It’s not in vogue to praise Newcastle too much these days, mainly because of the daft things owner Mike Ashley keeps doing – the latest being to ban the sports writers of the local Journal, Chronicle and Sunday Sun.
Mike Ashley - continues to upset fans at Newcastle
The ban was for giving too much coverage to the march against Ashley in late October – organized by one of the current protest groups – Time 4 Change – and that’s not good coming from Ashley – especially since it’s supposed to be a free press – and the ban has lasted since early in November.
And that has to be difficult for the likes of Lee Ryder, Mark Douglas, Neil Cameron and others.
But if we forget about Mike for a moment, things on the training pitch and on the field of play are going just great, and that’s since we were embarrassingly beaten by Sunderland, and it’s still one of only two wins they have had this season and they are rock bottom of the league at Christmas.
And only West Brom have survived when in that position since the Premier League was started back in 1992, and if the Black Cats are to survive they will need to start wining games very soon – draws will not be enough.
Newcastle have won six and drawn one of their last eight games and the only defeat was at Swansea, when our lads didn’t exactly turn up in that first half, and we didn’t have the rub of the green in the second half.
And we are now seeing the fruits of Newcastle’s excellent transfers this year, even though we should have brought more players into the side over the summer – but starters Debuchy, Sissoko, Gouffran and Remy are all new arrivals this year – and that cannot be bad.
Things are going great at the moment, and if the fans cannot celebrate and enjoy how well Newcastle are doing right now – when can we?
We just hope Newcastle can continue on this excellent run over the Christmas period, and we are now 3 points better off after 17 league games than we were two years ago, when we finished up in 5th place.
We could shock the Premier League again this season – and we hope we do exactly that.
Howay The Lads!!
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