Newcastle United fans in the Transfer Tavern were again left crying into their pints this weekend, as another abject display from the Magpies saw them go down 5-1 to Crystal Palace.
To make matters even worse, the Eagles are of course managed by former Newcastle manager, Alan Pardew.
In truth, it has been a poor season so far from Newcastle and indeed, far worse than in previous years.
Despite big money signings on the likes of Alexsandr Mitrovic, Giorgino Wijnaldum and Florian Thavuin, Newcastle are playing like a Championship club at this moment in time. If things do not improve, it could soon become a reality.
Most of Newcastle’s problems do appear to lie at the back, while the above names have not done much to change Newcastle’s toothless attack, it is the lack of strength in depth in defence which would cause most concern. Below, we named 5 Newcastle players who could soon be facing the axe.
Hit McClaren below to see FIVE players he should axe from the club in January!