It was telling that last week 77% of fans in our poll thought we’d lose at home against Manchester United, and that turned out to be true when we were hammered 4-0, and this week it was 76% of fans through we’d lose – and we did – for the fourth games in a row – this time at Stoke City.
A minute’s silence before the game – to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster
And Newcastle haven’t scored in those four games and we’ve conceded 12 goals – and it’s been a nightmare for the fans.
But on the bright side (well kind of), we only conceded one goal today against an ordinary looking Stoke City side.
But it was a sloppy goal to concede after 42 minutes, as a cross come shot eluded the Newcastle goalkeeper Tim Krul, and it ended up in the top right hand corner of the net.
The scorer – Erik Pieters – at one time a Newcastle target, could only laugh – which says he meant it to be a cross.
But one goal was enough – as it’s been in the last four games for Newcastle to lose, and now we have gone 12 league games of the last 16 without scoring and picked up only 13 points.
This is all too bad to be true – but it’s what’s happening – and we’ve now lost 11 of the last 16 league games and failed to score in 12 of them.
It will be interesting to see what Alan Pardew says after the fourth pathetic performance in a row, when we have also failed to score, and Stoke were only a mediocre side today.
But the Potters were still better than Newcastle – and it’s clear that Alan Pardew just cannot motivate his players.
Newcastle United fans deserve better than these woeful performances on the pitch this year.
It’s just not good enough – and that’s the truth.