Nicky Butt, who will finish his career at Newcastle, has called today for big changes to be made at the Newcastle club in the summer.
Nicky Butt – big changes needed at the club
Nicky was asked today what Newcastle need, and he responded:
“What do Newcastle need? Right now we need to be professional and perform,”
“We need to put this season to bed and kick on next season. You seem to say that a lot at Newcastle.”
“We need someone to come in and change the whole club.”
It’s been a complete and utter mess this season at Newcastle, and it’s hard the think how anything could be quite as bad again next season, unless we get relegated of course.
Newcastle’s record lately is relegation stuff if we ever saw it – just 2 points from the last 4 league games, and only 7 points from our last 11 league games. Add to that a draw and defeat to Hull City in the FA Cup in January, and we have one win in the last 13 games. Just hopeless.
Somebody has to wake up at the club, because there’s little doubt we are drifting towards relegation, and we suggest the club starts with the players.
Anybody watching the game on Saturday for the first 30 minutes would never have believed Newcastle were in so much trouble. It took that long for the lads to wake up, but of course by then the damage was already done, and we were 1-0 down, to a sloppy Geovanni headed goal.
Newcastle need to play every single game like they did against Manchester United – full stop, period – and the lads let themselves down on Saturday.
We may not have a good team right now, but Newcastle United is a proud club, and the players must start to show that pride and passion, which has always been Newcastle United.
And since time is running out rather quickly, they need to do that before it’s too late.