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Comment: Don’t Blame The Messenger – We Told You All Summer

7 years ago

I take no pleasure in today’s shocking fiasco at St.Mary’s (a 4-0 stroll for the home side just in case you hadn’t heard yet…), Newcastle are simply miles behind clubs such as Southampton and sadly far too many fans were ready to give the club an easy ride over the summer.

Like a spotty teenager with his first girlfriend, the fact Mike Ashley was finally allowing some players to be bought was enough for many supporters, just grateful to have something to cling onto.

Myself and many others said time after time that the players coming in weren’t good enough, nowhere near the quality of the likes of Cabaye, Ba and Remy, and nowhere near enough  of them.

‘Give them a chance’….’Why are you so negative’….’You’re not proper fans’….blah blah blah.

Saying that we need better players at Newcastle United doesn’t mean you are not a fan, it simply is stating the truth.

Average players can’t carry average players.

Last season Remy and Cabaye carried the likes of Anita, Williamson, Gouffran and so on….but Riviere, De Jong, Colback and a shellshocked Cabella can’t.

How on earth some fans couldn’t see that Riviere, Perez etc were totally out of their depth as frontline strikers is totally beyond me.

Pardew has claimed after the transfer window shut that there was little quality about in terms of strikers and the other clubs were asking too much.

Well you only need to look at clubs such as West Ham, Everton, Southampton, Hull, Swansea and even Leicester to see their investment in strikers – way beyond anything Newcastle fans could dream of.

Only four matches into the season and I feel as ill as I did last spring as the opposition hammered three or four past us every week.

Rock bottom and still 38 points needed, when is ‘new signing’ Papiss Cisse back…


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