Fasten Your Seat Belts – Newcastle Home Results Depressing

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.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • ronaldeano

    Nov 10, 2010 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #1

    Joey Bartons a lucky man BTW….
    Expect the gutter press to jump on his back again tomorrow for punching Pedderson

  • GeordieToon89

    Nov 10, 2010 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #2

    so they should he deserves every bit of punishment he gets.. Thats bloody assault when ther was absalutely no need to do it lol wal be without barton and tiote for saturdayy..smith and nolan in centre routledge or raylor on the right

  • Brutooon

    Nov 11, 2010 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #3

    No Smith, we got guthrie

  • Toon XI

    Nov 11, 2010 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Tonight’s result was unacceptable. Period!

  • BeeGuy

    Nov 11, 2010 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #5

    Poor squad selection by Hughton. His team looked tired after the intense effort in London. Seeing Willo with hands on knees for long portions of the game begs me to ask why Sol or STaylor not brought on. It is now obvious that opponents can disregard the deep right side and load up on Jonas and Enrique. Maybe its time to flip Jonas to the other side for part of the game to cross up the defenses. Fulham offers different challenges, but this is a tired front 11, and we know Tiote has to sit out Saturday. CH may have to make wholesale changes for one game, as much as he may not like that.

  • shamadz72

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #6

    One mistake I notice is that CH normally is indecisive when it comes to make decision when to substitute a player during the game. A good manager can sense that the player is not at its best form for the night and will be able to make the subsitution without hessitation.

  • Bucks mag

    Nov 11, 2010 at 3:39 AM

    Comment #7

    I was at the game tonight, in response to your comments BeeGuy I would like to say Willo had a good game, just a costly sloppy error that cost us at the end. Admittedly you could fairly point at that and say “Point proven” but I thought he had a good game.

    Also, why change a winning team? Because we were 1-0 down due to a silly error by an individual? Not to mention that for 35 mins of the second half we were in the game for the winner?

    He deservedly got clapped off because he’s been absolutely mint for us, but Tiote had an absolute off day tonight – unusually poor. Not just for the goal, he wasn’t winning as many balls as he does, and his distribution was a bit poorer. Still, only an off day, no doubt he is class.

    shamadz72 – I agree that Hughton is reluctant with subs, sometimes for better and sometimes for worse. Imo he should have brought Routledge on a lot sooner.

  • ginkoh

    Nov 11, 2010 at 3:39 AM

    Comment #8

    We’re good football team but bad Rugby you lnow ?

  • Charlietoon

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:27 AM

    Comment #9

    I think we have a good team and a good manager but we are two easily mind fu&%d by the obvious. Whenever the players know they will be in for a tough time they step up and often get results but what they don’t realize is that other teams below us will do the same when they come up against us and they have nothing to lose. We lose to these easy times because Chris is not preparing them mentally to go out and give it their all. The players think the crowd and the home ground will get them over the line. In the coke league it did but it does not work with the big boys

  • cgrizzly87

    Nov 11, 2010 at 4:41 AM

    Comment #10

    These rubbish home results are really starting to get on my nerves! What happens when we face a Chelsea/Spurs/Arsenal/Manure/Citeh at home in the league?!? I am hoping and praying that they will no resemble the farce that was Liverpool at home in that fateful season….

    If we had got out of bed and actually won against Blackpool, Stoke, Wigan and Blackburn we would now be joint top. Just a thought!

    ALSO – why is Lovenkrands not getting a look in? Would it not have made more sense to throw him on instead of Ranger/Barton? Inject some pace + finishing quality + experience.

    I want to have faith in big Chris but not sure what to think anymore!



    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:26 AM

    Comment #11

    Our home form is really pissing me off!

    As good as our defence was last sunday it was bad this evening. Bad mistakes from players who have been playing really well in the last few weeks.

    What is Bartons problem? Totally uneccesssary to do what he did, and there maybe a possible thre or four match ban on the
    way. If i was the Hoots i would doc him a weeks wages too, we need him playing and not banned.
    He won,t get any England call up if he keeps on doing things like that!

    Hats off to Blackburn, for their win but i would say that we gifted it to them. Still don,t like Fat Sam but we were naive tonight and probably started with the wrong mentality.

    Nothing wrong with Hoots tean section although i think Lovenkrands should of come on instead of Ranger and Ryan Taylor should get a chance again. Curious to see which selection he makes against the cottagers for saturday.

  • vinnie

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #12

    guys, it wasn’t a case of complacency me thinks. it was a case of the opposition setting out their stall to frustrate, to stop us playing football.

    when we play the big teams, they sense that they can outplay us and try to play an open game. that suits us perfectly because our team is built to close down quickly and then move the ball quickly and find space. however when we play teams who are less ambitious, they do the exact same thing to us, not letting us play. we see it again and again in the blackpool game, stoke and now blackburn.

    these teams do it week in week out against the big teams in order to survive. we really need to start learning how to cope with it or else i fear we will have more of such matches at st james

  • Ryan_NUFC88

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #13

    I know it doesn’t condone it but to be fair on barton pederson did purposely bash is shoulder into him and things like that are unfortunatly going to bring the “Old” Joey out.

    Two mistakes, Two conceded that should be what Chris is pointing out to the lads. Fair enough people make mistakes but both of them were unecessary especially Tiote, he could have just hoofed it clear. Hopefully we’ll be back on it on Saturday against Fulham!!!

    Anyone else hearing rumours this morning that Spurs are preparing a £4mil bid for Williamson in January?

  • Brutooon

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #14

    if we win all the our previous home game, we be top of the league hahahaha

  • cg

    Nov 11, 2010 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #15

    Ranger looked lively someone wrote. Exactly how? Like a windmill with his arms. Could very well have put Lovenkrands in instead, a bit more cool when in posession in the box instead of that panic waste of chance Ranger got.

  • samag

    Nov 11, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #16

    CH should really try and alternate his players. using the same squad week in week out. this will breed a few bad habits among the guys in the starting XI, firstly that they can take their place for granted. they will get tired and complacent. CH hasnt made subs at the right times as well which can also get the guys on the bench pissed off. those are the decisions that cost us! i cannot fault the players and i believe CH see’s that and he’s taking responsibility.

  • Mr Books

    Nov 11, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #17

    cake – eat it.

    This is why I could never be a foorball manager.
    Both goals came from individual errors.
    We did break down their defense and Carrol got his goal. For the last 20 minutes of the first half I thought we always looked like we could grab a goal and get back in it, which we then did shortly after the break. After the Equaliser for half an hour I thought we looked like we could go on and win it.

    It was an unchanged side from Arsenal win, a solid, organised, spirited team performance. Which was an unchanged side from the Sunderland win, a solid, organised, spirited team performance. Why would it occur to any manager to think he would need to make changes to get a solid organised spirited team performance. Sure you could expect that some tiredness might start to creep in, unfortunately the only way you spot the game weariness is in the next game, which is why even with top teams you see the mid week european game hangovers the next week – if it was easy to know which players would feel the physical/mental tiredness, then it’d be easy to rest them.
    Also last season it was a regular occurance for an unchanged side to play Sunday then Wednesday – that’s CHs experience with these players. This is the first time Tiote has done 2 prem games in 4 days – might well explain his off day. Ask anyone who has come into the premiership and they will tell you how hard it is to get your physical/mental fitness and stamina up to the level required.

  • leedodd

    Nov 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #18

    We need a New assistant Manager In the Next week and Need a Good Win Against Fulham to Buck us Up again. We were Very Poor But we will Bounce Back The Lads Will Pull Through !!!!


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