This is maybe the worst thing that could have happened today for Alan Pardew – as Newcastle turned in what was an embarrassing performance at Southampton, and we were again hammered 4-0 for the second season in a row.
Alan Pardew – moves closer to the sack with this performance
And owner Mike Ashley was at the game – and the performance of Newcastle today has to be one of the most insipid and shambolic performances for a long long time.
It was too bad to be true.
But the recruitment team also has to shoulder some of the blame, as our defense showed once again it is not up to snuff for the Premier League and some of the defending seen today was simply atrocious, and it’s not like we haven’t known the defense has been a weakness at Newcastle for at least two years..
Think of what it would have been like today if had been playing say a Chelsea side today – although to be fair – the Saints looked excellent – especially after losing their best players in the summer.
Mike Ashley has a decision to make – and that’s whether to keep Pardew at the club for the home game against Hull City next Saturday – a fixture we lost 3-2 last season.
The good thing is that the very last thing Ashley wants is for Newcastle United to be relegated – and miss out on all that Premier League money – so he will not let this go on for too long – but he could give Pardew one more game next Saturday against Hull.
If we were to hazard a guess we would say Alan will get a chance to manage the side next Saturday – but you never know – Ashley can be ruthless when he needs to be.
Lets hope this is just too bad a performance to ever be repeated again this season. 🙁
At some point the fans have to get solidly behind the team – but that’s hard to do when the fans seem to have given up on Alan Pardew.
The fact is that Alan Pardew has lost a lot of credibility this year alone – after what happened in the second half of last season – and we lost seven of our last eight league games before this season began.
So it’s not as if Alan is starting this season with a clean slate.
If Ashley is to sack Alan Pardew it would be after an insipid display like this one – and if it does happen it will probably be on Monday.
Today’s performance was simply a disgrace to Newcastle United Football club, and we want to hear an apology from both the manager and the players – especially to the traveling 2550 fans.
We also hope that Graham Carr is busy scouting players we can bring in during January to help strengthen the squad.
The very last thing we want this season is to be fighting relegation.
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