The Mess Souness Left Us

Last updated : 27 March 2006 By Footy Mad - Editor

Roeder: "We are giving away goals that a manager cannot legislate for. Our defending for all three goals was woeful.

"It is not good enough for Newcastle United at this level, and it is happening too often. The way the second goal was conceded would be disappointing even for a lower-league team.

"If the players want to have a long career at this club, they have to be more consistent and cut out the mistakes - otherwise they will find that professional football is a hard, cruel game.

"This club cannot be a mid-table club - and it will be a huge job for the new man to sort out over the next few seasons.

"Scott Parker's goal was the only positive thing to come out of the match. Charlton have made a name for themselves from beating teams like Newcastle at The Valley".