Now that's a wake up call
So then the mighty run of 26 games unbeaten comes to an unexpected end against the team that could well finish the season rock bottom in Blackpool.
Blackpool have had a decent start to be fair but how much can you read into early season results?
Remember Burnley beating Man United and having a decent start anybody?
All of that has got nowt to do with Newcastle United but it's not like it isn't clearly obvious and simple why the Magpies were beaten in their own backyard for the first time since May 2009.
Quite simply, they didn't take their chances and you don't need to be a brain surgeon to work that one out.
The opposing keeper had the proverbial outstanding display yesterday and it was reminiscent of the display of Dean Gerken of Bristol City last season about 12 months ago when everything went right for him.
This time it was the turn of former Rochdale hero Matt Gilks who stopped everything that came his way.
Joey Barton, Andy Carroll, Kevin Nolan, Peter Lovenkrands and then Hatem Ben Arfa threatened but in the end Gilks walked off with a well deserved clean sheet.
It's gone now, but if there are any positives to take from the game, it was that Newcastle are still creating their fair share of chances.
As it turned out they created as many chances as they did against Aston Villa in the 6-0 hiding but yesterday it just wouldn't go in.
Yes, it's disappointing but now is not the time to panic.
Next up is a trip to Everton when Ben Arfa will be pushing for a start and could even be joined by Cheik Tiote or Sol Campbell.
Everton are yet to win, but wouldn't it be just like Newcastle to go to Goodison Park and win?
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