Views continue to come in from all over the place regarding Newcastle United’s problems on and off the pitch, with Leighton James the latest to cast his eye over NUFC.

The former Welsh international was a ‘favourite’ of United fans when facing Newcastle back in the 70s, long before he ended up playing for the mackems in a short spell during the 80s, even having his very own song (ask your dad).

Whatever his attributes as a player, I can’t really argue with James’ take on the Newcastle team after last weekend’s match.

Writing in the South Wales press, Leighton James says that United’s players ‘didn’t seem to care’ when they took on Spurs, the latest defeat making it 6 in a row for Newcastle.

“Having played in the north east for Sunderland, I know how passionate football fans are in that part of the world.

“When I watched Newcastle lose to Spurs on Sunday I saw a side that didn’t seem to care.”

Mike Ashley the reason?:

“I don’t know enough about the background issues to comment on whether Mike Ashley is behind his side’s recent slump.

“All I know is there are some good players at St James’ Park who could give more.”