Newcastle Season Unraveling – Will We Hear From The Board?


It must be March because Newcastle have lost three of their last four games scoring only one goal and conceding nine in those games – and it’s getting eerily similar to last season at this time, when we finished the season by losing seven of our last eight games.

lee charnley and mike ashley before wba game

We can get this amount for this player 

If the same things happens this season then we will not be in the top ten for sure, and maybe will finish around 14th place or even lower with clubs like Crystal Palace, West Brom and Aston Villa having momentum under their new managers.

And the way we have played at Everton and Manchester City in the last two away games, it’s not completely out of the question that we may not win another game this season – things look that bad at the moment.

We hope that doesn’t happen.

Newcastle squad has been decimated by injury, suspension and zero strengthening of the squad by the Board in January, even though there were clear signs we were short of players – especially at striker and center-back – in January.

Now we have our best striker out for seven games and best center-back likely out for three games – Papiss Cisse and Fabricio Coloccini both suspended.

So it’s a rather typical end to the season by Newcastle United, and we wonder if we’ll hear anything from those principally responsible for this demise – the guys at the top – that would be Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley.

It’s the Newcastle Board who are mainly responsible for this demise – make no mistake about that – it’s not all bad luck as some would have us believe.

You plan for bad things happening (that’s kind of the definition of planning) , and that simply hasn’t been done at Newcastle since December.

We just cannot see Newcastle ever having a top side under Mike Ashley with the current policies he has in place at Newcastle – seemingly making money at all costs – which has continually had negative connotations on the playing squad.

Maybe Mike will change some of these policies in the future?

And with so many defenders out,  how come we don’t hear Newcastle say they will recall David Santon from Inter-Milan?

And Alan Shearer’s words on March 1st that Mike Ashley’s policies are sucking the ambition out of the club and also out of its supporters, is now looking more true than ever.

When companies are in crisis you usually hear from the people at the top – so let’s see if Lee Charnley will say anything about Newcastle’s current demise.

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50 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #1

    nil point for the remaining games
    get your rail card s ready torquays a long way

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  • BandB

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Ed,

    Actually, just as Jack Colback was slotting in as a makeshift left back yesterday, Davide Santon was coming on for his tenth appearance for Inter Milan.
    According to Italian reports today, that triggers his permanent transfer.

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  • lewisnufc

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #3

    The news on twitter is that poyets gone…..

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  • BandB

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #4

    Poyet sacked.

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  • BandB

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Sky..unconfirmed

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Wouldn’t let Carvers inadequacy trick you into thinking Pardew is a good coach. He’s winning at the moment at Palace but i can already see the Pardewisms coming in there. ie: Dwight Gayle (a striker all his career) playing wide.
    Against QPR they went in at the break 3-0 and still came out in the second half to defend that rather than add to it.
    Palace have started well under Pardew but they are relying on opposition mistakes or individual brilliance rather than being a team that creates lots of oppurtunities! Similar to when we finished 5th. The amount of games we won based on Cisses ridiculous goals or Ben Arfa, Ba or Cabaye pulling something out of the hat.
    They’ll lose Bolasie in the summer and slowly become the dross Pardew turned us into

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #7

    new manager buzz thats them to crawl above us

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #8

    poyet sacked

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  • lesh

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Charnley does communicate although it’s usually ambiguous spin – anything of importance like the even further demise of the Club is just ignored.

    The arrogance of these people just beggars belief.

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Just another point to something i said on here a while ago. At Everton we lost to a shocking Krul error and Coloccini was sent off for sheer stupidity and gouffran was again woeful and Carver hasn’t really called either of them on it! He was very very quick to slate abeid and anita when they made mistakes dispite them not being at the level of ineptness some of our more senior players have been.
    For me Carver tiptoes around influential figures and only manages the younger players and quieter characters.
    If Abeid makes the mistakes that Krul, colo or gouff made against everton i think carver would be in the press making no excuses for him

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  • lesh

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #11

    If Poyet’s sacked, he’ll be at SJP by three and announced as new HC by four!

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  • estechco

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Watched an interesting program recently about the mathematics behind climate change.

    One of the experts drew an analogy with his other interest, being a spuds fan, and said that he had analysed figures from the last 10 years of premiership league position vs player wage bill.

    Needless to say there was an extremely strong correlation between the two.

    All this at a time when ours is systematically shrinking. Kind of makes sense that we’re screwed?

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  • magicbus

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #13

    If we keep our Premier League status this season the only sound you will hear is Ashley laughing at the thought of those millions coming his way.

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  • usmagpie

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed, let be honest this is a yearly thing now. Its the Newcastle United annual we are screwed get together march party. The board drink themselves silly for about two months and then when sober, realize once again they have screwed the club and the fans. John Carver yes is a Geordie and yes sat with Sir Bobby, we know this because that is always mentioned in JC’S interviews, but he isn’t no Manager of a club the size of Newcastle, great number two maybe and I say Maybe. This again is the board running things, the biggest issue was not the lack of managers that wanted to come to Newcastle but the lack of commitment from the owner. No honest experience manager would want the job at Newcastle, they see how the club is run on a shoestring.
    I am just hoping we manage to win two more games this season and yet again by the skin of our teeth stay up. Mike Ashley does not seem to want god things to happen at Newcastle and I have this feeling the reason he is getting things in order financially at the club is he wants the books to look good so he can sell. Well Mike you have had many years of screwing the club and fans over and the books look good, now sell the club and don’t let the Door hit you on the way out.

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  • usmagpie

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Yes Poyet out, so lets see how long it takes Sunderland to get an experienced manager in.

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #16

    I’ve no doubt sunderland will have someone in by thursday thus adding to WBA and Villa in showing our board up for their inadequacies in not appointing a new man.
    QPRs interim manager is hardly fighting the cause of waiting to appoint ever…

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 16, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #17

    Should we go for him – might be able to beat the mackems

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #18

    more chance of getting ameobi in

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #19

    How many teams is that this season who have got a new manager in a couple of weeks before we play them. Could of waited – would of liked to get one over him

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #20

    we couldnt get one over the wifey next door

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #21

    A few relevant quotes in the circumstances:
    “Silence is golden”
    “Silence of the Lambs”
    ” I decided it is better to scream, Silence is the real crime against humanity”
    “Your silence will not protect you”

    and there’s more…

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #22

    If we presume that all those who are out of contract, have no desire to sign a new contract and are totally unmotivated to play through their final season, plus that potentially 7 could be easily sold for a quick profit, the squad is in need of major investment. Something which we have all known since we were promoted, but has particularly become more relevant since the Academy players are not able to fill in.

    SELLABLE
    Krul
    Perez
    Tiote
    Sissoko
    Janmaat
    Aarons
    Cisse

    2015
    Jonás Gutiérrez
    Ryan Taylor
    Sam Ameobi
    Jak Alnwick
    Remi Streete
    Olivier Kemen

    2016
    Fabricio Coloccini
    Mike Williamson
    Steven Taylor
    Rob Elliot
    Sylvain Marveaux
    Gabriel Obertan
    Davide Santon
    Haris Vuckic
    Mehdi Abeid
    Shane Ferguson
    Kevin Mbabu – ???
    Alex Gilliead – ???

    REMAINING (15)
    Darlow
    Woodman
    Good
    Dummett
    Satka
    Lascelles
    Haidara
    Anita
    Colback
    Brigimana
    Cabella
    De Jong
    Gouffran
    Riviere
    Armstrong

    A new Head Coach would have the bare minimum of a squad with very little PL experience and have the ability to incorporate some new players brought in at low cost with potential.

    I would personally would not want Abeid to leave left, or Perez and Aarons sold, plus I would be sorry to see Sammy go. The other transfers would be the natural turnover under the current owner.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #23

    Bad news: Poyet on the Metro from Sunderland to SJP
    Good news: He’s lost and got on the wrong train

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  • Bri

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #24

    Ashley….How big is yours Lee?. About this big, Mike.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Lochinvar
    Its not long since Newcastle fans wanted Poyet here.
    At least Sunderland are trying to do what’s best for their crap ####!
    MA just does what’s best for his pocket.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #26

    Job Advert spotted in the Chronicle tonight.
    Situation Wanted:
    Aspiring temporary Head Coach with north-east connections is looking for a Full Time job with any football club. Willing to travel down on Metro to Wearside area. Would need pie allowance.
    Please send expressions of interest to JC c/o SJP @ NUFC

    Win win for all concerned.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #27

    The only way to get MA to change his ways is to boycott, but that’s not going to happen, so the ST holder will be the victims of their own downfall.

    MA is a business man who’s taking the p1ss.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #28

    I say again, would it not be in both sets of supporters interest to walk out at half time?

    IF either team win, it would be a hollow success.

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  • Keith in France

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #29

    Gus P has been given the sack -that will lift their players for the derby game!

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #30

    give carver the sack that will lift everyone

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  • hibbit

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #31

    my mate tells me sunderland have dick advacaat lined up to take over till the end of the season

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  • John Tudor

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #32

    p3n15eggnog

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Lindisfarne

    out of the guys that run off in 15 & 16 only two keepers are Abied and the revitalized Vuckik. pretty sad tale.

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #34

    Surprised Kemen expires this year! Thought he was meant to be a big prospect?
    In other news Inter made Santons loan permanent today for £2.8m….

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #35

    TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    its not pretty either

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #36

    jayphoto

    According to transfermarkt but there is no other information, he signed on in 2013 but nothing about the length of the contract.

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  • jayphoto

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #37

    @Lindisfarne – yeah be surprised they’ve not opened negotiations with him. Had a great youth reputation in france and looks physically strong enough to make the step up. Thought he’d done more in the u21’s that some players who have been given a chance

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  • beermonkey

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #38

    jayphoto

    is that all for santon seems cheap

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #39

    In the last six matches only West Ham, S’land, QPR and Leicester have worse form than us.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 16, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #40

    lesh – previous post re accounts.
    I wouldn’t be too concerned that the accounts have not been published yet.
    Last year they were published in February and the previous 2 years were published on 8th and 27th March respectively. So within typical time frame.

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