I’ve been watching skysports over the last few days and seeing the joy of fans surviving to stay in the various leagues. Now this is all well and good for someone like Wigan who do this every year as if they have won the cup, but if I see one fan hugging Pardew or any of our players after Arsenal or QPR because we are safe I will personally give them a clip across the ear.
Or perhaps Mr.Offside himself who has pretty much no chance in holding off two giant centre halves such as Agger and Carragher. Maybe his best chance is to pass to the men alongside him who have around 2 goals between them in 2 years. I don’t have anything against Perch but Tiote has been utter rubbish this season and his passing at times is abysmal.
Cisse, despite having a chance conversion rate of 0.5% and an inability to understand the offside rule, is in good form. You just get the feeling that he isn’t far away from having one of those games where everything he touches turns to goals.
Just imagine the atmosphere on Sunday if we beat Benfica, I don’t think any Newcastle fan would doubt our chances of success. The first of three wins in the bag, now bring on the next two and potentially one of the best weeks in modern times as a Newcastle fan.
A few tweaks are needed but I trust Pardew to bring in an essential win to take the pressure off the 5under1and game. What we need now are the supporters to stop worrying about everyone else and believe in this team!
Now why this man is our vice-captain is another debate altogether and I’m confident I wasn’t the only person who was shocked, embarrassed and angry when our (at this point in the game) captain pulled pathetically out of a 50-50 challenge near our dugout. The crowd’s response suggested I wasn’t alone.
I feel there is a lot wrong with Newcastle, no more so than the lack of organisation and leadership. I don’t think I stand alone in opinion that Cabaye should be leading this team forward and that Colo should be happy to sort his own form and problems out.
To arguably dominate those two games for long periods, says going forward we have more than enough but as we saw against QPR it’s the fear of losing to the poor teams around us that will define our season.