Chris Mort has put out a message to Newcastle fans before tonight’s vitally important match against Premier league leaders Arsenal.
In a rather veiled message, he really seems to be asking Newcastle fans to support the players, and try to affect them in a positive way with their support. Nothing wrong with that.
Let’s take a look at what Chris has to say.
Chris Mort – asks supporters for good support tonight – basically
Writing in tonight’s Black n White matchday magazine, Chris Mort writes:
“We have an ambitious owner, chairman, manager, players and supporters. “However, we all have to decide how much pressure we want to put on our manager and the players to get things right.â€
“Personally, I would like to relieve some of the current pressure in order to give the players a chance to perform.â€ “I suspect some of our new signings are currently struggling with the level of expectation that comes with playing for one of the biggest clubs in the Premier League, and the Premier League is a very different league to any other.â€
“But if the players have sufficient quality (and I think they have) that will show through.â€
“However, in the meantime, every supporter has to decide for himself or herself how they want to influence what happens on the pitch – and with the volume a full St. James’ Park is capable of generating you can be sure that you do have an influence on what happens on the pitch.”
Good words from the Chairman and without telling the fans what they should be doing, Chris is politely asking them to see if they can help the team through the game with their support. We’re sure they will do just that.
And just 45 minutes before kick-off.
Howay the Lads!