It looks like Alan Pardew will still be in charge for the Hull City game on Saturday, but we expect Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley to be sorting out who Alan’s replacement will be, in case we lose the Hull City game too.
Carver and Pardew on the bench on Saturday
Dropping points like this at the beginning of the season is what happened six years ago – and we all assumed the team was far too good to be relegated – but we were wrong on that one.
So it’s important the powers that be at Newcastle (aka Mike Ashley) learn from that experience six years ago – the very last thing we want is to be playing in the Championship next season. 🙁
And the manager has talked about this week in training:
“What we have to do is make sure that the work on the training ground is to a level.” “We were unlucky this week, we lost two big players to injury, we’ve had kind of mental blows all week – two early goals at the start of the game.”
“It’s very, very difficult to bounce back from those blows and hopefully this week we’ll have a better week on the training ground and get ourselves a shape and a formula that’s going to get us a win.”
“Well I’m just – you know – trying to do the job to the best of my ability.”
It is difficult to bounce back – but the key is not to make those stupid mistakes that gift the opposition goals – which we have done in the last two games and conceded a massive seven goals in the process. 🙁
Yes, we were unlucky to lose the impressive Siem de Jong – out for four months – and young Rolando Aarons who was easily our best player in his cameo appearance against Palace, when the 18 year-old scored one and made one – but we still gave up the win with one minute remaining in the game.
It’s going to be a difficult week for Newcastle fans, and it’s also going to be annoying and disappointing if we play against Hull like we have in the last couple of games – if that happens Hull will beat us at home for the second season running.
By the way looking forward to seeing Hatem Ben Arfa make his debut for Hull tonight against West Ham.
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