We heard Alan Shearer blaming referee Howard Webb last night, for not allowing Mark Viduka’s goal yesterday after 50 minutes.
Alan Shearer – should rip into his players – not the referee
But let’s not play the blame game, or the woulda coulda shoulda game. Mark’s goal should have been allowed and Nicky Butt should have scored at the death – we should have won the game 2-1 and everything would be great. While that may make us feel better – it’s just not what happened – so we need a reality check.
The lads were beaten yesterday because they didn’t show the energy and commitment they showed on Monday night – that’s the plain truth.
We have to start admitting too many of our players just don’t have the guts and glory when it really matters – and there needs to be a lot of unloading of players carried out in the summer – whatever happens next Sunday.
And it’s hard to blame the referee for the demise of Newcastle United this season.
It’s all our fault.
Not only has the Newcastle Board made some terrible decisions, but last September Kevin Keegan got on his high horse again and walked out on the club. Oh sorry he was sacked, according to Kevin, even though the Board issued a statement saying he was never sacked – before he decided to leave. And he is now trying to take the club to the cleaners for £8M.
What’s that we heard from Keegan about loving Newcastle United?
That left the club high and dry, and it’s not the first time Kevin has put himself above club teams (Newcastle twice, Fulham, Manchester City ……) and he even walked out on England after we lost at home to Germany.
The fact that Keegan left after 3 games certainly didn’t help, but we still had ample time to recover – but we didn’t and haven’t. And Newcastle have again gone to different managers to try to save the side – including Keegan, Hughton (twice), Kinnear and Shearer – and that’s all in one season.
We have to face up to the fact that we deserve to be relegated – whether we survive next Sunday or not – this team deserves to be relegated.
In our last 12 games we have one win and 4 draws – 7 points from 12 games is hardly any referees fault – and it’s a pathetic record for such a strong squad. When the tests have come for the team the players have failed us – again and again and again ……………….
No – if we go down we should stand up and be counted – unlike our players this season – and admit we deserved it. We just weren’t good enough – and the results have proved that.
Then we have to regroup and build a team that will come straight back up next year – but there are lots of our current players we will not need or want for that.
There are too many heartless and gutless wonders in our current bunch of overpaid and over-pampered “stars”.