are some of the selected tweets:
Disgraceful isn’t it?!?
— SE Mag (@SE_Magpie) July 10, 2020
— NaijaToonArmy (@ToonBrotha) July 10, 2020
Can't see us getting 7+ points from the remaining four games.
— Andy NUFC (@Andy83H) July 10, 2020
This is the cost of one mans greed
— Mark (@rainmakerNufc) July 10, 2020
No chance we get past 50 this time I reckon. But your point is well made. 13 seasons of utter rubbish….
— Cathal Mulkere (@CotchRealtDearg) July 10, 2020
Looking at this stat, maybe we should ask for a new owner.
— Ian Biggins (@IanBiggins) July 10, 2020
Not a chance we will get another 7 points! 1 /2 at best!!
— Ross Crawford (@Rcrawf_23) July 10, 2020
Think we'll struggle to get another 7 points this season to be honest Martin, meaning the 50 point 'achievement' will only have been met once in Ashley's 13 seasons. Truly abysmal.
— Colin Washbourne (@colinwashbourne) July 10, 2020
Not expecting this to happen 😂
— Andrew (@Chadwick_10) July 10, 2020
Newcastle are heading into this match on the back of a disappointing 5-0 defeat against Manchester City. However, the Magpies will be looking to pick up all three points against a struggling Watford today.