The last two home games for Newcastle have ended in two of the worst results in Newcastle’s long and glorious history – the 3-0 defeat by Sunderland two weeks ago was the worst defeat by Sunderland since 1979, and the 6-0 thrashing by Liverpool today was the worst home defeat at St. James’ Park since 1925. Arsenal visit St. James’ Park for the last home game in three weeks time.
Alan Pardew – after the game today
There was already a growing contingent of Newcastle fans against Alan Pardew, even before this game – and that will have increased a lot after what was simply a pathetic and unacceptable performance from a Newcastle United side.
And now Mike Ashley has a decision to make – does he keep Alan Pardew in charge and hope we can pick up – say a win at QPR and survive and not lose what is around £70M we would lose in one year, if we are relegated.
Or does he call time on the manager for two of the worst ever defeats seen at St. James Park – and they were in successive games too.
I watched the West Ham game at Manchester City and they looked a good side in losing 2-1 – so we have very little chance of picking anything up at Upton Park next Saturday.
And we just have to hope we don’t get taken apart by Arsenal on the last day of the season – because goal difference could be important for us, if Wigan are within 3 points of us by then.
The best chance we have is to beat QPR in two weeks time – but even that may be difficult if we play anywhere near the form we showed today.
It’s a big decision that Mike Ashley has to make rather quickly, does he keep with Pardew for these last three games, or do they try to bring in say Roberto Di Matteo for the last three games to restore the confidence of the players – which must be shattered following the last two home games.
I’m just praying we stay in the Premier League – even though we are doing nothing at all to help ourselves – and seem to have completely imploded.
What do you think?
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