By Gary Jackman
There is a song on one of my favourite Playstation 2 games entitled ‘Fade Away’ and I am very concerned that, as a club, Newcastle United are in serious danger of doing exactly that if nothing changes.
After an impressive 3-0 win over Chelsea in May, hopes were high at the end of the season that we would invest in the summer and bring in players that would help the team on.
As I write in September, we seem weaker than what we were on the last game of the season. We’ve improved marginally in areas, but all the momentum has been sucked out of our club. So many players who ended last season superbly now look totally out of sorts.
Mitrovic – who rediscovered his goalscoring touch at Fulham – has now been sold on a permanent deal, but it doesn’t feel like that £20m plus has been invested in a player who can find the net up front.
Although Rondon and Muto have been entrusted with the responsibility of scoring the goals up front along with Joselu, the jury is out whether they can score enough to keep us out of trouble.
We have had a tough start to the season acquiring just 1 point from 12, but there is so much mutiny on and off the pitch that a first win of the season needs to be found sooner rather than later if relegation fears are to be allayed.
With a defeat to Arsenal and what could be a six pointer with Crystal Palace to come, Newcastle need to find that elusive win and first, before we as the song says fade away!
(Fancy writing for us? Send any articles/ideas over to us at [email protected] & we’ll get back to you!)