It was just another complete capitulation by Newcastle in the final 30 minutes at Liverpool today, after we were leading 1-0, to lose our 14th league game of the last 20, and Alan Pardew must now try to convince Mike Ashley that he should be kept on as the Newcastle United manager.
Alan Pardew – terrible record since after Boxing Day to defend
But let’s be truthful – he would be fired at any other club – in fact last season after losing 10 of 13 league games, he would have also been fired at any other club.
These are some of the stats that no doubt Mike Ashley and the Board will bring up to the manager early next week at their end of season review:
- We lost 14 of our last 20 league games, and dropped from 6th place to 10th place
- We lost 8 of the last 10, and 7 of the last 8 league games
- 16 points from the last 20 league games is even worse than relegation form
- We failed to score a goal in 13 of those last 20 league games
- We lost 15 of the last 21 games played in all competitions
- We have lost three of the last four FA Cup third round ties to lower league clubs
- Newcastle conceded 59 goals this season, which is a small improvement on our worst ever goals against tally in the Premier League – which was 65 last season
- Newcastle scored only 43 goals this season, which is the lowest total since we were relegated in 2009, when we scored only 40 – last season we scored 45
- We finished the season with only 9 men on the pitch against Liverpool today, after getting two players sent off and completely collapsing in the last 30 minutes to lose the game 2-1 – and that’s been symptomatic of our season since after Boxing Day – which has been a complete collapse
And with more than 4,000 votes in for our poll – 82% of Newcastle fans want Alan Pardew fired- the poll is here if you haven’t yet voted.
Over to you Mike Ashley.