This season has been a complete shock to us and it’s getting difficult to write about the games with so many defeats and draws in games we should be winning.
Rafa was clear in his press conference before the game that we must beat teams like Brighton at home if we are going to survive in the Premier League.
But we couldn’t do it and ended up yesterday with a 0-0 draw – the first time we have kept a clean sheet since October 21st when we beat Crystal Palace 1-0.
The good news yesterday was that we didn’t concede a goal – the bad news was that we couldn’t score either.
That was the first time in five successive away games that Brighton did not lose and it was the first time in six home games that we didn’t lose.
Dwight Gayle – in action yesterday
But it’s just not good enough and draws will not save us this season – we need wins to do that.
Two draws and one win in the last 12 games is a horrendous run of results.
The out of form Stoke are the next opponents away tomorrow and they lost 5-0 to Chelsea at Stanford Bridge yesterday.
If we cannot get a win tomorrow things will look a little dark going into the New Year.
On the positive side of things, we have to look to next month to see if we can get players in to help save us.
But after such a terrible run of 12 games – there cannot be too many fans confident we can avoid the drop in May.
If that happens it will be another tragedy caused by the stupidity of the owner who has refused to invest in the playing squad of Newcastle this year.
And that’s not the first time either.
Mike Ashley has been an utter and complete disaster for this club and where is he now – on vacation and out of the country.
We have to hope for new owners and new players coming in early in the new year.
If we can get both then we have a good chance of staying up, and starting to build a good team this summer.
Otherwise it could be curtains.