We wondered what Newcastle boss Alan Pardew would say after today’s game, after a gutless performance got us another well deserved defeat – this time at Brighton – who for the second year in a row have knocked Newcastle out of the FA Cup, and we couldn’t even score one goal in those two games.
Orlandi scores first Brighton goal
We were missing a stack of our best players today, but still this was an insipid performance from a Newcastle side, who didn’t have any zip at all throughout the game, and if these are the players coming through at the club, the future does not look good.
This is what Alan said after the game today:
“We know we need to get some bigger players who can handle the situation of carrying a Newcastle jersey, whether that’s a signing or getting a player back from injury.”
“We are missing too many of our top players. The season we’re having we just need to get our best players back.” “We need to sustain ourselves in that and make sure we are a Premier League team next season.
That may have been the worst display of the season, which is quickly disintegrating into a battle about how we can survive in the Premier League this season.
And if this is the side we will put out in the Europa League next month, we far better just call in the result and not bother turning up,
This is now a very serious situation at the club, if we didn’t already know that before this game.
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