I’ve just found out on social media that upwards of 2,000 NUFC fans missed kick off for this game due to another United
‘fan’ setting off a flare inside the stairwell of the ground.
I arrived at the ground just before 19 30. We didn’t get in the ground until nearly 20.15. Travelled down from Newcastle, paid for hotels etc – missed half an hour of the game.
What a waste of time and money.
The Police and Spurs were fucking useless as well. No one knew why they weren’t letting fans in as kick off approached. You asked a police officer what was going on and you were told to get back in line.
Utter farce. The idiot responsible needs banned for life.
Even without the ‘incident’ I think we’d have missed KO. 4 man operated turnstiles for nearly 4,500 people. Piss off. Even Ashley’s NUFC have electronic turnstiles. Instead of paying for spies to monitor West Ham in their bid to get the Olympic Stadium they should do something about their turnstiles.
I got in 30 mins late and there were still hundreds behind me. I’m expecting total silence from the two clubs and the Football League – whose cup represented our best chance of European Football and a trophy.
While queing to get in I heard the dreaded ‘roar’ indicating Spurs had scored.
As i’d seen the team sheet I knew that was that.
Mike Williamson has started all 11 of NUFC’s defeats by 3 or more goals in 2014.
I can’t wait for Pardew to get the hook and take him with him to whatever Championship club takes an awful gamble on our no hope manager.
I wrote in the Special this week that Pardew had an advantage as Spurs just couldn’t cope against unadventurous teams who camped on the 18 yard line, playing narrow and not allowing Spurs’creative players any space.
You can imagine my surprise at seeing the team as open as possible with some kind of mental high line being played and there being no sign of us having a midfield. Fuck knows what the plan was. I didn’t see the first goal so I don’t know if it changed the way we played or not.
Half time came and we were still furious about missing a third of a match we’d travelled 300 miles to see – but the team soon put that to the back of our minds. Mike Williamson is not to blame for us losing on his own, but he does his best to take as much credit as possible for defeats by playing CB as badly I’ve seen any player play at any level. Colo visably ages whenever he plays besides him.
Cabella has had 1 good game at United and it was in his position behind the striker (Burnley away). He’s not been played there since. He’s not a winger. Nor is Goufrann who is a shit striker who hides on the wing.
The last 3 goals were farcical. It was at the other end to us and I’ve seen no highlights but they all had a whiff of Williamson.
We left at the 4th. Some local in our end shouted ‘loyal fans you should be ashamed’ clad head to toe in Mike Ashley’s Wonga clobber.
I literally could see no argument for staying until the end. As if travelling to London to see your team the week before XMAS isn’t loyal enough but I presume he was saying we should have stayed and won the singning?
The away support was brilliant but the team have once again wasted everyone’s time ane money. I take no pleasure in ‘outsinging’ another group of football fans who are watching their weakened team comfortably thrash us.
We got on tube on about 75 mins and there were more Spurs fans on it than mags – which tells its own story.
Sunderland are fucking gash. Don’t let them kid you. Each of the last two seasons they’ve failed to reach 40 points. Pardew’s NUFC have failed to beat them in either season.
They have one more point than Burnley. Please can you name me 6 Burnley players. That’s how bad they are.
However i’d imagine they’ll give everything for the cause on Sunday. We won’t.
Beating one of the worst teams in the league will not make up for this betrayal.
Pardew must love London away games as the team can be as shit as possible and the ‘London based’ element of our support will not turn on him or the team however bad it gets.
Lose Sunday and it has to be the end. The SJP crowd will not be as willing to hide their frustration.
A low point following United.
Motm: no idea as i only saw 40 mins of the game. I’ll give it to S Taylor who’s none appearance in the last two games has enhanced his reputation from idiot to saviour.
ALEX HURST – Follow Alex at @tfalex1892
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