Damien Duff has spoken out today against the Newcastle players, and rightly says some of the performance recently have been disgraceful – he’s right there.
Damien Duff – tells it like it is – good!
Damien talked today about Newcastle and the players we currently have at the club:
“We’ve got players who belong in the top six – we have one of England’s greatest ever strikers [Michael Owen] – and I know the manager is looking to strengthenâ€ â€œTop players belong at Newcastle. The club were challenging for Champions League qualification when you [Sir Bobby] were manager and we’ve got to get back up there.”
“He’s a good man and we are all desperate for him to do well, Sam has given the training ground an overhaul and we’re moving in the right direction. He has more or less hit us with the kitchen sink.â€
â€œHe’s been great. The other night he was positive again. We put in a good performance against a good Manchester City team, although we didn’t get the result.â€ â€œAfter the game, he said â€˜let’s stick together’, which is what we have to do, starting on Sunday.â€
â€œPeople are going to say it’s Stoke’s Cup final. My mentality is that with the situation we’re in, it’s a cup final for us.” “Six thousand of our fans travelled down to Wigan on Boxing Day and we didn’t have a shot on target.”
â€œWe were a disgrace and if I’d have been in the crowd as a Newcastle punter that day, I’d have given us stick.”
It’s good to hear Damien tell the absolute truth. It’s about time somebody did, and of course the Dublin born Irish International is absolutely right. The team was a disgrace against Wigan Athletic, and Sam just cannot afford another performance like that one.
And sooner rather than later, Newcastle will need to start getting some good results along with some points. Then at least we can still have a chance of something in Europe next year. We still have time yet, but we’ll have to start winning soon, if something is to be salvaged for the season.
And we’re still hoping for something tonight at Stoke City.