We cannot win every game we know that, but yesterday’s result was a stunning loss after a stunning win just three days before in London.
It was reminiscent of last season when we didn’t know which team was going to turn up – and Rafa Benitez now has some urgent work to do before Tuesday night’s game against the same opposition again at home in the EFL Cup.
Rafa Benitez on the sideline yesterday
Another defeat would not be good and we seem to be getting too used to losing at home this season.
We hope it’s just a blip in the grand scheme of things, but to lose three of our first eight league games was not expected and to lose two of our first four home league games is certainly not good.
When you consider we only lost four league game in the whole of 2009-2010 and were unbeaten at home all season, the contrast to this season is not good.
But Rafa will take this as a learning experience for the players and hopefully we can back on track.
Coming up in the league are Aston Villa away on Saturday and then Norwich at home the following Wednesday – the two teams that were relegated with us – and we need two wins in those games to keep us near the top of the Championship.
A couple of players have apologized for the inept display yesterday when we basically threw away 3 points by gifting Wolves two goals and the game.
Wasn’t good enough today, but we can only focus on the next game and to give a performance the support deserves! #NUFC
— Isaac Hayden (@IsaacHayden65) September 17, 2016
We let everyone down today but we will bounce back. ??
— Jamaal Lascelles (@Lascelles16) September 17, 2016
The performance of yesterday cannot be repeated too many times this season if we are to get promoted – otherwise we could find this season like last season when the unbelievable happened.
Last season we were relegated after spending £80M on new players and let’s be honest if we don’t get promoted this season straight back to the Premier League it will be the same level of disaster.
Newcastle simply cannot let that happen, which is why the next four games through October 1st have become very important – we must keep winning games.
September Tue 20 19:45 H Wolves - EFL Cup Sat 24 17:30 A Aston Villa Wed 28 19:45 H Norwich City October Sat 01 15:00 A Rotherham