As many as three in four fans think we will lose the game at Southampton today, and that just about sums up the negative feelings and frustrations surrounding Newcastle United at the moment.’
Two weeks ago 70% thought we would beat Crystal Palace at home, and the fact we could only draw 3-3 and were behind twice in that game, and then allowed the opposition to equalize five minutes into added time, started to sour the mood on Tyneside.
It got worse on the last day of the transfer market, when we allowed Ben Arfa and Yanga-Mbiwa go out on loan and brought nobody in, and then yesterday things kind of exploded a bit, when the club banned the Telegraph – the fifth paper currently banned at Newcastle.
And since the expectation is (very) low for today’s game, a win would be very well received – so that’s what we are hoping for.
Here’s the possible starting team for the lads today:
Janmaat Williamson Coloccini (c) Haidara
Sissoko Cabella Gouffran
What’s your team for today’s game?
Did we mention a defeat would not be good?
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