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Newcastle fans have blamed Pardew, we have blamed Carver, we have blamed McClaren – now we have the best in the business and we are in a stupor because there is no one else to blame!
Moussa Sissoko perhaps best sums this Newcastle team up. He has been at St James Park for over three years and is yet to turn up for a derby, let alone win one.
Alan Shearer: “Very difficult for a manager to go in and suddenly make players dramatically improve.”
The Newcastle v Sunderland player ratings saw the usual suspects scoring highest whilst others just didn’t turn up.
Siem de Jong was in positive mood despite only a draw against Sunderland, the fans and the fact Newcastle finished strongly giving him room for optimism.
Rafa Benitez left hoping that he doesn’t need a whole new full-back pairing after Jack Colback’s suspension and now Daryl Janmaat pulling out of the Dutch squad.
The excellent late goal from Aleksandar Mitrovic against Sunderland meant Newcastle salvaged a point and some self-respect, plus pointed the way towards avoiding the drop.
The Sam Allardyce post-match reaction after Newcastle 1 Sunderland 1.
Newcastle 1 Sunderland 1 – The instant fan/writer reaction from Sunday afternoon’s match.
Gabby Agbonlahor new shameful Newcastle slur – A new low for even this snide clown
Eddie Howe forced into these Newcastle team v Norwich changes that can unlock winning formula
Confirmed Newcastle team v Arsenal – Dubravka, Fraser, Krafth all start
Arsenal 2 Newcastle 0 – Report now in…
BBC Sport comments from neutrals after Arsenal defeat shows what Newcastle fans are up against