If you know your history, maybe the old kid in Liverpool needs a lesson?
It looks like former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique may be guilty of wearing his red sunglasses for a note about his neighbors Everton was discussing another side of his old club Newcastle United.
Football Transfer Pub He quoted Enrique as saying to Shields Gazette that Newcastle needed a new ownership to take it to the next level.
He cited Everton as a potential model to pursue looking at how they have progressed since the summer.
The Spaniard said:
“Obviously every Newcastle fan was really excited about the acquisition, because it was going to be an owner with so much money that he might have wanted to put Newcastle where it deserved.
“I still think Newcastle is one of the first six teams. Look, Everton is here, and that’s not because I’m a Liverpool fan, but Newcastle is bigger than Everton in history and in everything. It has to be the top six. I think.”
Larger From Everton to date?
Other than the current stadium capacity – don’t forget, unlike many major English cities like Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham, and even Bristol and Newcastle only have one professional team – what analogy does Enrique use to arrive at this theory?
The Magpies beat the Blues 6-5 when it comes to the FA Cup, but three of Everton’s wins have come since Newcastle last won the title in 1955.
In terms of leagues, Everton has more than twice that number – 9 to 4 – with seven of those attending since Tun last clinched the title again in 1927 – a year before Dixie Dean scored his 60 goals.
In fact, Newcastle United’s last honor, the Intercity Fairs Cup 1968/69, came only when they qualified despite having finished 10th in the Premier League table the previous season because one club referee in every strange city saw Everton (fifth); Tottenham Hotspur (seventh) and Arsenal (ninth) lost each other.
When it comes to their seasons in the Premier League, the founders of the Everton Football League are leading everyone by 118, while Newcastle is seventh in the all-season list with 89, trailing 29 behind the Blues.
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