BBC pundits Martin Keown and Phil Neville have chimed in about the terrible performance of the Newcastle players on Sunday in the our 3-0 loss, which gave Everton their first home league win in three months. and it was only their third league win in the last 13 games.
Martin Keown – BBC pundit
Martin said that on 35 points we are still not safe, especially after Burnley got three points yesterday and are still 3rd bottom but now only 10 points behind Newcastle:
“They have got to get back out to work – they are on 35 points but they need to get to 40 if they are to be sure to stay up.”
Phil Neville seemed to think most Newcastle players were already on their summer holidays, as he said this last night on the same program – BBC Match of the Day:
“Newcastle supporters deserve more, it looks to me like Newcastle players are on their holidays – they have got their flip-flops on.”
“To win football matches you have got to gamble, you have got to risk. All game they got into some really good positions but never really threatened or wanted to do that bit extra to actually go and gamble.”
“I think for John Carver he has got nine games left to get his job at the end of the season and he has to do something now, something really drastic, to change that mentality.”
“I don’t think that anybody just above the bottom, after that Burnley win, can put their flip-flops on.”
We think that John Carver has very little chance of getting the job in the summer, because he’s already proved he is not up to the job and he doesn’t have the right skills for the job of head coach.
Phil Neville – shown last night on BBC
And he doesn’t seem to be able to inspire the players at all, and he was out-coached by Martinez yesterday.
In our last two away games we’ve looked just completely hopeless and the combined score has been 8-0.
We think John would need at least five wins in the last nine games to stand any chance of getting the job, and there’s no chance of that happening.
John’s record is 2 wins and 6 losses in 11 total games, and that’s an 18% win rate and a 54% loss rate – very poor stats.
Even if he won five of the last 9 games his win rate would still be only 35%.
Bobby Robson’s win rate at Newcastle in his five years at his home town club was 46.7% – just as a comparison – now there was a great manager!
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