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Newcastle ‘Star’ Triggers Anger As Tweets About Paris Trip On FA Cup Free Weekend

8 years ago

I still remember it as if it was yesterday, me as a young lad walking into Wembley in 1974 to see my team win the FA Cup, after going to every round and great trips to West Brom & Hillsborough on the path to glory, I honestly thought we could not be beaten.

Sadly, the only real cheer I had that day was Big Brendan (Foster) winning the pre-match race in his black and white vest, I have since been back to Wembley a further 5 times with my hopes held high and still not seen a Newcastle win, with just Alan Gowling and Rob Lee goals to celebrate.

Roll on to 2014 and I am now 53, people might say I am crazy but I still haven’t given up hope of a Wembley win in my lifetime, but sadly, even I see that we are now further away than ever in achieving a lifelong dream. Then a message on Twitter this afternoon has left me more annoyed than ever, but it just sums up the whole attitude of the club under this current regime.

Imagine not doing your job and giving a lacklustre effort in any walk of life, then when you were next due in to do the same work your boss said, “have time off on full pay, go away and enjoy yourself and if you get the chance why don’t you even flaunt the fact to the shareholders.”

After the abject performance against Cardiff and a meek surrender for yet another year, I would have fully expected Pardew to read the riot act and with this weekend now being free, what better time to get all the players in to work on improving the situation and making them realise that they had once again let the supporters down, or even arrange a friendly behind closed doors to work on some much needed tactics?

While watching the cup games on TV this afternoon and being sick to the stomach that teams like Wigan, both Sheffields and that lot from down the road, were still in with a chance, I opened my Twitter account and nearly launched the IPad through the window.

There for all to see was Sammy Ameobi tweeting about the great weekend he was having in Paris with added photographs of his trip! Is that not the most insensitive thing this idiot could do to the fans on a weekend when we could have all been roaring the club on to Wembley?

This isn’t the first from Sammy as after a heavy defeat last year, an hour after the game he was happily tweeting that he was delighted he got the opposition star player’s shirt in the tunnel and boasting about how his collection is growing, if this lad had brains he would be dangerous.

This brings me to ask two questions that I would love someone at Newcastle United to answer

1. What is our academy doing to teach these overhyped youngsters that the fans are the lifeblood of the club and should be respected if the player intends using social media?

2. What incentives does Newcastle United think they are giving players to perform when the player knows if they lose in a cup game, the worst that can happen is a free weekend off on full pay?

Maybe one day someone at the club will care enough to do something.


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