This time is somewhat like where we were back four years ago, when we had around the same number of points and were about the same position in the Premier League – 14th. But there are also a lot of differences to four years ago, because we have a stable manager and coaching staff, we haven’t just lost our manager, like we did with Kevin Keegan, and the club is a lot more stable now than it ever was four years ago, when Joe Kinnear became the manager.
Joe Kinnear – fought against relegation four years ago
There are still fans who hate Mike Ashley, and quite honestly that’s never going to change as long as Mike owns our club, and there are growing voices in some quarters to fire Alan Pardew.
But who would we replace him with, and that would only cause uncertainty at the club, and among the players.
The stability we have at Newcastle can be a huge help in getting us out of the trouble we are in.
We’ve only played 14 game so there are still 24 games left and 72 points to play for, but until we get that Yohan Cabaye guy back – it’s going to be difficult since we lack creativity big time.
We have to rely on Vurnon Anita coming through big time, and the players’ performances last night were good, and we were just sucker-punched right at the end – otherwise the atmosphere today would be almost ecstatic, if we had managed to get a second win in a row at the Britannia Stadium.
Stability at Newcastle is a huge advantage we have over where we were four years ago, and we don’t think it’s helpful to the team to disturb that stability right now.
That’s because we want Newcastle to still be in the Premier League next season.
And finally, if you think we’re in bad shape now – just remember where that other iconic club – Glasgow Rangers are right now – playing in the fourth tier of Scottish football and they will be in the wilderness for a few years yet.
We’re in trouble right now – but nothing we cannot get out of – if we keep supporting the side.
Howay The Lads!!
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