Well, I would say that didn't go as planned, but two people got exact score bonuses in the Predictor's League. All in all, Monday was an ugly affair with a scoreline that could have been much worse if Tim Krul hadn't come up big with some nice saves. Let's see what others are saying today:
In case you missed it, here's Alfie's Instant Reaction.
Alan Pardew is furious at Arsenal for the timing of their bid for Yohan Cabaye. For what it's worth, it sounds like Cabaye pulled himself from the line-up, forcing Pardew into a scramble.
Here's more on the topic, including Pardew saying he wants the transfer window to close before the start of the season.
The Mag wonders why Newcastle can't compete with the likes of Southampton on the transfer market.
Wonga officials met with Newcastle fans to discuss their partnership with the club. Some are upset with the payday lender's sponsorship, but the club says Wonga have done well in being active. Newcastle Fans United seemed grateful that Wonga came out and heard their concerns.
Elsewhere around SB Nation:
Landon Donovan is hinting at a move to Europe (Stars and Stripes FC)
Brendan Rogers says there's a different feel at Anfield this year. (The Liverpool Offsides)