Southampton V Newcastle United Postponed
Friday, 31st Dec 2021 13:13
Newcastle United have succeeded in persuading the Premier League that they cannot field 13 outfield players at St Mary's on Sunday and therefore the fixture is now postponed.
As mentioned in a previous article today, Newcastle United despite having a squad of 25 outfield players and 5 goalkeepers are unable to put out a squad of 13 plus 2 keepers for the trip to Southampton.
This stinks of a club who are actively trying to get games postponed now whilst they have a weak squad that has got them into the bottom three and now be able to play vital games later in the season when they will have had the chance to spend a lot of money to strengthen their squad.
Perhaps the Premier League should set a rule where games postponed due to Covid 19 are rescheduled that teams are only able to play those players who were on the books at the time the game was originally due to be played.
Newcastle where always likely to spend big in the transfer window, but poor results since they were taken over have meant that had they been defeated at both Everton & Southampton they would be in a very tough position even with a revamped squad and winning enough points would be a tough ask.
Now they have suddenly gone from a club whom many felt sorry for due to their ownership issues, to one that most of the Premier league are starting to despise as they are already trying to prove that money talks and they are now above the rules that the rest of us have to follow.
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