Newcastle United chairman Chris Mort said nothing to reporters when he left the JJB Stadium yesterday afternoon after the woeful performance against Wigan Athletic.
Chris Mort – pressure on Chairman as well as Big Sam
Newcastle had yet another magnificent and vocal 5,000 fans at Wigan Athletic yesterday afternoon, and to be fair to the fans they supported the team at least until the team looked hopeless with little time left yesterday – however hard that must have been. But their chants left nobody in any doubt what they thought of the performance of their side. And the performance from the team just wasn’t good enough.
After the game Chris Mort was seen to be friendly and political as usual, but Chris refused to make any comment. A wise decision no doubt.
The fans also made some calls for Alan Shearer to be brought into Newcastle United as manager, and we are sure Alan will be Mike Ashley’s choice for manager, should Sam not survive in the job. We’re fairly sure that Alan will be allowed to leave his BBC job if he is offered the hot seat at his hometown club, and that the BBC would be willing to have him do that, given the circumstances.
Chris Mort looked sullen faced at the front of the Director’s box yesterday, but we couldn’t see how owner Mike Ashley was – since Mike was again right in the middle of the Newcastle supporters. There’s no truth in the rumor that Mike himself was one of the fans singing â€œNewcastle were sh*t and we’re sick of it.â€ 😀
Sam told the Evening Chronicle today:
â€You lose a game â€“ and lose it badly â€“ and you are under the cosh, especially if you are the manager.â€
â€œI cannot blame the fans for what they were singing. We werenâ€™t good enough and you donâ€™t need to be an expert to see that.â€
â€œThey spend their hard-earned money and they want to see us fight and do an awful lot better than we did here today.â€’
The one thing Sam has to do is have a heart to heart meeting with all his players and let them know, in no uncertain fashion, that this kind of performance will not do at this club. We’ll see the reaction at Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, but it will have to be a tremendously positive reaction from the Newcastle players for the doom and gloom to be lifted on Tyneside.
That’s what we’ll be looking for on Saturday.
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