Bob Moncur is Newcastle’s Ambassador, and he has talked to ChronicleLive this week and it’s good he has at least said something from the club’s point of view about the current situation, because we’ve heard precious little from anybody else – except of course from interim coach John Carver.
Former Newcastle captain Bob Moncur
Here’s some of what Bob said – and he’s worried about the upcoming boycott at home games:
“I’ve heard talk this week about yet another planned boycott at our next home game. I have to say, in all my 50 years in football, boycotts just don’t work and at best just detract from the support of the team.”
“We’re in a difficult period and I believe the vast majority of our supporters will back the team and do their bit to help us through this.”
It is a bit worrying that there is an organized boycott at the home games, because we certainly cannot get any points away from home.
We’ve lost the last three games on the road by a cumulative score of 9-0, and next up is Liverpool at Anfield tomorrow night.
The boycott will make it that much more difficult to get home points, but such is the anger and frustration of Newcastle fans about the way the club is being run, there seems to be few other choices they have.
Maybe a demonstration after the game would be a better and less damaging form of protest – and then the players may not be too adversely impacted by what’s going on.
In the past we have already heard from players that these types of demonstrations do affect them on the field.
Of course they do, because they are only human, and they will be reading the national reports in the papers about the boycott.
It shows the sad situation Newcastle now find themselves in.
The problems originate at the top of the club with Mike Ashley, and his Sergeant at Arms Lee Charnley – who carries out his directives.
They haven’t worked in eight years and it really is a serious situation Newcastle find themselves in at the moment.
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