Leaderless Newcastle Put In Pathetic And Worrying Performance


We had 10 days to prepare for the game at Manchester City a few weeks ago, and we were 3-0 down at the break and today we allowed Everton their first win at home in three months – and Newcastle looked a very poor side today against a side who have struggled in the league all season.

ross barkley after scoring late third goal

Ross Barkley after scoring late third goal

And Fabricio Coloccini after we had gone 2-0 down in the second half managed to get himself a straight red card for a stupid sliding tackle on Lennon.

And so we were down to 10 men – and we have only one experienced centre-back for the next three games – Mike Williamson.

Sunderland must be rubbing their hands at the prospect of beating Newcastle for a fifth successive time on April 5th, and of course Colo will now miss that game.

John Carver needs to get a grip on his players and the lack of discipline in the side is there for all to see.

We do have 35 points, so we may already have enough points not to be caught by other sides,  but three defeats in the last four games and conceding nine goals in the process should be sending some alarm bells off at the club.

Our goal difference is now -14 the 6th worst in the division.

CompetitionPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
League1934121835-1713
FA Cup100101-1
Overall2034131836-1813

This has been brought about – not by John Carver – but by the Newcastle Board (read Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley) for letting Alan Pardew leave with no plan to replace him.

Since he left the club, Crystal Palace have gained 8 points on Newcastle and are now only a couple of points behind us with a better goal difference.

And also by not getting reinforcements in during the January transfer window.

Newcastle will be embarrassed to release their financial figures for the last financial year – because it will show we had lots of money to spend in January – but refused to do so.

This could be even worse than last season’s utter collapse.

It’s certainly not good and we are a pale shadow of the club we once were.

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166 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #1

    My man of the match was Ferenc Puskas.

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  • toonbrother

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #2

    Man of the match was Colback (for NUFC) and colocinni for Everton

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Then Gnarls Barkley, wonder boy…what is the secret of your power…?

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  • Lost Plot

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #4

    Oh dear .. Where we do we go from here .. I been really buzzin of late about Sunderlands down pour and we seem to be getting washed up in it

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #5

    Do you know ferenc is Hungarian for fox
    Fox is Zorro in spanish btw

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #6

    Toonbotherer- I blame Colos downfall on you. You’ve ruined a perfectly serviceable Argentinian derby-avoider. We’ll probably never see a perm thumping around Sjp in our lifetime again.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #7

    If Hungarians (magyars that is ) and Finns speak slowly to each other , they can understand each other.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Jeff, but why tell us?

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Colo went in to a hairdressers in Asington to ask for a perm
    “I wandered lonely as a cloud” said the lass

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  • Belfast

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #10

    I’ve just entered the time travelling phone box.

    Andy Carroll or Joey Barton.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #11

    In blade runner, the actors supposedly speaking in a hybrid hispanic-asian language were actually speaking Hungarian.

    Also from the top of the tax office building in Ruislip you can see at least three crusader forts in the middle east with the naked eye.

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #12

    tsunki

    what were colo’s derby stats

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  • Toon1978

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Carver was assistant manager at Plymouth Argyle 5-6 years ago. He is now head coach at NUFC. How does that work? MA gamble could back fire and leave him with a CC club come next season.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #14

    Our team is Amarillo.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Like mantequilla.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Just seen calls for Colo to be stripped of the armband and for it to be given to Colback because he’s a Geordie boy and he “gets it”

    It’s idiots bleating sh1te like that that have got us lumped with Carver…..and the response “what you lot wanted one of your own in charge, now let’s try and get Carroll back for next season”

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #17

    Yellow is considered a lucky colour in Cambodia

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #18

    or it could be Tibet

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #19

    I’ve lost faith in Carver to even be caretaker manager after today. It was 100% down his team selection.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Beer monkey – shameful. Actually they’re not extraordinary, but he’s missed a few due to injury. The most noticeable for me was when he hurt his back, and I met him weeks later climbing stairs and looking ok, asked him if he would be back for derby in 2 weeks time and he laughed and shook his head. Fibber

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Last tango in Paris
    was called the butter movie in Italy

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  • Sawbuck

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #22

    sackpardew,com followers nailed on for the Darwin awards. And for their next trick they will start a hirewise.com campaign.

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  • Belfast

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #23

    I would let Carver wear the armband because he’s the bravest

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #24

    What was Carver thinking playing Gouff and Obertan from the start – they were clearly our worst players against manure in fact worse than worse – Sissoko has long given up and wants to move, Colback is a poor Scott Parker , Riviere is an excuse of a footballer, Raylor is long finished and everyone of his dead ball deliveries was extremely poor, Collo and Willo are poss the worst pair of CBs in the prem….given the fact Carver and co are completely clueless we are pretty much stuffed

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #25

    An empty head at the top allows incompetence to fester all through the club. We are extremely damaged goods now. What is Ashley thinking letting us self destruct? His precious investment is in deep trouble again. Suck it up Ashley and sell while we’re still in the Prem. And take that busload of incompetent clowns you employ at the club with you.

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  • lesh

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #26

    Yes, responsibility for recent results lies four-square with Ashley and Charnley.

    Carver can’t be blamed for yet another fiasco under Ashley’s ownership. He’s tried his best but he’s just not up to it.

    He might realise now that being a coach and being a head coach (or a manager with limited responsibilities) are quite different. Let’s hope that the puppeteer and Charnley see that too.

    Carver needs to be gently told that his efforts have been appreciated but that they’re going to appoint an experienced Head Coach to move in before pre-season starts. That’s assuming they’ve got someone in place to take the job on!

    I bet Carver wishes he’d kept his gob shut when touting for the HC job, but that’s with the benefit of hindsight.

    And, let’s hope Ashley and Charnley acknowledge that cheapest ain’t always good.

    Some comfort that we’ll not go down but at what cost?

    Wouldn’t it have been cheaper to have brought Garde in in January, with his former back-room staff pre-contracted to join him asap? Probably, but that’s Ashley… Innit

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  • sparky55

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Newcastle and sunderland both put in pub team performances this weekend…that was proper poor.

    …and I don’t care what the players tell the press about the season not being over and plenty to play for…they played today like they were already down…they were pathetic and the team Carver put out was just like a team sheet of a year ago…no different whatsoever and why oh why does Carver still start Obertan and Gouffy on the wings.

    Obertan shouldn’t be anyway near the bench never mind the team and goofy should be played up front with Perez if he’s going to play anywhere at all.

    Play Anita and Colbeck in the middle, sissoko right side and Cabella on the left.

    defence picks itself now…no choices whatsoever…pathetic

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  • lesh

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #28

    G2

    Ashley’s head’s never been empty. £ signs must fill it for every second of his life.

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  • mikeyconcon

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Come on now. Own up. Who voted for Gouffran MOTM?

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Those hoping Ashley will sack Carver are wrong…

    KK – walked out
    Kinnear – heart attack
    Shearer – contract ended
    Hughton – sacked
    Pardew – walked

    Thats only one of our last 5 managers actually sacked and thats because he wouldn’t toe the party line and suck up to Llambias / Ashley
    He’ll let Carver stay until at least the end of the season

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #31

    None of them deserve a fcuking vote.

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  • sickandtired

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #32

    JC, being his own man. 10 days to prepare and he sent out a Pardew team.
    The best part of this game was hearing the away support turn against Ashley. I hope it continues and 10x louder against Arsenal.
    Those accounts will show just how pathetic Ashleys ownership and direction of this club is. Profit above all else

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  • FreeTheRangersFive

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #33

    Jeff

    I speak Hungarian. But I didn’t need to rely on that to know you’re an idiot.

    And if that didn’t spell it out for you, you’re wrong. And I’m also sure a Finnish poster could provide revetment when I say that although Finnish and Hungarian are classed together in the same family, it’s a rather cumbersome pairing

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  • sparky55

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #34

    mindshaft…good summary

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  • BoyDoneGood

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #35

    Yes, it is Carver’s fault. We are told the club couldn’t get the coach they wanted (guessing Garde) in January – no reason to doubt that. Carver was the man on the spot to act up. He thought/thinks he’s got what it takes. He hasn’t. Plenty of folks here said he would be Pardew mk 2 – boring midtable finish. No, he’s really poor. So cross your fingers and wait for the summer. I still expect low forties, safe, Carver to go.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #36

    Tsunki

    I saw the grand Budapest hotel last night. It was quite good.

    – – – – – – – –

    Re-today, funny no mention from Martinez of the Europa league tiring them out.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #37

    Well said sickandtired @32.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #38

    Fat Sam was sacked and bought a villa called Casa St James in Portugal with the proceeds

    That really stuck in Ashleys craw

    https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSTJJufveDrjlW3BPfvFsfH-9g-fD1gCkUPok6dLrrlndE7QRB08g

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Players now voting with their feet ( especially Colo ) if you see what I mean.
    Colo doesn’t want to be associated with another Mackem defeat , Krul is feeling more exposed than Superman with kryptonite and Sissoko’s just worn out with the crass efforts of Carver.
    It’s beyond a joke.

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  • giimps

    Mar 15, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Very impressed with the effort put in today…..apart from the players …oh and the ref who missed our only chance to win this game ,and obviously Carvew as he couldnt even put a team out who had any forward thinking threat at all….impressive how he could get it so wrong….an ideal opportunity to go after them since they are really cr@p but we made them look like world beaters.
    If this is the result of 10 days “work” on the training ground, no wonder players want to get themselves banned.
    We have no defenders other than Janmaat (who will more than likely be playing out of position from now on) no striker who has anywhere near double figures for goals or assists, and no holding midfielders or creative midfielders for that matter….and dont get me started on our keepers.
    Its almost as if were being run on a shoestring and minimising all outlay for the sake of fatties bank balance, …say it aint so……but at least JC believes hes the right man for the job, the man to lead and coach the team to success on and off the pitch…..the man whos been so successful for the last 4 years bringing silverware and championships to this great club………oh wait, maybe hes wrong…..what if……,what if hes only pretending and hes losing on purpose ,so that he wont get the job, hes doing a fine job then cos i wouldnt employ the moron to make sure water goes down the plughole clockwise…a bit like our ambitions as a club since the slug took over

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