It was the worst home defeat by Newcastle since 1925 and if that sounds bad – well it was even worse than that, when you had to watch it, heaven knows what it was like for people actually at the game.
James Perch – his look sums it up
Never have I seen Newcastle side so weak at the back, where it looked like any time Liverpool would attack they would score.
So what was Alan Pardew, and the players doing all ast week – since it seems the lads were just not prepared or not ready for the game.
We have three games left, and we suppose all we can do is try top pick up some points – but it will not be easy.
But we need to pack the side with first team Premier League experience for the last three games.,
Fabricio Coloccini must come back to lead the team, and it will be good to have Danny Simpson at right back for the West Ham game in place of the suspended Mathieu Debuchy.
And it may even be good to recall Steve Harper in goal, simply because of his vast experience.
When things are crumbling around you, like they were yesterday, you cannot expect inexperienced players like Haidara and Elliot to do much – they just seemed shocked – but experiences players can calm things down.
But we hardly expect Alan Pardew to leave Elliot on the bench next Saturday.
Colo seems to be the main man who could perhaps bring some semblance of order to a defense that has now conceded 66 goals this season, the highest number of goals conceded in the Premier League.
If we lose our final three games and are relegated, there’s a case to be made that we deserve it.
What do you think?
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