Same ****, different manager
Joe Kinnear may have been wrong to have a go at the "failings" of Kevin Keegan and Sam Allardyce but the fact that the ex-Wimbledon boss is showing signs of losing patience with the current regime at Newcastle United has to be another worrying factor in a season in which most Toon fans are already climbing the walls with anxiety.
Kinnear - rightly or wrongly - has been the official spokesperson/manager of the club since being appointed back in September and to his credit has done his best to shed some light on the current situation at St James's Park.
Last season Chris Mort did the same job, and even the unpopular Freddy Shepherd before him, but Kinnear is also pulling off a balancing act and picking the team at the same time.
And with both positions carrying high stress levels, football manager and chairman, it surely was only a matter of time before those strains came to a head.
That happened at Blackburn.
Injuries and lack of transfer reinforcements were a big factor in Newcastle eventually going down 3-0.
The crowd reacted with a string of chants directed at Joe Kinnear including: "Joe Kinnear, you're having a laugh", "Keegan Wonderland" and "Ashley out" - and for every action there's a reaction.
Kinnear's was to point the finger at KK and Big Sam but after the heat of the battle died down on Saturday perhaps he would face up to the problems that are putting the club in danger of going down.
The problem has been simply a lack of willingness to communicate with their fans and a reluctance to stump up a few quid to get some new players in, which are desperately needed right now.
Cleary so far the Ashley regime has been a case of enjoying the highs (being toasted as a saviour in the Bigg Market shortly after Shepherd's departure) but shirking the lows with the Toon tycoon shutting shop almost since the protests following Keegan's exit.
Throw into the pot that Shay Given, Michael Owen and Charles N'Zogbia seem to have had enough and you begin to get the picture.
It's a nightmare for Newcastle fans and one that is in danger of getting worse.
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