Newcastle Game Instant Reaction
It's difficult not to overreact, even after a couple of hours worth of digesting what was served up in the defeat at Huddersfield.
We know the biggest factor in where we are as a club is down to Mike Ashley with his inability to want to grow as a club or see what is needed in the running of one but we're not far off the side that shouldn't have went down two years ago.
The players shipped out or lost having been called heartless or lambasted for their lack of trying with Sissoko, Wijnaldum, Janmaat, Coloccini and Cisse amongst them to name a few.
Problem being that able replacements have seen their premiums raised over the £25m mark and we wont pay. We're not even paying peanuts to get monkeys.
Very few positives today and loads of negatives. Not just because of the result, however I feel that once Mikel Merino adapts to the pace of the league then we could have a potential star. Just seemed a little slow at times in possession. Experience should see an improvement.
Early days but it's a looking like a relegation battle already unless at least two quality signings are made with a the side crying out for a blue chip player with leadership skills.
A keeper is a must as ive been saying for years as Elliot just invites pressure as he loses the ball far too often and cant distribute to save his life.
Manquillo did a couple of things alright but is not a premier league level player.
Gayle is an able premier league sub at best who can nick a goal but not a regular premier league assassin.
Big problems ahead but in no way a crisis where any normal fan wants a change in management, as much as the media are feeding the shite in. We know what we face this season and evenmoreso with Fatso pulling the strings and his PR cohorts muddying the waters.
Momentum can still be salvaged with a little net spend.
Get Pepe Reina in to sort the keeping issue and control from the back.
Get a midfielder who knows what he's doing and can dictate a game.
Get a full back that can cover both flanks as well as a top striker. Just put Mitrovic out of his misery as it's extracting the urine out of us all with his non-involvement.