Alan Pardew has talked after the second humiliation in a row at St. James” Park, when Liverpool took us to the cleaners – they hammered us 6-0 and we looked a simply terrible side.
Geordie boy Steven Taylor at the final whistle
Yes – it was that bad
Well – first of all let’s hear what the manager had to say after the game:
“Well unfortunately today we got a bad start to the game and we never got going at all, it was an awful performance from us.” Looking from the sidelines we need to do something about that for next week.”
“The most important message is that we all have to stick together and we have to get disciplined and organised for next week because we got run ragged .”
This was the heaviest home defeat since 1925 – and it seems our players are imploding at the exact wrong time – and rather than standing up to be counted – playing at St. James’ Park in front of 52,0000 mad screaming Geordies seems too much for a lot of our players – that’s not good.
And rather than being inspired to reach greater heights – it all seems to be too much for them.
It was certainly too much today, and we quickly conceded a goal after just three minutes – and it was downhill from then on – and quite honestly it looked in those first 25 minutes that Liverpool could score at will – it was that bad.
And of course giving up nine goals in our last two home games does absolutely nothing for our goal difference, which has slumped to -23 – the same as Wigan’s – and it was only -19 at the end of our relegation season four years ago.
Unless we see our players stand up to be counted in the last three games of the season – and we try to help yourselves by getting some points – we could see a second relegation in just four years.
And that’s no an opinion – it’s a fact.
We need to see out players fight like hell to stave off relegation – like we see the other teams in the relegation zone doing – and if we cannot do that – we deserve to be relegated.
It was simply a disgrace today.
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