Relegation Sides Already Getting Lift From New Managers

This is the time of year that relegation sides start getting in new managers as they try top stay in the Premier League, and at least at QPR, West Brom and Crystal Palace  they have already made a difference, and Tim Sherwood at Aston Villa won his first game today, when they beat Leicester City 2-1 in the FA Cup 5th round tie.

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Tim Sherwood – new Aston Villa manager

Since Chris Ramsey has taken over at QPR from Harry Redknapp they were beaten 1-0 at home by Southampton when the Saints scored the winner through Sadio Mane in the 93rd minute of the game.

And then they went on to beat Sunderland 2-0 at the Stadium of Light, and that was the first time in 12 away games in the Premier League they had not been beaten.

And things are starting to look just a little dodgy for Sunderland again this season, as they were beaten 2-0 at Bradford City today in the 5th round of the FA Cup.

And since Tony Pulis took over at West Brom on January 1st for the sacked Alan Irvine,  he has taken them to the quarter finals of the FA Cup with three wins, including a 4-0 walloping of West Ham yesterday at home.

And in the five league games Tony has been in charge, they have won two and drawn two so 8 points from 5 league games is not too bad.

And since Alan Pardew left Newcastle for Crystal Palace, he took them to the 5th round of the FA Cup before they lost at home to Liverpool 2-1 yesterday.

In the five league games Pardew has been in charge he has three wins and a home draw against Newcastle so 10 points – which is very good.

Aston Villa beat Leicester City 2-1 today in the first game in charge of new coach Tim Sherwood, but it’s in the Premier League that Aston Villa must show improved form.

In their last 10 league games the have seven defeats and three draws, and in those game they have only scored two goals, one against Chelsea and one against Manchester United of all teams.

Newcastle play Villa the game after next at St. James’ Park, and we cannot lose that game and have to hope we can win it.

Notice that Villa took only four days to replace the fired Paul Lambert – unlike Newcastle who have John Carver as caretaker manager through the rest of the season.

Tim was available,  but he didn’t want to come to Newcastle and wouldn’t have put up with the severe restrictions Mike Ashley places on his manager.

And in any case Tim is too outspoken, and wouldn’t have stayed quiet when Newcastle’s best players were sold and not immediately replaced – that’s one major requirement for the Newcastle job – never to complain.

Other clubs keeping their managers and still fighting relegation include Sunderland, Leicester City, Burnley and Hull City.

As a comparison, in the six league games Newcastle have played since Alan Pardew stopped managing Newcastle after the win at home to West Brom, we have one win and three draws for 6 points, and were beaten at Leicester in the third round of the FA Cup.

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23 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 15, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #1

    To end a contest, I am informed that professional Shin Kickers cry “Sufficient!”

  • dexter53

    Feb 15, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Just to change topic can anyone with more techy nouse than me explain why this page keeps changing from a nice compact page to a full out web type page. Im on a galaxy s4.

  • toon kk

    Feb 15, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #3

    im not sure but it sounds like your changing from mobile version to desktop version, you can change versions to which ever you prefer at the bottom of the web page.

  • cyprus

    Feb 15, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m suspecting Tim would’ve crawled to NUFC if he had been offered the job 🙂

  • dexter53

    Feb 15, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Toon kk

    Cheers mate. Youre right. Sorry for being a divvy.

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 15, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #6

    how refreshing after the dirge served up by dullards Pardew and Carver to see some proper football from 2 properly run teams at the emirates

  • Belfast

    Feb 15, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #7

    Poyet is next for the chop.

  • cyprus

    Feb 15, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Excellent bet if there’s money in it.

  • Belfast

    Feb 15, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Apart from beating us he’s had a mostly miserable time to be honest.

  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 15, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Why is it so quiet on here today.

  • Bambams

    Feb 15, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #11

    Pleased it is happening to others as well. ….Driving me mad

  • toon kk

    Feb 15, 2015 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Certainly quite on here tonight, must be the Mashley affect! !!!!

  • toon kk

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Quiet not quite!!!!!
    Well that’s all the northeast teams out of the FA cup. I think Arsenal will go on and win.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Both Santon and Marv were playing today!

  • Belfast

    Feb 15, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Jesper blog killer

  • beermonkey

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #16


    how did they do

  • geordie157

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #17

    just watching the once more for Bobby prog on skysports, I forgot Robbie Elliot was with us for 10 years over the two spells

  • jimiley

    Feb 15, 2015 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #18

    I am waiting for the bounce from new manager Carver

  • jimmysmith

    Feb 15, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #19

    Amazing reaction from Ashley and Llambias in saying that they don’t “understand” the rancour from fans. It suggests we swallow that their goal is a financially stable present and competitive future while disregarding that we’ve been relegated, finished in the top ten twice in eight years and endured drift in the two most recent seasons.. If they are at all serious or sincere, they will need to start to deliver at Newcastle now. The guy is being assaulted in bars because of his bosses business policy, for goodness sake.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 15, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Beer…they did allright. Both started the game and Marv played 66 min in a 2-0 win. Inter won 4-1 and Santon played 90 min. I believe.

  • beermonkey

    Feb 15, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #21


    old dekka aint stupid enough to start walking about town having a beer or 2
    it was only last week they claimed the board were to scared to goto ibrox on match days
    so I don’t believe them the police also say they can find no record of it

  • beermonkey

    Feb 15, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #22


    that’s good there doing ok as they will both be offloaded in the summer

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 15, 2015 at 10:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Beer…they will probably be offloaded along with a couple of other players


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