However, Newcastle’s season has fallen apart, and in recent weeks, with just one win in their last six Premier League fixtures, the St. James’ Park outfit find themselves 16th in the top-flight standings.
Only one point and two places separate Steve Bruce’s side from the relegation zone, and a recent training ground row between Bruce and winger Matt Ritchie has only added to the negativity surrounding Newcastle and their prospects for the remainder of the campaign.
The supporters have voiced their displeasure at owner Mike Ashley already this season for his lack of ambition and the side’s poor performances under Bruce, but now they have been left unimpressed with Lewis’ analysis of their downturn in fortunes.
Speaking on TalkSport (via The Chronicle), the 23-year-old said: “This season, we got off to a good start, but we are kind of having a sticky patch. We know that fans and people around the club aren’t going to be happy with that. It’s down to us and everybody involved pushing in the right direction now,” something the supporters thought was somewhat of an understatement.
“Much worse than a sticky patch. Two wins in 18 games is relegation form and we are heading for it at pace. That lad if given good coaching could be a decent player.”
“Sticky patch?? Bit of an understatement”
“Sticky patch? More like a roll of duct tape.”
“‘Sticky patch’ Relegation numbers over the last 38 games. Laughable number of points over the last 18”
“But Bruce said we’ve got to keep this good run going?”
“The sticky patch is 27 games deep Lee!”
Newcastle fans have had a rough time under Ashley’s stewardship, suffering two relegations during his tenure, and things are starting to sour once again.