Just a short three days after Joe Kinnear was finally sacked as Director of Football, our U21 coach Willie Donachie was also fired after allegedly striking U21 center-back Remie Streete in the dressing room.
Remie Streete – 19 year-old 6’2″ Newcastle defender
That was presumably because Streete had given away the penalty and Sunderland’s first foal in the 3-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light just two days after our senior side was humiliated at St. James’ Park for the second season in a row.
Tensions seem to have got to Willie and he was initially suspended, and then after his father Floyd – the former Wolves player – and Remie himself met privately with manager Alan Pardew – the Newcastle manager had little choice but to fire the Scot.
“It was an unfortunate situation.” “We’ve lost Willie, who is a fantastic coach. That’s a blow to us.” “We’ve got people here to carry the flag until the end of the season – Joe Joyce, Dave Watson, Peter Beardsley, Steve Stone and John Carver.” “We’ve got people to cover Willie’s loss.”
Remie was born in South Shields and he’s a bright prospect for Newcastle, and after all the goings on recently – selling Yohan and not replacing him, firing Director of Football Joe Kinnear after Ashley took eight months to realize what Newcastle fans knew last summer – he wasn’t cut out for the job – and then the firing of Willie Donachie last Thursday, it would be good if things on Tyneside settle down a little bit.
Willie Donachie – like Joe Kinnear – he’s gone
And maybe over the last 13 games of the season (unlucky for some), we can start winning a few games again and finish in the top eight – or even in the top seven this season.
Given where we are right now – that would be very good.
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