The long wait to our next game since the Chelsea disgrace is almost over and our next game is at Stoke City on Wednesday night.
We are just hoping that Newcastle will be a lot better than we were at Stamford Bridge – where we were simply a disgrace.
There are just 12 games to play this season and we cannot have many more slip-ups like at Chelsea and Everton in our last two away games.
Steven Taylor – it wasn’t good enough
There again the Britannia Stadium is not exactly a happy hunting ground for Newcastle.
30 year-old Steven Taylor knows that our form away from home will need to improve if we are to stay in the Premier League next season.
This is what the center-back has had to say today:
“We have to learn from the Chelsea hammering. We got outclassed all over the pitch,” “Yes, they had world-class players all over the pitch, but we gave them too much respect.”
“We have to take it on the chin. We have to stand up and be counted now.” “It’s getting to that stage now – 12 games to go – where we must fight together and pull the same way.”
“The lads accept responsibility. They took it on the chin after the game and admitted, all over the park, they were better than us.”
“It wasn’t good enough. We hold our hands up.”
“It was a completely different game to West Brom. We were too open. There were too many gaps.” “We gave them too much respect.”
Newcastle’s record all season long has been abysmal, but those running the club don’t want to panic or have any knee-jerk reactions to the dire situation.
That’s what management is all about – to take corrective action when things go wrong – especially when they go seriously wrong as the have done with Newcastle this season..
But the problem with those running the club is they don’t seem to know how to respond to a crisis and with a record like Newcastle’s this season the manager would have been fired by now at any other Premier League club.
That’s a fact.
The next two games are crucial for both our survival and also for Steve McClaren and his job.
But we still have no idea which team will turn up on Wednesday night – and that’s why we are still in real danger of being relegated in May.
And more danger than those running the club understand – if the minutes of the Fans Forum meeting are anything to go by.
What do you think?