It’s Not Easy Being a Newcastle United Supporter


Sam seems to have given quite a few interviews yesterday, but it is important that he somehow keeps the Newcastle fans on his side as we go through the Christmas program. Yesterday’s game was little short of a disaster for us, and illustrates again why it’s a difficult job being a Newcastle United supporter.

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Newcastle United’s faithful fans – it’s not easy!

That’s why it’s so difficult supporting the lads. Or should the word be painful?

We play just great at home against an Arsenal side, top of the league, that most pundits say will take us apart, and in the end were unlucky not to take all 3 points. Then a short time later we play a team like Derby County, way bottom of the league, and we are as bad, if not worse, than they are, and are lucky not to be beaten. And both games are at St. James’ Park – go figure that one out.

The only good point yesterday was that Viduka equalized after 87 minutes and yes, we could even have won the game, but that would have covered over just a terrible performance from the lads. But we would have taken the 3 points anyway.  😀

Derby had taken just one point from their previous 9 away games this season and had scored just one away goal all season before yesterday’s game. Sam said:

“We’re disappointed that we’ve played a team at the bottom of the league at home and we haven’t beaten them,” “We should have done. We accept that. We just have to take it on the chin. Sometimes you don’t get what you deserve, but we’ve kept our (four-match) undefeated run going. We’ve got a point and we have to move on.”

“We know that we should have won this game, but we have to go to Wigan (on Boxing Day) and make sure we’re ready. We have to put this behind us and continue on trying to get more points on the board and get further up the league table. Ultimately, we got something from the game. But we’re very disappointed in the result and the performance.”

Before yesterday Derby had won only one game and had only 6 points in total. And of course 3 of those points were against Newcastle and they were just 3 minutes away yesterday of doing the double over Newcastle United. What an embarrassment that would have been.

Sam continued:

“Mark Viduka showed us the way forward with his finishing, he had three chances and he scored twice,” “We had enough opportunities to have buried any game but we encouraged our opponents, gave them something to hang on to right to the end.”

“I thought our creativity was good. Their keeper (Stephen Bywater) made numerous saves and we missed numerous chances. We’ve not converted them and not won a game that we should have won and we’re disappointed. We had numerous chances and should have converted more than the two goals we’ve scored.”

We suppose, looking on the bright side again, that at least we got a point from the game. But we must beat Wigan on Boxing Day, to make up for what was a huge disappointment for Newcastle fans all over the world yesterday – that’s a fact.

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13 comments so far

  • A geordiedoonsooth

    Dec 24, 2007 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #1

    I watched this in a boozer full of Tottenham, Chelsea & Reading fans, it was embarrising to say the least. The only word to describe us is Sh*te. Why play Martins on the right wing where he looks lost. Playing but & Barton together doesn’t wotk and why he left Taylor (our best defender) out just beggars belief. Get Shearer in as manager ASAP.

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  • Indian toon

    Dec 24, 2007 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #2

    ysday was hugely dissapointing. wake up sam.!!

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  • George

    Dec 24, 2007 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #3

    Being a NUFC fan is difficult, especially with all the crap we have had to put up with.
    I said before SA put pen to paper i did not want him as manager, yet the media and any supporter who would get in front of the cameras all said the same, “get Sam Allerdyce, hes a proven manager who has done wonders at Bolton and transformed them into a european force”!.
    As far as i am concerned SA has not proven himself in the premiership. Bolton are playing some good football under Gary Megson.
    I think SAs short comings are coming home to haunt him now and he does not have a clue how to sort it out. With all these so called experts around him, i think he should revert to Mystic Meg, at least people knew she was a joke.

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  • sparetheman

    Dec 24, 2007 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #4

    Unbeaten runs do not come much worse than this one.

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  • Indian toon

    Dec 24, 2007 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #5

    so many extra coaches and staff. it looks as though we are playin in the champions league.

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  • jenson button

    Dec 24, 2007 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #6

    flabergasted by the result. sam must paly a 4-4-2 formation against wigan and play the players in their position. chelsea injury problems are growing with latest one with cech. others are drogba and terry

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  • carl

    Dec 24, 2007 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    im sick of hearing sam blame everyone but himself, we have notplayed any form of good football all season and lets be honest we are not going anywherewhile sams here.

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  • Brisbane Mag

    Dec 24, 2007 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #8

    I watched the game live in Singapore’s “Lot, Stock and Barrel”, home of the Singapore Newcastle United Supporters Club and although the atmosphere in the bar was good, Newcastle’s performance was NOT acceptable. I had a good discussion with a number of Singaporeans after the game and they made the comment, it’s difficult being a Newcastle fan especially when we play so badly, but they actually do love the club……

    We need to buy several players in January that will improve the team immediately and BSA needs to start playing playes in their correct position or face the sack.

    The performance against Derby, bottom of the league, one away goal and one away point before the Newcastle game was terrible. This performance is not acceptable and Newcastle fans deserve better, much better!

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  • lezb

    Dec 24, 2007 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #9

    BIG SAM morelike BIG SHAM devoid of any original thought on anything to do with football.
    Never ever is it his fault the fact that positional play, team selection, tactics all emminate from him alludes him when it comes to excuses for dire performance.Should have known what to expect when he put Harper out as a forward pre season not a lot has changed.A good manager learns from his past mistakes wish we had a good manager.

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  • Sedo

    Dec 25, 2007 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #10

    To say that we supporters are dissapointed would be a huge understatement. I hear some saying we can’t ask for mor, but sure we do!

    Playing Martins on the wing as someone mentioned is just a waste of talent. And to sideline our best deffender is even worse.

    He plays Butt, Barton and Smith, even sometimes Geremi in the same startupline. Can anyone recon any constructive thing that they’ve done out on the pitch?

    We really need a manager that knows how to get the best out of the players.

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