Newcastle United have lost four games in a row a number of times in the Premier League, and in Mike Ashley’s first season in charge 2007-2008, we lost four PL games in a row twice in that season.
Under pressure Alan Pardew
With all the vast worldwide resources we have available, we have studied the first season under Mike Ashley, and Newcastle lost four in a row just before Kevin Keegan was appointed, after Sam Allardyce was sacked.
That run ended when we lost 6-0 at Old Trafford with Nigel Pearson as the caretaker manager, and of course Nigel has just won the Championship with Leicester City.
And then Kevin lost four in a row in February and March of 2008, as he tried to get Newcastle playing his style of attacking football.
However, Alan Pardew became the first Newcastle manager in the Premier League to lose five in a row and then six in a row, and some fan organizations and a local paper are now going after Pardew full-bore, after the 3-0 defeat at Arsenal.
You cannot accuse the Newcastle manager of being in a good position of course, but a win against Cardiff City on Saturday would help lift some of the gloom and doom on Tyneside, and almost guarantee us a top ten finish.
This is what Alan Pardew has said today in the Shields Gazette about the upcoming home game against bottom of the league Cardiff:
“I think it’s equally important for us,” “It’s a massive game for us.” “If Cardiff fans think ‘Newcastle are in the top 10 – what have they got to worry about?’.”
“Well, we’ve got a lot to worry about after the recent run. It’s as big a game for us as it is for them.”
We would have hoped the fans would get behind the side on Saturday at St. James’ Park, and there ‘s a decent likelihood we can win the game – even though our form and results have been so disastrous this year.
It’s going to be a difficult game to watch (haven’t they all been?), because a defeat in that game would be something that is simply too hard to take.
And yes, we’ve been hopeless since Boxing Day, but a win on Saturday would be a real tonic, but the fans have to support the team for that to become a reality.