I know you're hurting but saying that you were the better side and that "In the first 45 mins the whole stadium would have been entitled to ask for their money back." is frankly bollocks. 235 passes to your 33 in the first half alone. We were running rings around you. OK we didn't create enough but we were still adapting to the loss of yet another front man. We deservedly beat you without our two main goal threats in Bony and Michu. Shelvey ran the show and even your own fans were saying you were outplayed ('ripped apart' is too strong). That was Laudrup's assessment and I think he's a man who knows his onions. It's common to have these forum inquests after a loss but sometimes you just have to credit the opposition and not look too much further than that. That was our best home performance of the season. You're right about the stadium though. The fans are very quiet and nervy of late. Not good. The Toon will have a decent season imo but I really don't like Pardew and I'm not convinced he's tactically astute enough at this level.