Driving home from Stoke on Wednesday night in the rain, my two sons asleep before we reached the M62, I had my first serious doubts ever about my relationship with NUFC.
Now let’s be honest, over the years I’ve had plenty of opportunities to have doubts but have always hung on, with hope things can only get better (good title for a song that).
They did for several years under KK and SBR and one season with Pardew but generally speaking, over the years it has been dross, failure and watching everyone from Oxford to Luton win trophies.
Having witnessed yet another spineless, abject so called performance from us, I then had to listen to Steve McCaren and his post-match interview on the radio…if at that point I had been stood next to him, I would have wanted my old size 11 Dr Martins on, so I could have hoofed him all the way around the Britannia.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Johnny come lately to this football lark, 1975 was the first time I walked up to our ground as a 6 year old. So I have lived through some useless managers; McGarry, Charlton, Souness, Carver etc and I’ve witnessed some horrendous performances, too many to mention.
However, to listen to this buffoon and him try to tell me we were unlucky, made me shout at the radio with more venom to anything that I’ve heard in over 40 years following our great club and that says it all for me.
We all know that Mike Ashley has left it far top late to now start chucking his billions about when we have a squad which would struggle in the Northern league, but to still let this idiot be in charge frightens me to death.
He hasn’t got a clue, tactically inept, can’t motivate and team selections baffle the players, never mind me.
We may survive this season by the fact that other teams seem to want to be worse than us, but are we that lucky? Probably not. But whatever happens, this fool must not be given any more time in charge.
Just pack up your brolly, your blank tactics book and get out of Tyneside… oh, and by the way get your hair cut!!!
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