There’s news in the Sunday People today that there is dressing room unrest at Newcastle at the moment, but that should hardly come as a surprise to anybody.
Alan Pardew – if I close my eyes – maybe it’s not happening
When Andy Carroll left Newcastle there were also a number of players – notably Jos Enrique and Joey Barton – who were said to be furious that Newcastle had sold their talisman, and it was hardly surprising when both left the club the following summer.
We lost the next game at Fulham 1-0 and then were 4-0 down the following Saturday at St. James Park at half time to Arsenal after Carroll departed – until that remarkable and gutsy second half comeback that helped players get over that disappointment of losing our local striker – if only by a little bit.
And once again Mike Ashley has proved just how unambitious he is for Newcastle by selling our best player last month, and as in the Andy Carroll situation, not replacing him.
And since Yohan left the club Newcastle have not won, and they have drawn one and lost the last three games – not managed to score – and we’ve conceded 10 goals.
Alan Pardew tore into the squad after the disgraceful performance against Tottenham on Wednesday night, and he had every right to do that – in fact we’d have been disappointed if he hadn’t done that.
So we wouldn’t be at all surprised if some players are upset by the events at Newcastle over the last month or so,
The Sunday People has quoted an insider as saying:
“It’s clear there is unrest in the dressing room. There is a lack of confidence throughout the club.”
It’s not at all surprising there is a lack of confidence throughout the club, and when the top man does something stupid like sell our best player half way through the season it will have repercussions – and they will not be positive..
But this is when real leadership comes in – and it’s now up to Alan Pardew and the coaches, and some of the senior players at Newcastle to turn this thing around.
It can be done – and we are hoping that’s exactly what will happen – and we are also hoping Newcastle can regain some the dignity that has been lost this year.
What do you think?
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