I’ll be honest the description of tomorrow’s match with West Ham as a “massive game” irritates the life out of me. It isn’t a massive game, it’s better described as a “desperate situation”. It’s one that hasn’t happened by accident, it isn’t a weather phenomenon that has brought us to our knees and its one which has been widely predicted to happen by myself and writers of this fanzine and elsewhere for sometime. Basically anyone who understands what is needed in any kind of squad in the Premier League.
The continued lack of investment and direction wrapped up in a contemptuous absence of communication from the club has brought our current situation to pass.
None of Ashley, Carver, Charnley and the majority of the players deserve our support. They have done nothing to earn what we bring to St James’ Park. They have robbed their wages this last four month. Some aren’t good enough and others have shown shameless cowardice on so many occasions. John Carver is painfully short of what is required at this level.
Yet we should go to St James’ Park determined to do everything we can to get Newcastle United over the line and retain the club’s Premier League status. Not for Ashley or any of the rest of them but for Newcastle United and what it means to us, our forebears and the city-region. Claims relegation will be good for the club are based on nothing other when wild conjecture. Being outside the Premier League for any length of time will ruin us.
But whatever happens tomorrow and after a full game of 100% support from the stands, I urge you all to join the #OccupySJP protest as led by the Ashley Out campaign group. Supporting what masquerades as a team for 90 minutes will help fulfil our short term needs. Joining the #OccupySJP protest will support the campaign for a longer term improvement of Newcastle United.