Sense of perspective

Its fair to say that the piece by Steve Fox  on this website about booing by Newcastle fans has provoked a reaction. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise because it has always been a very emotive subject

My own feelings on the matter are that having watched  40 years of good, bad and frankly abysmal Newcastle teams, there have been many occasions when booing them off the pitch would have been an understandable and justified reaction but doing it to this team?

Come on, let’s not be too quick to forget that this is the same bunch of players that just a few weeks ago gave Man Utd a good stuffing. This is also a team who 90% of us thought would be bottom six material, not challenging for Europe.  In the past the likes of Geremi, Viduka and Owen may well have deserved to have dog’s abuse to be hurled down on their mercenary heads, not that it would have bothered them,  but surely not Jonas, Colo and Ba.

Boooo!

Let’s also remember what happened after we last booed off a Newcastle team sitting in the top six. Soon afterwards Bobby was gone and the rapid decline from European football to the Championship via Souness, Hippo heed and JFK had begun.

So if it transpires that we draw or lose a few more games that on paper we should win, let’s try and keep a sense of perspective. Considering the squad’s strength in depth, this has  been an excellent season, way above what we could have reasonably expected.

The team deserves credit for its achievements so let’s keep the booing for Sundld and then that cuddly little welsh bloke who plays for Liverpool, when he’s not starring in ‘Lord Of The Rings’.