I Love Newcastle United But I Don’t Love This Club At The Minute
As another season of footballing mediocrity gets under way, there are already rumours of Mike Ashley [intlink id=”47041″ type=”post”]losing patience with his puppet in the dugout.[/intlink]
In fact, despite only a handful of games played and the new crop of faceless foreigners still coming to terms with their new surroundings, rumours also abound regarding our owner’s interest in his black and white cash cow being potentially replaced by his interest north of the border.
To me it bears an uncanny resemblance to the isolated nation in the far east. Ruled by a tyrannical megalomaniac intent on living the high life, who surrounds himself with yes men. They in turn spew out carefully crafted propaganda to the masses who, in the main, allow their brains to become ‘washed’.
I must say his unscrupulous destruction of this club’s identity has been as immoral as it’s been audacious; and perhaps more worryingly, ignored by many in the media.
To say I make my way to games now with a heavy heart is an understatement. It’s a chore, a duty I owe to my stoic conscience screaming in my head that ‘ he’s not gonna force you out after 43 years’.
I don’t listen to anything Pardew says anymore because quite frankly he is a liar. His limited coaching abilities will continue to lose us talented players, yet he has an armed guard of lieutenants around him who all happened to hate Ben Arfa and wanted him gone. This, I think, is another case of club propaganda sent cascading from boardroom to the majority of naive natives, to deflect the fact that the maverick playmaker was way too complicated for our managerial buffoon.
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In fact Hatem Ben Arfa would have been the first player on Keegan’s and Sir Bobby’s team sheet, and I reckon even Fergie’s too if he’d found his way to Salford Quays. Good managers don’t get spooked by ‘ talent with attitude’; they would harness it, nurture and develop the player’s confidence, not publicly deride their lack of workrate and preside over a witch hunt to remove him from the club.
While I’m on the subject, those so called senior players who allegedly did want HBA out, should stand up and be counted. I can imagine ‘ Colo’ and ‘ Willo’ (Pardewspeak) to be a couple of them; two of the most overrated defenders I’ ve seen in black and white. I’m not even going to run through any more because quite simply there aren’t any who could lace HBA’s boots in our squad ( save maybe for Aarons ). That also goes for our new influx of mild mannered foreign mercenaries, who along with their compatriots already here wouldn’t know passion and physicality if they ran into it.
Yes that’s what I said and do you know what? This brings me back to the North Korea thing. We as fans have had our expectations lowered that much over the last few seasons it’s scary. We now trail the likes of Swansea and Hull City in ambition and if you believe otherwise then you are deluded my friend.
I have lost count how many pre- match and half-time arguments I’ve had in the last couple of seasons; I can’t stomach the fickleness of fans spewing out the mindspeak of Pardew and co. Hell…. I love Newcastle United Football Club but I don’t love this club at the minute. Ambiguous? You better believe it. Are we a big club? To me yes, but in the real world? Do me a favour!
So when I read how some fans keep urging us not to look back on the sales of Cabaye and the departure of HBA, it worries me. If there’s nothing to look forward to, what is the alternative? Something for the naive to think about when cheering on Willo and co.
Then if our ‘Great Leader’ does sack Pardew, or preferably empty his office and take his entourage and all the associated apathy up the M74, it will be a happy day. Sorry Rangers.
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