It’s A Sinking Feeling At Newcastle


Since Alan Pardew left the club essentially after the home win against Everton Newcastle have been on the decline, and i’s not that we did all that well when Alan was at the club this season and had a terrible start with just four draws in the first seven league games.

john carver scumpled face

John Carver – poor record at Newcastle

But we recovered and won six games in a row and were even handily positioned in 9th place on 26 points after 19 games when he left.

Pardew has been in control in 13 games at Palace and has won eight and drawn only one game = at home to Newcastle.

In his 10 league games in charge he has won six, drawn one and lose three, and he has a win against Spurs so that’s 19 points from 10 league games.

John Carver since he took over has 9 points from 11 league games and only two wins, so there’s big contrast there – Pardew has done very well and John Carver hasn’t.

John has questioned whether we shouldn’t have been given more penalties this year (that would have helped):

“I keep talking about not getting penalties.” “Against Arsenal was a prime example of that.”

“Coquelin’s arm was in an unnatural position and the direction of the ball changed.”

“It’s a penalty and we don’t get them.”“People said we had our flip flops on and were already on the beach.”

“Anybody who was at the game or watched the game will see that is not the case.

“I’ll keep driving them and the guys have shown they are not on their holidays yet.”

Let’s just say if we had won six or seven games, John wouldn’t be complaining too much about not getting penalties – results or reasons..

Newcastle didn’t have flip flops on last Saturday against Arsenal, but the players looked like they did at both Everton and Manchester City, so Newcastle have to become a lot more consistent under John Carver, as well as get some wins.

In his 12 games in charge John has won just two games, and it’s been a sinking feeling as we’ve slipped to 12th place.

And with Everton and West Brom below us starting to win some games, we could finish up in 14th place this season – unless we can start to pick up some wins.

That should start at Sunderland a week on Sunday.

Hopefully.

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5 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 24, 2015 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #1

    We know anything can happen in football, but knowing who we have left I think 2-3 wins are what to expect.

    …we are really poor this season on all fronts. Personally I am interesting in seeing whether that second half against Arsenal was a one off.

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  • kakaobi

    Mar 24, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #2

    Personally I think arsenal started to tire in the 2nd half which made us look better and yes it’s been a very poor season all round a couple of half decent players and a good manager would be good for next season make going to the game more bearable again this year has been a chore going to watch them

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  • Santon03

    Mar 24, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #3

    yes arsenal have tired players, but we also have rb playing cb, winger playing midfield.
    btw I’m so happy for Jonas, he has proven everyone wrong especially in this blog.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 24, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Jonas has shown courage and determination no doubt, and has played well since his return. But I don’t think the previous criticism of him was out of order. His last couple of seasons, maybe more, before his illness were pretty dire. Not helped by a clueless manager, it’s true, but he had become more of a liability than an asset.

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  • Pop n Wyn

    Mar 24, 2015 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #5

    We had nothing to loose in that second half, we had a real go, I think the fact that we have not strengthened at the back, even a loanee shows the fact that mid table for us is satisfaction for the club, of course they want there bonus, but does Mike?

    He looses extra prem money but saves bonus money so a double edged sword, it sounds crazy talking about it like this, but everyone knows the two milk floats who normally play at the back as well as Hollywood Saylor are nowere near good enough, quite simply the Europa league is a nightmare scenario for our club whatever they say to the contrary.

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