Alarm Bells Should Be Going Off – Will It Ever End?


We didn’t expect much out of this game with everything that is going on surrounding the club at the moment, and as the readers rightly predicted in our poll on this game, Newcastle lost again this time 3-1 to Tottenham to equal our worst ever run in the Premier league – six defeats in a row – and that was only set almost exactly a year ago.

And yo be honest if this form is anything to go by we may be setting a new record next Saturday – it was desperate stuff from a desperate Newcastle side and it seems that John Carver the coach is completely out of his depth at this level.

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Jack Colback scores 19 seconds into second half

We have now got 9 points in 14 league games under John Carver and that’s equivalent to a 24 point full season, and there’s a growing chance we could be caught by the bottom clubs.

Every defeat Newcastle get now brings us closer to the relegation zone and we have to play both Leicester City and QPR away from home – so it could be a close call if we cannot win another game this season.

Given our away form and the way we played today it could turn our that our last win of the season will be at home to Aston Villa – after this complete collapse specifically in the last six games and more generally this year since Alan Pardew left the club rather quickly.

In what was a rather drab first half  when Tottenham went ahead after 30 minutes, when Newcastle lost the ball in their own half and Chadli had the ball in the inside left position.

The Tottenham midfielder was running through towards the penalty area, but not one Newcastle player closed him down, and he hit a left foot shot into the back of the net.

Goalkeeper Tim Krul will be disappointed he didn’t do better with the shot and he could have been unsighted  – but Newcastle were 1-0 down with Spurs getting the important first goal.

Tottenham had most of the possession in that first half – 64% – in front of a quiet and subdued St. James’ Park crowd, and Newcastle had very little to offer going forward and didn’t have the class in the side that was evident with Spurs.

Certainly there was very little spirit or enthusiasm with the Newcastle players in the first 45 minutes.

At half time John Carver had to do something and he brought on Sammy Ameobi and Gabby Obertan for Mehdi Abeid and Yoan Gouffran – why does Gouffran start these games?

Colback scored with 19 seconds of the restart as Newcastle played it down the right and Ayoze Perez played it back into the penalty area, and it was Jack Colback coming through who hit the ball into the back of the net for only our second goal in the last six games.

Sammy Ameobi had scored at Tottenham after just 7 seconds of the restart.

But then after 53 minutes another terrible goal conceded from a free kick by Newcastle.

It was Christian Eriksen who put the ball in from the left wing with his right foot and the ball swung into the goal and it looks to have gone straight through and beat Krul diving to his left.

That was another poor goal to concede and it appeared that Krul had expected one of his defenders to cut the ball out – but they didn’t.

Newcastle were behind again 2-1.

Newcastle tried to come back into the game but it was desperate stiff from Newcastle and we were finding it hard to create the chances.

And then would you believe it, but with most Newcastle players in the opposing penalty box Spurs broke away and it was Harry Kane who put the ball past Tim Krul to make it 3-1 and make our goal difference a very poor -20.

We don’t want to be alarmist but we don’t think John Carver has the skills to turn this thing around – and of course he has very little experience in charge of a Premier League side at the highest level.

It also shows the incompetence of Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley to leave the playing squad so threadbare, and to put John Carver in charge of the side – who is unproven and untested at this top level.

If alarm bells aren’t going off at St. James’ Park after this sixth defeat in a row – they should be.

And we don’t want to hear from the players and John Carver about how they will be putting everything right against Swansea next Saturday.

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50 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Sky ripping us to shreds. Fcuking right too.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #3

    hwtf

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  • manxpie

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #4

    hwtbf

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  • JackButler

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #5

    You’ll still see 40,000+ turning up for the Swans game and another defeat.

    I expect the club to start a charm offensive within days with promises of what we will try to do in the summer, how committed they are blah blah blah blah.

    If you want anything to change make a stand NOW, stay away from SJP, don’t buy into the clubs PR, stand up for the thing you love the most or say nothing as you watch it die

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  • Belfast

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #6

    I still don’t think we’ll go down like, it would take a freakish run from a few teams.

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  • NOVA2967

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Wow… I mean, for a player like Sissoko to want a champions league team is a joke. He has given up two straight years in a row. Why, would anyone pay good money for a player like him.
    It shows Pardew wasnt out of his depth… the entire team gave up last season and are at it again. No manager could do better. Have to buy english player with some grit and loyalty if we are going to continue this debauchery.
    How I wish we could get money for sissoko… the joker himself… can’t play CM,,, and we have perez, de jong, sissoko all wanting that #10 role.
    Desperately need to sell him and others who don’t want to play for us.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #8

    JB

    It’s already begun mate.

    Only last night there were stories in the nationals saying “sauces close to Ashley have informed us that they will have a tilt at the cups next season” “a remit passed down from Ashley to the new head coach”

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  • Toondog2

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #9

    I don’t usually comment,but what a dreadful team we have
    No shape , too slow ,no ideas , no effort apart from one or two players
    Championship side at best
    I don’t think we will win any more games this season
    Talk about the need for a tough new Manager . I don’t expect top 4 or 5 but i do expect some passion and some clue

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  • Belfast

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #10

    Carvers lost his marbles like. The team is powder puff, no physical presence up front at all, and he keeps throwing on Armstrong for some bizarre reason lol While the only player who can hold the ball up sits on the bench.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #11

    All Fcuking guff but enough seem to believe it. Even after 8 years of guff. Fcuking sad.

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  • AccyToon1

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #12

    Credit where it is deserved he has sorted out the buisness side of the club. We are no longer hemraging money. But that has come at the expense of any form of ambition, passion or adventure. We were once The Entertainers, now Toon fans want to stay away.

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Those who stayed away today, firstly thank you for your support. Secondly and more importantly, pkease please please, do not be critical of those who went. That was their choice, and just as we had achoice not to go today, so too did they have the choice. If we do not allow them that freedom to choose, how can we expect the freedom to protest to be given to us?

    Thete will be more protests, more boycotts, and those that went today might just remember their choice today and decide that next time its worth doing something different, but if we alienate them now by criticising their choices, we may never get their support and we stay divided.

    We are as strong united as we are weak divided. This is no time for fan to turn on fan. We’re all hurting at another loss, but let us seek solace that we’re all in this together, and together we can change this.

    HWTF

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #14

    What we saying about numbers? I know the season ticket holders were counted in anyway if they were there it not? Surely it was close to 7,000-10,000?

    Hoping it’s the least numbers since the stadium was expanded.

    This is the target and would show a successful boycott. It’s a start.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Wonder if the protest outside is raging and the fans in the stadium joined in afterwards? Probably not. In a rush to get home n all that. Only after their pie and pint of course.

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  • AndyMac

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #16

    “Will it ever end ?” Next season in the Championship ? Maybe then Fatboy will take his money elsewhere ? Otherwise we’re screwed for years to come unless those sheep grow some cahones and join the rest of us ! #AshleyOut

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Well said sir.

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  • sickandtired

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #18

    @ Braveheart – nice sentiment mate, but the trouble is those so called supporters themselves.
    Barely made a sound again – Spurs away support being the most vociferous heard on tv.
    Who are those silent thousands that claim to support the Club???

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  • manxpie

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #19

    a bit like the opposite of ours ya mean belfast?
    like teams actually trying to win to stay up or get as high up as possible?

    i.e the teams we have left to play

    i said a while ago this season reminds me so much of our relegation season

    i can’t see another point coming the rot is well and truely set in and is only gonna get worse

    the scum and villa will pass us and then we only need 2 more to have a good run and we play 2 of em

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  • AncientC

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #20

    Unless another boycott is planned, the club will think they have rode out the storm. Another boycott opens up the possibility of the club asking when does it end.

    I hope AshleyOut are planning more action, a 2nd boycott would cause a lot more pressure.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #21

    No issues with those who went, but those who hammered it otters about the damaging effects they would have on the squad then booed the lads off the pitch?
    They need to give there heeds a wobble

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Carver on Sky
    “Started well second half” ( game of two halves John )
    “Went two behind after conceding a second goal” (good at maths then )
    “Only way to win games is to score goals” ( brilliant ! )
    “Enough experience in changing room to get us over the line” ( does that include the oppositions goal line ? )
    ” We kept going” ( nowhere )
    “No space ship landing with players” – ( look to the skies ) – the guy has lost his marbles
    all very sad
    Are UFO’s are our only hope ?

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Sir Braveheart

    Kind of in agreement. I think it’s more to do with sitting their watching dross, quiet as a mouse. We’ll accept this. By all means go. Yes. But at least show you aren’t happy with it.

    I suppose the big question is: why didn’t they? They must be happy.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Sir – apathy wins nowt. Its easy to go with the flow – its more difficult to make a stand. 47000 took the easy option – hope they enjoyed it

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Good post Sir Braveheart. But it will take strong protest to get Ashley out. He’s losing millions as we drop down the table and he will lose millions more from proper boycotts. Then and only then will he leave. Nobody and I mean nobody with any knowledge of football would have left Carver in charge after Pardew left. It was the ultimate admission of ignorance from Ashley. Ashley out.

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  • scout

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Who flew that tin pot plane over????
    Have they not seen the table

    MUPPETS

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  • gonufc (Newcastle United Sports Direct Advertising Club)

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #27

    We barely have enough players- so why did the club force out santon and Mbiwa- regardless what you think of them they are international footballers and better back up than an empty chair!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Well that was a waste of time.

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  • Belfast

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #29

    They reckon the crowd was just over 40k. Club announced 47k. Think most clubs do that Arsenal and Celtic being the worst culprits lol

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  • Sav

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Tactical genius taking off Abheid for Obertan. One was roughing Spurs midfield up and trying to join in the attack whenever possible, But what did Oba do? Same as ever – bugger all. Neither Oba nor Sammy made any improvement. In mitigation, there wasn’t a lot else on the bench, which brings us back around to the protest…

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  • firebug666

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Been looking in the mirror welshie?

    woof woof woof!

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  • scout

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #32

    Waste of time……. why would you go?

    CARVER STAND DOWN YOU LOOK A FOOL.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #33

    What is the point of walking out at the 90 minute mark? Stay and raise your voices against Ashley if you are going to break the boycott. No guts no glory Geordies. Stand up for your club if you have the plums for it.

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #34

    That plane flew over my house, they need to be turned over quickly I cant have this.

    Im saying plane aswell, it sounded more like an electric scooter haha.

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  • Belfast

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Have you seen Hulls and Sunderlands fixture list Manxpie?

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  • scout

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Them fans must be kinky in the bedroom to stand for such punishment.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #37

    Villa have found a way to humiliate us again. They are going to the FA Cup final and they will stay up. They have brought back pride and passion with a new manager. What have we done Ashley?

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  • Marty-Toon

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #38

    Gouffran gets votes for best player from 7 on here??
    I don’t know what game they were watching.
    He gave the ball away for the first and didn’t even bother to walk after it never mind run-Get rid ,I’m sure he’s played two good games in all his time here but this wasn’t one of them
    Anita was good at LB again.
    Why Abeid came off for Obertan or Sammy as he was doin well

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  • LeedsMag

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #39

    Never mind alarm bells should be going off – too late for that,this team has gone – its already down.As Paul Merson said on Sky yesterday ,we are the worst team in the PL and by a distance.I thought we were in trouble in January – could never buy into the assumption that we were safe.
    When we go down,we wont be bouncing straight back this time – best prepare for a long stint outside the PL

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 19, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #40

    how is a piece of paper and a few boos, going to get a tough business man who don’t give a rats arse, Leave newcastle, it’s going to take a hell of lot more than that.

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