Achilles Heel Already Costing Newcastle This Season

It seems like the same old Newcastle this season as we seen in the last three seasons – our defense is too weak and we find it difficult to score goals.

But maybe after the 6-2 win against Norwich City we are finding a way to score more goals but we were shut out last Sunday at Sunderland – of all places – in the 3-0 loss.

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Ayoze Perez – improving all the time

But there again a potential win was taken away from us by the referee´s mistakes – but we have to let that go now.

3 points against Stoke City tomorrow is what we want to see but which Newcastle side will turn up for that game?

Ayoze Perez has continued his improvement from last season and he is forming a potentially potent partnership up front with new boy Aleksandar Mitrovic.

With Gini Wijnaldum starting to look like a very good player in the Premier League there is some hope but the defense continues to be a real weakness.

We have already conceded a massive 22 goals in the Premier League after just 10 games played – the worst in the Premier League with Bournemouth – who are newly promoted.

Why didn’t we strengthen the defense more in last summer´s transfer window?

Ayoze Perez understands that we ship too many goals and have to score some to get some points – but it´s a great pity our defense is still the Achilles heel of the team.

Our goal difference after just 10 games is already -11, which is the worst in the Premier League – again tied with Bournemouth.


This is what the 22 year-old has said:

“We have to think what’s going on is because we’ve conceded too many goals,”

“But I think this is the way to play because we are better than many good teams, so we have to stay together now and think about Stoke.”

“We have Stoke at home, one more chance to show what we can do and always fight to win.”

What we really need tomorrow at St. James’ Park is a blow-out performance from Newcastle and if we can play well and get all 3 points then fans will be a lot more confident for the season.

At the moment we don´t know if we are going to be a decent side and that we are slowly but steadily improving – or whether we are simply not good enough and could be locked in a relegation fight all season.

After last season´s living nightmare, we were hoping for something better than this.

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