The last 9 weeks have been horrendous as a Newcastle fan, well…even more horrendous then the normal drivel we are usually subjected to.
I put a £10 bet on Newcastle to be relegated immediately after the 5under1and loss at 100/1! This was probably out of anger and disappointment, as opposed to a genuine belief that we would go down.
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It is now looking like a realistic prospect but do I really want £1000 for Nufc to go down? Easy answer, NO!
Survival is beyond my control and the money would numb the pain somewhat, but if I had a firm choice then it would be Premier league survival.
The performance of the players on Saturday was dire and it has been for weeks and for certain players it has been years!
They get paid thousands of pounds weekly and are professionals, so they should be able to cope with a bit of criticism, but that is clearly not working. What I am proposing is every Newcastle fan attends WBA at home Saturday and they don’t stop singing. They don’t stop supporting the players, the team, the subs and yes, even the inept coaching staff. 3 points for safety, something we are capable of and still well within our control.
I don’t care about Ashley, Charley, Carver, all I want is to see our team compete in the Premier League next year and if that means 90 minutes of singing our hearts out in support of a bunch of mercenaries, then it’s something I would be willing to do.
I don’t want to cut my nose off to spite my face and I don’t want relegation just to spite Ashley. In the belief it may hit his bank balance or the stupid idea that he will leave.
So I urge all fans to attend, sing, support their team and do as much as possible to provide a platform for our players to obtain 3 points and Premier League survival.
The alternative, MK Dons away next year, an exodus of players leaving and little chance of a revival or Premier league football for what could be a period of years.
Forget Ashleyout for one week, relegation of our team isn’t worth it, especially when we know his weakness is Sports Direct. More should be done to focus our attention on that area of his business.
Relegation is a cost that I as a fan am not prepared to face, just to make a small dent in Mike Ashley’s Wallet.
Attend, sing, don’t get on the players back, support them, make them aware, whether you believe it’s deserved or not is not the point.
Do it so that we have a platform to start something new next year, with a new manager and new players.