Which Of These Two Teams Will Turn Up At Stoke?

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?

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