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.
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.