It is ironic that Kieron Dyer has piped up when there are reports of a bad attitude amongst a certain group of Newcastle players.
With Newcastle sitting in the relegation zone without a win, who does Kieron Dyer blame for the predicament?
That’s right, the Newcastle fans!
Speaking to Talksport, Dyer says that as a former United player, he claims to know how fickle the supporters can be.
The one-time Newcastle midfielder says that there’s nowhere better to play than St James Park when things are going well, but when things go worng the same supporters ‘can turn very quickly’.
Dyer’s thinking is that the players are now going on the pitch without confidence because the fans are getting on their backs at the slightest mistake.
Of all the problems we have at Newcastle United, the support of the fans is the least of it.
Despite not seeing a shot on target since the opening day of the season, the team were given a standing ovation after losing to Arsenal.
Despite a shambolic performance at West Ham, the players were given every support from the first whistle yesterday against Watford and even at 2-0 down the vast majority of the fans stayed with them, only at the final whistle did they really let the team know how badly they’d played.
This is of course the same faultless Kieron Dyer who was never a moment’s trouble at St James Park, other than getting into countless scrapes off the pitch, refusing to play in a position Sir Bobby asked him to play and of course being one of the two players who collapsed our cup hopes with the infamous Bowyer punch-up.
Kieron Dyer (rewriting history) on Talksport:
“As an old Newcastle player, when things are going well it (St James Park) is the best place to play football in the world.
“But when it is not going so well it can be a very unforgiving place, the fans can turn very quickly.”
Bee in bonnet:
“They (Newcastle fans) obviously still have a bee in their bonnet about the owner and the players are going out on the pitch knowing that if there is a wayward pass, there are going to be groans, which I think sums up Newcastle at the present time.
“The players have got no confidence and it is showing in the results.”
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