This is the worst possible result for Joe Kinnear, the Newcastle players, the Newcastle fans and the Newcastle club, as we went down at Sunderland this afternoon, for the first time in 28 years.
At half time things looked fairly good with newcastle having conceded first as usual, but then coming back and equalizing through Ameobi. But then a superb goal from kerien Richardson gave the home side all 3 points for their first win against Newcastle at Sunderland since 1980.
Joe Kinnear will not see just how furstrated Gerodies fans can become very quickly, especially after beibng beaten by their only derby rivals.
Forget about Middlesbrough they’re far too far south, but Sunderland is the game a manager must win to keep the fans on his side.
In this game the second half performance was just not good enough by Newcastle, and the changes were probably made too late to make any difference.
Richardson may have been out of luck at Fulham with his free kicks last week, but that will be forgotten with his stunning effort after 75 minutes, which handed Sunderland all 3 pointd and keep Newcastle at second bottom of the league.
And this is the season we were going to do dso well in – until keegan left after being lied to by the Newcastle Board.
The deciding goal was caused when Nicky Butt brought a halt to a great run by El Hadji Diouf and Richardson stepped up to lash a free kick into the top corner, past Shay Given.
Newcastle could not put together any response, Barton had no impact, and the margin of victory could have been greater had Cisse’s terrific drive not crashed back after almost braking the post.
2-1 is bad enough, but this will rock us quickly back to reality – that we’re not a very good side this season, and the sooner we get a new owner, and they get their manager in, the better is will be for all those who support the Newcastle club.
A win against WBA on Tuesday night, and if we cannot get 3 points there, it may be another relegation haunted season – again.
This is too much to take.