Date: 24th January 2017 at 11:25pm
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Away from the transfer window which shuts next week, the main objective is still on course and that being gaining Newcastle promotion back into the Premier League.

With the uncertainty surrounding what league we will be in next season though, you can understand the difficulty in recruiting the right players on a permanent deal although the stats paint a more positive picture.

History is another fact that features high up in the likely end scenario but unbelievably with no home losses the last time we won this league at a canter and four this time round, we actually have more points in the bag after 27 games played.

The main difference this time is that we have a rival that is going neck and neck with us in Brighton.

In the 2009/10 season after 27 games, we had 56 points. 34 points won at St James’ out of 14 home games and the other 22 on our travels out of 13 games played.

In this seasons 58 points from 27 games, we have played 13 home games and 14 away. The 13 home games bagging 27 points and an excellent 31 points secured away from home out of 14 played.

With 19 games left and using the average of 2.1 points per game that we are currently scoring at as a final bench mark to add to, that would see us finish on around 98 or 99 points.

In simple terms though, to secure promotion we would to base our points above the average 3rd place points score which is hovering around the low 80’s although recent seasons have seen 89 points get 3rd.

This means that we would need at least another 31 points to better that record out of 57 available. An average we are well above at a rate of 1.6 points per game needed to achieve that.

For me, 11 more wins and we’re there or thereabouts.

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