It’s doom and gloom season at Newcastle United. When the club fails to produce a strong set of results early on in the season, fans will begin to feel as if relegation is all but certain. Currently, we are in the same boat the club was in back in 2015 with Steve McClaren at the helm. With multiple losses, including that drudging by Leicester, it’s become quite clear that Newcastle United is struggling to keep up with other clubs in the Premier League.
And trust me, that win against Manchester United means nothing. But that’s for another article.
It seems as if every season as we near November and the club racks up losses, relegation will be all that awaits us at the end of the season. Not a new owner, not a top ten finish, not even a midtable finish. Relegation is on the mind of every Newcastle United supporter around the world.
And what’s sad is their frustration shows throughout the internet. Calling players trash, criticizing players that not even a year ago they were praising as the next big thing on Tyneside. The hatred of Miguel Almiron, the disgust of Joelinton, and the questioning of even established players such as Isaac Hayden, Christian Atsu, and Jonjo Shelvey.
No player will be great from season-to-season. We also shouldn’t let some slumps immediately change the view of players we once saw as amazing. And it shouldn’t make us think that relegation is all that Newcastle is good for this season.
This club is still very capable of playing decent football. They’re capable of putting up a fight against Liverpool, and they can upset major names within the Premier League just because they can. I’m not saying this season is going to end on a high note. But what I’m saying is you need to just sit back, watch football, and let the season unfold. Relegation does not yet await Newcastle.
Termination for Steve Bruce is a different story.