Newcastle have to grab the bulls by the horn and admit we are in a relegation struggle, but there’s still plenty of time to get to safety, if we only admit we are in trouble at the moment and start to fix it.
Jonas Gutierrez – been nowhere near his best form this season
When we were relegated almost four years ago, the press kept saying we were too good to go down, and if there was one striker in the team to help us get to safety – it would be Michael Owen.
But Michael was a disaster in the relegation fight, and didn’t even make the starting side once Alan Shearer was installed as manager at the club – even though Kevin Keegan had made him captain.
And what’s happened since he left Newcastle has shown the lad is a spent force, but Newcastle fans already knew that.
And after saying we were too good to go down the press then said in the summer of 209 that we’d drop down the leagues – much like Leeds United had done – but they were wrong on that one too.
We can go down, and if we finish in the bottom three that will be it, and we’ll be in the Championship again – so let’s not delude ourselves into thinking we are too good to go down.
And many players have been nowhere near their best form this season, and they include players like Cheick Tiote, Papiss Cisse and Jonas Gutierrez as just three examples, so if we are going to avoid the drop, then our big guns have to start firing soon.
We don’t want to have to go through another relegation struggle this season, the last one was tough enough – too tough – and we call on our players to fight like hell from now on – and who knows – with a bit of luck we could even get some wins soon.
Howay the Lads!!
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