Newcastle United lacked the leadership and shape on the field this afternoon, and it appears that the events off the field over the last couple of weeks seemed to have an impact on too many of the players this afternoon.
Mike Ashley – didn’t have the courage to show up
The really bad news is that these were 3 points for the taking against a Hull City team, who will have difficulty surviving this season in the Premier League.
But somehow the team managed to see themselves 2-0 down early in the second half, before attempting a comeback, but it was too late and too many of our players were just not themselves today.
And it’s no secret why they were off their game, because the owner Mike Ashley, and Director of Football Dennis Wise, who are not liked on Tyneside, didn’t even bother turning up.
Obviously the incompetence and lack of leadership shown by Mike and the Newcastle Board over the last two weeks, is sadly seeping through to the players, and before we lose too many points this season, something needs to be done for the club, and quickly.
Maybe the Board might say something to the fans, after the diabolical happenings of the last two weeks, but we’ll not hold our breath on that one.
Only Derek Llambias, who hardly seemed interested, was the sacrificial lamb of the Newcastle Board, as he sat all on his lonesome in the Director’s box.
The Board has not only shown complete incompetence, but they have also shown a lack of courage in showing up to face the music on Tyneside, and they hardly are of the caliber necessary to own The Newcastle United Football Club. My father, a lifelong fan of the club, must be turning in his grave tonight.
It’s a very sad day for proud Newcastle United fans, when a bunch of cronies can buy their club, disgrace the club’s name, and in the process treat the fans as though they were absolute rubbish.