A collection of football miscellany ahead of the weekend.

Number of consecutive Premier League defeats for Newcastle FC (carried over from last season): 3.

Record for number of consecutive defeats for Newcastle in the Premier League: 3.

Odds on a home victory for Newcastle against West Ham this weekend as predicted by Bloomberg Sports: 38.5%

Reported transfer fee in pounds for Gareth Bale from Tottenham to Real Madrid: 93 million.

Height in metres of 93 million pounds when stacked in 50 pound notes: 210.

Number of metres by which this stack exceeds the height of the London Eye: 75.

Percentage regression for European shot conversion rates for players that scored at least ten goals in a single season from the 2011-12 to the 2012-13 season: 67.

Goals and shot conversion rate for Gareth Bale in the 2011-12 Premier League season: 9, 6.62.

Goals and shot conversion rate for Gareth Bale in the 2012-13 Premier League season: 21, 12.73.

Percentage of successful crosses sent in by Willian in the Russian Premier League this season: 37.1

Number of key passes Willian completed per game: 4.

Willian’s dribble success percentage: 68.

Number of games Willian started in: 4.

Number of NBA teams which will reportedly have SportVU cameras installed for the coming season: 30.

Number of Serie A clubs that utilize SportVU cameras in their arenas: 3.

Number of Premier League clubs with SportVU cameras installed (according to the client list on the website): 0.