We keep hearing the commentators on TV during the games talk about the season being over for certain clubs, and they keep saying that about Newcastle, and when Southampton won 1-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday, they said the same thing about the Saints.
Alan Pardew – Newcastle manager
30 points to play for – we need as many as possible
But there’s still 10 games to play, so we’re not sure what they keep saying that.
Newcastle have 30 points to play for, and maybe they are saying that because we cannot qualify for Europe, which is true, given that one of the two clubs in the FA Cup Final will not take the third place in the Europa League, and the other two places are 5th and 6th in the league.
And with 43 points we will not be relegated.
Maybe that’s what they mean by that statement, but it’s not very positive – just as it’s not positive when England score and go ahead in a game – and they then talk about hanging on for the win.
Where’s the confidence in that statement?
Footballers these days get massive wages – often as much as CEOs of big companies like IBM – and believe me they have so much more responsibility than footballers.
So players can at least go out on the pitch and give everything they have for the team – whether or not their season is over, and commentators keep saying hey have nothing to play for.
When every place in the Premier League is now worth £2M, we think the powers that be at every single Premier League club think there is something to play for – down to the very last game.
Howay The Lads!!