Newcastle failed to stop the rot in the league, and also the rot against Sunderland, and we went down to our 5th defeat in a row against the relegation threatened Black Cats, and that was our fourth defeat in a row.
Reaction of both managers to Defoe goal
John Carver has now been in charge of Newcastle for 13 games and his record is – well in one word – terrible.
John has two wins and eight defeats in those games, for a win rate of 15.4% and a loss rate of 61.4%
When John Carver was appointed we wondered if he would be up to the job, and said at the time if we collapse, it may be necessary to bring in a more experienced coach.
We’re not at that point yet – but does anybody think we’ll get anything at Anfield in our next game a week on Monday?
We don’t blame John Carve for this, as we’ve said before, and John is a bit like young Jak Alnwick, who was asked to play 8 games for the side, after both Tim Krul and Rob Elliot were injured.
We are possibly the only club in the Premier League who have only two experienced goalkeepers in the squad, and Jak was asked to do the job, and he did his best.
Why did we have only two experienced goalkeepers in the squad – smaller squad means a lower wage bill.
And have you ever heard of a club selling their manager half way through the season, without having any plan as to how and when they would replace him?
That’s exactly what Lee Charnley did – and he has since admitted that.
Pardew’s sudden request to leave came out of the blue, and they had no plan on how to replace him.
If Lee did that sort of thing in a private company at the high level he’s at, he would have been fired.
Why did we let Pardew leave if couldn’t replace him?
£4M is the answer.
And we haven’t replaced Pardew, but instead asked John Carver to see us through to the end of the season – because that was the cheap option.
Whenever there’s a problem in a company it’s the men at the top who have to take the responsibility(often called the blame), and the stuff Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley did in the January transfer window is not only scary – it’s alarming.
We sold Davide Santon and Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, even through we knew we were short of defenders, and we failed to strengthen the squad, when it was obvious to everybody that we were short of players – like strikers as another example.
We’ve scored only two goals in our last six games.
Hopefully we can still get one or two wins in our last seven games and be safe.
But it’s no thanks at all to Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley, who went about their merry way and let players leave in the January window – and all for the sake of money.
That’s just a terrible way to run a football club – especially when it’s Newcastle United.
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