The Newcastle players seem to be upset at the crazy goings on at the Newcastle club yesterday.
Kevin Nolan – must show leadership this week
But they cannot remain in that frame of mind for too long this week, otherwise we may as well not turn up against Liverpool on Saturday afternoon, and fly the white flag of surrender over St. James’ Park.
We just cannot go into a tail-dive like we did just over two years ago, after Kevin Keegan left the club and we ended up relegated, and we have to hope the players will continue to show the same grit and fight they showed under Chris Hughton.
Yes, we know it;s a very difficult situation for them – at leats until a new manager is appointed – but we have to hope one is appointed before Satiurday, so even if the new man is not in charge for the Liverpool games – he;ll be sitting in the stands.
We have no idea who that new manager will be, but whoever it is we’ll support him and hope he can become a very successful Newcastle manager, but it will also help if Mike Ashley picks a good manger with the skills needed to make the Newcastle United team a success.
The Newcastle captain Kevin Nolan has come out today and talked about his disappointment at yesterday’s events – and this is what he told The Sun:
“We are all upset that Chris is going. He helped a lot of the lads here with their careers when he was a coach and then as manager.”
“We will never forget our promotion from the Championship last season and we have to do what he told us. Stick together, make sure we keep the unity Chris has built up and get through this difficult period.”
“It goes without saying we were shocked by the announcement.” “Chris was gutted about what had happened. You could see that,”
“But it said so much about him that, even though he was obviously disappointed to be going, he was still telling me and Joey Barton that we had to make sure we had a good season.
“There was such dignity about the way he left, which is how he conducted himself while he was the manager.”
As soon as this mess is sorted out, then Kevin Nolan and the other senior players at Newcastle have a big job to do – and show real leadership in a time of adversity at the club.
And even now they have to set the example to the younger players at the club, who will be dismayed by yesterday’s events.
We have so many youngsters at the Newcastle club now, who will be looking for direction this week, and it’s up to Kevin, and other older players at Newcastle, to give them that direction, especially until a new manager is appointed – hopefully later this week.
The very last thing we want is for the team to go whizzing down the league, like we did when Keegan left the club just over two years ago.