After two good performances from Newcastle at Manchester United and at home to Arsenal, when we played most of the game with only 10 men, last night was a good chance for us to get some points and pull away from the bottom.
But instead a poor uncommitted performance from Newcastle saw us woeful up front again, and we agave away two poor goals to lose the game 2-0 and go bottom of the league on goal difference, after five games played and only 2 points.
Alan Shearer – very poor from Newcastle
This is how Alan Sharer responded to the game on his Twitter account.
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) September 14, 2015
Newcastle were late arriving at Upton Park for this their last game there, due to a cement carrier dropping its load, and therefore creating havoc with the traffic.
And it seemed when Newcastle started the game, we hadn’t really turned up for the game and conceded after only 9 minutes.
And that was after conceding only one goal – an own goal – in the last matches two games at Old Trafford and at home to Arsenal.
We were very poor up front last night, and never really looked like scoring, so we need a win at Watford on Saturday.
Unfortunately, this has given an opportunity for the boo boys and the doom and gloomers to come out.
That’s the worst part of it – but a win on Saturday at home to Watford will calm everybody down.
It’s too early in the season to be too negative, and the team is still trying to gel, so some patience is needed.
That’s always difficult for the fans, especially after the horrors of last season.
But we did not play well last night.