We wanted to test how the fans felt about how safe Newcastle were from relegation after the defeat to Sunderland – out fourth defeat in a row – and as corollary to that if they though John Carver could get Newcastle the points necessary to be safe this season.
John Carver – not much confidence in him
Maybe the Geordie fans were particularly negative after the terrible display in the derby game on Sunday, but the results are still rather surprising.
Of course we do hope that Newcastle can pick up some points in the two upcoming home games against Tottenham and Swansea, although both are good teams and way above us in the league table.
Swansea are 8th with 46 points and Spurs are 6th with 54 points – Newcastle are 13th with 35 points – 9 points above the relegation zone.
Maybe just one win and 3 points will be enough but it all depends what the bottom six clubs do in their last seven games.
Sunderland are now 6th bottom on 29 points and 3 points clear of the relegation zone, after their fifth successive win against Newcastle – which they deserved.
And they could still finish above Newcastle this season – that’s now a distinct possibility.
We still think that if things get too dicey after say the next four games and we haven’t picked up any points, Mike Ashley could well bring in a more experienced coach to try to secure Newcastle’s safety in the final few games.
But it also shows appointing John Carver for the rest of the season was not a good decision at all – and the coaching staff left at Newcastle are not exactly covering themselves in glory.
Although they have only a threadbare squad to choose from, given the stupid actions of upper management in January.
What a mess Newcastle have put themselves in.
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