Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)


Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)


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NEEDLESS to say, after back-toback defeats, there is some concern already this season on Tyneside.

Many fans are blaming a lack of investment over the summer, and putting the blame firmly at owner Mike Ashley's door.

Of course, if you cast your mind back 12 months, there was the same doom and gloom, and the same argument.

Maybe Newcastle have developed the trait of being slow starters, but they need to pick up some points soon if they don't want to be left behind.

Maybe the League Cup has come at the right time. It could be seen a welcome distraction from league woes, and get Newcastle their first win if the season.

But should Rafa Benitez's team lose this, it will be too much like other times in recent history where Newcastle have ultimately failed to perform in any of the cup competitions.

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