Humiliating Defeat For Newcastle At Scunthorpe

Well it’s very hard for me to write this, and immediate apologies to all Scunthrope United  fans, but when we were relegated in May and Scunthrope got promoted we talked about having to go to places like Scunthorpe.

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Chris Hughton – big pressure on this man now

But to lose there, and probably deserve to – is a new low for Newcastle United.

This may be our worst defeat in 16 years, since we were last in the second division of English football, but then of course we won our first 11 league games under Kevin Keegan.

While we are still second top in the Championship – WBA were also beaten last night at home, there are now other teams starting to catch us, and if we continue with this hopeless form will soon overtake us.

We have just 2 points and 2 goals in our last four games against opposition you would have thought we could have beaten fairly easily.

Being Newcastle fans it’s usually either feast or famine and lots of Newcastle fans will be more than dismayed by the defeat last night in front of nearly 9,000 fans – the biggest crowd ever at Glanford Park.

And as Newcstle continue their efforts in this league this season, there will be other sold out stadiums on the road, because it now looks like almost any side, on the day, can beat this Newcastle side.

Ther lads are now starting to play like they did last season – which is just not good enough.

Of course all is not lost yet, and we mustn’t get too downhearted – an uptick in form and a string of wins will change things around big time – and that’s what we have to hope for.

But Alan Smith picked up his 5th yellow card last night and will miss the game against Doncaster at home on Saturday, and how many fans think we can win that game?

Doncaster beat Peterborough 3-1 last night at home and are 18th in the table and have won no away games this season (Oh no!).

Things are starting to look a little bleak for Newcastle right now, and we may be doomed to more than one season in the second division – but we just have to hope for the best and keep supporting the lads.

We knew a string of bad form would come at some time this season.

Certainly a win on Saturday can change the mood – and let’s hope we can do that.

We can still get promoted this season – we’re still sure of that – but we have to snap out of this form when we are losing far too many valuable points.

14 comments so far

  • Toonmania

    Oct 21, 2009 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #1

    from what i saw at the game last night there seems to be a complete lack of motivation in the team, sorry but i really do not think CH has what it takes to push the team forward, lack of tactics, our position in the table doesn’t show where we really are

  • toonsy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Can we win on Saturday? Not bothered! Can we still get promoted? Not bothered! Will the players come out today and start banging the drum like last season again? Not bothered!

    In fact im fast becoming not bothered about Newcastle! Thats hard for me to say as ive been a lifelong fan and was born and brought up in the toon!

    This team, from top to bottom, does not deserve a penny of my money or a minute of my time!

  • Charlietoon

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Jesus wept. Second on the table and its gloom and doom. So much negativity is just not needed!

  • P44LJO

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #4

    Over the past 4 games Houghton has shown he is not tactically aware enough for the job and this game confirms it. Away to Scunthorpe and we go with 1 upfront???????? Why is Ranger on the bench for Harewood? The main problem with the team is lack of pace and invention, until sorted we will have yoyo results all season. Still positive tho 🙂

  • toonsy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #5

    Yep, 2nd in the table. Lose on Saturday we could be 9th!

  • Solaidback

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #6

    To be brutally honest, I agree with Toonsy, we’re only where we are because other teams behind us have failed too, we loose on Saturday & they all win, we’ll be mid table & tumbling with no way of getting back up!!
    What were those stats, 2 goals & 2 wins in the last 5 games, if we were as big a team as we all think we are, then we should be losing to any fizzy pop teams, no matter who they are, we should be at least 12 point clear at the top, I mean after all, we’re still paying these fizzy pop players we have Premier wages, so should be getting premier performances every week!!!

    Is it me or have we slumped since Tayls & Colo have been injured, or since Harewood came into the team or is it since talk of Hughton being made perm manager??? bit of a ocinsidence I think!!!

  • Solaidback

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #7

    Sorry, that should have read ‘…Shouldn’t be losing to fizzy pop teams….’

  • premier

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #8

    Come on now–losing against ex european champions Forest last Sat not too bad, but it does show how teams that think they are big can fall quickly. As for the mighty Scunny they are clearly a team on the up having stormed through the play offs to get into Fizzy Pop.
    QPR to come from pack and get promotion as they will have a bit of money to spend in the window.

  • bro56

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #9

    Of course all is not lost yet, and we mustn’t get too downhearted…

    be very downhearted, we’ll not be in the prem next season.. FACT! everything about newcastle is a nightmare and theres no signs of change unless Ashley sells. apparently we have 4 days after his 1 week deadline.. im not holding my breath

  • bro56

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #10


    its not doom and gloom m8, its reality.. people have a right to be upset, these results arent a fad, its real and they will continue to be poor under the current structure at the toon

    lets see where your optimism is in Jan when we loose a few more players that arent replaced..

    i hope im totally wrong..

  • Solaidback

    Oct 21, 2009 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #11

    Ex-european champs!!! that was before I was born & they’ve fallen a lot further than we have in the past but they still managed to beat us which for a BIG club that we are currently suppose to be, isn’t good, if you remember a few weeks ago, we thrashed another ex-european champs team 4-0 away, so whats happened in the past 3 weeks apart from Tayls & Colo being injured, Hughton being touted as our new manager & Harewood getting to play for us??? NOWT!!!

  • UTD111

    Oct 21, 2009 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #12

    accurate summary of the current state of affairs Ed!!

    UTD111 says:
    October 21, 2009 at 9:45 am
    I was listening to the match on Century last night (although they seem to call it “Real Radio” these days…ho-hum…)

    The highlight of the commentary was when Sir Bobby Moncur couldn’t remember the puppet’s name and after a pause, called him “Chris Calderwood” LOL

    The puppet has obviously made a big impression on Sir Bobby then!!

  • coyote

    Oct 21, 2009 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #13

    the curse of manager of the month strikes again
    it happens to all clubs as soon as there manager gets MoM all goes pear shaped
    Still don’t think he’s
    the man for the job

  • punk skunk...

    Oct 21, 2009 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #14

    Agreed coyote…The curse strikes!..


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