The new owners at Newcastle United have the Manchester City template to work from when trying to improve the club’s fortunes. Newcastle fans will have to be patient – club building takes time. The chart below shows the Premier League points-per-game tally of Manchester City since the new owners took over in 2008. It took City four seasons to win the league and three seasons to break into the Champions League. It might take Newcastle a little longer too – when Chelsea and later Manchester City were bought-out they had fewer teams to catch up with. The Newcastle owners are later to the party.