Nigel Pearson was given a very difficult task on Thursday morning after Sam Allardyce was surprisingly sacked by the Newcastle club.
Nigel Pearson – did the best he could – at least he is truthful
Newcastle looked shell-shocked after the game finished this afternoon, and it wasn’t made any easier by our captain, Alan Smith, getting himself stupidly sent off right at the end of the game.
Nigel Pearson admitted to Sky Sports after the game, that is had been a difficult day, and the Newcastle United Board need to find a solution to the manager problem – and quickly.
Nigel told Sky Sports after the game:
“It has been a very difficult day,” “When you are going through a transition period you need things to be as smooth as possible. Results like this make it very difficult.â€“I am not going to make excuses. It is plain for all to see the situation would be better served by being resolved quickly.â€
“It is not my business to comment on those matters. Whatever is going on at that level will be dealt with by the people who have that authority.â€Â “But the scoreline has altered people’s perspective on how this day is viewed. The pride of everyone at the club has been pretty severely dented.â€
“The mood before the game was good. But the harsh reality is we have come up against a better side.â€Â “What happened in the second half was down to a number of things including basic decision-making and bad defending.â€
“Some of the things we did were exceptionally good, others were appalling. When you are playing against a team as talented and ruthless as that, you make it very difficult for yourself.â€Â “There was a big gap between the two teams.”
We need to fix things quickly and the optimum solution would be to get a very good manager in place before the Wednesday game against Stoke City. In that game, every single player wearing the Newcastle strip needs to play for their own respect and most of all the respect of Newcastle United.
After the Stoke City players watch the replay of the game today, they will fancy their chances on Wednesday night at St. James’ Park – who wouldn’t?