It’s very hard to come to terms with what happened yesterday, and it’s probably the worst any side has performed this season in the Premier League, it was that bad, and that’s saying a lot when you look at how QPR have played sometimes this season.
Alan Pardew – two of the worst results in Newcastle’s history
But they never lost 6-0 and yesterday’s performance will go down with the Sunderland defeat, as two of the worst performances by a Newcastle side ever at St. James’ Park.
So if the owner Mike Ashley was ever thinking of firing Alan Pardew it should be now.
At the very least, Mike should helicopter up to the training grounds in mid-week, to talk to the players and let them know the ownership is behind them.
And he should then take Alan Pardew and Derek LLambias into a closed room – and read the riot act to them.
If Alan Pardew is to be fired – then it should be done quickly – although there is absolutely no guarantee a change in manager at this very late stage of the season will help things – and it may be an over-reaction – although it seems to have saved Sunderland.
And Mike gambled four years ago when he brought in Alan Shearer with 8 games to go – but that didn’t work.
If Ashley sticks by Alan Pardew then he at least has to come to Newcastle this week to meet with him and the players.
It seems something has to be done – because what has happened in our last two home games has been an absolute and unmitigated disaster for the club.
And Newcastle fans are hurting – and hurting bad.
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