Vital Football

Latest Newcastle United News

Relegation suddenly seems like a blessing

Relegation suddenly seems like a blessing

Newcastle United have shown what a poor side they are this season, and that assessment was augmented by a shocking display against Rafael Benitez's Liverpool at Anfield.

Alan Shearer is either blind or has extremely low expectations from his side, because if this is what having a 'good', 'great', or even 'fantastic' day in training produces, the Toon Army will cringe to see what a bad day on the Magpies' training ground will bring.

The United players rarely were interested in making a run, or helping out a teammate when under pressure. No passing, no movement. Words echoed from the last few weeks. Still resonating in the ears of all Geordies, worldwide.

Relegation would spell the end of the current regime, both players, and the management (team, and business). Does that seem like such a bad thing after what fans witnessed this weekend? One might feel inclined to rethink that answer - one which would have been answered instantly by a fan last season.



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Mehzeb Chowdhury
Date:Sunday May 3 2009
Time: 3:14PM

Comments

0
so will The Messiah stay to rebuild his Toon Army or will he leg it off into the sunset?
merlin
03/05/2009 19:37:00
0
so will The Messiah stay to rebuild his Toon Army or will he leg it off into the sunset?
merlin
03/05/2009 19:37:00
0
I do think relegation can help us. There are too many "dead-weight" players who are too old, over paid, and dont produce anymore. We would still be big enough that odds are we would just be back up next season and who knows, we might even be rid of ashley.
AmeriToon
04/05/2009 17:40:00
0
I do think relegation can help us. There are too many "dead-weight" players who are too old, over paid, and dont produce anymore. We would still be big enough that odds are we would just be back up next season and who knows, we might even be rid of ashley.
AmeriToon
04/05/2009 17:40:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Newcastle United Articles

Another Game Moved For TV

This takes the games on TV to four and could be five with only eight games left

Benitez - Stay United For Huge Seven Weeks

Manager Rafa Benitez has called on Newcastle to remain united as we head into the final few weeks of the Championship campaign.

Sky Pick Up Cardiff Clash

Newcastle United's Championship clash against Cardiff City has been selected for live screening.

Whose Your Clubs' Lucky Scoring Omen?

Some clubs in the Premier League just seem to have a player with lady luck on their side and when they score in a game, that match always returns at least a point.

Archived TOTT Articles

TOTT articles from

Site Journalists

TNMW
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Darlow6%
Anita0%
Hanley9%
Lascelles0%
Dummett0%
Ritchie36%
Diame4%
Colback36%
Gouffran0%
Perez0%
Murphy9%
Sub-Gayle0%
Sub-Shelvey0%
Sub-Atsu0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Newcastle United Results (view all)

Newcastle United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 5 2017 7:45PM : Burton Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 5:30PM : Sheffield Wednesday (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 14 2017 7:45PM : Leeds United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 24 2017 7:45PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.CuckFan174
2.Toon_NoMatterWot134
3.PieMag69
4.Mcnamee6748
5.keggy_keagal47
6.The Pyrry31
7.Finn_the_Dog30
8.Neppos29
9.billybobcat27
10.McCreery23
The Vital Football Members League