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Rafa Benitez had his worst day in the office for us – Can’t believe I’m saying this

4 years ago

Ultimately, it’s the players on the pitch that let us down but I believe today Rafa Benitez had his worst day in the office for us. Can’t believe I’m saying this.

If he does mess it up it has to be said.

He has over thought it, changed it all about only three days after we had really clicked and looked dangerous for the first time in donkeys.

It happens, players have mares and managers have mares. Both together is armageddon at this stage of the season.

Any momentum we gained in truth was hoyed oot the window.

To not include Mitro or Mbemba is just baffling.

Diame getting games and continually playing like a drunken sailor with a heavy head and banana skin boots is frankly doing my effing head in.

The acres of space from the poor positioning of Yedlin and Lascelles today was infuriating – but in truth we were very bad at the back all over.

Ipswich are rubbish and they made us look like we were playing in deep sea diver boots. They fully deserved the win.

Fully flipped out when Gouffran comes on as a sub on 70 ahead of Mitro…

Then Ritchie being taken off for Mitro when we needed quality balls into the box!

Numerous diagonal balls from right back to our 5 foot nowt Atsu to not even get close to?

Shelvey playing most of the game taking the ball off the toes of the centre backs,  or they would just aimlessly loft it forward to nobody.

From the ultimate peak performance to the very worst in the space of three pigging days.

If Jesus was a Geordie he would have sacked the resurrection off, climbed back in his tomb and rolled the stone back.

If we blow this it will be up there with the most embarrassing capitulation we’ve mustered and there is a bloody long list of them.

Lads, get your balls out of your lasses Armani handbags, strap them back where they are supposed to be and finish this damn thing off. It’s still in your hands, just.


Stats from BBC Sport:

Ipswich 3 Newcastle 1


Newcastle: Murphy 62

Ipswich: Sears 42, McGoldrick 69, Huws 90+3

Possession was Ipswich 45% Newcastle 55%

Total shots were  Ipswich 9 Newcastle 12

Shots on target were Ipswich  3 Newcastle 4

Corners were  Ipswich 2 Newcastle 7

Referee: Tim Robinson

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Yedlin (Gamez 78), Lascelles, Hanley, Dummett, Ritchie (Mitrovic 82),  Hayden (Gouffran 61), Shelvey, Atsu, Diame, Murphy

Unused Subs:

Elliot, Perez, Mbemba, Colback

Crowd: 25,684 (Newcastle 2,000)

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