He’d somehow negotiated his glorious return over a couple of pints in the local pub and I sometimes wonder if Joe Kinnear had actually missed a trick in life, had he decided to be a double glazing salesman I’m sure he’d be richer than Mike Ashley himself. This man could sell sand to the Arabs and had somehow convinced a brilliant billionaire businessman that he was the man to turn things round at NUFC.
Last year we went to West Brom and murdered them 3-1 with the bookies before the game backing a draw…this year we go to West Brom with a much stronger team and the odds are all stacked in favour of West Brom, mainly because Newcastle have only managed one away win all year – why is that?
We are right back in deep trouble again simply because we have a rubbish manager who’s out of his depth and the big shame is we have a squad of players who really could challenge on a number of fronts with a good manager behind them.
Yes we got through by the skin of our teeth and yes everyone concerned should be congratulated for getting us through to the last 8 in a European competition but now we’re through, I sincerely hope in the next home leg Pardew puts out a team with instructions to play football and have a go and commit players forward.
The squad is now so strong and the players of such a calibre and with so much experience, they could in my opinion win most games in the Premiership by simply being left to their own devices under the on-pitch guidance of Captain Cabaye
I’ve openly criticised Ashley & Lambias and Pardew over the last 5 months but fair play to Ashley; he came to a decision, picked up the dice, went through his lucky shake routine and he’s now delivered a pool of players that adds significant quality to the squad
We’re playing a team that haven’t won away from home all year, we’re one nil up, we’re playing OK and Pardew decides after 63 minutes to close up shop and defend for half an hour in an effort to get our first victory of the calendar year.
The only players that seem willing to stay are the ones that aren’t really fit to wear the shirt, with the exception of Cabaye and new boy Debuchy, but it’s not going to take much for Cabaye to have his head turned is it?