Newcastle United’s 5,000-strong traveling fans turned on Sam Allardyce after their Boxing Day defeat against second-bottom placed Wigan Athletic this afternoon. This was one of Newcastle most insipid displays of the season.
Sam Allardyce – under attack from Newcastle’s fed-up fans
Newcastle were beaten 1-0 by a stunning free-kick from Ryan Taylor. The Newcastle fans shouted “We’re s***, and we’re sick of it” as the the game ended in yet another poor result for Newcastle.
Sam Allardyce will be under increasing pressure following two terrible displays against the two worst teams in the league. Newcastle United could only manage a single point, and that was with an 87th minute equalizer on Sunday. It’s not good enough, that’s the simple fact.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley was at the game and would have heard the shouts of the Newcastle fans as he looked particularly worried towards the end of the game.
It’s hard to say this but Newcastle saved one of their worst away performances of the season against one of the worst side in the Premiership and were probably beaten on merit, that’s what’s so hard about this defeat. Newcastle had just one shot on target all afternoon.
Wigan goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was not tested at all by the Newcastle attack and it always looked like a set-piece would decide the outcome, against two sides lacking any invention at all.
That was Ryan Taylor, who placed a superb 64th minute free-kick that left Shay Given with no chance, and was enough to beat the lifeless Tyneside club, who went down to their 5th away defeat of the season.
We believe that Chairman Chris Mort will need to make some statement to the fans following this woeful performance. We expect something from the Chairman tomorrow. We need a much much improved performance against one of the top sides in the Premiership on Saturday, when we meet Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a 3:00 pm KO.
Comments very welcome – but please try to keep the language decent, after this very disappointing result today.
WIGAN ATHLETIC: Kirkland; Melchiot, Scharner, Bramble, Kilbane, Landzaat; Valencia, Brown, Taylor (Olembe, 75); Sibierski (Aghahowa, 71), Bent. Subs not used: Pollitt, Boyce, Skoko.
NEWCASTLE UNITED: Given; Beye, Taylor, Faye, N’Zogbia; Milner, Geremi (Martins, 66), Smith, Emre, Duff (Enrique, 78); Viduka. Subs not used: Harper, Cacapa, Butt.
Goals: Taylor 64
Bookings: Brown 32, Valencia 57, Smith 80, Taylor 88
Referee: Mike Dean