We had hoped the 5-1 smashing of Sunderland, followed by another one of their best displays of the season at Arsenal, could be followed up with two home wins against bottom half of the table sides Blackburn and Fulham.
Tiote – terrible error after just 3 minutes gifted Blackburn their first goal
But Newcastle had yet another terrible home result tonight, when they lost 2-1 to Blackburn
To be able to win at Arsenal, Everton, West Ham and Chelsea, but to lose to Blackpool, Stoke and Blackburn at home, just about sums up Newcastle’s very inconsistent season so far.
And Newcastle literally gave Rovers a goal start after just over 2 minutes tonight, when Tiote was caught in possession, trying to dribble his way out of the penalty area, and Blackburn took their gift – and it’s not even Christmas.
Good teams are consistent, as we’ve been saying all week, and Newcastle proved again tonight they still have a long way to go, to produce their top form in each and every game, whoever they are playing against, but why on earth they have chosen to have their very worst results, and often their worst displays too at St. James’ Park this season, we have no idea at all.
Newcastle could come bouncing back from this defeat – but unfortunately we are at home to another bottom half of the table side, Fulham, on Saturday so we suppose we’ll have another tough game – unless the lads wake up when they are playing at home.
Home form is just not good enough, and Newcastle this season have flattered to deceive – one week they look a great side and in the next game they contrive to lose to a poorer side. We thought that inconsistency may have been over, but we were wrong, and it’s not over, not after another poor home defeat.
Chris will have his work cut out in the next few days to get the heads of the Newcastle players on track again – so they can play well against the poorer sides and not just against the good sides, and usually away from home.
Another terrible home result tonight – and it’s a pity we weren’t playing Chelsea or Liverpool away on Saturday – because from the results so far this season – we’d have a better chance of winning if that was the case.