Newcastle’s Richard Money, who was in charge of Newcastle Reserves last night, in place of the sacked local lad Adam Sadler, insists that everyone at the Tyneside club is fully focused on trying to get a result against West Ham at the weekend.
Richard Money – Newcastle fully focused on Saturday’s game
That’s exactly what Richard should be saying and that’s what they should all be doing, but that’s also what the coaching staff said last week about the Hull City game.
But the team just didn’t look ready to play on Saturday against Hull City, and suffered a shocking 2-1 defeat.
When Kevin Keegan resigned, Chris Hughton was placed in charge of first-team duties with Richard Money – the Academy Director – assisting him – and they both have been handed a very difficult job indeed, because it’s obvious the playing staff are disenchanted, to say the least, that Kevin Keegan has left.
Money told Sky Sports News.
“I have been asked to help Chris, he is not in an easy position at the moment and what ever he wants me to do I will do it,” “I don’t think anyone is worrying about the future, if we do that then there is a danger another week can slip by.”
“We have to focus totally on Saturday’s match and at the minute, as far as I know, Chris will be in control and as far as I know he will ask me to help and if that is the case come Friday morning then that is what will happen.”
Good words from Richard, who along with Chris, has been put in a very uncomfortable position, and we’re sure they are doing their very best to get the players ready for Saturday’s game at Upton Park.
But another defeat, which unfortunately is likely, with the squad suffering so many injuries and suspensions, will further darken the mood on Tyneside.
We had hoped (prayed may be a better word) that Zabeel Investments, based in Dubai, had agreed a deal with Ashley, but that story doesn’t seem to have much truth to it, unfortunately.
We think only a quick sale by Ashley, to a good buyer, can put right the terrible mess the club is in right now. It has to be difficult for the coaching staff and players, and it’s almost unbearable to the Newcastle fans, who have put up with much, over the last 10 years or so.
We’ve very rarely had a team that’s as good as the fans at Newcastle, and that’s what we need and should have.