Well, given the fact that most of the other teams in the bottom 6 have found some sort of form, relegation is now a very real possibility. I now honestly don’t see another point for us this season, despite the fact we have the easiest run in of all the teams at the bottom.
Combine the current mood against the owner and the most depressing sequence of results in recent history, then you have a disease infecting every part of NUFC…I bet the tea lady is even struggling to raise a smile.
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If of course she has not already been sacked for wheeling her tea trolley too slowly – contravening the Sports direct employment policy of managing its staff to maximum efficiency for 30 Bob a week – anyone watch Ch4 on Monday night?
On Saturday we saw a team shoot itself fully in the foot, despite dominating the first 45 minutes. I am afraid in Mike Williamson we now have the worst centre-half I can ever remember, given the fact I have witnessed such class acts as John Bird, Glen Keeley, Stuart Boam etc, it is a damning condemnation!
I’m sorry Mike, but while you have had the odd good game, you are now completely out of your depth. The ball at your foot is a red hot potato and initiates panic, while your marking and reactions in the box are now non-existent, however don’t be too downhearted as you are just one of a few who need to be shipped out now!
Have a look at Jernaine Defoe’s wonder goal against us, if Williamson had challenged with any authority against Steven Fletcher, Defoe would not have had such an inviting ball to swing a leg at, so yes Mike I blame you for that as well! Powder puff aerial challenges are becoming the norm.
So what of our manager, John Carver, one of our own. I have no doubt he cares, as his verbal altercations with fans prove. If his response really was “what do you want me to do” , my answer would have been ‘ quit John, quit now’
Now John Carver very quickly offered to speak to the fans concerned individually, in fact I took it as being a general invite to fans who want to discuss the current position, so to that end I contacted the club to see if JC would be true to his word.
I received a reply from NUFC, unsurprisingly saying that JC would only be meeting up with the 2 fans involved in the verbal exchange on Saturday. I have however responded, pointing out more salient facts, however I doubt if a further NUFC response will be forthcoming…
Now to this weekend and last time I went to Leicester (along with 4300 others) we witnessed a complete but normal FA Cup surrender. However, in January my day was made more interesting by the fact the team was staying at the same hotel as me, from a distance JC did tell me he was putting out a strong team capable of winning the game……more lies!
Now at the moment I have not committed to going to Leicester, but if I do I will be back in the same hotel, and the team will more than likely be there, so watch this space!
The excellent work from the Ashleyout group continues, and they need to be given all the support they can, this is a determined sustained campaign for change and hopefully the end result will justify the splendid efforts of the boys and girls
While I totally back the campaign I do believe that relegation would be a complete disaster, to that end I would urge the St James faithful to get behind the team at the next home game. I said before, I can’t see any more points this season, but WBA is surely an opportunity to get something, hell we might only be 2 points clear of relegation by the time we play them.
I repeat, relegation would be a total disaster. I don’t give a toss about Ashley and his Sports Direct tat, but we are more attractive to both players and potential buyers if we are in the Premier League, the TV rewards ensure that, the Championship holds little appeal for serious players.
Also, the last time we went down we had solid characters in the dressing room who helped weed out the weasels before the promotion campaign . I don’t see any backbone in the current squad capable of the siege mentality required, oh for a Kevin Nolan or Joey Barton now.
God the outlook is grim.