The Toon Army in the Transfer Tavern are growing increasingly concerned with their side’s abysmal run of form in recent weeks…
Newcastle United made a decent beginning to their return to the Premier League this season, but their early progress has since been undone by their inability to record victory in recent months. Rafa Benitez’s side have claimed just 1 victory from their last 11 matches in the league which has seen them fall into 16th place just two points clear of the dreaded relegation zone.
The Magpies emerged from a hectic fixture against Leicester City last weekend with nothing to show for their efforts despite taking an early lead courtesy of Joselu’s third goal of the season.
It looked as if the game was heading for a 2-2 draw with just under 5 minutes of regulatory time to play at St James’ Park, but a swift Leicester City counter-attack resulted in Ayoze Perez putting the ball into the back of his own net after making a last-ditch challenge on Shinji Okazaki.
Perez was mightily unfortunate as he simply had to make a challenge in the situation, so he will be desperate to put things right with a victory over Everton this evening.
Ahead of Newcastle’s next fixture, Perez posted a tweet to lift the spirits of supporters in anticipation for a massive night for the club.
Hard work and dedication We are ready for tomorrow pic.twitter.com/3xgC3Snat3
— Ayoze Perez (@AyozePG) December 12, 2017
A handful of the supporters were keen to get behind Perez and the rest of the squad ahead in response to the tweet, but plenty of others are clearly still furious about his own goal last weekend.
Here’s what the supporters had to say in response to Perez’s tweet…
Ready? You were only on the pitch for 15 mins before you scored an own goal. There's no excuses, you can't have been tired!! If you'd tracked the runner like you should've done you wouldn't have needed to make a last ditch tackle like that and we'd have drawn vs Leicester
— Ant4Mind (@1AntB) December 12, 2017
100% spot on. Adds nothing to the squad!
— Lloyd Lawrenson (@Lloyd_Lawrenson) December 12, 2017
Can you do anything for the club please like passing the ball not dribble into players and kick the ball out and not to jog then run
— (@Aaronstien) December 13, 2017
Hard work & dedication is ok but we need a result, keep the faith
— barry kenyon (@blackandwhiteba) December 13, 2017
All the best for tomorrow… Let’s hope you keep that bench warm for the full 90 minutes!
— Dean Leybourne (@DeanLeybourne) December 12, 2017
Do us a favour. Try not to put it top bag in your own goal this time…
— Coe Byrne (@CoeByrne) December 12, 2017
Good luck. I hope you start but whatever I’m sure you’ll give your all
— ian (@classicputters) December 12, 2017
I still love you baby
— Billy (@BillyDey01) December 12, 2017
Keep your head up Ayo
— George • (@nufcmerino) December 12, 2017