The fans have set up camp at opposite ends of the pitch. Even the fans in the middle have been forced into taking a side as it’s a topic you just can’t shy away from at the moment.
I am of the personal opinion that this is all un-neccesary and has been fuelled by comments that needn’t have been made in an interview that needn’t have been given. Yet here we are and the fans are at war.
Now when I say the fueding is un-neccesary, it’s because I believe that the management at our club think they are more clever than they actually are.
For example, Pardew could have said “We have spent a chunk of the budget on fees but we are still in the market for a couple of players to improve the squad with one of them being a striker and will pay what is necessary to bring them in – there’s plenty of time left”
That would do me absolutely fine. He could then mention that we are improving the facilities to attract the high calibre of players who expect top quality training facilities.
Instead they go down a path of bringing up the 35 million and trying to stamp it out….why? I really don’t get it.
Anyway, I digress. I had my say on what I thought about that interview a couple of days ago (which you can read here if you missed it) and find myself going down that path again which wasn’t the point of this particular ramble.
I just have one question to all fans out there – whether you support the board or are against them – and it is this:
Under the current regime at St. James’ Park, is our beloved club currently reaching it’s potential?
Now I don’t mean 5/10/15 year plans. I don’t mean the Spurs/Arsenal/Villa model.
Newcastle United FC, in it’s current form. Just having finished above expectations in the best league in the world with the most lucrative TV deals and preparing for another season.
A club with a city that eats, sleeps and breathes football with a stadium in it’s heart which visitors and tourists can actually feel beat.
This club who have recently released new replica kits to massive sales figures and are selling season tickets for their 50,000 plus capacity stadium.
Are we currently reaching our potential?