I See No Ball-Boys

I See No Ball-Boys

Newcastle United visit London today to take on Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

United already have one victory over the blues under their belt with a 2-1 win which ended Chelsea’s winning streak.

That game will go down in history, of course, as the one in which the media’s favourite portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho, explained after the game that it was actually the United ball-boys who were just too hot for his team to handle.

The ball-boys were only beaten once – by Drogba, but were well supported by Papiss Demba Cisse – who scored the two goals.

He has clearly read Alex Ferguson’s pamphlet – but even ol’ red nose never had a go at the ball-boys!

I remember writing at the time, “never mind Jose – next time you can blame the tea lady eh?”

If that episode wasn’t sufficiently cringe-worthy, Mourinho has been throwing his toys around again recently as he hasn’t been getting his own way. His latest delusion is that the whole of the football world is against him – and involved in a conspiracy to stop his team winning games!!

Aye right, Jose. Maybe you should actually be wondering why the football world is pointing and giggling at you and your strange statements?

United, of course, are currently in a mess. Nothing new there!

Having finally seen the back of Alan Pardew, another who comes out with strange statements to the media, we are allegedly looking for a “Head Coach” to replace him rather than a manager.

The fans are far from upbeat about all of this though, as we know that the main problem is still there. An owner who has no football ambition for the club and apparently sees it simply as an advertising and money-making vehicle.

Until that changes – all optimism is cancelled!

When the appointment of a “Head Coach” will actually happen is anybody’s guess. Pardew’s old coach John Carver is currently in charge, but didn’t exactly enamour himself with the fans when he played a weakened side in the FA Cup against Leicester and duly got us chucked out in round 3.

What a surprise! Not!

Strangely enough, most of the players who had mysterious injuries or illnesses which kept them out of the FA Cup game have apparently made miraculous recoveries in time for Chelsea – although Tiote and the scourge of Chelsea, Papiss Demba Cisse are in Africa for the Cup of Nations.

Can United do the double? Probably not. After all, we won’t have our ball-boys with us!

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