There’s been some over the top reaction from some Newcastle fans who were understandably upset by our loss to Bournemouth yesterday.
A draw would not have been a good result but to lose the game at the death made it all very hard to take for Geordie fans.
But after calming down a bit we are still in a very decent position in the league table and hopefully, by the end of the year, we can still be around the middle of the league table.
The good news is that it’s obvious where our weaknesses are.
We need a couple of strikers in the squad who can regularly score goals and another midfield creative player plus a left back.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
If we can get those four players in during January to fill those positions we should be a much better side in the second half of the season.
Our players must also learn from the mistakes we are making – there are too many of them.
Even last season in the Championship we were beaten after dominating some teams because we didn’t take our chances.
And we did the same thing yesterday in the first half when we missed some very good chances that we should have been scoring from.
We are now paying for the meanness and frugality of Newcastle in the summer transfer market when somehow we missed out on a number of players, including Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.
Rumors are that we were not willing to pay the loan fee.
These kinds of thrifty and short-sighted reasons for not bringing in new players will hopefully be gone once Mike Ashley sells the club.
But whether we have new owners or not in January Rafa must improve the squad – the very last thing we want is to be fighting against relegation this season.
Newcastle may need to sell players in January to fund new players coming in.
And it seems that Jack Colback, Henri Saivet, Dwight Ritchie, and Aleksandar Mitrovic don’t have much of a part to play in Newcastle’s future and are expendable in January.