In his press conference for the game tomorrow Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has said he likes visiting Newcastle, the home of Sir Bobby Robson, even though he is yet to win a league game at St. James’ park.
Let’s hope he doesn’t do that because Newcastle have to start picking up the 15 points that will ensure we are still a Premier League team next season.
It’s really been terrible these last fives seasons with every season but one we have been fighting relegation.
Two years ago we were relegated for the second time, and we did very well to come straight back.
Jose Mourinho – difficult to understand why Newcastle so poor
But it now seems we are back where we were two years ago.
The results through 26 games very similar to what they were with Newcastle on 25 points whereas two years ago we had 24 points.
Jose was asked why Newcastle have struggled so much in the last few seasons and here’s how he responded:
“They are a big club,” “I believe, I believe. I am not the person to say why because what I know from the club is an incredible army of fans, a city that lives for the club and supports the club.”
“Normally, good players. Normally, good managers. I can remember many of them, some of the best ones in the country.”
“Benitez another example. So it’s difficult to understand.”
“But if you ask me if I think if Newcastle are going to be in the Championship next season. I say immediately no way.”
“I think they know how to get the points to stay in the Premier League.”
There’s a simple two-word answer to why Newcastle have struggled over the last decade.
Those two words are Mike Ashley and fans are hoping he will leave the club before the summer.
However, not many fans believe he will sell the club this year.
And not too many fans think we can win this game tomorrow either.
But it’s good that Jose thinks we will not be relegated this season – let’s hope he’s right on that.
And he usually is – isn’t he?