Newcastle United end of term report: Star pupil, attendance, worst behaved and more...

The 2018/19 Premier League was a solid season Newcastle United, and it's time to take a look back at their performance throughout the campaign.

By Richie Boon
Tuesday, 14 May, 2019, 13:42
End of term report

Here's the Magpies' end of term report card for the season...

An average attendance of 51,121 in a 52,338-capacity stadium is a mighty effort indeed from the Toon Army.
Despite buying up half of the British high street, Mike Ashley didn't spend much on the Magpies this year. Still, Miguel Almiron at 21m was a nice bit of business.
Given the lack of money spent in the summer, a 13th place finish isn't half bad. There was a real upturn in form in January, too.
Crashing out the Carabao Cup (Nottingham Forest) in the 2nd round wasn't ideal, and nor was the 4th round FA Cup exit to Watford.

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Rafael Benitez has stuck with the Magpies through thick and (most often) thin, and his tactical nous has been clear to see again this season.
He took his time to get in gear, by Perez finished the season in excellent form, finishing up with a fine haul of 12 goals and two assists
He defended like a dream at times, but Schar is definitely getting detention after picking up 12 yellow cards over the course of the campaign.
The Japan international failed to deliver the goals Newcastle fans had been craving, netting just once during the 2018/19 Premier League campaign.
Newcastle fans have been crying out for an academy prospect to get behind, and the 21-year-old looked the real deal before succumbing to a knee injury.