Newcastle lost their seventh game in eight games last night 1-0 to Everton who have picked up 10 points from Sam Allardyce’s first 4 games in charge.
This time the Newcastle error was a howler from goalkeeper Karl Darlow in the first half that gifted the visitors the points.
Rafa will have to bring in more than just one or two players in January if we are to survive relegation this season.
This will be the third season in succession in the Premier League we are fighting relegation and the fourth in the last five seasons.
It’s certainly not what I was expecting this season.
The bad news is in the next three games we play Arsenal and Manchester City with little chance of getting points in those games.
Rafa Benitez – on the touchline last night
Three of the four teams beneath us in the league – West Ham, West Brom and Crystal Palace – all picked up points in this round of games.
With each defeat, the clouds over Newcastle become a little darker.
What’s happened to the team in the two months?
This must be fixed in January and quickly too.
If this sounds a little negative – that’s because the situation is exactly that.