Relegation: Fear not!

Well our curly haired on field leader has stepped forward out from the off field shadows to reassure fans that there is no fear of relegation this season. To quote our captain directly – “No, it feels very different because we have controlled games. Last time we went down, we could not control games. Now we do. We try to create chances.”

Don't you worry about a thing!
Don’t worry about a thing!

I am not really sure what to make of this statement. It really seems the leaders around the club are singing for the same hymn book when it comes to media quotes. Pardew has stated numerous times that we have controlled games but with no results. I have always been suspicious of talk that comes across as lip service. To me actions always speak louder than words and I really don’t draw much confidence from the quotes we have seen in the press recently. An example of this is the Mike Williamson “We are behind Pardew 100%” quotes from a few days ago. Once again, it rings of lip service, so maybe they should take a leaf out of Tiote’s book!  To me he has dead set made his mind up to leave at the first opportunity based on what he has been saying. If that is the case, I would be looking to make sure he had plenty of bench time from now until  December if he was not interested in signing a new contract.  Well that is what I would do if I were in charge but I can’t see Pardew benching his main man.

I guess it is a double edge sword in regards to the amount of information we want to be fed through the press from the players and coaching staff. Many of us now regard most of what we read with deep suspicion, particularly when times are tough as they are now. Like I mentioned earlier, I would prefer actions over words in these circumstances. Captain Collo doesn’t speak to the media very often so maybe his words carry a bit more weight as a result, or maybe he has been backed into a corner through bad results and simply feels the need to say something in response.

If things keep going the way they are and we do indeed get relegated, Mike Ashley will find out that talk is not very cheap at all!

387 thoughts on “Relegation: Fear not!

  1. JJ… I never knew Cisse had ever been a “her” 😉 but of course fans are fickle, every single one of us. If Pardew somehow went on a long unbeaten run and got us in the top 6 and got us to Wembley and the Fatman started giving him millions to spend every window without the need to sell the big players we’d all be over the moon. Thats the way football fans are, always has been always will be.


  2. Richietoon,

    In fairness. I think there is more chance of Cisse being female than Pardew ever getting us top six again and Ashley spending millions.


  3. Stu – yeah. Based on the fact that we have 6 central midfield players without Tiote – Colback, Sissoko, Anita, Abied, Bigi and Kemen – plenty of cover in that position.
    Whereas we all know we are lacking a good CH or a CF who will bag us 15 goals a season.

    Personally, I’d rather keep Tiote and spend some of the clubs money on new players – maybe some of the TV that has yet to be spent. But the Newcastle way under Ashley is to sell to buy isn’t it?! – so £15.5m would be good money for Tiote based on that.


  4. That’s the problem at NUFC, Sharpy. We have to weaken one area to strengthen another. That’s why we will always be chasing our tail and never get better.

    What’s the point in NUFC?


  5. Well, imagine if Cisse had actually gone to the Russian or Turkish clubs that wanted him. Good job he got injured or we would be in a world of **** now.


  6. Stu – Tiote is only 28 but I think the club will see that as the perfect selling age.
    Footballing wise, I’m not sure Tiote is our best midfielder. But presence on the pitch and leadership qualities he’s our best player in the squad not just midfield.
    Like I say, I’d keep him for another 4 years personally and spend the TV money – but I don’t think Fat Ashley would agree.


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