The sky is falling in on Newcastle – and just to prove it, there is some bad news that Yohan Cabaye has injured his groin again – that’s the one he has just come back from – after he had two surgeries in November.
Yohan Cabaye – has injured that groin again – oh no!
And Alan Pardew had this to say after the shocking 2-1 defeat this afternoon against second bottom Reading – that puts Newcastle in real danger of relegation this season:
“We had to take Cabaye off because of an injury, that brought negative reaction from the crowd and that spread around,” Pardew told Sky Sports of a player who only recently returned from a spell on the sidelines. “We need some impetus. We have lost Demba Ba and Cheik.”
“We have got Cabaye back, but he is just on the first stage of his comeback. We needed him towards the end of the game.” “He said he was struggling with his groin. I did not want to take him off, but when a top player tells you he’s injured you listen to him.”
“It was a painful day for Newcastle.” “First half we could not have played better, you could see the extra quality. At that point you’d like to think we’d get away from them, but second half we could not get a grip of the game. We gave away two sloppy goals.”
“We need some impetus in terms of signings. It needs a little boost, to get everyone to get their heads up.”
We don’t think there will be anything that Mike Ashley will do at the moment, and Alan Pardew will have an opportunity to get a win at Villa Park a week on Wednesday night – and that’s another side below us in the league table.
But another defeat and Mike Ashley will at least be starting to think about who he could bring in as the new manager.
A guy that won the European Championship in May seems available – Roberto Di Mateo.
There’s no doubt that the way we lost this game today will lose Alan Pardew a lot of support – certainly from the Newcastle fans.
Of course there’s still 15 games to play and lots of points still to play for – but we have to stop losing games all the time – especially to those few teams that are below us in the league table – and at home too.