Well Ladies and Gents it was another fabulous day in the office today for our lads and credit must go to Schteve for making it possible. Not only are we still firmly in the relegation zone but we don’t look like ever getting out of it. Great stuff.
Now I’m not saying Scteve and his charges are the finished article. Far from it in fact. It will take a dogged determination and lay down and die attitude if we are going to fall to the depths of despair and boredom that John Carver and his truly dull football brought us last season, but credit where it’s due – this seasons squad is slowly but surely taking us there again. Marvellous.
Now Chelsea and Man Utd have played some damned fine anti-football this season too, but they have repeatedly let themselves down by scoring occasionally and accidentally gaining points. Thanks to to the fabulous 3 of McClaren, Cathro and Simpson though we have not had to worry about that happening to our wonderful club and we are now looking dead on for the Drop to the promised land of Championship football, having no hope of ever winning a Cup or playing in Europe again. Phew.
There was a time not so long ago when Pardew and his squad had (brace yourself, I’m about to use a dirty word) ambition. There I said it. Please accept my apologies but it had to be done. We have to face up to the truth of our past, no matter how painful. That ambit@@n saw us travel on the Continent and almost earnt us (two more dirty words. Sorry again…) respect and status. Thankfully though Parsed saw sense and ensured we bombed on and off until his time with us ended, having never repeated that ugly mistake again.
Ambi#$%n is for mugs. Aston Villa know what I’m talking about and they are doing a fine job of ensuring that filthy word is eradicated from the terraces of Villa Park forever.
Schteve pretty much thanked the Ref for getting us out of jail today by not rewarding the penalty, which would no doubt have seen us win the game. Forget the fact that the Baggies had 866% of the possession or 59 corners. They were that close to getting their proverbial behinds handed to them by Newcastle’s truly excellent style of play. Yes. Schteve makes a good point.
Before I sign off I just want to address this whole silly ‘Sack Schteve’ nonsense I’ve been hearing. Read my words and ask yourself if you have maybe been a bit harsh on him. I will summarise his time with us so far…
1) We play counter attacking football at home and always lose.
2) We play a big striker up front who loves crosses then field no wingers apart from 3 minutes at the end of a game when it’s already lost.
3) We don’t rotate our squad during a busy festive program.(Rotation is for wimps).
4) £50m later and we are firmly in the relegation zone with Arsenal up next.
5) Scteve extended King Colo’s contract and retained him as Captain. After all, having a leader as Captain would be suicide. We’d probably start winning games and we can’t have that.
So, have you been harsh on Schteve? Yes thought so. Send him an e-mail to apologise. I hear he likes emails.