The local Brentford press reporting on Newcastle’s 3-1 win yesterday at St. James’ Park said the Newcastle team simply outclassed The Bees.
The report and comments on the GetWestLondon web-site were (very) complimentary to Newcastle who put in a good performance yesterday, especially in the first 25 minutes or so when we were 2-0 up and it looked like we could have scored a lot more goals.
Rafa Benitez – seemed happy enough
This is some of the reporting of the game yesterday that was watched by just short of 52,000 fans at St. James’ Park:
“Brentford were outclassed by a Newcastle team packed with Premier League quality as their wretched away form in the Championship continued.”
“The Bees have only picked up four points from 18 away from Griffin Park so far this campaign and it was always going to be difficult to pick up points at St James’ Park.”
“Newcastle could have scored at will in the opening stages and two quick goals gave the Magpies a dominant lead.”
“If Newcastle don’t win promotion back to the Premier League then someone will have made a massive mistake.”
“Players like Jonjo Shelvey, Dwight Gayle and others should not be plying their trade in the second tier of English football.”
“If they had maintained the intensity of the opening exchanges, it could have been a thrashing.”
“However, that is their current lot, but you can be almost certain that they will not be doing so next season.”
“Brentford knew deep down that if Newcastle fired on all cylinders it would be a difficult afternoon for them and so it proved.”
“They will take some, although not much, comfort in knowing that other teams have been on the end of a pasting by the Magpies and will be before the season’s end.”
There’s only one thing to say about that report – we hope they are right.