Yesterday’s display was woeful, and it wasn’t like it was against one of the better teams in the league since Brighton are like Newcastle and have very few Premier League class players in their squad.
But they defended well and deserved at least a draw yesterday.
As for Newcastle, the bad sign is that since we are now 5th bottom of the league it seems to be affecting some of our players and their confidence is low.
Joselu – shoots for goal yesterday
They are starting to show some anxiety already and remember most of our players are young and relatively inexperienced.
They realize we must do better in the next 12 games than we have in the previous 12 games when we have picked up a measly 5 points.
It’s one of our worst runs ever in the Premier League for the club.
14 points from the first 9 games and then 5 points from the next 12 games – what’s going on?
It will be yet another tragedy for Newcastle if we are relegated this season and it will be a complete shock to us since Rafa Benitez is the manager.
But that seems to be the reality as we cannot beat the teams we have to win against if we are to have any chance of staying up this season.
Maybe the gloom can be lifted tomorrow afternoon when we play an out of sorts Stoke City side who were hammered 5-0 at Stamford Bridge yesterday.
This is another game we should be winning or else things might look a lot worse in the Premier League table at the end of next month.
Yesterday we saw Bournemouth beat Everton 2-1 at home and go above Newcastle in the table.
Swansea, with their new manager Carlos Carvalhal in place, got a great 2-1 win at Watford.