Wigan Pathetic for United (again)
The last entry on Blog on the Tyne called for Newcastle United to make it up to their fans after two dismal performances at the JJB Stadium.
Well you can now make that three dismal performances and three dismal results.
It's no fun knocking Newcastle United for some people and I'm certainly one of them.
And although this was the best of the three showings at the JJB Stadium by some way, it still fell way short of the expectations of the 5,000 Geordies who made the journey to the land of rugby league, pies and a recently found Premiership football team.
The 1-0 defeat was bad enough to take but this wasn't a day when United couldn't chalk up any chances.
Damien Duff, Oba Martins and of course Nobby Solano from the spot all turned down the chance to put their side in front.
And as usual failure to convert offered Wigan the chance to take their chance, which they did, and the Latics pulled off a 1-0 win.
Missed chances late on for United meant they couldn't even muster a point on a day when all three were there for the taking.
It means United sink to 11th and talk of a UEFA Cup place or even an Intertoto Cup will only happen if they can conjure up some title winning form.