What’s gone largely unreported in the last several weeks, with a building frenzy among fans to have Alan Pardew fired, is the players themselves have simply not done their job, and they have been less than impressive since Boxing Day, and the excuse that one player – Yohan Cabaye – has been missing should not have caused Newcastle’s collapse in the league this year.
Fabricio Coloccini – Newcastle fans deserve better
Surprising as it may be, very surprising in fact, but there was some good news recently that Fab Coloccini was staying on at Newcastle, and Colo has spoken in the local press today.
This is what Colo told the Shields Gazette:
“We have had a lot of criticism during the month, but our target was to finish in the top 10,”“I can understand the fans. I support my team San Lorenzo, and when they’re not doing well, I’m sad.”
“You can lose games, but the way you lose is important.” “We lost many games 3-0 and 4-0. It’s tough for the fans. They deserve better.”
“It’s going to be important on Sunday” “Liverpool are a top team, and they are fighting for the title.” “They’re playing for something, and we are playing for something as well.”
“It’s going to be a nice game to play in.”
Liverpool seem to have blown their chances of a first Premier League title, by picking up only one point in their last two games, at home to Chelsea and away at Crystal Palace, but they were 3-0 up after 78 minutes at Selhurst Park on Monday night, yet still managed to lose two points.
It was unbelievable, especially when you consider that before the game, Palace were the lowest scoring team in the league with only 28 goals.
Manchester City are two points ahead of the Reds, and because of their superior goal difference only have to draw their last game at home to West Ham to win the title for the second time in three years, and the Hammers have lost their last five games.
As we said Liverpool have choked, and maybe Newcastle can get their first win at Anfield since 1990 – but we are not holding our breath and expect to end the season with another defeat.
We just hope it’s not by a lot of goals, and that kind of sums up this year somehow.