Former player Jason Cundy slams “small club” Newcastle

Former Chelsea defender Jason Cundy has slammed Newcastle United for being a “small club” in the wake of this week’s takeover.

The Tyneside area is still absolutely buzzing after it was announced yesterday that the proposed Saudi-led consortium would be permitted to move forward with their takeover attempt. St James’ Park was swarmed by masses of supporters, all of whom are ready to welcome their new owners with open arms.

Of course, there was always going to be a certain degree of criticism aimed towards the Magpies given who they’re being taken over by, but this was largely expected.

Does Cundy have a point?

What wasn’t anticipated quite as much was former professionals hitting out at Newcastle and the identity of the club – as Jason Cundy did during an appearance on talkSPORT.

“Everyone says Chelsea have no history, let me tell you – Newcastle have zero history,” Cundy said.

“They have nothing. They have a Texaco trophy, InterCities Fairs, they haven’t won the league since the twenties.

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He added: “They’re a small club, but a big club in Newcastle.

“In the nineties, before Roman, Chelsea won more than Liverpool.”

While he did go on to suggest they could wind up being a threat to the top four, there’s no denying that this will serve as further motivation for the Newcastle faithful as a new chapter in their history begins.

The first game in the new era will see them host Tottenham Hotspur after the international break in an occasion that’s bound to drum up an unbelievable atmosphere in the city.

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