After picking Jamaal Lascelles in his Premier League team of the week, BBC pundit Garth Crooks made some rather flippant comments about Newcastle’s form, claiming we will ‘soon run out of gas’ and that ‘this bubble will burst’.
In his weekly piece for the BBC, the 59-year old began by praising in-form captain Jamaal Lascelles, who he had picked in his Premier League XI for his performance against Stoke, but like so many TV pundits these days, he couldn’t resist throwing a seed of doubt into the mix.
Crooks suggested the bubble would soon burst for the club, claiming we would be unable to keep up this level of performance:
“This is heroic stuff from this Newcastle squad but they will soon run out of gas. It is imperative Rafa Benitez is allowed to continue developing this team in January because this bubble will burst.”
Don’t get me wrong, i’m not expecting us to stay in the top four, but I find his comments a little uncalled for, undermining Benitez and providing another example of a pundit who seems keen to burst our bubble.
Does Garth have a point, or are these comments a little unnecessary from the BBC pundit?