It was no surprise to see such a rubbish match today, but what did surprise, was seeing Mike Ashley making a very rare appearance at St.James’ Park.

This season the Newcastle United owner made a couple of visits in the early Premier League matches but in recent months hasn’t been sighted.

mike ashley surpriseWhat Ashley made of the nonsense we had to watch today is anybody’s guess.

The lack of quality throughout the team in black and white, showing zero imagination and class going forward.

Palace are desperate but like Fulham last weekend they more than matched Newcastle.

In fact if they had shown any ambition at all then they’d have won as despite playing on his own against four defenders, the visitors’ Cameron Jerome managed to instill panic in the home defence despite being hopeless.

The result came courtesy of at least a bit of having a go from Ben Arfa, but what was clearly a shot, instead found its way to Papiss Cisse’s head and he did well to turn it home.

If Ashley can’t see that we need a massive overhaul after watching this embarrassing display then there really is no hope.