How should Newcastle United fans judge the start of the season?

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We're only four games into the season - too early to judge a team's performance, surely?

That's not the case for some fans as they have already jumped on the "we're getting relegated" bandwagon.

This is something, as a Newcastle United fan myself, that has infuriated me already.


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Four games into the season and all I'm seeing on Twitter is a barrage of tweets from angry Newcastle fans claiming that we are too 'boring' and 'defensive' going on to say that they aren't happy with our summer transfer business.

Yes we have the joint lowest points tally in the entire league, however I don't feel that this is at all a fair reflection of the way that the team have played in their opening four games.

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We had a decent first game against Southampton, showing that we had prowess going forward and that despite a poor performance from Massadio Haidara, we weren't looking anywhere near as bad at the back as we were the season before.

I don't think anyone was surprised by the result against Swansea; however, similarly to the result against Southampton, some fans were saying that we 'shouldn't be losing to a team like Swansea', despite the fact that Southampton and Swansea are arguably two of the best teams in the league (outside of the fight for the top four).

Promising Season Ahead?

If I'm honest I would say I'm reasonably happy with the performances so far this season, especially the last two games.

A draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford is a fantastic result, something no team in the Premier League should turn their nose up at. After that we had another solid defensive performance against Arsenal, a game that we definitely could have picked some points up from if it hadn't been for Mitrovic's red card and some questionable decisions from referee, Andre Marriner.

Looking ahead to the rest of the season, I would like to see a top-ten finish, preferably in the top eight. I'm more than happy with our summer acquisitions and I think adding a left back to our line-up in January would give us a solid starting XI.

Newcastle fans, what do you think of our start, and what do the rest of you guy's think about your teams start to the campaign?

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