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Which Of These Two Teams Will Turn Up At Stoke?

8:33 am, Friday, February 19th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Lee Clark has a new job as manager of Kilmarnock in Scotland and he has given an interview on talkSPORT and Lee talks about the Newcastle of this season as we lie in 18th position in the league table – a relegation place.

Lee is not the first person to talk about Newcastle being a Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide side this season – after the characters created by the famous Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, who wrote some famous books in his short 44 years of life.


Robert Louis Stevenson – author of the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Two of his other more famous books are Treasure Island and Kidnapped – two great books I read when I was 12.

But enough of literature – and here is what Lee Clark has said about this season’s poor Newcastle team:

“The fans are obviously very concerned because it’s quite Jekyll and Hyde how they differ in performances home and away.”

“It’s too much Jekyll and Hyde from Newcastle,” “The performances are front foot, exactly what Steve McClaren has talked about and he wants, coming out the traps really quickly, players performing – Georginio Wijnaldum, Moussa Sissoko playing to what we expect of them.”

“Then they go away from home and the level of performance is not good enough.”“It’s not just losing away from home, it’s the manner in terms of the losses.”

“The last two at Everton and Chelsea, the way that the goals went in, and the way the big players who are performing at home, we don’t seem to be getting a tune out of them away from home.”

“I mean that game at Chelsea was over after 20-25 minutes.” “I went to Manchester City early in the season, and Newcastle took the lead there at the Etihad.”

“But as soon as Man City had gone 2-1 in front, I didn’t watch the celebrations of Man City – I didn’t particularly want to anyway.”

“I watched the reaction of the Newcastle lads (Ed note – that’s when they gave up), and that was the big thing for me.”

Those are some very good points coming from Lee Clark.

If Newcastle cannot get a handle on their away form and correct it quickly we don’t think we can get enough wins at home to save ourselves from relegation.

So it’s really going to be dependent on which team turns up for the last six away games – starting at Stoke on March 2nd.

Will it be the good Dr Jekyll or the very bad Mr Hyde?

Comments welcome.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 giimps // Feb 19, 2016 at 8:42 AM

    Not exactly Dr Jekyl at home but Definitely run and Hyde away from home.

  • 2 banjax // Feb 19, 2016 at 9:03 AM

    The failure of Newcastle to perform away from home lies with the manager and his inability to motivate the players. Even at home matches, the team seem to play with a fear and lack of confidence which after so many games shouldn’t be there and neither should Steve McLaren.

  • 3 Jib // Feb 19, 2016 at 9:11 AM

    The work goes on

  • 4 runheed // Feb 19, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    It’s more about Fear, basically. The club is saturated with ear from top to bottom. There’s no joy in their game, no passion.

  • 5 giimps // Feb 19, 2016 at 9:26 AM

    Would you be confident having a defence like ours with The silent captain ,Hollywood ( who’s just back from injury again) a winger/ striker playing lb and a winger who can’t defend as rb?
    Our midfield who have recently been added to but still lacks a balance , Sissoko should not be on the pitch on the off chance that one of his headless chicken runs forward amounts to something, gini, shelvey and Townsend should be as they have proved themselves to be able, Tiote is not the player we need in dm role as he’s offski and don’t care ,Saivet hasn’t been given much of a chance, but looked OK when I have seen him , Colback at least seems to try but his ability and stature let him down ,then we get to our lone striker who is usually surrounded by 2 or 3 defenders as he moves less than a tectonic plate and has no team mate within 25m of him………confidence is grown through positive events…….no wonder we have none…….Shteevie needs a rethink or were playing Leeds next season and possibly Shola at Fleetwood the year after if things continue as they are.
    I don’t think changing the manager will happen or is needed, he jus needs to see what we all can see and ffs, drop Sissoko

  • 6 nufc 11 // Feb 19, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Sick to death with everything related to nufc its never ending bullshit, followed by lies followed by embaresment to be a supporter. The players should be ashamed of themselves. The perfomances they have given this season are so bad that in any other profesion they’d have been fired long ago. We have a bridage of players who turn up when it suits them lead by the captain and covered up by the manager. No one with the balls to fix it. I FOR ONE HAVE HAD ENOUGH. Goodluck and god bless nufc.

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