Newcastle must have just about the weakest squad right now of any clubs in the Premier League, and five teams that are still below us in the league won their games over the weekend and gained three points on Newcastle.
John Carver – tough job for any manager
They included Burnley, who amazingly beat Manchester City at home and deserved the win, and when you compare their performance with Newcastle’s performance at Everton yesterday – there was no comparison.
Burnley are still 3rd bottom but their players were pumped up and the team as a whole played well, and as we said, they deserved all 3 points on the day.
Newcastle are now 10 points above the drop zone, and that deceased by 3 points over the weekend, we were 13 points above the drop zone before the weekend.
Our goal difference seems to be getting worse too, and we still need a couple of wins from somewhere to be safe this season.
Here are the games we have left this season.
March Sat 21 15:00 H Arsenal April Sun 05 16:00 A Sunderland Mon 13 20:00 A Liverpool Sun 19 16:00 H Tottenham Sat 25 15:00 H Swansea City May Sat 02 15:00 A Leicester City Sat 09 15:00 H WBA Sat 16 15:00 A QPR Sun 24 15:00 H West Ham
The best chance we have of points are against the current bottom four sides – Sunderland, Leicester City and QPR, and with those sides fighting for their Premier League existence they will not be easy games either.
We have no chance against Arsenal, Liverpool or Tottenham and Newcastle will need to protect our worsening goal difference in those games.
And we cannot see how it’s possible to make it a top ten finish this season – no way.
It’s not looking good at the moment, and it’s getting very difficult to see how Newcastle will ever have a successful team on the field, given the policies Mike Ashley has put in place at the club, where money is still all important.
We just don’t see it.
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