Newcastle’s upper management for the second season running have managed to weaken the Newcastle squad in January, only this time they have weakened it a lot more than last January when we let Yohan Cabaye fo and brought in Luuk de Jong on loan.
Lee Charnley – Managing Director made some poor moves last month
Last month Newcastle not only weakened the playing staff by selling Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa to Roma for £5.5M and loaning out David Santon to Inter-Milan and allowing five fringe players to move on loan to Rangers.
But we also let Alan Pardew move to Crystal Palace for about 4M, and didn’t replace him, and so John Carver stepped up to the player, £
And we left the squad with only two fit center-backs and four fit regular back four defenders.
And although the defense had a nightmare game this afternoon, they are the only fit players we have available, although Janmaat picked up an injury in the second half – and jack Colback managed to get himself suspended for 10 games by picking up a 10th yellow card in the first half.
So it looks like both players are out for the home game against Villa next Saturday – and if we lose that game alarm bells should definitely be going off all over the place at newcatsle.
That’s because although we are still 10 points above the relegation zone we are not safe yet – and remember the terrible collapse we had last year at this time.
Fans might well ask how Newcastle have allowed themselves to get into this situation?
We got £10M last month to add to the coffers – maybe that’s one good reason – given how the club prioritizes money more than everything else and certainly more than the playing squad.
This will not have helped John Carver one little bit, and maybe he’s just not up to the job, and before too long Newcastle may have to think about bringing in a more experienced manager through the rest of the season – if one is available.
Here’s John’s record in eight games after today – he’s won one and now our goal difference is not too good either.
And the players did themselves no good at all today, and they played like they had nothing to play for, and after decimating the squad last month – maybe that’s why they feel like that.
If upper management doesn’t seem to care why should we?
This was simply a disgraceful performance by Newcastle and if alarm bells are not going off at St. James’ Park they should be.
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