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Newcastle United players need to look to the kitchen sink

6 years ago

A rallying call to all Newcastle United players – throw the kitchen sink at QPR and West Ham.

I think it’s fair to say we’ve seen enough open letters to last us a lifetime. From fans to players, fans to manager, and fans to owner. It’s been never ending. I even wrote one myself, calling on Hall and Shepherd to find a buyer, but that’s by the by for now.

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The overriding atmosphere among supporters remains negative. We don’t like Mike Ashley or his policies. We’re not keen on John Carver and we knew he’d struggle. We know that many of the playing squad just aren’t good enough, some are crocks, and some appear not to care or don’t fancy the muck and nettles of the relegation battle.

It’s just a very unhappy scenario, or at least that’s how it looks to me, as a fan, from the outside looking in through the foggy glass. Without a win since February, I can’t actually recall the last time I bought a celebratory pint for an NUFC victory. The club has snatched a possible relegation from the cusp of safety.

However, did we see a chink of light in the West Brom game? The press said we’d ‘stopped the rot’. A precious point allied with the good fortune of a Burnley winner at Hull City and we can go again. The fact it had to come to that makes me shiver. It feels a bit like a play-off scenario now. The players just need to score more points than Steve Bruce. How hard can that be? The Tigers go to Tottenham then must round it off at home to Van Gaal’s resurgent Man Utd side. Tough, on paper.

For us Mags, it’s a London doubler. The QPR rabble then our old foe Sam Allardyce and his tricky West Ham outfit. The odds at this stage look stacked in Geordie favour.

The game against the baggies was undoubtedly a slight improvement and with QPR’s relegation I think the time to strike is now. My rallying call to every player at Newcastle Utd is to go down there and throw the bloody kitchen sink at them. We can win this.

Effort is the key word. We can edge the game with a united effort from all the players. To all the lads who are already looking to leave, I say put that aside for just two more matches. Be a good pro. Help our club secure top flight status before the summer autopsy gets underway.

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