Newcastle Are Now In “Real Danger” Of Relegation


Sky Sports are reporting that eight clubs now are involved in the relegation scrap, and even though we are the 8th bottom club and 9 points above 3rd bottom QPR – we still have to play QPR at their place and John Carver’s record of 9 points from the last 36 points played for, and five defeats on the trot,  say we are the team who could be caught unless we pick up some points shortly.

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Mike Ashley – the villain at Newcastle

And if that does happen, we have only Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley to thank for that with the stupid decisions they made in the January transfer window and we would hope that we could pick up points in the next two home games against Tottenham and Swansea.

But the SackPardew crowd are back again, and after their success in getting Alan Pardew sacked – they still remain anonymous.

Pardew has done really well at Crystal Palace and has picked up 22 points in 11 games and they are now 4 points above us in the league, so that’s 14 points they have picked up on Newcastle this year.

And he has to be a candidate to win another Manager of the Year award if he keeps that record up in the final 7 games of the season.

It’s going to be very difficult for Newcastle to now pick up any home points this season, and in our last four away games we’ve lost every one of them – not scored a goal – and conceded nine goals.

So it’s not exactly that we can pick points up away from home, and QPR will be the favorites in that game coming up which will be crucial for Newcastle.

There will apparently be demonstrations before, during and after the game – and the SackPardew crew will encourage fans to stay away from the game and they want the lowest attendance this season to bring attention to  the plight of the club under Ashley.

That will go a long way towards another home defeat or should we say home defeats.

Ashley is not good for the club – but this seems suicidal.

There is now a real possibility that Newcastle could be relegated because of the threadbare squad left, the inexperience of John Carver, the stupid decisions made by Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley in January –  and now a group of fans – who remain anonymous – making big headlines nation wide – in an attempt to have fans boycott the remaining home games.

They will demonstrate before, during and after the games for good measure.

We are not in favor of that – as dire as the situation may be under Mike Ashley – because it means we could well be relegated – but from some articles we’ve read that would be fine if it helps to get rid of Mike Ashley.

We could well become another Leeds United – they were a great club but were relegated back in 2004, and have got nowhere near to making it back into the Premier League.

Now I know this will not be well received by some of the SackPardew crew and others,  but be respectful and civil  of other people’s opinions.

I want only the very best for Newcastle United and think that staying in the Premier league is paramount for us this season.

There’s got to be better way than this, to demonstrate the extreme dissatisfaction fans have with Mike Ashley.

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33 comments so far

  • danuneek

    Apr 8, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #1

    I crap as we are, we’re not getting relegated, this year anyway…

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  • DokToon

    Apr 8, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #2

    gmorning all,

    BandB, Ibiza…

    may I email you as well? id like to stand and be counted.. .and do all I can to help our cause…

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  • Macas

    Apr 8, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #3

    Makes it all the more ridiculous that fans are planning disruptive protests during our next winnable game when we are in danger of going down.
    Knee jerk stupidity – there is a time and place if you want to protest, doing it at the Spurs game is plain dumb, let’s ensure safety first.

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  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Dok,

    Are you ready for the full-frontal nudity and hot goose fat involved in the initiation ceremony?

    I suggested Tuff write to Ibizatoon because Ibizatoon invited him to previously.

    Let us get a proper drop box set up and I’ll write to you myself.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 8, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Slowest knee jerk in history – after 7 years it is no knee jerk.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 8, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #6

    @Macas

    To be fair thinking that Spurs is a winnable game is just plain dumb !! They will put 4 or 5 past us with Kane destroying Colo and Willo !

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  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #7

    Macas,

    There will always be excellent reasons for doing nothing. Every game is worth three points.

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  • the_besty_show

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Well we’re 150/1 to be relegated with most bookies, so yeah I’m saying we’re not in real danger

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  • Slank

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Looking at the remaining fixtures of the bottom 11 clubs it’s possible that either QPR or Burnley could escape relegation and either Villa, Hull or Sunderland getting relegated but the permutations with so many teams in the lower half of the table playing each other in the remains games of the season that nothing can be accurately predicted.

    For us to get relegated we must lose all our remaining games and all the teams below us to win all their remaing games which would appear unlikely as many play each other.

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  • N_London_Mag

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Ed, we are not in any real danger of relegation, 35 points would have been enough to stay up in 7 of the last 14 seasons, and considering we are 9 points clear at this stage, I would think that at the very most we would need maybe 2 more to be sure.

    End position isn’t the concern here, if we don’t visibly protest against Ashley then we allow him to think he can get away with the way he has managed the club this season, and in previous seasons.

    I’m sure the campaign would benefit greatly if it had your support, due to your large readership. This would only serve to increase numbers and demonstrate just how much we want him out, and hopefully achieving our aim of having an owner that has at least some ambition for this club, and doesn’t treat all Newcastle fans like dirt.

    What would it take for you to support the AshleyOut campaign on here?

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  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Macas,

    I further point you to the post above by Slank.

    The club itself has proceeded to do nothing for the last three months on the basis we are safe.

    It hardly seems hardly rational to plead on its behalf that we therefore should not protest because we aren’t safe.

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  • Mag52

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Must disagree with you there Ed. about the Ashleyout.com.
    At long last the supporters are taking the sort of action which could see off this awful leech who is destroying our club.
    However I can’t say I see the point of linking this site to the Sackpardew campaign as if that is in some way a recommendation for people to get on board.
    Sackpardew.com was not a success. The guy left of his own accord and at a time of his own choosing. It’s a bit like advertising holidays on board some cruise liner ‘from the company that brought you Titannic’.
    Otherwise, good on you. Ashley Out !

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  • sickandtired

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Ed – if there is a better way, then what is it?
    Doing nothing changes nothing. The Club doesn’t communicate, won’t communicate and treats supporters with disdain.
    If you want to promote the rights of others then you should also give fair credit to the utter disgust so many have towards Ashley, rather than try to use your position to influence that.

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  • Macas

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #14

    BandB – Why mention what the club has or hasn’t done, that is totally irrelevant. The fact remains that we are not yet safe.
    And I’ve rather have an excellent reason to do nothing, instead of doing something at the wrong time that is a knee jerk reaction that has not been particularly well thought out.
    We’ve had half hearted protests before and they have achieved nothing, what makes you think this one will be any different?
    Surely it would be better to think things through and come up with a better strategy to try and bring about improvements at the club

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  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Macas,

    It is because it is the club’s responsibility to ensure the safety of the club from relegation.

    Fans will be protesting that they have endangered this in order to follow a failing financial imperative.

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  • DokToon

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #16

    BandB,

    if that’s what it takes, so be it…. I am not responsible for any projectile vomiting or nausea caused by the initiation itself… or any blindness, liver abuse and vertigo either…

    disclaimer over 🙂

    do you have my email addy?

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  • Belfast

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #17

    We wont get relegated this season no matter how shite we are. Next season is another story though relegation favorites for me.

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #18

    Ed ….. You will be saying next the fans helped get us get relegated . You go on as much as anyone about the mess Ashley’s brought to the club but complain when we do something about it . Make your mind up mate , do you want him out or not ? And if you have any better ideas , we are all ears .!untill then the fans have got to do what they think is the best way to get rid of him , and boycotting is one of the ways to show him we are not happy , after all, it’s not going to disrupt the team is it ? We havnt got one to disrupt .

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  • Belfast

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Think if anybody currently outside the bottom 3 is getting relegated it’s Hull.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #20

    Didn’t the team actually end up getting a much needed win the last time there was a protest?

    Not saying the protest was the reason, but clearly, it’s not the big no no that some people suggest.

    Dok…As BandB said, we’ll get some things set up and let you know what to do. Probably not much point writing to me yet.

    HWTF!

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  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #21

    Dok,

    Please don’t post it on here.

    I want to talk to Ibiza who I “know” before I work out how to communicate with people.

    It won’t take long if he stops faffing about doing real work.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #22

    The Ashley out lot should get in touch with people at the tv show “the revolution will be televised” they did a bit on sports direct and seem to put a lot of research into wat they do, they might have quite a few facts for them to get there teeth into

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  • scout

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #23

    150/1 to go down

    not exactly REAL DANGER

    scaremongering at its very best

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  • jonnyshaw85

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #24

    But the SackPardew crowd are back again, and after their success in getting Alan Pardew sacked – they still remain anonymous
    Sorry but am I missing something here? When did Pardew get sacked?

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  • sickandtired

    Apr 8, 2015 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #25

    For anyone suggesting protests have done nothing – they forced Ashley into trying to sell the club three times before.
    The only thing stopping a sale isn’t no buyers, it’s Ashley himself and his ever changing stance.

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  • nufc 11

    Apr 8, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #26

    I hope we do get relegated well done mike and lee hope it all blows up in your faces.

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  • Moonraker15

    Apr 8, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #27

    There isn’t any other chairman, owner, call him what you like, that disrespects his customers ie us fans, in the way Ashley does by his silence!
    I think it’s a disgrace as we don’t even get much from Charnley, although to be fair I don’t want to hear from someone who isn’t making the policy decisions!
    How did it get to this when the man used to drink with fans and support the team on the terraces at away games?

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  • Moonraker15

    Apr 8, 2015 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Ed
    Pardew resigned he wasn’t sacked, although he’s the only manager who would’ve got that support from an owner considering his pathetic record!
    it was never our intention when canvassing to get rid of him, that he wouldn’t be replaced even after Ashley got compensation !!
    That’s why we’re in deep shit! OMG what a mess for a huge national institution to be abused like this!

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  • usmagpie

    Apr 8, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Old story New Year. Yawn Yawn Yawn.
    Come on Ed lets look a little Deeper, this story line ha been repeated every year. One day your saying Ashley will change how he runs the club and the next we are jumping into a Delorean and going back in time. We can sit hear and bash the crap out of him and Lee but honestly will he change, he screwed us by not getting a manager in and leaving it to a compete no clue idiot. Look at the neighbors Sunderland, new manager less than five days. Carver and Stone haven’t got a clue what to do and play weak defensive formations and teams are loving it. Why not try playing everyone behind the Half line JC, we could go with a 6 – 5 – 0 formation. May as well right, we could pick up some draws to keep us up.

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  • leonado_keng

    Apr 8, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #30

    Agree with Demonstration, we will tell him that Newcastle is belong to fans not you only (Mike Ashley), money-fat-man

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  • arctoa

    Apr 8, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Until now I have not felt it necessary to critique articles, but this is awfully heavy-handed with the disdain towards the Pardew/Ashley-out organisers, Ed. It’s fair enough not agreeing with what they are trying to do, but – as you would say – keep it respectful.

    Of course they remain anonymous – Ashley could ruin them if he knew who they were, to start with. It’s not like he doesn’t have form for entering the murkier waters of business dealings to get his way.

    Additionally, Pardew didn’t get sacked. He walked – into a position very near his home with a higher salary and a crowd that considers him a cult hero. Nonetheless, the statistics don’t lie. After an up-down start, his last 12 months or so were absolutely abysmal in terms of form and demeanour. Yes, we’ve been royally shafted with getting stuck with Carver as a result of his leaving, but the status quo certainly couldn’t have continued.

    Finally, barring an absolutely wild set of circumstances the rest of the season is a dead rubber for us, so it seems the perfect time for the appropriate groups to make their voices heard. Frankly, if the team conspires to get itself relegated from this position then we damn well deserve to go down for it.

    I just hope that they keep a concise, simple, and unified message. The last time an organised demonstration tried to be put together, we got rather ridiculed in the national press for not being able to execute it properly. That’s another positive for anonymity, actually – no conflicting egos.

    Anyway, just my tuppence worth. I rarely post comments these days – the whole situation at the club has reduced me to some sort of depressive apathy whenever I think about it.

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  • Sav

    Apr 9, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #32

    Ed, FYI , Pardew left for Palace of his own volition, no doubt sickened and exhausted by the stsus quo at Newcastle – not because of any success by Sackpardew.com. We all want the same thing but don’t all agree on the best way to go about it. Clearly, the attempt at getting rid of Pardew shows he wasn’t the problem per se and anyone else who replaces him is going to have to do Mashley’s bidding or they won’t get the gig. In spades that goes for Carver.

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  • c-dog

    Apr 9, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #33

    Relegation would be well deserved. No point turning on Carver. It’s the way the club is run. Alan Pardew was the best man for the job given the circumstances. Hopefully we can get Steve McClaren in next year. Any manager with expectation will not last until Christmas.

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