Newcastle United fans have been reacting to comments by Paul Merson about the state of the club.
Speaking on Sky Sports’ Gillette Soccer Saturday about the loss against Sheffield United, Merson spoke about the pressure that those at the club are under right now and how they are ‘sliding’ towards a relegation battle.
And whilst Merson seemed to put the majority of the blame on the players, claiming that if fans were allowed into grounds they would be booing them off the pitch, Newcastle United fans had other ideas. They said that it shouldn’t be them that are taking the blame but rather the man in the dugout, and they used the opportunity to tear into him:
“You’d think a manager with years of experience would be able to cope under the pressure of Sheffield United… Also, if fans were in the ground, I don’t think it’s the players that would be getting ripped. Bruce should be thanking his lucky stars that there are no fans!!”
Will Steve Bruce last the season?
Perhaps they are both to blame, but either way, they need to sort it out pretty soon or they could find themselves getting dragged really deep into the relegation mix.