Date: 5th January 2012 at 4:32pm
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Amongst the devilish doom and gloom of two successive defeats, inside seven days, I`ve been trying to console myself with a few statistics.

Sadly though, they haven`t dispelled the dark cloud hovering over my head.

Firstly, I tried to consol myself with the fact that, prior to last night, our start to the season had been better than last year, our record breaking title winning season.

Secondly, I tried to take solace from the fact that last night was our first away defeat of the season, in stark contrast to last season, a record breaking title winning season.

I then moved onto consider a different aspect, the fact that all good things come to an end and that a run of 16 years since we lost an opening fixture of a new year was always going to come to an end, as was the fact that we`d not been beaten by Newcastle for ten years, prior to last night.

But does it make me feel any better?

In a word – NO!



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