Another 2 Home Points Dropped To A Relegation Side

The last time we had a home draw that had Newcastle fans near 90% thinking we would win the game was at home to 3rd bottom Blackburn on November 26th and we managed to lose that one 1-0 to end a 9 game winning streak.

Yesterday against a side without their top scorer somehow managed to go 2-0 up in the first 21 minutes and the goals conceded were again poor ones by Newcastle.


And once again poor communication between Karl Darlow and this time Paul Dummett gifted Bristol City their second goal.

Jonjo Shelvey celebrates after Smith own goal on 59 minutes

Karl looks nervous these days and maybe Rafa will be bold and bring back Rob Elliot for the game at Brighton on Tuesday night?

This was a side who had drawn two and lose five of their last seven games going up against a side at home who had won five and drawn two of our last seven games.

It looked a home banker but nothing is ever certain with Newcastle and we did say this could be a banana skin game.

Newcastle managed to drop another valuable two points as an own goal and a 82nd minute equalizer from Ciaran Clark saved some of the blushes to get us a 2-2 draw.

Brighton made no mistake at home in the late game to  a much better side and beat Reading 3-0 to go back to top of the league.

The good news was 3rd placed Huddersfield could only draw 1-1 at Barnsley and remain 5 points behind us.

Now we play Brighton on Tuesday night followed by Huddersfield and Reading and Newcastle fans will be a little nervous over how those results will go.

We certainly are.

Thankfully for some reason we are better away from home than we are in front of over 52,000 fans at St, James’ Park.

There is something wrong with that.

But we live in hope and to not make an automatic promotion spot given where we are positioned with 13 games to go would be a tragedy.

But we have had a few of those in the last three years.

Did we ever say that Newcastle are a really difficult side to support?

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9 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 26, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Elliot instead of Darlow, to start with Atsu instead of Colback, and Murphy instead of Mitro for Tuesday.

  • martoon

    Feb 26, 2017 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Hey Ed where have you been?

  • Bambams

    Feb 26, 2017 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #3

    Nice to see you ‘blogging’ Ed

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 26, 2017 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Next four games could decide the season for the top three

    Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United Tue 28 Feb
    March 2017
    Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United Sat 4 Mar
    Reading v Newcastle United Tue 7 Mar
    Newcastle United v Fulham Sat 11 Mar

    Manchester City v Huddersfield Town Tue 28 Feb
    Wolverhampton Wanderers v Huddersfield Town Tue 28 To Be Rearranged
    Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United Sat 4 Mar
    Huddersfield Town v Aston Villa Tue 7 Mar
    Brentford v Huddersfield Town Sat 11 Mar

    Brighton & Hove Albion v Newcastle United Tue 28 Feb
    March 2017
    Nottingham Forest v Brighton & Hove Albion Sat 4 Mar
    Rotherham United v Brighton & Hove Albion Tue 7 Mar
    Brighton & Hove Albion v Derby County Fri 10 Mar

    Brighton on paper after playing us have a hell of a easy run in on paper

  • mindshaft

    Feb 26, 2017 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #5

    Not buying in Jan transfer window is hurting us, am going to Brighton game Tuesday night and am getting worried they’ll start all guns blazing after thrashing reading ( who in truth were very poor) – really need to get something from that game to win league as champions although at the minute I’ll take your hand off if you guarantee runners up spot

  • giimps

    Feb 26, 2017 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #6

    i agree Mickey, Mitro needs “rested” ,Murphy to come in and work his socks off, Gayle to come on in the lst 20 mins to send us home with 3 points and back on top of the league.
    Colback reverted to type again at home, i would start with Diame and Shelvey or Mbemba and Shelvey one for the protection, one for an alternative attacking force.
    Atsu on left, Ritchie through the middle Yedlin on right and Anita at RB.

    this will shore up the defence with Anita and Dummet more defensive, Diame has more about him in CM and the front 4 are all mobile, Murphy moves more and can read the game better than Mitro.

  • JKG

    Feb 26, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #7

    We are wobbling badly.
    Mitrovic and Darlow simply aren’t good enough. I haven’t been confident in our goalkeeper situation since Krul got injured and left.

  • Moonraker15

    Feb 26, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #8

    Glad to hear from you Ed !

  • Moonraker15

    Feb 26, 2017 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Atsu instead of Colback? I don’t see that one but Atsu should start. Mbemba due a start to give the midfield some backbone!


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