With Newcastle 3-1 down in the 85th minute, my friend and I decided to hit the road.

Siem De Jong hit the back of the net during an unscheduled toilet trip, but we decided to head for the exit as planned, despite only being a goal behind.

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As we finally made it out of the stadium following seven flights of stairs, we see various other people heading out of St. James’ Park.

However, two of those people stood out in particular: the suspended Moussa Sissoko and his fellow countryman, the injured Massadio Haidara.

I was shocked to see two players leaving the game early, especially when I always feel bad myself for leaving early, in case I miss some action.

Two men walking out on watching their teammates is an absolute disgrace, especially with the way that the team has been playing as of late and being a part of this horrific run themselves.

If the players don’t believe in each other, why should the fans?

In the grand scheme of things, this may not be too significant but alas, it is just another low point for Newcastle United.


  • Mark Brooker

    If Calsberg did crap football clubs ??????

  • Demented_Man

    It just shows that, in reality, very few of the players could give a toss.

  • keeganRescueUs

    A taxi driver once told me he picked up Darren Peacock and Steve Watson the night we finally blew winning the title and peacock was drunk and having a great time, on questioning Watson, the driver was told Peacock couldn’t care less as long as he got his wages. If the players from that era thought that way imagine how the players feel now??? There is no loyalty in football and nobody is immune from criticism. Sad times

  • Paul A

    Well if the owner doesn’t why should they. S**t rolls down hill.

  • howay51

    TeamToon pot kettle

  • SGM

    I also saw Jonas,Taylor and Anita abandon ship before the final whistle.

  • Chebs4377

    NUFC_Stats NUFCTheMag Oh come on. They aren’t required to attend when Injured/Suspended. More important things than this to get upset with

  • NUFC360

    NUFC_Stats NUFCTheMag Not good. Should be setting an example. Tells you where the spirit is at at the moment.

  • NUFC360

    NUFC_Stats NUFCTheMag Then again, could only be that they wanted to avoid the crowd. Can’t blame them for that.

  • SGM

    @NUFC360 NUFC_Stats NUFCTheMag Hardly a crowd at S.J.P. these days.

  • PhilYare

    they couldn’t give a toss, but then again the example set by the employers has shown that this is ok. 

    you question their potential to be world class players but I’d have people like dummett (newcastle fan) and jonas in the team any day before these type of players that only dream about playing for arsenal or chelsea

    if mike ashley tries to be shrewd why waste nearly 7m on Riviere when you have young armstrong available? no way is he on a different level to him…… or 8m on cabella when arrons is far superior player (if you forgive the fact that hes been injured)

  • terriertwo

    The dole office closes at five o clock on a Saturday and if they don’t sign on they cant boost their zero contract wages.

  • toon tony

    So much for Carver ‘s claims ” we’re all together all hurting ” comment. Maybe we’ll see them with Ashley out posters at the next match.

  • Keegan Quitter

    Drivel, as usual.

  • DownUnderMag

    Yeah, pot calling kettle then….an article trying to condemn players for not staying to the end when the fan watching doesn’t either…to be honest it’s just taking a cheap shot.  The two players aren’t fit/able to play and yet they still turned up…BUT rather than give things a positive spin by saying they still turned up to support the team, you have to turn it into a negative about them leaving a bit early.

    I’m not having a go at James, I just think fans collectively need to focus on the important issues and not just look to post a negative on anything they can, it comes across petty and clutching at straws, almost impossible to please at times.   There is plenty wrong here, but we need to be careful not to focus on small things or put negative spin on everything or it diminishes the impact when complaints about the bigger issues take place.

  • Munich Mag

    Has the author perhaps thought that maybe the players were heading to the changing rooms ?

  • Hamina

    Think we have enough to to be worried/annoyed/furious about at NUFC without having to stoop to this drivel. Thought The Mag was better than publishing such sensationalist nonsense.

  • zanzzibar

    This piece highlights the difference between Newcastle & Leicester this season and Palace last. Palace and Leicester fans made supported noises throughout their games and supported their team no matter what.
    Yesterday even when Newcastle scored the supporters could barely be heard.

  • Phildene

    @zanzzibar. The supporters have always supported and followed the team AND cheered when goals are scored, but I’m afraid they’re as fed up with the whole affair, they’ve more or less given up! there’s nothing left to cheer about now.

  • PeterGuy

    Hamina where the f00k are you from?? the Mag is utter negative shlte , always has been, must be run by makams

  • Harry Todd

    Yes agree the players should not have left and if I was in charge would fine them two weeks wages.
    However would also take the season tickets of any fan leaving early in what was a very entertaining five goal thriller just hope it is as good next week at Leicester with De Jong getting the winner this time not the consolation goal.Cannot wait till next Saturday.

  • mwmurdoch

    zanzzibar  yeah maybe weve just had the life totally sucked out of us mate

  • NatTurner

    Sissoko has been the most disappointing player of all this season.  He has the capabilities but clearly doesn’t want to be at Newcastle anymore.  He stopped giving his all on the pitch after the Winter transfer window.

  • No Brainer

    Seen the youngster Callum Roberts do the same thing against Villa, and he’s a geordie, this shows the manager’s control of the playing staff, the engagement with the club is very low.

  • No Brainer

    zanzzibar Been like that for years now since 1999 we get about 30 seconds of singing then nowt, the most vocal singing is support of ryan taylor and the over the wall considering he’s scored about four goals its a shocker we even bother with it.

  • No Brainer

    PeterGuy Hamina so right Peter

  • No Brainer

    keeganRescueUs Why would a quitting wonka rescue us, last time he came to manage newcastle he knew he wouldn’t be here long so never even bothered looking for a house to live in.

  • cwtoon88

    why would the french players stay and support Carver when behind closed doors all he does is blame them

  • bidz01

    Why should everyone support the team when the owner refuses to….?
    Ashley expects everyone to part with their hard earned cash when he cannot do the same!
    We will be lucky to stay in the premier league at this rate, if we do the only way Fatman will spend big in the summer is if he sells big, as in Krul, Sissoko and maybe Janmaat and Tiote.
    Fat boy time to go and stay back daaaaan saaaaaf!

  • StephenBear

    So why were YOU leaving early?

  • Porciestreet

    Michael Effing Ashley is totally responsible for this whole sorry episode and sadly, there is no end in sight.

  • paul janes

    It starts at the top.Ashley’s lack of interest has filtered down

  • Porciestreet

    We are desparate for a new manager to breathe new life into the players, giving all the players a clean sheet and a chance to show what they were bought for. The whole place is stale.

  • paul janes

    Think Cabella cost more than 8mill.

  • Porciestreet

    Harry Todd 
    Pardon me ,but the scoreline was extremely flattering. Swans should have been out of sight by half time.

  • Porciestreet

    Ashley’s fault, nobody elses.