Newcastle fans will be used to this feeling. After travelling to North London and putting in the sort of mentally and physically strong performance that themselves were once renowned, they conceded sloppy goals at home to Blackburn on Wednesday and threw away a chance to embed themselves in the upper echelons of the league.
Joey Barton kissed goodbye to any hopes of an England recall as he received a three match ban for punching Mortem Gamst Pederson, however one of his team mates, the equally controversial Andy Carroll, looks set for a place in Fabio Capello’s latest squad after impressing with his physical display against Arsenal.
Blogs this week focus on Andy Carroll’s no nonsense reputations both on and off the pitch and an examination of what the impending transfer window may mean for Chris Hughton. There is also a trip back to the early years of the Premier League to discover what happened to one time Newcastle front man Paul Kitson.
As always we also provide the best of the web.
Is it time to make some changes? NUFC Blog
If it wasn’t for those pesky TV cameras…– Black and white and read all over
Carew who? NUFC Blog
Duff just didn’t have the stomach to help save Magpies – Blog on the Tyne