In December, Jamie O’Hara wore a stupid hat and gilet on Talksport and told Newcastle fans that “Steve Bruce is doing a good job and dealing with what he’s got.”
He went on to tell us that the “important thing is staying in the PL and Bruce is the man to do that.”
At the time, Newcastle fans knew that O’Hara was talking absolute rubbish. He had no proof and no real reasoning for why we should keep Bruce. He simply told us that we need to “Be careful asking for change, you’ll end up in the Championship!”
Flashforward by two months and O’Hara has ditched his accoutrement and his stupid idea that Newcastle are anything but pathetic under Steve Bruce. It’s almost as if Newcastle fans know what they’re talking about?
According to O’Hara now “Fulham are going to stay up” and we “are gone”.
Compare his shameless December defence of Steve Bruce to what he’s now saying this week, proving us NUFC fans may have been right all this time…
December 24th, 2020:
February 22nd, 2021:
We did try to warn you, Jamie…but no, now he’s lecturing us on why we will go down a few months after we flagged up the glaringly obvious warning signs.
Now, it must be said that I actually agree with him on his latest viewpoint. In all honesty, I try to stay optimistic but Newcastle have seemed like such a lost team for a long time under Bruce, that realism wins out a majority of the time.
What is ridiculous here though is that fans are being proven right on something that they absolutely don’t want to be proven right on. This is such a no-win situation where if we somehow survive then pundits will praise Bruce and vilify Newcastle fans for being overdramatic, but if we are relegated then that’s that; we’re proven right on something awful.
I know businesses such as Talksport try to be a controversial etc. to stay relevant (I mean what has Jamie O’Hara ever achieved to be an ‘expert’ of football, let alone Newcastle) but this decrepit and pathetic flipflopping of “opinions” isn’t only grating but is damaging for masses of people, especially in the time of Covid.
Fans are not able to express themselves in a proper fashion anymore; we can’t voice opinions from the stands or march against what we know to be wrong. We are muted. Because of this, abusive owners like Mike Ashley are able to ride the storm easily and inflict more pain and hurt on to lifelong fans whilst getting cheered along by lazy pundits.
O’Hara and Talksport should take a look at themselves and consider who they’re representing and interacting with, because it’s not billionaire Mike Ashley or millionaire Steve Bruce.
They don’t care and probably will never care, but their words harm more people than they’re aware of.