Things on Tyneside seem to be so very toxic at the moment, and if Newcastle are relegated this season there will be books written about how we managed to achieve that, after being comfortably placed at the end of last year.
Then we had the Sack Pardew crew come out – who are still anonymous by the way – and they wanted Alan Pardew out and organized leaflets and the like to force Pardew out at the games.
But then we won six games in a row and recovered, and things settled down a little bit, but then Pardew left at the end of the year very suddenly.
And no doubt his sudden departure was caused in large part by the Sack Pardew crew – plus all the abuse he got from fans.
Where has that led us?
Newcastle United in their wisdom appointed John Carver as the interim head coach, after Newcastle pocketed £4M for letting Alan Pardew break his contract and leave for Crystal Palace.
Pardew is now a hero at Palace who he has saved and they are on 42 points, 7 points above us after being 10 points below us at the end of last year.
And the rumors are that he will get a £1M bonus for keeping Palace in the Premier League and all that big money.
John Carver made a decent start getting 9 points in his first 8 league games, but now it’s very much downhill with eight defeats in a row and most people think he is way out of his depth as a head coach.
So what has happened?
We now have an Ashley Out campaign with demonstrations both at the home and away games, and that has certainly not helped the team at all, who seem to have simply fallen apart.
While other clubs have stuck by their sides as they fight relegation, as we saw clearly with Leicester last Saturday, Newcastle have not and there seems to be a civil war now going on at the club.
Will we now calm down just a bit and support the side 100% in the last three games, so we can at least stay in the Premier League next season?
Or we will continue these protests which – let’s be honest – will only help us get relegated – just like they did six years ago.
We are the laughing-stock of the Premier League this season and have become a joke club, and Alan Pardew must also be laughing all the way to the bank,
Passion is all well and good – and Newcastle fans have it in spades – but it can become destructive if not kept under control – especially in the crisis we are in now.
That’s what I think and I’m sure it’s a contrarian view.