We are only now getting over the shock of what happened yesterday when the game at Chelsea was over after only 17 minutes when the Blues were 3-0 up.
We also have to realize that it wasn’t too surprising the Chelsea team laid off a bit in the second half and Newcastle did come back into the game a little – but of course by then we had lost the game.
But in particular it was good to see our two new Englishmen Jonjo Shelvey and Andros Townsend having good games in the final 45 minutes and at least learning from the Everton debacle – which cannot be said for all the Newcastle players.
Andros also scored a terrific goal after 90 minutes after being given the ball by Jack Colback – and he made it look so easy – so maybe we will get more on the goalscoring side from the England International in future games – hope so.
Andros Townsend in action yesterday – scored a great late goal
Townsend was our Man of the Match with Rob Elliot again playing well in goal and making some good saves and Rob just edges out Jonjo Shelvey in the voting with the England International play-maker putting in a good stint in the second half.
But this was another unacceptable performance on the road by Newcastle and if we continue this form and lack of fight away from St. James’ Park – we will most likely be relegated in May.
It’s simply not good enough and our players know it.
But it was good to see at least three of them sticking in and fighting for the cause, even though all was lost by then.
Other players in the Newcastle side should take the example set by Andros, Rob and Jonjo and play their hearts out in future games away from home.
We only have six of them left and six games at home.
Here are the results of the poll.