Newcastle United fans see Everton as a club they should be finishing ahead of.

Likewise, no doubt Everton fans think their team should be ending up above Newcastle United.

Both clubs with big histories but currently locked out of the ‘big six’ private club at the top.


It is no secret there is little love lost between the two sets of fans.

There have been 26 Premier League seasons so far and the score currently stands at Newcastle United 13 Everton 13 when it comes to who has finished the season in a higher position.

With Everton set to make it 14 v 13 as they are 11 points higher with only five games remaining.

If you dig down though it tells you a lot about what has happened to Newcastle United in this era.

The first Premier League season saw Everton finish 13th and Newcastle go up as champions of the second tier under Kevin Keegan, 1-0 to the scousers.

However, the next 11 seasons saw Newcastle finish above Everton every time.

Contrast that to later on and under Mike Ashley’s reign, only once in 12 years (including the current one) have Newcastle finished above Everton.

A shocking state of affairs, Mike Ashley wrings his hands and says how can he compete with the likes of Man City.

The truth is, he hasn’t even competed with a largely mediocre Everton.

Even the one time under Ashley when NUFC did finish higher, Alan Pardew embarrassed himself and the club. After that one-off fifth place spot, Pardew suggested Newcastle were now in a different league to the likes of Everton.

Newcastle United’s Premier League era finishes (Everton’s in brackets):

1992/93 1st in Championship (13)

1993/94 3 (17)

1994/95 6 (15)

1995/96 2 (6)

1996/97 2 (15)

1997/98 13 (17)

1998/99 13 (14)

1999/2000 11 (13)

2000/01 11 (16)

2001/02 4 (15)

2002/03 3 (7)

2003/04 5 (17)

2004/05 14 (4)

2005/06 7 (11)

2006/07 13 (6)

2007/08 12 (5)

2008/09 18 (5)

2009/10 1st in Championship (8)

2010/11 12 (7)

2011/12 5 (7)

2012/13 16 (6)

2013/14 10 (5)

2014/15 15 (11)

2015/16 18 (11)

2016/17 1st in Championship (7)

2017/18 10 (8)

2018/19 15 (9)


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Ryan Williamson