There is a concern among some fans that the demonstrations of the Sack Pardew brigade are not helping our players one little bit, and are probably counter-productive – and Sir John Hall has called on the fans to support the team against Leicester City on Saturday, in what is a must-win game.
Sir John Hall – smelling the roses
Newcastle are third from bottom in the league, and we have had a terrible start to the season and a very poor year, but there has been some hope building up in the last few games, and it’s the spirit, fight and courage shown by our players., who are giving their all for the team.
Sir John has asked the fans to lay off the demonstrations against manager Alan Pardew and owner Mike Ashley, and support the team on the pitch.
This is some of what Sir John Hall has said in the Daily Star today in what they call an exclusive:
“The side Alan Pardew sends out has to be in the right frame of mind and they won’t be if they think it’s going to turn ugly”
“It’s vital the fans get behind the team for what is a must-win game,” “Of course, I understand their grievances but the Leicester game is neither the time nor the place to air them.”
“That would be seriously counter-productive and play into the hands of the opposition.”“Players can sense when the mood’s not right in the stands and in our position, they can’t afford to be distracted.”
“Let’s face it, Newcastle are a million miles away from challenging for titles today.”
“This season is all about pulling away from the relegation zone and climbing up the table.” “Beat Leicester and we’ll rise a few places and suddenly things will look a whole lot better. Lose and it could be a long, hard winter.”
“History tells us that if we’re in the same position at Christmas, it will be a real struggle to get out of it.”
Newcastle’s last home game against Hull saw fans’ demonstrations against both Pardew and Ashley, and even with that Papiss Cisse was able to come on, and he seemed to be inspired by the courage shown by his pal Jonas in fighting his cancer, and he scored two good goals to get Newcastle United a valuable point that day.
One of Newcastle’s strengths has always been the terrific support the team gets at St. James’ Park – the Cathedral on the Hill.
And to take that away with demonstrations becomes a net negative, so the former Chairman and lifelong President of Newcastle is asking for the fans to support the team on Saturday.
It’s really as simple as that.
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