A closer look at Newcastle’s nightmare start to the new season

Newcastle United’s dreadful start to the season has not only raised questions about Rafael Benitez’s competence, but the overall quality of his squad.

Both ourselves and Huddersfield are the only two sides that have failed to clinch a victory in the opening ten Premier League meetings. With a record of three draws, seven defeats and a -8 goal difference, we are buried well into the relegation zone.

With us losing all of our home games so far this season, us Mags are by far the worst hosts in the English top flight. Not only have we failed to keep a clean sheet at the St James’ Park, but we’ve also blanked in our last two.

We’re yet to win a game in the new kit. Newcastle’s sponsor FUN88 may offer free slot games and a tempting welcome bonus for new players, but I think we’d all prefer three points right now – even if you do enjoy casino games and online entertainment.

With just six goals notched so far, we hold the second-worst goalscoring record in the Premier League (behind Huddersfield), having failed to put the ball in the back of the net on five occasions.

Newcastle are also the only team (along with Huddersfield) that are yet to score more than one goal at home, while the only time we’ve managed to score two goals in one match was at Man Utd – in a game where our defence crumbled late on as we fell to a 3-2 defeat.

The Magpies’ attacking issues are closely related to three players. Salomon Rondon is yet to open his Premier League account since arriving from West Brom, Ayoze Perez is struggling to find form, while Joselu’s last goal dates back to late August. The answer is simple – we have to splash some cash in January to get a striker who can guarantee goals on a more regular basis. On the other hand, Jamaal Lascelles and fellow centre-back Federico Fernandez have given Rafa Benitez some comfort at the back considering we’ve only kept a clean sheet three times this season. Unfortunately though, we’ve let in two goals on six occasions this season, which puts us on a par with Crystal Palace, Brighton, and Southampton.

If you’re a regular better and like a punt when you arrive at St James’ Park, you mustn’t have had much joy so far. Sports betting, especially when it comes to football, can be frustrating, so a look at Gambino Online Free Slots may be a more enjoyable experience than edging your bets on Newcastle – a club who are letting us down on so many fronts at the moment.

The constant rotation by Rafa, the low self-confidence and continuous pressure from the media and fans has had a negative impact on the squad. There’s no doubt Newcastle players are doing their best to drag themselves out of a severe crisis, but Ashley has to intervene in the January transfer window Although Benitez must be one of the most under-pressure managers in the Premier League, it’s fair to say he needs some additional quality to help Newcastle avoid a new relegation.

Despite our 10th place finish, we had immense problems securing our Premier League status last season, with Mike Ashley opting to remain silent during a time where we needed his investment most.

If Ashley doesn’t want to see this team head back towards the second tier, he needs to open his wallet in January.

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