What the newspapers says

November 04 12:49 2007 Print This Article

I know that there will be nothing much to write about Newcastle United for now. Many of the Toon Army are stil very shocking about yesterday’s result.

If it was Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United or Chelsea who did that to us, the story would be different, but to lose twice in a row with no goals have scored from our players and against a team like Reading and Portsmouth was beyond everyone wildest dream.

I believe that Mike Ashley is very angry now, and if he decided to fired Sam Allardyce today or tomorrow I can understand that perfectly. None will buy any club just to see couple of defeat like that.

Ashley is seem genuine Toon fan, with his reaction from the director box yesterday. Below are some news from the newspapers today writing about the game:

Newcastle United 1 Portsmouth 4: Pompey joy at shaking off 58-year itch
By Simon Rushworth

What Allardyce is not is meek, feeble, disorganised and a shirker of key responsibilities. Yet his Newcastle team displayed all those traits and more at the outset of a remarkable fixture which was won and lost within 11 minutes. By the time the Portsmouth defender, Sol Campbell, had put through his own net in the 16th minute his team was already three goals to the good. For the first time in 58 years, and at the 24th attempt, Pompey had claimed victory at St James’s Park. Read more

Allardyce bemoans errors against Portsmouth
By Martin Hardy

They were prophetic words. That they were said before kick-off was all the more impressive. Home defeats at St James’ Park are rarely as emphatic and conclusive as the one Portsmouth inflicted on Newcastle yesterday. Statistics abound in such situations; it was Allardyce’s first loss on home soil, Portsmouth are now unbeaten in seven league games, it was their first victory on Tyneside since 1949. More significantly, no one could remember the last time a Newcastle side had been three goals behind by the 11th minute at home. Read more

Newcastle 1, Portsmouth 4
by Lee Ryder, Evening Chronicle

NEWCASTLE United were soundly beaten in their own back yard today by Portsmouth after the south coast side stormed into a 3-0 lead in just 11 minutes. United’s unbeaten home streak came to end in awful fashion as some fans headed for the exits long before the final whistle had sounded. The 4-1 win for Pompey left Big Sam furious and leaves him with serious work to do on the training ground ahead of next week’s derby trip to Sunderland. Read more

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