Can You Ever Want Newcastle United To Lose?
The humour at [intlink id=”42296″ type=”post”]Stevie G’s error on Sunday [/intlink]now confined to the memory banks, but at least I should be able to witness his misery on the final day! Albeit from a restricted view ticket ( just how a modern day football ground, for one of the world’s allegedly greatest clubs, has restricted views is beyond me).
So last night, and just how far has this season sunk, let me tell you! When it looks like Dan Gosling is one of the better players these days, compared to what we had in Yohan Cabaye just a few months ago…..need I say more?
I note the BBC did this morning touch on the pressure Alan Pardew is under, and the fans’ reaction of those who attended last night, let us hope it is just the start of Pardew and the club being put under the media spotlight!
Of course Ashley can just banish the media from SJP, well the written media anyway!
Where do we go from here, simple – we all know the answer, unless massive sensible player investment (not Owen, Viduka, Duff types) it will be relegation by Christmas!
Other news that caught the eye this morning was the appalling banana throwing incident aimed at Barcelona full back Danny Alves, now many years ago at St James Park a similar if not worse incident occurred involving West Ham player Bobby Barnes, in those days the National Front peddled their literature outside the Gallowgate End, and racism was a major issue.
However, socially the city and the fine people that live here have moved forward so much, that it is no longer a problem and that is something that we can all be proud of, no matter what cultural background you are from.
What sanctions will Spanish football face? Make no mistake about it, racism still exists in the wider footballing world, yet it does largely remain unpunished.
This weekend we welcome Cardiff to St James’ Park and this game has reminded me of a fixture on 5th May 1979 against Brighton. At that time Newcastle and Sunderland languished in the old second division, and Brighton were rivals of Sunderland for promotion (our own promotion wheels had long since fell off).
The upshot was, if Brighton won thenSunderland remained in Div 2 while Brighton got promoted…Newcastle duly rolled over and lost 3-1 and a fair portion of the home fans in the 30000 crowd cheered the defeat!
Now on Saturday, if Cardiff were to win here then it would hinder the Sunderland survival chance, so will Newcastle roll over again, well why should this be any different to the last 6 games?
I can’t ever wish us to lose, but I really hope this weekend the crowd for once is not subdued, I hope the atmosphere is vile, angry and aggressive, not toward our friends from South Wales, but at the puppet and mastery that is Pardew and Ashely.
I briefly mentioned sensible player investment in the summer, curiously I wonder what sensible player would consider coming here under the present regime, are things that bad at Sunderland, Jack Colback?
Have a good week everyone!
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