The Problem With Newcastle Fans Is That They Are Far Too Easily Pleased
In the absence of any signings, Alan Pardew has been keen to say how great things are going behind the scenes, young players coming on and everybody working really hard to ensure last season is a distant memory and so on and so on.
Whenever an article goes up on here saying that Newcastle desperately need new signings, most comments left are supportive/sympathetic but there’s always one or two who want you to stop moaning, support the lads, no need to panic there is still eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two….weeks until the first match.
I’ll always support the lads and never moan at the match, expressing my concerns on this website are a different matter. I feel it is a duty to give a constructive viewpoint when I’ve just seen my club saved from relegation thanks to Swansea beating Wigan and the owner of our club is seemingly oblivious to the real danger of relegation if positive action isn’t taken.
How people can not see that every other Premier League club strengthening and Newcastle seemingly intent on relying on the same players who finished fifth bottom, isn’t a situation fraught with danger….is beyond me.
Do you not think at every other club the players are working really hard and some of the younger players improving.
I think the phrase ‘easily pleased’ comes to mind when it comes to a significant number of Newcastle fans.
This summer Newcastle have taken on strength and conditioning coach, Faye Downey, to act as fitness consultant to the players, Downey having worked for number of years with rugby players and athletes amongst others.
Nothing wrong with this of course but for some of our fans it is revolutionary and they want to believe Newcastle are ahead of the game, rather than simply catching up with the rest as is much more likely the case. It is as though she will be a miracle worker who simply by the laying on of hands will cure Ben Arfa’s hamstring problem, or help Shola to break into a run.
Last summer Alan Pardew said he was going to bring in a coach to work specifically to work on set-pieces and that of course never happened, in fact still hasn’t. Obviously wasting money on something like that doesn’t make sense to Mike Ashley.
Imagine if we did ever employ somebody who could explain to the squad how to kick the ball from the corner of the pitch for somebody to head it into the net? I honestly think some fans’ heads would explode as they struggled to tell you how Newcastle had employed this genius who had came up with this revolutionary concept.
Glorious Goodwood, Tuesday 30th July – Saturday 3rd August 2013
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