Some Good News Coming Out Of Another Newcastle Debacle

We thought it may not be a good day yesterday, when Daryl Janmaat seemed to get himself injured during the warm-up,  and if he didn’t play we wondered who would come in at center-back, since we didn’t have any back-up for that position on the bench.

But he was OK and actually was one of Newcastle’s best players yesterday in what was another poor and lame performance.

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Paul Dummett – could return soon?

Daryl’s potential injury just about illustrates the ridiculousness of Newcastle’s situation at the moment, and the upper management at the club have to protect the squad more than they have done in January, when they essentially weakened the squad rather than strengthen it.

Their obsession with making money, whether it affects the squad or not, is very worrying, and we have lost all confidence in Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley running the club – and we bet we hear nothing from them this week – they caused this debacle.

If Lee Charnley comes out and says the aim is top ten this season, I’ll probably scream.


This situation is all part of the extreme lack of leadership that exists at Newcastle at the moment.

But there was some potential good news yesterday, that Paul Dummett traveled with the squad as he starts to make a return from injury, and it looks like he may be back before the end of the season – and that would be great.

The back four in the last two  games have had three players playing out of position, with Mike Williamson the only one playing in his real position.

Coloccini will miss one more game with his suspension – the away game at Liverpool next Monday night – and if we play anything like we have played in our last three away games at Manchester City, Everton and Sunderland we’ll be taken to the cleaners in that game.

We hope Paul can come back soon, and that would allow Newcastle to revert to a more orthodox back four of

Janmaat Williamson Coloccini Dummett

We hope that can happen for the two home games coming up against Tottenham and Swansea on the 19th and 25th April respectively.

We have to take some points from those games, because we are still not safe in the league, with three of the four bottom teams winning over the weekend.

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17 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Santon…I would make sure the contract I signed would not make my position untenable and what ever requirements I might have would be agreed upon!

    …if the board made any attempts to sidetrack from the agreement I would leave asap!

    Bring the staff with me I saw fit make sure they (the board) agree upon a plan that runs the lengths of my contract so we progress each season and implementing a philosophy that will still be intact when I leave!

    I don’t really think this is rocket science?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #2

    Santon…some of you guys are just acting like it is and that we should settle for lesser managers who doesn’t care what the working conditions are as long as they will get the job!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #3

    Good News
    You got to be joking after yesterday’s surrender.
    Only good news would be if Carver was asked to leve today with Stone, Berdsley and the rest.
    We need a clear out – Manager, backroom staff , players.
    The only one I would keep would be a guy who has had testicular cancer tried to get rid of – Jonas – reason he was the only player that showed he wanted to play for the TOON.

    Got to get a new permanent manager in before end of season or at least first week of close season and give him the job of signing the players he wants not ‘The committee’

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:37 AM

    Comment #4

    Santon…oh was that what QPR did? I most have missed that…

    …I thought they appointed a has been manager who wanted to signed over-prized has been players at ridiculous prices? And never have a real plan than what was straight ahead.

    Absolutely nothing of what I just said, but you clearly didn’t understand!

  • Santon03

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #5

    i remember QPR doing the same thing as you said and they got relegated and seems will be relegated again.

  • Santon03

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:40 AM

    Comment #6


    so.. what is your idea of perfect management again? please be clear about it and the money needed.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #7

    Santon…funny how people can really see things differently!

    …don’t think we have much more to talk about!

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #8

    Yes, Charnley has been a complete failure. How will the PR department ‘manage’ the latest disaster?

  • AccyToon1

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #9

    £60m in the tranfer pot for the summer? More likely £6m when what we need is £600m after that abject and pathetic performance. A small squad created with Pardews defensive policy then decimated by injury and suspension, we’d be lucky to beat Accrington Stanley at sjp.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #10

    Absolutely gutless yesterday. Carver was right to give the players a dressing down – none of them performed. However, if Carver were to analyse his own performance surely he would come to the same conclusion. If he had any scruples he would call a press conference today and stand himself down from the battle to be the next head coach.

    Carver got selection wrong, but wasn’t aided by players who couldn’t give a monkeys.

    Time for a thorough spring clean from boardroom down.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Charlie…lets hope it will all be sorted soon! If we loose to the bin dippers I hope Ashley and Mini Ashley will act quickly and take the necessarily action!

  • Santon03

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #12


    the only correct view here is your view and you are forcing others to have the same view if it’s not the same then they are wrong or clueless or whatever name calling you could come up with.

  • AccyToon1

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:53 AM

    Comment #13

    What do people think we need at the back (article is about defence so why no). I think Colo, Willo and Saylor all go bring in 2 solid CB’s as we have Dummett and the lad from Forest coming plus kids CB sorted. Then a LB & RB to challenge Haddie lad and Janmatt and the back is sorted.

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #14

    You’re quite right, but I can’t see Carver stepping down. He’d probably say something along the lines of ‘I can’t leave the team in the lurch’.
    Anyway, if he did go, who would replace him? Beardsley?

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 6, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    Comment #15

    The ‘Coaching Team’ were a digrace yesterday, blank expressions, yawning and no premeditated game plans. All trying to look blameless in the face of a sure defeat from the starting whistle. It just showed how pointless their existance at the club is and if that is evidence of how they behave all the time, they should all be put on gardening leave. Just not good enough.

  • lesh

    Apr 6, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #16

    Lil, Ron Knee

    I’m afraid you’re both right about Carver announcing he no longer wants to be considered for the HC role.

    He’ll know that that would end his days at the Club.

  • James RS

    Apr 6, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Another mediocre player to replace yet another mediocre player. Dummett is a championship player only.


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