He also claims, "I laid the foundations for the club and the current success."
One thing he DID do was lay the "foundations" to our RELEGATION to the Championship, despite Newcastle's wage bill being one of the highest in the Premiership.
When he took ill we had not won a match for two months!
Sorry Joe - you have lost your marbles!
JOE KINNEAR - THE HISTORY:-
Kinnear was sacked from Nottingham Forest and was without a club for almost four years.
On 26 September 2008, Kinnear was named as the interim manager of Newcastle United until the end of October, following the resignation of Kevin Keegan.
This initial one month period was extended for an additional month, keeping Kinnear at St. James' Park until the end of December.
On 2 October 2008, after a controversial start to his tenure at Newcastle, he launched a verbal tirade at the Daily Mirror's journalist Simon Bird calling him a "cunt".
He swore 52 times in the interview with Bird and other members of the media. The club's press officer tried to order the assembled journalists not to publish any extracts from the tirade, but Kinnear himself gave the journalists permission to write up whatever they wanted from his remarks.
Later in the interview, he announced that he would no longer deal with the national media while he was Newcastle manager, and that he would only speak to local newspapers from then on, with first team coach Chris Hughton handling all other interviews.
Kinnear's first two games in charge, against Everton and Manchester City, both ended as 2–2 draws.
Kinnear's first win at Newcastle was against West Brom. Newcastle won the match 2–1, with the first goal coming from Joey Barton, who was making his first starting appearance for Newcastle since being released from prison during the summer.
He then followed this up with a surprise win against fifth placed Aston Villa to lift Newcastle off the foot of the table and out of the relegation zone. Two goals from Obafemi Martins secured the 2–0 victory.
On 31 October 2008, Kinnear stated that November 22 would be D-Day with regards to the sale of Newcastle United and his position as manager. This turned out to be untrue, as Kinnear was confirmed as being in charge for another month after Newcastle's 0–0 draw with Chelsea.
On 28 November, Kinnear was named as the permanent manager of Newcastle until the end of the 2008–09 season.
Kinnear continued his event filled season in charge by getting sent off on 6 December after a confrontation with referee Mike Riley during a 2–2 draw with Stoke City, having been up by two goals for most of the match.
Following a disappointing 5–1 defeat to Liverpool on 28 December, Kinnear re-affirmed his belief that the Newcastle squad lacked strength in depth - with the manager having fielded a makeshift side due to injuries and suspensions resulting from the 2–1 Boxing Day defeat to Wigan - and stated that he was looking to improve the side with transfers in the January window.
In January, Kinnear secured the signings of Peter Løvenkrands, Kevin Nolan and Ryan Taylor. The latter had been signed in a part exchanged deal with Charles N'Zogbia. N'Zogbia had frequently stated in the press, via his agent, that he wished to leave.
The final straw came after Kinnear mispronounced N'Zogbia's name during an interview in which he called him 'insomnia'. N'Zogbia stated that he no longer wished to play for Newcastle as long as Kinnear was the manager. Shay Given was also sold to Manchester City.
On 7 February 2009, Kinnear was taken to hospital after feeling ill, hours before Newcastle's clash with West Brom.
The club stated that it was just precautionary and that Chris Hughton would take the team. Newcastle won 3–2, their first win since Christmas.
It was later announced he would need a heart bypass operation, and that Alan Shearer would take over the managerial role for the remainder of the season.
Joe Kinnear's contract officially expired at Newcastle on 30 May 2009.
On 14 August on the 3 Legends radio show, it was announced that Kinnear would be re-appointed as the club's manager the following Monday, this already after Kinnear himself declared Mike Ashley had approached him to return but was unable to immediately because of his medical condition.
However, with Mike Ashley taking the club off the market and Chris Hughton securing an excellent start to the season for Newcastle, Kinnear never got his return to St James' Park.
However, he claimed that following Hughton's sacking in December 2010, he was approached by Mike Ashley as manager, but this was never confirmed.
BEN ARFA or ANDY CARROLL - PLEASE VOTE:http://www.newcastleunited-mad.co.uk/interactive/voting_polls.aspSaturday 9th February 2013 Tottenham V Newcastle 12:45 Chelsea V Wigan 15:00 Norwich V Fulham 15:00 Stoke V Reading 15:00 Sunderland V Arsenal 15:00 Swansea V QPR 15:00 Southampton V Man City 17:30 Sunday 10th February 2013 Aston Villa V West Ham 13:30 Man Utd V Everton 16:00 Monday 11th February 2013 Liverpool V West Brom 20:00 NEWCASTLE 3 CHELSEA 2 NEWCASTLE: 1. Tim Krul 26. Mathieu Debuchy 27. Steven Taylor 2. Fabricio Coloccini 3. Davide Santon 14. James Perch 4. Yohan Cabaye 11. Yoan Gouffran 84' 7. Moussa Sissoko 90+2' 18. Jonas Gutierrez 9. Papiss Cisse Subs: 21. Rob Elliot 8. Vurnon Anita 13. Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa 90+2' 20. Gael Bigirimana 22. Sylvain Marveaux 84' 25. Gabriel Obertan 23. Shola Ameobi CHELSEA: 1. Petr Cech 2. Branislav Ivanovic 24. Gary Cahill 26. John Terry 3. Ashley Cole 7. Ramires 8. Frank Lampard 11. Oscar 10. Juan Mata 34. Ryan Bertrand 29. Demba Ba 43' Subs: 22. Ross Turnbull 9. Fernando Torres 43' 19. Paulo Ferreira 21. Marko Marin 28. Cesar Azpilicueta 30. Yossi Benayoun 57. Nathan Ake
I wasn't particularly convinced we had turned the corner with the win at Villa Park . but this went a hell of a long way to banishing our relegation concerns.
Moussa Sissoko made a statement at St James' Park that he is a class act and he ready to 'rock and roll' in the Premiership. The France midfielder marked his home debut with a 68th-minute strike to level the game at 2-2 and then blasted home a brilliant winner to further boost Alan Pardew's survival mission.
Chelsea looked to be on their way to a first victory in four attempts in all competitions when, after Frank Lampard had cancelled out Jonas Gutierrez's first-half opener by scoring his 10th Barclays Premier League goal of the season for the 10th successive campaign, Juan Mata curled home a superb 61st-minute effort.
But a rejuvenated Newcastle refused to accept defeat and Sissoko snatched a dramatic win which was secured when Steven Taylor blocked Lampard's goal-bound effort deep into injury-time.
It was meant to be striker Demba Ba's day as he returned to St James' Park, where he had given sterling service in his 18 months in a black and white shirt.
But having arrived to a less than harmonious welcome, with some Newcastle fans accusing him of chasing the money by heading for Stamford Bridge last month, he departed prematurely with a bloodied nosed to more catcalls after just 42 minutes.
The Magpies followed him down the tunnel just a few minutes later with the advantage at the end of a thoroughly entertaining 45 minutes of football.
While Ba's departure from Tyneside might have come as a major blow to Pardew, the early signs are that the recruitment drive launched in response was astutely conducted.
The confidence gained in Tuesday night's 2-1 victory at Aston Villa with new boys Mathieu Debuchy, Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran in the team was in evidence as the home side set about their task with some relish.
Papiss Cisse, the man Pardew hopes will supply the goals which once came from Ba, saw a fifth-minute effort blocked by defender Gary Cahill, but then failed to test returning keeper Petr Cech adequately when played in by Sissoko after 20 minutes and then Yohan Cabaye 16 minutes later.
Cabaye and full-back Davide Santon both sent rasping volleys just off target in an end-to-end contest in which the Magpies gave as good as they got.
However, Chelsea might have gone in front twice, Lampard blasting high over from Ashley Cole's 15th-minute pull-back, and then Ba forcing a 32nd-minute save from Tim Krul before heading the rebound inches wide under pressure from Fabricio Coloccini, whose boot caused the damage which forced his exit.
The opening goal eventually arrived four minutes before the break and from an unusual source.
Newcastle's final ball had at times been ordinary, but Santon produced a telling cross to allow Gutierrez to glance a deft header across Cech and into the bottom corner to send the home fans into raptures.
They were equally pleased to see the back of Ba seconds later but, as the whistle sounded, there was a general acceptance that they would need to produce a much better second-half display than they did at Villa Park if they were to hold on to their advantage.
Chelsea returned in determined mood to pin the Magpies back into their own half, and as Pardew's men retreated, Cisse found himself isolated in attack despite the best efforts of Sissoko and Gouffran.
They were back on terms within 10 minutes in stunning style when Lampard controlled Cole's pass on his chest, took another touch and then lashed a dipping shot past the helpless Krul.
Things might have been worse for Newcastle on the hour when James Perch gifted the ball to Oscar and the visitors broke at pace for Mata to cross for Lampard, but he headed straight at Krul.
The Dutchman was not so fortunate seconds later, however, when Torres laid the ball back to Mata, who curled a superb left-foot shot over Krul and into the top corner.
John Terry only just managed to prevent Cisse from connecting with Santon's 65th-minute cross in front of goal, but Krul had to back-pedal hurriedly to keep out Branislav Ivanovic's speculative effort from his own half a minute later.
However, the home side dragged themselves back into it with 22 minutes remaining when, after Cech had parried Gouffran's effort, Sissoko steered the rebound home.
Cech had to be at his best to palm away Sissoko's searing drive after he had run away from Cole down the right, and the former Toulouse midfielder tore the Blues open once again seven minutes from time before cutting inside Cahill, only to toe-poke his effort straight at Cech.
But the Czech Republic international could not deny the Frenchman in the final minutes when he exchanged passes with Santon before drilling a sweet drive past Cech to win it.NEWCASTLE UNITED FC 2012/13 Newcastle United Fixtures Saturday February 9 2013 12:45 v Tottenham (A) Thursday February 14 2013 v Metalist (H) Thursday February 21 2013 v Metalist (A) Saturday February 23 2013 15:00 v Southampton (H) PREMIERSHIP NEWCASTLE 3 CHELSEA 2 (Gutierrez, Sissoko 2)Krul, Debuchy, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Perch, Cabaye, Gouffran (84' Marveaux), Sissoko (90+2' Yanga-Mbiwa), Gutierrez, Cisse Subs: Elliot, Anita, Bigirimana, Gabriel Obertan, Shola Ameobi ASTON VILLA 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Cisse, Cabaye)Krul, Debuchy, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Perch (69' Shola Ameobi), Cabaye, Gouffran (74' Anita), Sissoko (79' Yanga-Mbiwa), Gutierrez, Cisse Subs: Harper, Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi NEWCASTLE 1 READING 2 (Cabaye)Krul, Coloccini, Santon, Debuchy, Williamson, Cabaye (74'Bigirimana), Anita (80'Obertan), Cisse, Marveaux (65'Perch), Gutierrez, Shola Ameobi Subs: Elliot, S Taylor, Sammy Ameobi, Ranger. NORWICH 0 NEWCASTLE 0Krul; Debuchy, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon; Anita (Bigirimana, 84), Perch; Obertan (Cabaye, 57), Marveaux, Gutierrez; Cisse. Subs not used: Harper, Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi, Ranger, Tavernier. NEWCASTLE 1 EVERTON 2 (Cisse)Krul, Perch (87' Ranger), Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Obertan (65' Bigirimana), Anita, Tiote (79' Sammy Ameobi), Marveaux, Shola Ameobi, Cisse Subs: Elliot, Ferguson, Tavernier, Abeid ARSENAL 7 NEWCASTLE 3 (Ba 2, Marveaux)Krul, Simpson (82' Ferguson), Coloccini, Perch, Santon, Obertan, Bigirimana (82' Shola Ameobi), Tiote, Marveaux (88' Tavernier), Ba, Cisse. Subs: Harper, Sammy Ameobi, Mehdi Abeid, Streete. MAN UTD 4 NEWCASTLE 3 (Perch, Evans og, Ba)Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Anita, Perch, Bigirimana (65' Obertan), Cisse (79' Sammy Ameobi), Ba (71' Shola Ameobi), Marveaux Subs: Elliot, Ferguson, Tavernier,Campbell NEWCASTLE 1 QPR 0 (Shola Ameobi)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Anita, Tiote (77' Marveaux), Perch, Gutierrez (60' Obertan), Ba, Cisse (61' Shola Ameobi).Subs: Harper, Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi, Ferguson. NEWCASTLE 1 MAN CITY 3 (Ba)Krul, Simpson (82' Ferguson), Williamson, Coloccini, Santon, Perch, Tiote (74' Marveaux), Anita, Gutierrez, Cisse (79' Shola Ameobi), Ba. Subs: Elliot, Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi, Tavernier FULHAM 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ben Arfa)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Gutierrez, Tiote (86' Bigirimana), Anita (86' Marveaux), Ben Arfa (70' Shola Ameobi), Cisse, Ba. Subs: Harper, Perch, Ferguson, Tavernier NEWCASTLE 3 WIGAN 0 (Ba 2 - 1 pen, Bigirimana)Krul, Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini, Santon (49' Ferguson), Marveaux, Tiote (46' Bigirimana) Anita, Gutierrez (75' Sammy Ameobi), Ba, Cisse Subs: Harper, Shola Ameobi, Ranger, Tavernier STOKE 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Cisse)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Anita (87' Sammy Ameobi), Perch, Tiote, Gutierrez, Ba, Cisse (87' Ranger).Subs: Elliot, Bigirimana, Marveaux, Ferguson, Tavernier SOUTHAMPTON 2 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Simpson, S Taylor (90+1' Perch), Williamson, Santon, Anita (66' Marveaux), Tiote, Gutierrez, Ferguson (46' Sammy Ameobi), Ba, Cisse.Subs: Harper, Bigirimana, Ranger, Tavernier NEWCASTLE 1 SWANSEA 2 (Ba)Krul, Simpson (74' Bigirimana), S Taylor, Williamson, Santon, Ben Arfa, Anita, Tiote, Ferguson (46' Shola Ameobi), Sammy Ameobi (79' Marveaux), Ba. Subs: Elliot, Amalfitano, Tavernier,Abeid NEWCASTLE 0 WEST HAM 1Krul, Simpson (79' Obertan), Steven Taylor, Williamson, Santon, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Gutierrez (24' Anita), Ferguson, Cisse (45+5' Shola Ameobi), Ba Subs:Elliot, Amalfitano, Bigirimana, Marveaux. LIVERPOOL 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Cabaye)Krul, Anita, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Perch (26' Simpson), Cabaye (68' Ferguson), Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Ba (49' Sammy Ameobi).Subs: Harper, Williamson, Shola Ameobi, Obertan. NEWCASTLE 2 WEST BROM 1 (Ba, Cisse)Krul, Simpson (61 Cisse), Coloccini, Williamson, Santon, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Perch, Gutierrez, Ba (72 Sammy Ameobi), Shola Ameobi (61 Obertan). Subs: Harper, Anita, Steven Taylor, Ferguson. SUNDERLAND 1 NEWCASTLE UTD 1 (Cabaye)Krul,Simpson, Williamson, Coloccini (79' S Taylor) Santon, Gutierrez, Cabaye, Tiote, Ben Arfa (83' Obertan), Ba, Shola Ameobi (38' Perch).Subs: Harper, Anita, Cisse, Ferguson NEWCASTLE UTD 0 MAN UTD 3Harper, Santon, Perch, Williamson, Ferguson (63' Anita), Ben Arfa, Tiote (80' Bigirimana), Cabaye, Gutierrez, Cisse (63' Shola Ameobi), Ba Subs: Alnwick, Simpson, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi READING 2 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ba 2)Harper, Perch, Williamson, Steven Taylor (Tavernier 56), Santon, Ben Arfa, Tiote, Bigirimana (Ferguson 70), Gutierrez, Cisse (Shola Ameobi 69), Ba.Subs not used: Elliot, Anita, Obertan, Sammy Ameobi. NEWCASTLE 1 NORWICH 0 (Ba)Harper, Perch, Williamson, Steven Taylor, Santon, Ben Arfa (Shola 85mins), Anita (Tiote 76 mins), Cabaye, Jonas, Cisse (Obertan 70 mins), BaSubs unused: Elliot, Tavernier, Bigirimana, Sammy Ameobi EVERTON 2 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ba 2)Harper; Perch, Williamson, Taylor, Santon; Anita, Cabaye (Bigirimana 93), Gutierrez; Marveaux (Ba 46), Ben Arfa; Cissé (Shola Ameobi 80). Substitutes not used Elliot (g), Gosling, Obertan, Tavernier. NEWCASTLE 1 ASTON VILLA 1 (Ben Arfa)Krul, Simpson (Bigirimana 38), Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Ben Arfa, Cabaye, Anita, Gutierrez (Marveaux 86), Ba (Obertan 86), CisseSubs not used: Harper, Williamson, Gosling, Amalfitano CHELSEA 2 NEWCASTLE 0Krul, Simpson (Ryan Taylor 64), Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Santon (Marveaux 74), Ben Arfa, Anita, Cabaye (Perch 77), Gutierrez, Ba, CisseSubs not used: Harper, Williamson, Gosling, Obertan NEWCASTLE 2 SPURS 1 (Ba, Ben Arfa pen)Krul; Simpson, S Taylor, Perch, Santon; Ben Arfa, Cabaye (Anita, 71), Tiote, Gutierrez; Cisse, Ba (Obertan, 85). Subs not used: Harper; R Taylor, Williamson, Gosling, Amalfitano FA CUP BRIGHTON 2 NEWCASTLE 0 Elliot, Tavernier, Perch (46' Dummett), Williamson, Santon, Anita, Abeid (46' Ranger), Bigirimana, Obertan (71' Marveaux), Shola Ameobi, Sammy Ameobi Subs: Krul, Amalfitano, Ferguson, Campbell EUROPA LEAGUE BORDEAUX 2 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot, Tavernier, Williamson (74' Coloccini), Perch, Ferguson, Abeid, Bigirimana, Ranger, Marveaux, Sammy Ameobi (46' Anita) Shola Ameobi (80' Cisse)Subs: Krul, Simpson, Romain Amalfitano, Campbell NEWCASTLE 1 MARITIMO 1Krul, Simpson, S Taylor, Coloccini, Santon, Marveaux, Bigirimana, Anita, Sammy Ameobi (76' Abeid), Ben Arfa (40' Ba), Cisse (50' Amalfitano)Subs: Elliot, Williamson, Ferguson, Tavernier'. CLUB BRUGGE 2 NEWCASTLE 2 (Anita, Shola Ameobi)Krul, Anita, Williamson (58' Steven Taylor), Coloccini, Tavernier, Tiote, Sammy Ameobi (83' Amalfitano), Marveaux, Bigirimana (72' Cabaye), Obertan, Shola Ameobi Sub: Elliot, Santon, Cisse, Shane Ferguson NEWCASTLE 1 CLUB BRUGGE 0 (Obertan)Harper, Perch, Santon, Steven Taylor, Ferguson 80 (Cabaye), Obertan, Tiote, Bigirimana, Anita 46' (Shola Ameobi), Sammy Ameobi 73' (Coloccini), CisseSubs: Krul, Ben Arfa, Ba, Campbell NEWCASTLE 3 BORDEAUX 0 (Shola Ameobi, Henrique og), Cisse)Elliot (Harper, 46 ); Simpson, Williamson, Perch, Ferguson; Anita, Tiote (Gosling, 71), Cabaye (Bigirimana, 61); Cisse, Ameobi, Obertan. MARITIMO 0 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot, Santon, Williamson, Perch, S Taylor, Gosling, Amalfitano (Ferguson 76), Bigirimana, Obertan (Marveaux 80), Vuckic (Sami Ameobi 53), Shola Ameobi. Subs (not used): Harper (gk), Tavernier, Abeid, Campbell NEWCASTLE 1 ATROMITOS 0 (Vuckic)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini, Williamson, Ryan Taylor (11 Vuckic), Obertan, Bigirimana, Perch (59 Tavernier), Marveaux (91 Amalfitano), Gosling, Ba. Subs: Harper, Cabaye, Cisse, Campbell. ATROMITOS 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (R Taylor)Harper; Tavernier, Williamson, Perch, R Taylor; Bigirimana, Anita; Obertan, Gosling (Amalfitano, 64), Marveaux (Gutierrez, 71); Cisse (Campbell, 77). Subs not used: Krul, Santon, Cabaye, S Taylor. LEAGUE CUP MAN UTD 2 NEWCASTLE 1 (Cisse)Elliot, Coloccini (Ferguson 61), Williamson, Perch, Tavernier, Gosling, Marveaux, Tioté (Bigirimana 71), Obertan, Vuckic (Cisse 81), Shola Ameobi. Subs not used: Harper, Anita, Amalfitano, Sammy Ameobi. PRE-SEASON CARDIFF CITY 4 NEWCASTLE 1 (Shola Ameobi pen)Krul, Simpson, Coloccini (Williamson 46), Steven Taylor (Gosling 63), Santon, Obertan (Campbell 83), Tiote (Amalfitano 71) , Gutiérrez, Marveaux (Vuckic 46), R Taylor (Perch 28), Shola Ameobi. HARTLEPOOL 1 NEWCASTLE 5 (Shola Ameobi, Marveaux 2, Obertan, Vuckic)Harper (Alnwick 82), Simpson (Good 72), Tavernier, Williamson, S.Taylor (Vuckic 46), Perch (R.Taylor 72), Gosling, Amalfitano (Santon 80), Marveaux (Obertan 78), Sh.Ameobi (Ben Arfa 46), Bigirimana (Abeid 59). DEN HAAG 0 NEWCASTLE 0Krul; S Taylor (Gosling 65), R Taylor (Perch 71), Coloccini, Santon (Simpson 80); Obertan (Bigirimana 71), Tiote (Ameobi 71), Vuckic (Williamson 65), Gutierrez; Ba (Amalfitano 82), Cisse BRAGA 1 NEWCASTLE 2 (Ba, R Taylor)Harper; Simpson, Tavernier, Coloccini, R.Taylor; Sammy Ameobi (Obertan 88), Tiote (Cabaye 70), Gutierrez, Marveaux; Cisse, Ba (Vuckic 85). OLYMPIACOS 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (S Taylor)Krul, Perch, Williamson, S.Taylor (Dummett 46), Santon, Obertan (Sammy Ameobi 72), Bigirimana, Gosling (Abeid 36), Amalfitano, Vuckic, Shola Ameobi (Cisse 72). FENERBAHCE 1 NEWCASTLE 1 (Abeid)Elliot, Simpson (Santon 68), Tavernier, Coloccini, R Taylor, Tiote (Bigirimana 59), Gosling (Abeid 73), Obertan (Shola Ameobi 75), Marveuax (Gutierrez 59), Vuckic (Sammy Ameobi 46), Ba (Cisse 68). MONACO 0 NEWCASTLE 1 (Ba)Harper, Santon (Ryan Taylor 57), Simpson, Williamson (Perch 46), Gutierrez, Amalfitano (Obertan 62), Abeid (Tavernier 46), Bigirimana (Tiote 62), Sammy Ameobi (Vuckic 46), Shola Ameobi (Gosling 62), Ba (Marveaux 78) CHEMNITZER 1 NEWCASTLE 0Elliot; Tavernier (Simpson, 70), Williamson, Perch, R Taylor (Santon, 70); Obertan (Gutierrez, 77), Abeid (Bigirimana, 70), Gosling, Amalfitano; Vuckic (Shola Ameobi, 70), Sammy Ameobi (Ba, 77). Sub not used: Harper. Pos Team P GD Pts 1 Man Utd 25 29 62 2 Man City 25 26 53 3 Chelsea 25 24 46 4 Tottenham 25 13 45 5 Everton 25 10 42 6 Arsenal 25 20 41 7 Liverpool 25 12 36 8 Swansea 25 6 34 9 West Brom 25 -1 34 10 Stoke 25 -6 30 11 West Ham 25 -8 30 12 Sunderland 25 -5 29 13 Fulham 25 -6 28 14 Norwich 25 -15 28 15 Newcastle 25 -11 27 16 Southampton 25 -11 24 17 Reading 25 -14 23 18 Wigan 25 -18 21 19 Aston Villa 25 -26 21 20 QPR 25 -19 17
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