Earlier this year Kevin Keegan said that Newcastle United were “a million miles away” from challenging the top four of the Barclays Premier League. How right he was – hopefully those words are now ringing in Mike Ashley’s ears with a large amount of gusto.
Liverpool outplayed and outclassed the Toon in every department today. Were it not for Shay Given, the scoreline at half and even full-time would have been far different. The final result was a conservative reflection of Liverpool’s dominance. They picked us off at will and have to be seen as contenders for the title.
The midfield display of Gerrard and Alonso were outstanding with the pair both contributing goals, Gerrard bagging two. We couldn’t even blame the ref.
So what happens now? I think we all have to hold our hands up and be realistic. Those of us still wearing our black and white tinted glasses need to put them away, it will be years before we can challenge the top four again, let alone get close. It’s our chance now to show the world what dedicated followers we are of our football club. Let’s back the lads who are on the pitch 100% – they sure need all the help they can get.
Howay the Toon.