Newcastle tried to come back in this game after being a goal down to a 17th minute strike from Wright-Phillips, but once again a former player scored against us in the second half to seal our fate. and yes it’s yet another league defeat.
And and we now have just one point from the last 5 league games and are now 5th bottom of the league, as Middlebrough also lost, and Blackburn came back to draw 2-2 with Bolton, after being 2-0 down at the interval at Ewood Park.
But this shows that Newcastle are nowhere near good enough to survive in the Premier League on this performance, and Joe Kinnear will have his work cut out to keep the side in the Premier League.
Manchester City themselves have been struggling this season, but they are now in 9th position and 5 points clear of a wilting and seemingly dispirited Newcastle United side.
We could have gone above them tonight with a win, but losing against teams in the same predicament as ourselves is the worst possible thing the team can do right now.
If anybody wants to know how an inept owner can have a negative and calamitous impact on a famous football club you just have to look at the mess Newcastle are in right now, with just 23 points from 23 games, which is the lowest points total ever at this stage of a Premier League season, for this once very proud Newcastle United club.
Jackie Milburn and others, not to mention my late father, must be turning in their graves at what Billionaire Ashley has brought on this Newcastle United club.
After being 1-0 down at half time the lads at least tried to mount a comeback, and we were always still in the game when we were only one goal down.
But former Magpie Craig Bellamy, for the second time in 3 weeks, scored against his former ,and though promising local striker Andy Carroll scored a good goal after 81 minutes, it was too little too late for this rather inept looking Newcastle side.
And to make matters worse, as if we needed it, both Michael Owen and Joey Barton went off injured during the game.
But with other sides not doing much better than Newcastle this evening, we remain in 5th bottom place.
However, the decline in Newcastle over the last four years or so, since the great Bobby Robson was sacked, is a study in rapid decline, if we ever saw one.
If this result doesn’t spur the Newcastle Board into absolute panic in the last four days of the transfer market then nothing will.
And we have to admit we are losing hope as well, as the Newcastle Board continues to act as if they have no clue at all on how a football club should be run.
And it would appear that Shay Given has had enough of their antics, and Charles N’Zogbia will also no doubt now plead his case further to the press to be released from the club in January. We were told both players were injured but this is representative of how stupid the Board thinks the fans are.
We could even end up losing more players than we gain in this January transfer window, and it should prove to Mr. Ashley that he has no right to own a football club as famous as Newcastle United, if he is not willing to employ capable people to run the club, on his behalf.
It would appear that Mike made a huge mistake in buying the Newcastle club, as he’s looked more than inadequate and less than competent at the helm of this once great club.
And if Mike had any intention of turning up for the game against Sunderland on Sunday afternoon, he should reassess the situation, because he will not be safe in Newcastle.
Maybe that shouldn’t be the case, but it’s the truth, and passion works both ways at Newcastle.
The only positive thing is that we expected nothing out of this game, and if the lads can get some spirit together for Sunday, we may even be able to get our first win in 8 games on Sunday.
And against local North East rivals Sunderland – that would be sweet.