It’s come as a shock to Newcastle fans that we seem to be as hopeless as we were last season – even after we have three new players in the side and four new players were signed last summer for a massive £52M.
It also seems to have come as a shock to some of our new players too, and because we are now 3rd bottom of the league and odds-on favorites to be relegated by the bookies – it will be even more difficult this month to persuade good players to come to the club.
Georginio Wijnaldum – Newcastle were building a new team
Gini Wijnaldum was told by manager Steve McClaren that the second half of last season was just a bad time for the club – and that Newcastle were going to build a new team.
What’s that line from Robert Burns again – the plans of mice and men often go astray.
Gini has been asked today whether he expected to be playing in a relegation threatened side this season:
“No, of course not. I spoke with the manager before I came here and they told me 2015 was a bad year and that they wanted good signings to create a new team.”
“They want to be a lot of places higher in the Premier League. It’s difficult, three players won’t change a team.”
“You need more and those who are already at the club must help to make it a better team. Those things will always take time but we don’t have time right now.”
“We’re in the relegation zone and we need good performances and points.” “We’ll see what will happen in the next couple of months.”
“Everybody is disappointed and frustrated.” “It was quiet in the dressing room because everybody was busy with themselves.” “We had a team meeting after the game at the training ground.”
Those are good words form Gini – a potential future captain of Newcastle.
Things will need to change very quickly on Tyneside otherwise the disaster scenario that threatened us last season in the very last game – relegation – will actually take place this season.
There’s just no doubt that those ruining the club from the top have badly let the fans down – again.
We have a tough game at Arsenal this afternoon and not many fans think we will get much out of this game.
The lads need to play out of their skins and then maybe we can get something out of this game.