We can see what will happen if say Newcastle lose at home to Hull City on Saturday, and Alan Pardew is finally fired by owner Mike Ashley.
Alan Pardew and Mike Ashley – both look to be in pain
Hopefully we will almost immediately be able get a new manager in, be it David Moyes, Roberto di Matteo or some other decent manager, and the fans can get right behind the new manager and we can start to turn this thing around.
But Mike Ashley is a contrarian, whose views often seem to be the polar opposite of the Newcastle fans, and it’s not at all certain he will sack Pardew if we lose our second successive league game on Saturday – even though that would be just one point in our first three home league games.
There is some news that Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley are not too pleased with the initial results and displays of Newcastle this season, and that will put pressure on Alan Pardew, especially when he has already come out and said he is delighted with the new signings.
That was a political mistake by Pardew to say that, because it gives him no wiggle room should the initial results not be good – and that’s just exactly what has happened – so in that sense he has put himself in a corner.
Certainly the last two games have been very poor for Newcastle in terms of the performances, although the games against Manchester City and Aston Villa and the game at Gillingham in the League Cup saw Newcastle playing quite well.
We were a little unlucky to only pick up one point from those first two league games, but we are still currently bottom of the league and a win is what is needed on Saturday.
But Hull looked a decent side on Monday night at home to West Ham, and got a decent 2-2 draw with two terrific goals for the home side from two of their new signings – Hernandez after 39 minutes and former Hammers midfielder Diame after 64 minutes.
Newcastle’s weakness in the last couple of games has been our defense (what’s new?), but apart from Davide Santon not being available – it was the best defense we can field this season, and that’s got to be very worrying.
If we do lose again on Saturday, and Mike Ashley still gives his support to the manager, its hard to know what will happen next – but the sooner we can get some resolution one way or the other – and the team can start moving forward and picking up some points – the better it will be.
We are still worried that this may turn out to be a relegation fighting season for Newcastle – but maybe we are being overly concerned and negative.
What do you think?
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