Who Is To Blame – Ashley, Pardew…The Fans?
Another defeat, another three points gone, before what promises to be a very testing December.
This is proving to be a serious test of the players, manager and fans alike. By the looks of things, nobody is rising to the occasion.
It’s no secret that the last four defeats have been bitterly disappointing. Two home defeats are hard to take, whether it’s the pairing of West Ham and Swansea, or the two Manchesters. Follow these up with a meek surrender at a newly promoted side and losing a lead at Stoke, it’s natural for the most positive of fans to feel a little blue.
I suppose we’re all a little to blame in some way. We’ve all been through it more than once, whether you’re talking to your mates, reading The Mag itself, or listening to what ‘experts’ have to say in the media.
Ashley didn’t invest in a threadbare squad in the summer, Pardew won’t play 4-3-3, our players aren’t showing the same form of last season and of course we, the fans, can’t seem to lift the players (at St.James’) when the opposition refuse to roll over for us.
Enough. Last night’s loss at Stoke was expected, by some, and after leading it is very hard to take. It does not, however, excuse some of the rubbish I have read tonight. Fans on message boards/Facebook etc. have asked for Pardew to be sacked, for the ‘fat cockney w***er’ to go (that brings back memories) and an unbelievable one: ‘’we will be in the Blue Square if we keep playing like this’.
Wigan Athletic stand in the way of our first three points since October 28th. Let’s forget November. It hasn’t been fun. December looks as though it will be equally as difficult, if we start in the right way though and manage to beat a good side in front of a TV audience and hopefully a loud St. James’ Park, we can’t prepare ourselves any better for a tough run coming up.
We all know Newcastle United. This club never does things the easy way.
Let’s make it that little easier for our lads this Monday though. Get behind them and sing them to a win.
Keep The Faith
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