Newcastle United is not an easy club to play for, and it’s certainly not an easy club to manage, and that has been seen over the last four months, and over that time our results and performances simply haven’t been good enough for a Newcastle United team.
Alan Pardew – history is heavy on us at Newcastle
Yes, when things are going great there’s no better club to play for – and the passion of the 52,000 fans at St. James’ Park can be palpably felt – but it’s also can be felt when things don’t go well.
That’s what’s been happening this year – when the fans have let the players know in no uncertain terms – such as the gutless performance at Southampton – that to give up in any game is not an option when you play for Newcastle.
Alan Pardew is now well aware of the difficulties managing Newcastle, and he’s taken many arrows over the last three and a half years at the club.
This is what Alan has said about Newcastle and its fantastic history:
“The most important thing for us is history is heavy on us.” “What Bobby Robson did here and that great side, we have to live up to those expectations.”
“The financial goalposts have moved a little bit, probably, against us, but that does not mean to say we cannot compete and that is what I am determined to do.”
“We have put ourselves into a position, hopefully, in the summer to make some investment which can take this club forward and be stronger.”
That’s why not all players can be a success at Newcastle, and many have failed, and players have to have the mental strength so they can handle all the ups and downs, which have always been part of the club.
We’re going through the downs at the moment, and that’s why we need the players and the manager to step up to the plate tomorrow, and get us a win against Swansea.
With four games left and games at Arsenal and Liverpool, there’s not many games we can now win before the end of the season, and we’ve already lost four on the trot. 🙁
We need a win tomorrow.
What do you think?
Note: Craig Finnigan is a Newcastle fan and graduated from Newcastle College in 2011, and he has created a one-off key ring, and all the profits will go to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.
You can view and buy the specially designed key ring here.