Nobby Solano has been talking in the Chronicle this week, and he says that Newcastle are very lucky because we already have 35 points in the bag, and if it was say 5 points less than that, we would be in real trouble of relegation, since we’ve been the worst form team in the Premier League for the last couple of months.
Nobby Solano while at Newcastle
This is what the 90 times capped Peruvian International had to say about the state of his former club:
“They have nothing to lose in some ways. Newcastle have been really lucky because they have points in the bag and I think they will be safe.”
“If they had even five points less they would be right in the relegation mire and then panic would set in because Newcastle is a big a club and they shouldn’t be near the Championship.”
But with Leicester City winning their third game in a row yesterday, and equaling Newcastle’s points total over their last 13 games with John Carver in charge, Newcastle are now only 7 points above the drop zone, and our goal difference is not good either.
Newcastle still have to play two of the bottom three teams on the road at Leicester and QPR, and if we don’t win another game this season it’s possible we could get dragged into the relegation struggle.
That’s what comes of selling your manager for £4M and then wondering what to do about replacing him.
That should have been done the other way round, and if we didn’t have anybody to come in and replace Pardew we should have turned Crystal Palace down and not taken the risk.
But that was hard to do with £4M being at stake.
We now have a threadbare squad, with an untested and inexperienced coach leading the team, and it’s another example of incompetent management from the top of the club.
That may sound harsh, but it’s just exactly what’s happened, and in a real business in the real world – heads would roll.