March 2012 Archives
As painful as the Kenny Dalglish era was for Newcastle United fans - the Scot never really stood a chance from the minute he stepped into his office at St James' Park.
Replacing a Messiah, can't be easy can it?
And if you are a determined figure like Dalglish - who is only used to being adored by fans no matter what decision you make in football - a combination of his own stubborn outlook on how the job should be done and filling the massive void left by Kevin Keegan was almost going to be the impossible job.
Shola Ameobi is no stranger to being on the end of stick from certain sections of Newcastle United's fanbase - but the moment he fired the ball into the Sunderland net there wasn't one complaint from anybody who follows the black and whites.
Sometimes, Shola has perhaps endured too much stick down the years when donning the shirt of the club he clearly loves.
True, some of his performances lack impact at times, but perhaps his biggest issue is complacency.
The intensity of Premier League life and the expectations to win mean there is enormous pressure on players.