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2014/15 Premier League Season Review: Newcastle United

Premier League Final Position: 15th

Review

Newcastle United have yet again failed to live up to their ‘big club’ status as their performances on the pitch were simply not good enough this season.

With the second worst defence in the league, they were lucky to avoid the drop and had Alan Pardew not of left we would not be talking about a side that marginally avoided relegation.

Current boss John Carver has arguably coached a half decent squad but only managed one win in their last 11 matches. So there a clear need to address performances and to improve consistency ahead of the next campaign.

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Best Moment
Their best moment is a disappointing factor in that it was avoiding relegation on the last day. For a huge club like Newcastle, this is drastic at best as they are way off where they should be. However, their performance on the final day was impressive as they beat West Ham by two goals in front of their own fans.

Worst Moment

Losing manager Alan Pardew at the turn of the year was easily their worst moment of the season. Pardew has been a sensation for Crystal Palace since joining in January and Newcastle capitulated in his absence, despite continuous protest from supporters.

Player of the Year

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Daryl Janmaat – It was a tough call between him and Jack Colback, but the Dutchman gets the nod. After impressive displays in last year’s World Cup for the Netherlands he has continued to impress in the Newcastle backline; as well as providing as many as six assists.

Biggest Win

Hull City 0-3 Newcastle United (January 31, 2015)

Biggest Defeat

Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle United (February 21, 2015)

What to improve for the 2015 season

There are a lot of things that need improving at the club, but top of the list is stability. Whoever ends the summer as the boss will need to identify a plan on how this club can go forward knowing that the current set of players are simply not good enough. This is very much a team in transition now and they need a stable platform to build success because their fans deserve better.

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About Jamie Ives (317 Articles)
MLS expert and writer for mlsgb.com. All views are my own

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