Newcastle United is club on the brink and I even give a fuck.
Yesterday was another disastrous day watching Newcastle United – this club isn’t the one I fell in love with back at Loftus
Road nearly 20 years ago. Loftus Road is where I fell in love with United, my first game was back there in 1995. Ferdinand, Ginola, Beardsley et al. From that day the love I’ve had for Newcastle United has never been matched by anything in my life. Now, that love affair is over. Today I don’t feel gutted or annoyed. I’m now just apathetic to it all. Mike Ashley you’ve killed my soul.Yesterday started the way any day does with the best bit of watching Newcastle, the craic pre match. I still love going mainly just to have the craic in the pub beforehand. The sun was shining and the beer was flowing. Everyone seemed confident of United gaining 3 points. Just a quick side point there was a lass in the bar who was (in the Paul Merson’s voice) a WORLDIE. So, if by some chance she reads this terribly written match report the please insert your number here () Ta, in advance.On route to the ground you could tell United fans were up for this. I love when our supports like this. Nobodies better than when Newcastle is in full voice.On entering the ground I was once again baffled by the team Geordie John had put out. Ryan Taylor in CM ?!?!? FFS man the bloke wasn’t good enough when he was fully fit, never mind after two career threatening injuries. Abeid must shagging Carver’s daughter as I’m baffled to how he can get in the side.
United actually started the game quite well with Sissoko actually getting the ball and driving with it. The lad’s given up
over the last few weeks but a part of me can’t blame him, if we don’t care then how do we expect him to care. Rivière also looked up for the fight. Now, as a player that’s cost£6m I think he’s rather useless, but yesterday was his best game in a B&W shirt. United took the lead in the 24th minute after Tim Krul’s long punt up field was well controlled and finished by Rivière. This cued ructions in the away end.
United was fully in control and Coloccini somehow missed a chance to make it 2-0 just before HT. During HT I was fully confident we’d kick on and win the game. How fucking naive am I ?
The second half was beyond a joke. United had an early scare when Austins effort was heroically blocked by Jonas on the line. Jonas sadly despite his tremendous effort isn’t good enough to play for United.
QPR equalised shortly after a Newcastle attack broke down. OPR quickly broke with Austin who toyed with Jonas before floating a ball to the back stick for Phillip’s to head home. Having seen the replay of the goal Janmaat’s defending is atrocious – why on earth he’s not jumping to head the ball away for a corner is beyond me.You could see we looked shit scared after that. Every time we concede, and that’s a lot, I look at the reaction of our players. They literally look terrified every time we let a goal in.United was engulfed in crisis shortly after when Fer gave QPR took the lead. A horrendous clearance by Krul, who now
looks about much use as Rob Elliot, was collected by Phillips and after a powder puff challenge by Ryan Taylor Fer belted a beauty in to the top corner. Shit. Newcastle was up against it now.
Shortly after United were denied a stonewall Penalty when Cabella was dragged back in the box. How many pens have we got this season ? Surely we’re due one. Next week would be a good time to get 3 or 4.
Cisse came on for Rivière, who actually was playing well, a sub that once again proves how ‘kin clueless Geordie John is. United had some decent chances with Sissoko going close.
After a pitiful free kick attempt, Cisse went close at the death but his effort was superbly blocked by Hill.
And that was that. Newcastle United beaten. Again.
Next week is the biggest game United has played since that dark day in 2009. I’ll be honest I’m petrified. Steve Bruce & Mike Phelan up against their old employers in need of 3 points in a pointless game for Man U.
I can’t see us winning but we, as a crowd, need to do all we can to get the 3 points. I know they don’t deserve it, I know that fat prick doesn’t deserve, but as a club we need to be in this division. So, let’s do our bit and pray and hope it’s enough.
Our Fans: Superb. As good an away end as I’ve seen in years. Sad that it takes a game of this magnitude to get the support going.
Their fans: Ok considering the circumstances.
Last note please donate to the lads who did the journey to London on their bikes. They deserve better than that crap. Text NUFC67 and £5 or £10 70110.