The Shambles That Newcastle Have Become


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.

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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%

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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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47 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #1

    jesper i though no one was aloud to talk about other possible managers?

    or is it ok now that you want to?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #2

    I can’t believe Rotonda is still banging on about the coaching set up and Pardew, the same Pardew who now has a bottom three Palace above us with a game in hand. I wanted rid of Pardew as much as anyone and still wouldn’t have him back. Carver is worse, but to blame the coaching on the callous way the season was effectively stopped in January is ridiculous. If Santon hadn’t of been let go for a meaningless 2.5M and some of that profit spent on a quality CB do you think that Collo would have thrown in the towel or Cissse lose his rag like that, it is wrong the way OUR club is being wrong, blaming the sub standard coaches Ashley employs is part of the problem.

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  • Belfast

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #3

    Yeah Jesper shut up

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed,
    Carver wasn’t thrust in to the job like Jak Alwnick at all, the young keeper had 30 seconds to get ready and put his gloves on, John Carver had a month to realise he wasn’t up to the job and to persuade the club to get someone else in, he has talked him self up like some egotistical imbecile.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #5

    Bring back Tskunki !

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  • Belfast

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Carvers record is a farce like lol
    He talks more guff than Pardew did.

    After all the soundbites through out the week about giving 100% blah blah blah his team where absolutely gutless.

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  • ZIPPIE57

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #7

    We need to sack Carver tomorrow and bring someone in like Sunderland have , we were an absolute shambles

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  • Grafton83

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #8

    The season after we were relegated was my favourite ever season, I went to more away games than ever before because it was more than half the price of prem games and we regularly banged in at least 3 goals, Andy Carroll started to shine with Nolan having a stormer of a season too, Chris Houghten managed us properly and even Joey barton didn’t do anything wrong as far as I can remember. I wouldn’t mind a season like that again and if it also meant that ashley fooked off and sold us I wouldn’t care at all, nothing will ever ever change until he goes, I’d easily take sheppard back because I’d rather we did a Portsmouth or a Leeds but be rid off this souless, effortless, p*ss poor excuse for football. He’s slowing killing the club.

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  • ZIPPIE57

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #9

    And sorry but Sammy Ameobi you see better down the park on a sunday morning , gutless display

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Excellent post, Ed.
    Ashley, Charnley and Carr took a gamble that JC would be good enough and that the team didn’t need strengthening in January. This was a fatal miscalculation that could well get us relegated.
    Will Charnley and Carr do the honourable thing and resign? Not a chance!

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  • hibbit

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #11

    jeff benwell would be ashamed of you…….you might have passed through it but your not from there WUM

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  • Grafton83

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #12

    I wish Sheppard had just bankrupted us, sure we’d of sold all our saleable assetts and all our playing staff and would have fallen 2 or 3 divisions but we’d still be newcastle, we’d still fight, we’d still be united and have ambition, we’d still care and slowly we’d get back because the loyalty of the supporters can never be questionned. I’d rather that than the current souless slow death we’re enduring.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Manx…take a xanax of something !

    Belfast…go apologize to Skunki will you?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Manx…how many have you been fighting with today?

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Were Ashley and Penfold at the match ?
    Why didn’t Sky cameras pan in on them so we could see their reaction.
    Doing suppose a shrug of the shoulders makes for good viewing .

    Jonny Five was a robot wasn’t he – did as he was told – any comparison to how the club is run ?

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  • hibbit

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #16

    ron they would not know what honour was if it was stamped on there forehead

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  • Belfast

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Janmatt and Jonas about the only ones who turned up.

    Tactics absolutely awful as usual, 9 stone feather weight upfront on his own, ball winning midfielder playing left back, useless winger/striker playing central midfield Lol.

    The renford rejects.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Ron…it’s not Christmas already is it 😀

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  • lesh

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #19

    12 games, nine points under Carver’s watch as HC, Manager or whatever he likes to call himself.

    12 games, nine points averages out at 0.75 points a game.

    Taken over a 38 game season, that gives us 28/ 29 points.

    28/ 29 points should set alarm bells ringing if he’s seriously thinkin of appointing Carver to the HC role next season.

    Will it wake Ashley up? Nope, he’ll persist with Carver and make some changes to the playing staff (sell Sisoko, Krul, Perez, Cabella et al), count his profits and hope for the best that relegation’s not staring him in the face by Christmas 2015.

    What a shambles indeed.

    Disgraceful

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  • Belfast

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #20

    I would love Skunki to come back Jesper. Butch Cassidy is nothing without the sundance kid.

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #21

    hibbit
    Remember Pardew’s ‘I’m not a quitter’ bollocks? Expect the same from Carver.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #22

    jesper nobody thanks but wat is it with you?
    you tell everybody to “just stop it”

    unless you change ya mind ofcourse

    it was only the other day you said the exact thing to anyone mentioning anyone else than carver as manager

    just pointing it out again fella just incase ya forgot the last time you were being a hypocrite 🙂 😉 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #23

    *or

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  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s been a joke for several years and it’s now poisonous what he’s done to the club.
    I can’t take it anymore ,watching this drivel week after week.
    It’s not just an injury problem,although we’d be much better with a couple of those injured players in the team,the problem lies throughout the club.
    Lack of ambition and investment in the right areas.
    I for one hope there’s no more than 5000 fans at the home games for the rest of the season.

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  • Schwefelberg

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Grafton83 I said this 5/6 years past and posters laughed in my face. I t was clear what Ashley had in mind.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #26

    infact the only one i’m waiting for is your rangers post but it will come no doubt

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  • lesh

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #27

    Ron Knee

    Aye but Pardew did jump ship to a club that’s turned in £23m profit after buying players etc.

    Will Carver jump? Who in hell would have him?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Two poor teams playing out the string with just the one bit of quality from Dafoe. Our attack is non-existent without Cisse. More of the same to come from us I’m afraid. Two wins in 13 for Carver now. Good enough Ashley?

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  • hibbit

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #29

    ron the sooner the better and take the rest of his coaching staff with him and dont forget bald eagle

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  • Belfast

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Nobody will buy Sissoko anyway he’ll still be here sulking next year.

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #31

    jesper
    Indeed not, sir. It is Easter, the time for Christians to celebrate JC’s resurrection. Or in this case, not.

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  • Sazzer

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #32

    “I thought we were abysmal in the first half.”

    So what did you do about it John?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #33

    On the bright side we had an actual shot on goal I think. Tremendous. Maybe we’ll get another one before the season ends?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #34

    Marty,
    What can be said anymore, how and why are we being run from season to season, what good can it do, if the press are to be believed we will lose the spine of our team in the summer, mashley got lucky that season we finished fifth and won’t listen to anybody but the people who are paid to tell him what he wants.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #35

    Wish this season was over.
    Who actually believes we will strengthen the team in the summer?
    What type of player will it take to strengthen?
    How many players do we need if we are losing so many in the summer ?

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Surely Carver has lost the dressing room – that’s if he ever knew where it was in the first place.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #37

    That’s what we get with a cowardly owner. Cowardly in that he won’t spend some of the profits to improve the club. Carver has to go, as do many of the players. But has Ashley got any fight in him? I think the answer is obvious on the pitch.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Ashley to audience, April 1945: “ve are definitely winning ze war! Listen to me you fools, time is on our side. Ve vill crush them!”

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 5, 2015 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #39

    I think Ashley looks good in a Hitler moustache.

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  • nufc 11

    Apr 5, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #40

    I wonder if the deaf ears in the boardroom are listening now players and a new manager needed I can just see the fans lining up to renew season tickets with the thoughts of McLaren leading us mike Ashley to JFK to pardew to carver to Steve McLaren may God have mercy on nufc fans, hell can’t be worse than this freak show they call nufc

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