A line has been drawn in the sand
So it’s Monday and we still have the same manager, same owner, and yes the same result, of course nothing will change overnight, but a line has been drawn in the sand.
The hard workers from the ashleyout.com group saw their efforts rewarded as St James Park descended into an ominously eerie depressed atmosphere, with swathes of empty seats due to the boycott.
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Various figures chucked about suggested there were over 10000 missing yesterday, what is without doubt is there was nothing like 47000 in the ground!
This has to be a sustained campaign to initiate change and I am sure it will be, it is hard to turn ones back on St James Park, but there was a grim determination yesterday amongst the protestors and the battle has begun.
Anyone watching matters on the pitch would be alarmed at how an average Spurs side won without breaking sweat, only a couple of players emerged with any credit, relegation very much now a possibility.
Again the idiot manager decided to play Yoan Gouffran, the same Gouffran who has done nothing all season, gave a penalty away a few weeks ago and again lost the ball to cost us a goal, why did Carver not give him the hook weeks ago instead of waiting until half time.
Of course Gouffran was replaced by the equally abysmal Sammy Ameobi, Carver also hooked the unlucky Medhi Abeid, it saddens me to say it but Ryan Taylor should have got that particular hook.
I have got lots of time for Ryan Taylor, he has suffered two terrible injuries, and was often seen sat with the away fans while out injured, but he is now not premier league class.
As for the rest, do I need to say how bad Anita was again?
Did the captain look interested? His best mate was left out (of the entire 18)for unknown reasons, so maybe his heart was not in it either.
Whichever way you look at it, the disease that Mike Ashley has bought to the club has now infected those on the pitch.
I spoke a week or two ago of how I believe the club will spend in the summer but in realty which good players would want to be part of this toxic mess?
If John Carver wants to save himself an ounce of credibility then he should resign right now, walk away son, you are clearly just another patsy for Ashley and you need to save some self esteem.
What of the future. Steve McLaren, the wally with the brolly, is suddenly odds on to be the next manager up here, would he improve things? God only knows?
I have to admit the thought of Steve McLaren just does not fill me with any hope, there are better than him out there, but again, like any decent player, why would any potential manager with any credibility come here?
Jurgen Klopp or Clippety Klopp, who is the more likely?
So this weekend it is Swansea, and points are still needed, no matter what the toxic mess, relegation is not the answer. We tried it once anyway and look where we are at now!
I have got no enthusiasm for this weekend at all and my match going friends will say that is not like me at all.
However, in reality we all feel the same.
I have joked about going shopping, going to B & Q, watching rugby, and yes I have actually recently purchased a season ticket at Newcastle Falcons for next season, and there will be times when games clash…….at this moment in time it’s not a choice where I will be!
The spirit that always existed inside St James Park is well and truly broken.
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