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Scapegoating for Boys (Women additionally welcome)

Scapegoating has reached spectacular ranges the place a vocal minority of Newcastle United followers are involved.

When issues have gone improper at instances this season, all too typically now we have seen the blame recreation.

Not only one or two Newcastle United gamers focused, certainly many extra, although some have proved way more ‘well-liked’ than others.

What I’m that means with scapegoating on this context, is a variety of Newcastle United followers shedding all perspective, desirous to single out a number of gamers to pile all of the blame on, when in actuality it’s just about at all times extra difficult and nuanced than merely one particular person’s fault for the result of any match.

Take Tuesday night time for instance, Paul Dummett is at fault for gifting away a penalty within the late phases of the Everton match and it finally ends up 1-1 ultimate outcome.

Apparently Paul Dummett was surprising when he got here on, certainly at all times has been for Newcastle, is ineffective, why on earth is he nonetheless on the membership, all his fault NUFC didn’t win in opposition to Everton and so forth and so forth.

Like all huge lies, there’s a grain of fact in SOME of this.

As in, Dummett’s mistake was clearly a part of the rationale why Newcastle didn’t win in opposition to Everton BUT he wasn’t ALL of the rationale!

Newcastle United ought to have had the sport gained lengthy earlier than that late penalty and at 3-0 or 4-0 no one would have cared if Everton scored a late undeserved comfort.

It’s ironic that while we’re seeing the scapegoating of Paul Dummett for final night time, many of those identical persons are additionally stuffed with reward for Dan Burn’s show final night time. This is identical Dan Burn who has been one of many very most ‘well-liked’ targets for the scapegoaters this season.

I discover the entire lack of respect troublesome to simply accept, the way in which a few of these Newcastle United ‘followers’ talk about a few of our gamers. Certainly, a few of our very very personal, as in lifelong followers reminiscent of Dummett and Burn.

To not point out in fact Sean Longstaff, who’s focused relentlessly with excessive criticism. When in actuality he does a great deal of unselfish work for the workforce / trigger AND as Eddie Howe has made clear, has continued to play on this season regardless of needing painkilling injections in a foot damage forward of matches.

Paul Dummett is now within the very outer reaches of this Newcastle United first workforce squad and wouldn’t even be near the matchday squad with everybody match, by no means thoughts the workforce.

Nonetheless, clearly Eddie Howe values his behind the scenes and coaching floor enter AND he has completed an excellent job beforehand when referred to as upon this season.

Clear sheets in opposition to Man Metropolis and Man U within the League Cup when he began each video games at centre-back, serving to in limiting every of these to solely two efforts on the right track every.

Some followers reside in a fantasy world the place they settle for FFP restrictions are in play however on the identical time suppose we must be signing gamers for respectable charges and wages to be fifth or sixth alternative left-back or no matter.

As long as gamers do their greatest then that’s all I ask of them, Paul Dummett made a mistake final night time, that’s it.

Stats through BBC Sport:

Newcastle 1 Everton 1 – Tuesday 2 April 7.30pm


Isak 15

Newcastle United:


Calvert-Lewin 88 pen

(Half-time stats in brackets)

Possession was Everton 42% (38%) Newcastle 58% (62%)

Whole pictures have been Everton 10 (4) Newcastle 18 (10)

Photographs on the right track have been Everton 3 (1) Newcastle 6 (4)

Corners have been Everton 3 (0) Newcastle 7 (4)

Referee: Tony Harrington

Newcastle workforce v Everton:

Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Burn, Corridor (Dummett 79), Longstaff, Bruno, Anderson (Willock 71), J Murphy, Isak, Barnes

Unused subs:

Karius, Gillespie, Ritchie, White, Diallo, A Murphy, Parkinson

(Match Report – I imply that is simply sickening on many ranges – Learn HERE)

(A lot to love about this Newcastle United 1-1 draw with Everton – Learn HERE)

(Official Newcastle United damage replace on 4 gamers after 1-1 draw with Everton – Learn HERE)

(Newcastle 1 Everton 1 – Immediate Newcastle United fan / author response – Learn HERE)

(Newcastle 1 Everton 1 – Match rankings and feedback on all Newcastle United gamers – Learn HERE)

Newcastle United confirmed Premier League matches to mid-April 2024:

Saturday 6 April 2024 – Fulham v Newcastle (3pm)

Saturday 13 April 2024 – Newcastle v Spurs (12.30pm) TNT Sports activities

Wednesday 24 April 2024 – Crystal Palace v Newcastle (8pm)

Saturday 27 April 2024 – Newcastle v Sheff Utd (3pm)

Newcastle United fixtures, together with to be confirmed matches:

Saturday 4 Might 2024 – Burnley v Newcastle

Saturday 11 Might 2024 – Newcastle v Brighton

Sunday 19 Might 2024 – Brentford v Newcastle (4pm)

***Man U v Newcastle ready for rearranged date

Wednesday 22 Might 2024 – Tottenham v Newcastle (at MCG – Melbourne Cricket Floor)

Friday 24 Might 2024 – A-League All Stars workforce v Newcastle (at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne)



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