Before the game last Saturday at Southampton, assistant manager John Carver was seen to go over to a contingent of Newcastle fans and tell them they should be supporting the side, and not campaigning to have the manager fired.
Well if that was bad news on Saturday, it’s going to be a lot worse this Saturday, when a group against Pardew is organizing banners to be held up at the game, that Alan Pardew is a muppet and he should be fired.
It will only take Newcastle to start nervously again on Saturday, and be behind by a goal or two, for these demonstrations to take over the game – and of course get all the publicity after the game – they are already getting publicity before the game.
You can bet your life that Hull manager Steve Bruce will have his players go right at Newcastle at the start of Saturday’s game, and remember we conceded a goal after 25 seconds against Crystal Palace, and almost conceded a comical goal in the first 30 seconds at Southampton.
With the poor start to the season, the club allowing Ben Arfa and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to leave in the last day on loan, plus the new players not coming through quickly, the results are the disaster scenario for Newcastle.
And the news last night that Jonas Gutierrez has testicle cancer, and that is getting his own treatment in Argentina and is not being helped by his club, does not look good for Newcastle – and we hope to hear something from Newcastle on that today.
We’ve mentioned before this situation is getting be like six years ago after Kevin Keegan left the club – and at that time the demonstrations were all against owner Mike Ashley.
And if these demonstrations continue at Newcastle – which they will if Pardew is not fired – then we will be putting ourselves in the dubious position of being a relegation side this season and the crowd support – which is usually a positive for Newcastle – could become a negative..
And of course it doesn’t help that Ashley has banned five newspapers, and things reported by those papers are hardly going to be glowing news about Ashley.
It’s difficult to know how all of this will end unless Mike Ashley fires Alan Pardew – but then who do you think he will bring in – and it’s almost a certainty it will not be a top manager.
Newcastle fans are the best to play in front of when things are stable and going well – but almost the opposite is true when the club is in turmoil – which looks to be the case right now.
Where this will all lead to is hard to even think about.
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