John Beresford was a left back who played in the Kevin Keegan era from 1992 through 1998, and he played 179 times for Newcastle with three goals, and he has been interviewed today of Football Direct News – FDN.
John Beresford - Newcastle are going nowhere
John is 47 now, and like most Newcastle fans at the moment, he is rather fed up with the awful form and results we have had this year, and Newcastle have lost 14 of the last 19 games in all competitions and won only four.
This is what John told FDN:
“There is not one solitary reason for the way things are going at Newcastle, it is the culmination of a lot of different things.”
“We are in a situation where it feels like the club is going nowhere – the fans want something to shout about but they are disillusioned, because since Christmas the players simply have not performed.”
“It started with the sale of Yohan Cabaye to Paris Saint-Germain which was a great opportunity for the lad, but while the owner Mike Ashley will keep the club afloat, he is not going to spend like Manchester City, Chelsea or even Liverpool.”
“The biggest concern for me came in the same month in the FA Cup game against Cardiff City. It was obvious we would not be relegated so why not go for one of the cups?” “Pardew rested a load of players and we were knocked out.”
“I just could not get my head around it.”
We keep hearing that the cup competitions are not a priority, and we suppose the reason for that is all the money is in the Premier League these days, especially in this the first season of the new massive TV deal.
And money runs Newcastle these days.
But we have no chance at all of winning the Premier League, but if we played our strongest side, we could get to a cup final and possibly win it – and that would at least give us a trophy for the first time in 45 years.
And after all, Birmingham and Wigan won cups in the same season they were relegated, and now Hull City, promoted last year to the Premier League, have made it to the final of the FA Cup.
Not having cups as a priority at Newcastle seems to be another huge mistake being made by the powers that be at Newcastle.
What do you think?