England international Andros Townsend was out Man of the Match for the game on Saturday at Stamford Bridge, when we were again taken apart on the road – this time 5-1 at Chelsea.
That follows the 3-0 demolition at Everton in our last away game and that was the sixth consecutive defeat on the road for Newcastle in all competitions – absolutely pathetic.
But new signings Andros Townsend and Jonjo Shelvey both played well with Andros scoring a terrific goal in the last minute of normal time to open his account at Newcastle.
Andros Townsend in action on Saturday
But Townsend has said that he thinks we have the players to turn this around – and he had this to say to the BBC:
“It’s nothing in the dressing room, the lads are not coming here scared.” “We came here full of confidence – we felt we were good enough to get a point but on the day we were nowhere near.”
“We’ve got the players in the dressing room to get us out of this situation.” “I’ve no doubt in my mind that eventually we will get it right, things will start clicking and the results will start coming.”
Steve McClaren has said an improvement is on the way ever since the first game but that was 26 league games and six months ago and we are still 3rd bottom of the league table. with a measly 24 points from 26 games.
If we lose badly against Stoke two weeks on Wednesday then Mike Ashley could call time on McClaren but we would have lost the two weeks a new manager could have been bedded in if he was brought in now.