Newcastle's rough 2012 start

Newcastle among most disappointing teams in the Premier League this season

Originally Published: November 29, 2012
By Albert Larcada | ESPN Insider
Alan PardewIan Horrocks/Getty ImagesAlan Pardew was rewarded with a contract extension, but Newcastle has struggled this year.

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Albert Larcada is an Analytics Specialist in ESPN's Stats & Information group. Among other analytics projects, he maintains, advances and writes about ESPN's Soccer Power Index (SPI) algorithm.