Sinking ship or new dawning of a new era?
Newcastle winger Damien Duff has vowed to remain at St James’ Park and hopes Alan Shearer will remain as manager.
Duff’s own goal at Aston Villa sealed Newcastle’s relegation and the 30-year-old said: “I’m devastated. I don’t know what words can describe the way I feel.
“I’m as loyal as they come and, whether the gaffer stays or goes, I’d love to try to get Newcastle back up. (BBC Sport)
Given the heartless show the Barcodes gave their loyal fans yesterday I am not sure many of the players will be welcomed with open arms when the Championship gets under way but I am sure a great many will seek to leave the club in search of Premier League football as is the way with Mercenary footballers alive and well in the game today.
There is no doubting the desire and determination the youngsters at the club like Andy Carroll and David Edgar and those who have been at the club for many years like Steven Taylor and Steve Harper can not be faulted for their ambition to get the club back to where it belongs.
Alan Shearer has already spoken out on the issue of the need to clear out those who are simply not good enough for the club and there are many at St James’ Park who were found wanting this season and in many ways starting from scratch could benefit the club and signal a new dawn for the club… now if only they could get a buyer in so that Mr. Odious Mike Ashley could be on his way then the Toon Army could actually bounce back in a positive manner rather than becoming a yo-yo club.