Newcastle had a disastrous game yesterday when Brighton came to town and outfought and outplayed us for the full 90 minutes.
All credit goes to Brighton, who looked a very good side against a dismal Newcastle side.
The Seagulls also hit the woodwork twice, and looked so much the better side, it was
And we have to remember Brighton was one of the clubs fighting against relegation last season, and are a bottom half of the table Premier League side.
If we had played like that against a top six side yesterday, we would have really been taken to the cleaners.
Newcastle’s living legend Alan Shearer doesn’t pull his punches, and on Match of the Day last night he tore into Newcastle for their inept and gutless performance.
Alan Shearer – Newcastle were dreadful
This is what Alan said on MOTD 2 last night.
“They were dreadful.”
“There’s been so much positivity flying around Newcastle, and rightly so because of their performance last weekend against West Ham.”
“It had energy, they started the game well, they were a threat going forward, but there was none of that today.”
“They started the game dreadfully – they actually got worse, and now there will be a lot of criticism flying around and rightfully so.”
“Brighton were much the better team, and in every single position Brighton were better.”
We go to Morecombe on Wednesday night in the League Cup and hopefully our reserve team can get a win there to take us into round 4.
We do have some injuries with both Allan Saint-Maximim and Jamal Lewis leaving the field yesterday with injuries.
Jamal Lewis could be OK for next Sunday with his eye injury, but we’re not sure what the news is on Allan Saint-Maximim’s injury.
It’s up and down at Newcastle this season already – it’s like being on a yo-yo.
But Newcastle must turn up and be ready for every single game this season, and Bruce does have other players he can introduce into the side, and he can do that next Sunday afternoon.
On the positive side of things, it’s only one game and the lads have a chance to learn as they play more games together.
But Steve Bruce looked pretty depressed during his press conference after the game.