Alex Ferguson ‘Newcastle United Situation Is Tragic’
Maybe even he realised how far his arrogance had taken him and while having a spat with Alan Pardew was one thing, gratuitously insulting a whole city/region and the football club they hold dear, was a step too far for even him.
Speaking to the Mail On Sunday;
“It was never my intention to belittle Newcastle fans. I want to clear up any misunderstanding that may have arisen over what I said. I have nothing but the highest regard for Newcastle fans and I have always had.
Their passion, commitment and fervour have never wavered, even though they have had little to celebrate.
They have turned up in numbers to get behind their team wherever and whenever the games have been played. When I take a team to St.James’ Park, I have stressed to the players that not only have they got to beat the opposition on the field, just as important is coping with the atmosphere created by the fans.
Sadly, results have not matched their loyalty. If Newcastle’s achievements had matched the support of the people who pay to watch them play, the club would be among the game’s giants. It’s tragic that they haven’t been able to win a league title for over eighty years”.
Leaving aside our natural animosity for him, you sadly can’t disagree with what he is saying, it is mad that whatever has been thrown at us there is still fifty thousand or so at St.James’ Park no matter what.
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