We always knew it was going to be a tough start to the season because we have played all of last season´s top four clubs in Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal.
And we have already played Southampton and Swansea City who finished in 7th and 8th positions respectively last term.
Of course on the other side of that we lost both our games to West Ham and Watford far too easily.
Steve McClaren – it´s been really tough
The ¨easier¨ games are coming up and Steve McClaren has talked about the first eight games this season to the Chronicle:
“Six of the teams were in the top eight. We’ve now played all the top four, so it has been really, really tough – but something you have to go through.”
“We can sometimes see light at the end of the tunnel but then it goes away. What we need is consistency. We have to build on each performance.”
McClaren keeps talking about taking two steps forward and then two steps back in games and unfortunately in our last game we took quite a number of steps in the backward direction.
We were humiliated by Manchester City 6-1 with five goals conceded in the first 18 minutes of the second half.
Whether that was just a one-off we are about to find out.
Newcastle must start to win games soon to move off the bottom of the league table.
It´s been a very long time since we were stuck at the bottom of the Premier League.
If we cannot improve we could be in big trouble again this season and it looks like the January transfer window could be another huge one for Newcastle United.