Likewise Alan Pardew. If his top striker’s goals are regularly not allowed to count by lax officials then how are we ever meant to win matches? Whether it’s an urgent need for offside technology or something more sinister, I don’t know.
If we’re in one, then the Chinese word for ‘crisis’ also means opportunity. An opportunity for the fans to show our true colours, be patient and get behind the team that we all love and want so desperately to succeed.