Newcastle to win the Premier League?

So Newcastle top the Premier League table after the opening weekend. (When did it cease to be called the Premiership, btw?)

In the last seven seasons, the league’s winning team has always won its first game. (As an aside, only one team winning its first game has gone down in the same period.) Assuming the same will be true this season, we’ll be fighting it out against Man. City, Chelsea, Arsenal (only just), Blackburn, Everton, Liverpool and Sunderland.

So we’ve got an 8–1 chance of winning the Premier League, right? Odds that must be shortened given that we’re already leading the rest of the bunch.

Let’s see how it pans out.

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One Response to “Newcastle to win the Premier League?”

  1. Jon on August 12th, 2007 10:42

    Dan,

    I admire your optimism, enthusiasm and, when it comes down to it, bravery in even suggesting this scenario.

    Miracles have happened and, given a long enough time period, the odds of Newcastle winning the Premier League at some point are either 100% or 0% – I’m not sure which, but I’m sure you’ll be able to work this out.

    With love mate,

    Jon

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