We occupied rock bottom place in the Premier League form table about a year ago, after we had lost six games in a row for the first time ever in the league, and we had kind of a reason for that, because for the first five of those defeats Newcastle had John Carver as the touchline coach, after manager Alan Pardew had picked up a seven game ban at Hull City on March 1st for head-butting a Hull player.
John Carver – we didn’t expect him to be happy
When Alan returned to the touchline we lost at Arsenal 3-0 for our sixth loss in a row, but then we beat Cardiff 3-0 at home and lost at Liverpool 2-1 in our final two games (phew!) to end a terrible second half of the season.
Now there’s no Alan Pardew at Newcastle, and John Carver is in charge of the team now, and he has equaled the record of last year, so you cannot really say John has been impressive when he’s been the main man at Newcastle.
You can – but it wouldn’t be supported by the facts.
We have lost six in a row – four of our last six away games and four of our last six home games, and in the latest Premier League form guide over the last six games Newcastle are rock bottom.
And in all of Europe the CIES Football Observatory in Zurich have rated the form of every club in Europe’s five big leagues – England, Spain, France, Germany and Italy – over the last 10 games.
And Newcastle are near the bottom – we are the 91st worst club out of the 98 clubs rated in those five top European leagues over our last 10 games – in which we have only one win and two draws.
Well – we almost got the double.
It cannot get any worse than this.
That’s right isn’t it?