In the last two home games we have had the chances to win each of the games – but we just didn´t take them.
In yesterday;s game in the second half Aleksandar Mitrovic had a great chance to put Newcastle ahead but headed the ball wide when it looked much easier to score.
Aleksandar Mitrovic misses golden chance against Everton
And but for a brilliant save from Tom Howard, Gini Wijnaldum could have been the hero today after he seemed to have headed the ball into goal, only for Tim Howard to somehow keep it out.
So one of our weaknesses still is scoring goals and that’s manifested in the stats since we have only scored 19 goals in 18 Premier League games this season – the 4th lowest in the league.
But when you contrast to our goals conceded – 33 – the second most goals conceded in the league – we again have a very poor goal difference – and that can be a point at the end of the season – or the lack thereof.
We are supposed to be bringing in some forwards when the transfer window opens up on January 1st.
It´s also looking like Mitrovic will need some time to further adjust to the rigors of the Premier League.
What we need is a striker who can immediately produce for us and not somebody like the Serbian or the players Graham Carr usually brings in – who tend to be cheaper than British players but who need (sometimes a lot of) time to adjust because they come in from the continent.
We´ll find out very soon if Newcastle´s transfer policy has changed from what it´s been over the last several years.
We hope it does change and become more sensible and fit the needs of the team.