Alan Pardew makes a comeback of sorts on Saturday. He’s actually allowed into a football stadium after sticking a nut on some bloke at Hull. Pardew’s touchline ban however remains intact, and will do so for another four games.
After being trounced by Everton, and not giving a rats arse, Newcastle’s players are looking like the season is done with already, and to be honest, so are the fans. It’s all become a bit of a chore maybe..but wait! We’re going to win the race for 8th! Maybe, meh…who cares anyway. See? That’s how inspiring supporting Newcastle has become lately.
A Pardewless Newcastle on match day are still as mundane as they were without him. For instance, Paul Dummett taking free kicks, hell, Paul Dummett even getting a game is a bit of a brain-teaser at the minute. Is Massaido Haidara kicking Pardew in the bollocks on a daily basis?There’s also the baffling decisions to bring on subs on 80 minutes. Even Shola gets a run out for the last three minutes. Howay man, that serves nee-one any purpose.
Luuk de Jong. Needs to start pulling his weight a bit. Not saying I’ve formed a negative opinion of the bloke after only a few games, but aye, I might have. First impressions and all that. Prove me wrong Luuk.
Hatem Ben Arfa. Needs to stop eating pies. Also needs to start football matches.
Anything less than a rollicking against Southampton will be a good result. I’m going to be optimistically pessimistic and go for a 2-1 loss. Tiote with a Thunderbastard.