If there was any doubt that Newcastle are a relegation side then this was it with the defense looking absolutely awful and we have now conceded 62 goals in 32 league games and will surely now be relegated.
On this display we fully deserve to go down and our players bottled it – they don’t have the guts necessary to save the club from relegation.
We were hoping for a win or a draw in this game, but we got nowhere close and the Saints were better in everything they did and were 3-0 up after 59 minutes and eased off.
That allowed Andros Townsend to blast home a glorious goal for Newcastle after 65 minutes but of course it was too little too late and another calamitous performance by a Newcastle side.
Steve Taylor had an awful game and was hauled off at half time and that could be his last performance ever for his home town club.
Shane Long – beat three Newcastle players before scoring
Southampton scored after only four minutes when Shane Long went past three Newcastle players before shooting home with his left foot – and the Newcastle defenders were simply looking around at each other.
It was disgraceful defending from Newcastle and he went past Steven Taylor as if the local lad wasn’t even there – Steven seems to have no mobility these days..
After 38 minutes after they had been well on top the Saints went further ahead through Pelle when the ball was played passed Janmaat down the left wing and then it went free to Pelle in the box and he rifled the ball home as more schoolboy defending from Newcastle.
Janmaat went off injured after the goal and on came Siem de Jong.
It was 2-0 at the half and it could have been more and a shambolic display from these Newcastle players who are mentally weak and showed Newcastle up today – they have no bottle these overpaid prima donnas.
At the break on came Jamaal Lascelles and it looks like Taylor was hauled off and we would loved to have heard what Rafa said at the half – what a shambles Newcastle looked.
After 55 minutes the Newcastle team was still asleep as the Saints took a short corner which caught Newcastle off guard and after Darlow saved well from Mane it was Wanyama who put the ball past Darlow.
Newcastle came back as the Saints eased off and it was a brilliant goal from Andros Townsend after 65 minutes but the damage was done and certainly the worst performance by a country mile by this Newcastle team under Rafa Benitez who must be furious with his players.
That’s 10 games on the trot we have lost away from home including the FA Cup 3rd round game at Watford and it’s the sixth defeat in seven league games for Newcastle.
We are afraid this lot are just past redemption and for the money these players are paid they were a disgrace today.
A disgrace to the club and we will almost certainly be relegated soon – and we deserve to go down.
It’s a pity we didn’t bring some good defenders in with the £82M we spent this season but if this form isn’t turned around we could be struggling next season in the Championship – the players we have are not tough enough mentally.
We don’t know what we need in terms of wins to stay up – but we will not get them with the mentally weak players we have in this team.
This display was a disgrace to the name of Newcastle United Football Club.