A Potty way to lose a game for Newcastle United
Even my uncle's dog could have told us what the main threat from Stoke City would have been when Tony Pulis and his abject team came to St James' Park.
And we all know who it was...Rory bloody Delap!
For almost an hour, Stoke didn't cause too much damage and 10 throw-ins later, a 1-0 lead has turned into a 2-1 defeat.
We'd all like to think we're a tactical genius when it comes to watching football.
But surely simply not conceding throws or limiting the amount of throws conceded would have left us in better shape.
I don't care what anyone says about Delap, if he's not taking throw-ins, he's not a threat.
That's all he can do - I mean come on, he didn't even warm up!
Both goals ended up being conceded because of Delap's hurls in, the first resulting in a free-kick after Enrique's foul on Fuller before Jones scored after Etherington's set-play.
The second panicking Williamson to boot the ball clear for a corner which Perch headed past his own goalie.
And that pretty much undone Newcastle in the space of the final quarter of the game.
Failure to create more presentable opportunities would also have killed the game off before Delap had chance to slip out of his tracksuit.
I suppose in the end you have to say Stoke resorted to Delap when their game plan failed - and they used all the tools in the box to get the result they wanted.
A bitter pill to swallow.