I am a bit confused after yesterday and not just as to why we ended up not wining a match we led 2-0 after 16 minutes.
Who was booing and why?
Sitting in the Leazes I can honestly say I couldn’t see/identify anybody near me who was booing at the end of the match. I could certainly hear the booing but is it only certain sections who are leading the boos, or maybe there are people who have developed the ‘skill’ of emitting a booooo noise without moving their lips, a bit like Keith Harris and Orville (yes I know, the duck moves his lips).
The reasons why people were booing is beyond me, is it because they…
Thought players weren’t trying?
The manager wasn’t trying?
The manager had cocked it up?
The players cocked it up?
The referee and linespeople had an agenda?
Don’t like Mike Ashley covering St.James’ Park in graffiti?
Maybe it is none of these or all of them, or is it simply because some people had paid their money to see Newcastle win and they didn’t?
I’ve seen matches where Newcastle have been abysmal and the mood amongst the fans terrible, only for a lucky late goal to see the same people who would have booed the team off giving it the ‘we love you Newcastle we do’.
Of course the dynamic at away matches tends to be totally different and it takes something for the travelling hardcore to give the players anything but support at the end of the match.
Home games are different though and only very occasionally does even a battling draw bring any kind of a positive response at the end of the match.
So if you are one of these invisible boo boys why don’t you at the end of the match just say nothing and leave….permanently!