What’s happened this season is that Alan Pardew, the coaching staff and the players have let the club down massively – those are the facts that can hardly be argued with.
Alan Pardew – give him some slack in next two weeks
He needs to be the major cheerleader
Yes we didn’t have a big enough squad for Europe, no doubt about that, but we got five new players in during the January transfer window, and we didn’t see any other clubs in the relegation zone invest so heavily – £31M by recent accounts.
So while there was adequate “excuses” for not doing well through January – that cannot be said of the last the last three months – which finds us much deeper in the relegation fight than we’ve been all season.
But we cannot keep going on about how negative things have neem and are – and we still have a chance to save ourselves, but one thing seems certain – at the end of the Arsenal game in two weeks time, there will be massive emotion displayed by Newcastle fans.
We’ll be delirious if we avoid relegation, and we’ll be inconsolable if we take the drop – but it’s going to be one way or the other.
And we expect Alan Pardew to be the major cheer-leader in the next two weeks, because his job is to instill confidence and belief into his players, as Roberto Martinez seems to be able to do at Wigan with his players every year at this time.
It will be a massive blow to Newcastle’s pride and standing if we take the drop, and no doubt we’ll have people come on the site – and say that’s it – and disavow Newcastle, and say they’ll stop supporting the club – they’ve had enough – and we understand that.
Bur when you have been raised on the banks of the River Tyne – that’s just nor an option for many of us.
But we can still do it – that’s the positive side – but we need some heroes in those famous black and white striped shirts - and we didn’t get any of those four years ago.
Howay The Lads!!
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