Newcastle were losing to Stoke City 1-0 in December at St. James’ Park in that first half, and then the referee helped us out and within three minutes sent two Stoke City players off and awarded Newcastle a penalty, although Loic Remy missed that spot kick.
Alan Pardew – we are at low ebb with fans
But we did equalize before half time, and then went on to get another four in the second half to win 5-1, and we were sitting pretty with seven wins in nine games – but how things have changed.
Since that win, in the last 16 games we have lost 11, including the home defeat in the FA Cup to Cardiff City, and we were hammered 3-0 by Sunderland at home, and in the seven league games since then Sunderland have taken just one point.
In the last three games we have been hammered by Everton, Southampton and Manchester United by a cumulative score of 11-0, so it’s hardly surprising the fans are just fed up at the moment with the club.
This is what Alan Pardew has said today:
“I think we’re at one of our lowest ebbs in terms of the relationship with the fans,”
“I can think of the Cup defeat to Cardiff when it was a similar kind of feeling to this week. Then, people were saying we weren’t bothered about the Cup. Now, they’re saying we’re not bothered about the league!”
“It does feel a little bit like that. You get those spells in seasons, unfortunately, and I want this spell to end because, up until this last period, the season has been pretty strong.”
“I wouldn’t say we’ve been at our maximum, but we haven’t been far from it for long periods of the season. In this bit, we’ve been way under it, and we’ve got to get that back.”
We do have some of our best players – like Loic Remy, Mathieu Debuchy and Moussa Sissoko out at the moment, but it doesn’t say much for the other players that we have looked simply hopeless this year – and keep losing.
And in 11 of the last 15 league games we haven;t even scored so one the opposition scores that;s usually it – and we end up losing ans that will most likely happen today at Stoke.
Since they are only 6 points behind us that sets them up to catch us in the league by the end of the season – so we will probably finish in 10th place in the league – and meet our target.
And that would still be the second best finish in the Premier League under Mike Ashley – which further indicates why Newcastle fans are not happy with the way things are, and the way things have been at Newcastle over the last seven years.
I rest my case.