We were promised a much-improved display at Crystal Palace today and what did we get – another abject performance from a bunch of players who don´t seem to be good enough to keep Newcastle in the Premier League this season and cannot handle any adversity in a game.
And Steve McClaren will come under increasing pressure too with this being the worst start in Newcastle´s 123 year history with just 10 points from 14 games.
Our goal difference is -16 – the worst in the Premier League and the 30 goals conceded – also the worst in the Premier League.
Newcastle players in disarray – who was guarding him?
And we have slipped to second bottom of the league as Sunderland and Bournemouth go above us – Sunderland beat Stoke 2-0 at home and Bournemouth drew 3-3 against Everton at home.
It doesn’t make for good reading and with the team imploding over the last two games when we have conceded eight goals you wonder how we will do in the two tough games coming up – against Liverpool and Tottenham – two teams who if anything are a lot better than Crystal Palace.
It´s hard to know where Newcastle go from here – and it´s going to be very difficult to get much at all out of the next two games coming up.
We don´t expect any changes to be made anytime soon my Managing Director Lee Charnley and maybe the next crucial game is the home game against Aston Villa, who are the only team beneath us on 5 points.
If we lose that one we will be in grave danger and maybe some action will be taken by those running the club – and certainly the way the club has been run over the last few years has been simply abysmal.
It´s difficult to see at this stage – if we keep playing like our last two games – how we can possibly survive in the Premier League this season.
It´s that bad with just over a third of the season gone by.
We hope it can be turned around but it´s not looking good and Newcastle United are a pale shadow of the club we once were.