Being a Newcastle United fan for over 20 years, I have seen a lot go on at the club – some good but sadly the majority not so. However, this season seems to have set a new low.
It began with anarchy and discord towards Alan Pardew as he presided over a losing run which resulted in a campaign to try and unseat him as manager. He later joined Crystal Palace as manager and has ensured they are playing Premier League football next season.
Whilst they can plan for the Summer and beyond, our Premier League future lies in the hands of John Carver and the lads as they travel to play QPR on Saturday.
It is going to be a nervous 90 minutes as potentially 3 points could all but secure our status and finally put paid to worries of demotion to the Championship next season.
This season has been trying for even the most ardent football fan, early promise in the performance despite the defeat to Manchester City, gave way to pitiful collapses against Southampton & Stoke and calamitous defending against Crystal Palace.
The lack of investment in the playing squad has been made clearly evident and the frustration of watching every game since January….as only 6 points have been amassed over the course of the last 15 weeks.
The early capitulation at Leicester City was a new low and although we ‘only’ lost both derbies 1-0, the performances were not acceptable and nowhere near what is expected..
I just hope we learn the lessons of this disastrous season, move forward and make sure we sign players, get the right manager and have a right go in the FA and League Cup.
This season has been like nightmare I wish I could wake up from but sadly it has been a reality we have all had to bear.
Keep the faith and hope we are still a Premier League team next Sunday night.