Newcastle fans look away now.
Ciaran Clark has already won the worst miss of the season award for 2018.
And it is January 1st.
Newcastle were drawing 0-0 against Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium and Clark was handed a gilt-edged chance to give the visitors a vital lead.
When your team is 16th in the table and averaging less than a goal a game it is criminal to be so wasteful when it comes to goal scoring chances.
This really is as bad as we’ve described it.
The only caveat we can see is that Clark is a centre back and he rarely ever gets on the score sheet.
So there is a tiny part of us that understands he may be a bit rusty when it comes to actually putting the ball into the net but his chance against Stoke was definitely harder to miss.
The ball was launched into the box from a corner by Matt Richie, it was flicked on at the near post and made its way to Clark just two yards from the actual goal line.
He somehow managed to balloon the ball over the bar in an angle that makes you question everything you’ve ever learnt about physics.
The Irishman sank to the ground after the ball flew off his shin instead of making the connection he would have liked.
Rafa Benitez couldn’t believe his eyes.
And neither could we.