With 2015 almost upon us, we take a look at the worst moments of Newcastle United in 2014.
Yohan Cabaye’s departure
Newcastle United were always going to lose Yohan Cabaye to a bigger club, and they did so late in the January transfer window.
Paris Saint-Germain swooped in and signed the France international, leaving a huge hole in Newcastle’s midfield for the rest of the 2013-14 season.
Defeat in Tyne–Wear derby (February 1, 2014)
Newcastle suffered one of the most humiliating derby defeats in recent years when they got hammered 3-0 by Sunderland in the Premier League.
The worst aspect of the Tyne–Wear derby loss was that it came at St. James’ Park in front of over 50,000 spectators.
Newcastle registered a comfortable 4-1 away win against Hull City in the Premier League last season, but it is one of the forgettable games for manager Alan Pardew.
With the Magpies 3-1 up at the KC Stadium, Pardew got into an altercation with Hull’s David Meyler and was subsequently handed a seven-match ban (including three from the stadium).
Fans protest against Alan Pardew
Pardew has never been fully accepted by the Newcastle fans, who protested against the Englishman last season.
With results not going according to plan in the opening weeks of this campaign, the Newcastle supporters made their opinion of Pardew clear with banners at St. James’ Park.