It was a must win game and while there very few chances the chances were there to win the game, especially for Owen and Martins, but the 0-0 draw was simply not good enough.
Michael Owen – missed golden chance after 63 minutes
This was another time when the lads and the club had promised they were going all out for the win, and had to win this game to save our season, but in the end they failed the task yet again.
While it pains us to say this, with just one win in the last 18 games, we hardly even deserve to stay up, given our horrible record this year, and the lad’s play this year has been very poor to say the least.
This squad will go down in Newcastle history as the most overpaid and under-performing set of players in the club’s history, and the sooner we clear the decks of a lot of them in the summer, the better Newcastle United will become. This scenario is starting to look far too similar to what happened with Leeds United for our liking.
Yes, we will hear Alan Shearer say that we can still stay up, and while that’s possible Alan has just one point and one goal in the four game he’s been in charge and all this is starting to look like an almighty disaster for the Newcastle club.
The continual inept displays of the players and the toothless nature of our forwards, make it hard to believe we can get the number of goals and therefore points we need. Don’t forget we need to score a goal to get 3 points, which is what we need in our remaining games.
If we can win at Liverpool this weekend we will change our minds about the team, but it looks like it’s all over for Newcastle United this season, unless Hull and Middlesbrough promise not to get one more point in the last 4 games. That would mean we’d beat Middlesbrough and catch Hull City, – but they’d both have to keep that promise.
The best chance of the night came after 63 minutes when Owen was put straight though and his shot was turned for a corner, but he should have chipped the ball over the advancing James, who should have been given no chance – and on the night one goal would have been enough and produced the goods – and we’d all be ecstatic this morning.
The team are now 3rd bottom, 3 points behind Hull City and safety, but Newcastle cannot keep throwing these golden chances of catching the opposition away, with inept and uninspiring performances like last night. They go to Liverpool this weekend and we have to hope we’re not taken apart, like last December, to preserve our decent goal difference which may still give us a chance.
They looked like a side fighting relegation last night, and as we said, they hardly even deserve to stay in the Premier league, the players have all been so under-whelming this season, and even the Newcastle fans are losing their patience, as only 47.000 turned up last night – and the ones that didn’t, would have been let down if they had made it to the game.
It looks like these players just haven’t got it in them, when it matters, like it did last night – shame on them.