Glenn Roeder: “I’ve run out of adjectives to describe what has happened there since I left the club.
“But there is only one group of people I feel sorry for – and that’s the fans.
“It really does leave a bad taste in your mouth what has happened.
“You couldn’t write a tragedy story that is worse.
“Whatever way you box it all up, it’s just a tragedy.
“And what I mean by that is there seems to have been little understanding that Newcastle United Football Club is a part of so many people’s lives it’s untrue.
“But life is like football in the way that it’s a revolving door.
“In that way it can change for the better too and hopefully Newcastle can get back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.
“Fingers crossed, it does happen.
“But if and when it does Newcastle have to get their house in order because if relegation was to happen again then it could be just horrible for the fans to have to go through it again.
“But every team is going to be up for playing at St James’s – after all a lot of players who play there this season may never do so again in their lives.
“QPR on current form will be up for it, but they will have to bridge the gap in class.”
Tuesday 29th September 2009
Barnsley v West Brom 19.45
Bristol City v Blackpool 19.45
C.Palace v Sheff Weds 19.45
Cardiff City v Derby 19.45
Doncaster v Swansea City 19.45
Middlesbrough v Leicester 19.45
Peterborough v Plymouth 19.45
Preston NE v Reading 19.45
Sheff Utd v Ipswich 19.45
Watford v Coventry 19.45
Wednesday 30th September 2009
Newcastle v QPR 19.45
Nottm Forest v Scunthorpe 19.45
Saturday 03rd October 2009
Barnsley v Ipswich 15.00
C.Palace v Blackpool 15.00
Coventry v Leicester 12.30
Derby v Sheff Weds 15.00
Newcastle v Bristol City 15.00
Peterborough v Nottm Forest 15.00
Plymouth v Scunthorpe 15.00
Preston NE v West Brom 12.45
Reading v Middlesbrough 15.00
Sheff Utd v Doncaster 15.00
Swansea City v QPR 15.00
Watford v Cardiff City 15.00