NUFC Reasonable Reaction Reviews
New Newcastle United manager Steve McClaren is pleased with his side's opening draw, saying there was good and bad in a "game that had everything."
Newcastle United defeated Sacramento Republic thanks to an own goal. Winning is nice, but progress is nicer.
Sometimes stats don't hold out to your perceptions of matches. In this case, they absolutely do.
Re-watching a very bad match is never fun, but it can help shift perception sometimes over watching things live. Newcastle were not as bad as it may have felt like they were on the day, but they were not much better than "just good enough".
Newcastle United displayed much of the same old tendencies in their heavy defeat to Manchester City. These tendencies are not good, nor are they specific to their interim head coach.
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One would be living on Soma (the Brave New World kind, not the actual kind that exists now) if they felt that a retrospective on the first 12 games of NUFC's season was going to be puppies and rainbows. The bandaid must be ripped off, however.
Player ratings from Newcastle's 2-1 victory over Tottenham Hotspur. Who was Man of the Match?
Newcastle dropped their fourth and fifth points to newly promoted sides on Saturday. Let's look at it rationally and try to feel better.
Norwich 4 - 2 Newcastle: Reasonable Reaction - Statistically Speaking, It Was Different Than You Think
Not much want to look back on the Norwich match... but do it we must. The stats tell a different story than the mind does, however.
Newcastle United steal a point from Old Trafford- Reasonable reaction blow-by-blow from a re-watching of the match here. Spoiler: The result was about right.
Newcastle United's Excellent Adventure has ended, losing their first match at the 12th time of asking. What do we know now, and how does it compare to what we thought we knew?