As the teams below us and even just above us are winning games, things are looking a little bit scary at the moment with Newcastle having lost their last four games and the only time we looked good was in that second half against Arsenal – but we still lost the game.
Fab Coloccini – back for game against Tottenham
Sunderland did the savvy think after they sacked Gus Poyet by bringing in an experienced coach, Dick Advocaat, and it may pay off for them, because Dick had Sunderland playing very well against Sunderland have 3 points from his first two games in charge.
And Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace won their third game in a row last night at home to Manchester City, and they and Everton, who have also won their last three games, are now above Newcastle in the league table.
The last thing Newcastle should be doing is panicking, and yesterday John Carver had this to say about the dire situation at the club:
“We’ve only got 35 points – you need 40 points.” “We’ve got seven games left, and we are down to the bare bones.”
“You are thinking where the next points are coming from, but we have to turn this around somehow.”
“I am just looking for the next win and the next game,” “I’m not thinking about the end of the season.”
“It’s important I stay focused and work with the group of players that I have got to get the best out of them.”
“I have to come up with something along with my staff to do that, and a lot of thought will go into it.” “It’s only been a short time, but it has to be the worst day in my managerial career,”
“It’s the manner that hurts me more than anything else.” “If we had a go and put balls into the box and made their keeper make saves, then I would say at least we had a go. But I can’t say that.”
Newcastle were simply a disgrace on Sunday, after all the hype that went on, and that was especially true in the first half and the lack of commitment is the thing that’s very worrying.
Newcastle should be putting a contingency plan in place in case John Carver continues to lose games.
We have no chance at Liverpool in the next game, but we then have two home games after that against Tottenham and Swansea – and if we lose those games we could even be in relegation trouble.
Coloccini will be back for the Tottenham and hopefully that will help.
But we really need just a couple of wins to be safe – even though it looks like we could finish in 14th place or even lower than that in the league
We are not saying the move should be made now, but somebody should be lined up in case the worst case scenario happens, and we say lose the next three games.
A coach could come in much like Terry Venables came in to help Bryan Robson at Middlebrough in 2o01, and helped keet them in the Premier League.
Bryan Robson was then fired that summer, and Steve McClaren came in.
A win in one of the next three games will definitely relieve the situation big time, but we remember last season that we lost seven of our last eight games.
A relegation is very unlikely but still possible if the bottom sides go on a winning streak, and Newcastle say lose their last seven games.
But that’s still a very remote possibility.
What do you think?
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