Steve McClaren has said everyone is angry at Newcastle and that’s after the fourth time in succession that we have been eliminated in the third round of the FA Cup, and that’s even after a goal this season was to win a cup.
Newcastle are also third bottom of the league with just 17 points from 20 league games – so frustration is starting to overflow with the long-suffering Newcastle fans.
And that’s especially true after the absolutely pathetic performance of the side under John Carver in the second half of last season when we got 13 points from 19 games.
Steve McClaren on the touchline today
John Carver should never have been appointed to that position in the first place – it was way over his head – but then absolutely nothing was done about it and we nearly ended up being relegated on the final day of last season.
We were simply very lucky not to be a Championship club this season.
But then this season seems almost like a continuation of last season’s complete nightmare for Geordie fans.
It’s just that something is seriously wrong at Newcastle these days – the club is being so poorly run from the top.
The traveling fans at the game even turned on Florian Thauvin singing – “You’re not fit to wear the shirt” – and at the end there was booing from the extremely frustrated fans.
After the game today this is what embattled Newcastle manager Steve McClaren had to say to BBC Sport:
“You cannot ask any more from the players, we have to get on with it, that is the nature of football.” “Players have to be big enough, bold enough, have courage and we have spoken about that.”
“Everyone is frustrated, we are angry, the same as them and the players are disappointed. We went to Arsenal and the performance was terrific.”
“It’s very frustrating, they had one opportunity there, from one mistake. We totally controlled the game and created chances. That’s football, you have to stick the ball in at one end and defend at the other.
“We came here to win, we came here with a strong team and we had a different system. We controlled the game. We played to win, we went to win and everyone is frustrated; everyone is angry.”
What we need now is a win against Manchester United at home on Tuesday night.
So somebody needs to score a goal for us at St. James’ Park on Tuesday night – or even an own goal would do it.