After the debacle in the transfer market last month, and the humiliating 3-0 defeat by Sunderland at home last Saturday, Newcastle are at a low point of the season and maybe also at a crossroads, although one bright spot is that we are not threatened by relegation this season, as we were at this time last year.
Alan Pardew – has to get on with it
Ashley made a good move last night by sacking Joe Kinnear, who a vast majority of the fans never liked, especially in the important role of Director of Football – and now Mike has a chance to replace him with somebody who will be good in that role, and can entice players into the club.
And the owner has even received some plaudits today for the action he took last night, and while that’s rare it’s good to see, and it has certainly helped to clear the air a little.
There’s probably not much going to happen before the end of the season, so its now up to Alan Pardew, his coaching team, and the Newcastle players to give us back some dignity.
They all need to buckle down and start earning the huge wages they receive – and start playing well – and make up to the Newcastle fans for the double humiliation the dedicated Newcastle fans have suffered this season, by losing twice to Sunderland.
A number of our better players last Saturday were just hopeless, and not only in the way they played, but even worse than that they didn’t show any heart, and if players don’t show heart when they play for Newcastle United they should leave the club or be sold.
All players should know that by now.
Our next two games are tough ones, at Chelsea on Saturday, and at home to Tottenham a week tomorrow, when we expect to see the lowest league gate of the season at St. James’ Park.
That’s unless Newcastle can beat Chelsea on Saturday afternoon, which is highly unlikely but possible, after Chelsea outplayed Manchester City at the Etihad last night, and spoiled Manchester’s 100% home league record with a 1-0 win, and it could (should) have been more.
Mike Ashley could help calm things down a lot, by issuing some statement to the Newcastle fans about what his plans are, but we’ve called on him to do that many times before, and he’s never done it – except when he is selling the club. 🙁
Seems like he doesn’t read the blog. 😀
We only want Newcastle to be a top four club as soon as possible, and don’t mind how we do it – either with Ashley as owner or with somebody else as the owner.
But being a top four club in England must become Newcastle’s number one priority – it’s as simple as that.
And if that happens the fans will probably be happy enough.
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