To make things even worse than they already are today, Alan Pardew was asked about some night club visits by his players on Friday evening.
This is the photo on the Tup Tup Palace Facebook page
Leon Best, who missed the game through injury, and Stephen Ireland, who will not play one minute for Newcastle in either February or March since joining on loan, and youngster Stephen Folan, were shown displaying their torsos in the Tup Tup Palace.
The photo shown above was on the Tup Tup Palace Facebook page, which alerted Newcastle fans to the situation.
Neither of the two first team players traveled to Stoke, where Newcastle were hammered 4-0.
While there’s nothing particularly wrong, but of course professional players have a responsibility not to be seen in places like night-clubs, and the like, because the fans will just get the wrong idea.
They were drunk and all over the place – is the things that are said when these things are reported, and they are very rarely true, and the three of them look quite sober in the photograph above.
Alan Pardew had this to say when told about the photos after the game:
‘This is a situation I will have to look at on Monday. Certainly, it is not ideal on the eve of a match, even if you are not playing.’
“Best tried to train yesterday but was no good, and he had an injection in his ankle and he’ll be OK, we think, for Wolves.”
We don’t think it’s too bad the players were caught like they were, but it was poor jusgement.
And it’s even worse with a story like this when Newcastle have won only one game of their last 10, and relegation could again threaten Newcastle.
This story is like a red flag to a bull, and that’s how most of the Newcastle will see it.