Last week Newcastle saw themselves lose two league games and exit the EFL Cup, but was the week as bad as some would have you believe?
Starting with the Blackburn game, there can be no excuses made for that one, the side were not good enough. Rafa Benitez may have made a lot of changes, but the side should have been good enough to win the game.
After the game, many people just wanted to put the game behind us and look forward to the Hull City game on the Tuesday.
After the EFL Cup defeat to Hull, in a penalty shootout, there were more complaints.
However, these complaints seemed to be a bit poorly thought out to me. The side had just gone away from home and held out for a draw against a Premier League side, something that they did not manage too often last season and if we are promoted, something that I hope we can continue next season.
Newcastle then travelled to Nottingham Forest, they were in control of the game at the beginning but two red cards later, Forest took over.
Usually, two red cards in a game would cause uproar but in this instance, it was certainly the fault of the referee.
The red cards were not the only contentious decision, Newcastle also had a goal wrongly disallowed and two penalty claims turned down.
There really was nothing the side could do about that game.
When all things are considered, the week was certainly not as bad as the results make it seem.