We hate to be the odd people out here, but we believe Sam Allardyce can do a good job at Newcastle United, and we’re ready to put that out, even though it will be criticized in some quarters.
Sam Allardyce – will get the job done at Newcastle – we’re now sure of that
We’re not sure just how far Sam can take us, but the job he did at Bolton with very little funds, and the way the team played last night against Arsenal, while under tremendous pressure, convinces us that good things are on the way at Newcastle.
Yes, we know we haven’t done well over the last 6 games, taking only 2 points from the 18 available, but last night could well be a turning point for the team, and certainly Sam has been given excellent support within the club, during this difficult period. That has come from Chris Mort, our Chairman who to us is getting better and better in the job every day. And of course our number one fan these days, the Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley.Â Â 😀
As we pointed out after the game last night, the reaction from Mike at the final whistle, told it all. He was smiling broadly and clapping his hands and then started to rub his hands, as if to say – now here we go. It was just great to see. Mike looks like any other Newcastle United fan in the crowd, but he seems like a very special person at the club these days.Â Certainly you cannot accuse him of not being a huge fan of the club he owns.
And whether you like Sam Allardyce or not, you’ve got to give the man credit for being able to inspire his players with a performance like last night, which had everybody who saw the game applauding the Newcastle effort, which came during a time of great adversity. Even Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger applauded Newcastle’s gritty performance.
Yes, we’ll be blasted by some for being positive on Sam, and yes, we’ve had far too many false dawns these last few decades, and we’re not getting carried away. Well not too much anyway.
Last night was a performance of grit, courage and not a little skill, and we hope it will be the launching pad for Newcastle into something much better â€“ that the fans have deserved for many a long day.
And don’t let anybody say that the Geordie fans aren’t the very best around, when millions of people saw that last night, as the game was beamed live around the world.
Yes, we need to start winning games, starting against Birmingham on Saturday. But the grit shown by the team last night, plus the patient and great support shown by the fans is a combination that can still garner us many points this season.
We support the manager,Â and hope he can go onto greater things at the club.Â He showed last night that he’s tough enough to do the job at Newcastle, and we think he’s earned the support of the Newcastle United fans everywhere.Â At the very least he deserves a chance and we’re sure he’ll now get that chance.Â Howay the Lads!