Newcastle Lose 7th In A Row – Relegation Now A Real Threat


John Carver became the first coach of Newcastle in Premier League history to lose seven league games in a row, when we went down 3-2 at St. James’ Park today to Swansea, even though we had gone ahead with a good goal from Ayoze Perez – his first this year.

siem de jong scores first newcastle goal

Siem de Jong – scores first goal for Newcastle

But Nelson Oliveira equalized on the stroke of half time and Swansea went further ahead with goals from Sigurdsson and Cork had the Swans 3-1 up after 71 minutes but a late goal from Siem de Jong gave Newcastle some hope with just three minutes to go but we lost again – and that was the second home defeat in a row with a boycott also taking place.

By the way – boycotts do absolutely nothing to help the team on the field – they need our support big time.

But with Hull and Leicester both winning and Sunderland getting a draw at Stoke, we can still be caught by these sides if we continue to lose games like we’ve done over the last two months.

And we now have just four games to go and we need probably at least 3 points – but where they will come from we have no idea.

Newcastle went ahead after 20 minutes and it was good work from Riviere down the left wing, and he crossed the ball into the box and a Swansea defender stopped the ball and Perez instantly hit the ball into the back of the net to put Newcastle ahead – good work from Riviere and that was Perez’ first goal this year.

This was the first time in the last seven games that Newcastle had gone ahead in a game.

We had only scored twice in the last six games – against Arsenal and Tottenham – and when we scored we were already behind in those games.

Newcastle seemed to be going into the break one goal ahead but then right on the strike of half time from a right wing corner Nelson Oliveira was allowed to head the ball home on the six year box, and it was yet another poor goal conceded by Newcastle and at a terrible time too.

But after just four minutes of the second half Newcastle were behind when Swansea attacked down the left wing and Montero crossed the ball and Sigurdsson hit the ball home.
gets the ball on the return and it looked far too simple as he put the ball into the net from just eight yards out.

Siem de Jong had come on as substitute after 75 minutes and got one back for Newcastle with just three minutes to go as Jack Colback crossed and Siem de Jong put it into the back of the net.

But make no mistake about it Newcastle are in complete free-fall now, the confidence of our players is low and next up is a six-pointer at Leicester City next Saturday, and Leicester beat Burnley 1-0 away today, to get their fourth win in a row and are now just 4 points behind Newcastle.

If Newcastle lose the next game we’ll be one point above Leicester City with three games to play, and they have a better goal difference.

But Newcastle have nobody to blame but themselves for not strengthening the side in January, when we knew it was weak with lots of injuries, and relying on a coach who is inexperienced and untested at this high level.

That’s only after we let our experienced manager go for £4M half way through the season.

Both were the cheap options in January.

We don’t blame John Carver – we blame the people who put him in this position with very few players available, and we had plenty of money to spend.

Make no mistake, as we’ve been saying for a few weeks now – Newcastle can be relegated in May –  and it may be time to see if we can bring in an experienced manager to help John Carver out over the last four games.

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80 comments so far

  • BandB

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #1

    Neither the fans who went or the fans who stayed away are to blame.

    There is one argument that cannot be twisted.

    LLLLLLL

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #2

    LLLLLLL

    HWTF

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #3

    One man to blame. He’s currently not giving a fcuk. Some still love him though. Weird that.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Who sucks? Boom boom boom!
    We suck! Boom boom boom!!!

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  • Thump

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Colback ran his bloody heart out today. One of the few players who looked like he actually gave a shiny one.

    De Jong was impressive, and will inevitably get MotM on the vote because he scored a goal.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #6

    Leicester playing Chelsea mid-week, I wonder how many first changes to the starting line up there will be?

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  • BandB

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #7

    My gripe is not with any fan.

    My gripe is with Ashley.

    Those who wish to defend Ashley need to defend his record.

    LLLLLLL

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  • Thump

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #8

    @Lindisfarne: They’ll put out their strongest team against Chelsea so they have a fighting chance, then they’ll put out their reserves and u18s against us to give them a guaranteed 3 points.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #9

    first #team changes

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  • kapopo

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #10

    Attacking like a headless chicken. .. even the boycott never take place, I don’t think we deserve to win… However I do appreciate the players playing their best for the fans… thank you… but the management team is suck!!!

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Time to try some dry toast me thinks (not eaten for three days)

    Can’t be any harder to swallow than that shower of shit.

    Embarrassing. From the top down to the tea lady 😉

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  • manxpie

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Cheers average and I agree lol shite Ness seems to run down from the top

    Rotonda but wat did you really expect seriously?

    It seems you have finally come round to the main culprit but still bring pardew into every post

    under Ashley even a good manager would struggle with this squad

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  • KevinLee

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #13

    Armstrong is totally useless

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #14

    carver’s arrogance is straight out of the carver manual. he won’t do the honourable thing and remove himelf but gleefully proclaims that worst case scenario his assistant manager position kicks in for 5 years if another manager is appointed.

    At NUFC abject failure is rewarded like nowhere else. No wonder a decent manager with his own staff won’t touch us.

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  • Thump

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Hah, just realised that the mackems are in 18th. If we beat Leicester, we’ll be doing the mackems a favour.

    Maybe this is Carver’s master plan.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Anita at LB was horrifically bad. Willo and Colo were horrifically bad. The third goal looked like Swansea against an U-10 side. Couldn’t believe what I was watching. Carver looked like the sphinx there for a while. Charnley looked like he wanted to disappear into his own coat.

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  • Pokat

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #17

    By the way – boycotts do absolutely nothing to help the team on the field – they need our support big time.

    Ed man before the boycotts it did nothing. It doesn’t make any difference to the team and if it did they should be even more ashamed when they get their paycheck.

    Oh and Blackley I don’t want us to be relegated because we wouldn’t come back up.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #18

    JC “some of the players” – those available to play.
    “players are giving everything, but not enough” – lack of quality?

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #19

    BandB

    Spreadsheets? That’ll do it.

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  • scout

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #20

    7 in a row. You’ve had the 15 minutes of fame.
    YOU A HISTORY

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #21

    Breaking news

    John Carver 15year contract!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #22

    The management is suck! The management is suck! Spot on kapopo!!!

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  • Pokat

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #23

    Maybe a big reason pardiola left was because he couldn’t get rid of jc and the bib baggers lol

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  • kapopo

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #24

    I wonder why suddenly benteke start scoring after sherwood taking over…. so i don’t blame the players. ..

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  • manxpie

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Bandb the fans that stayed till the end are to blame for not making a big statement just like the scum fans did the other week that was massively covered by the media

    wat is the point? !!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Can someone please check for Lambeezee’s purples? Where are they when we need them? Why wasn’t Ashley there to support his beloved team? Come on Mike show us how proud you are of your efforts for the club.

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  • Thump

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #27

    I love the argument that Boycotts affect the players, as if the players would suddenly turn into world beaters if people were chanting in their favour.

    They’re fscking professionals. If they need to be coddled into a good performance, they’re in the wrong job.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #28

    GeordieTwo

    I don’t think Anita was horrific, the back line is very very poor and has to rely on midfield covering players. The consequence is when we lose the ball in attack they are extremely vulnerable and have been for many seasons.

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  • Belfast

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #29

    So will they poo their pants and get rid of him? What do we reckon? I wouldn’t rule it out.

    I still think we’ll stay up but it’s not certain with Carver in charge. Hull winning today throws a spanner in the works.

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  • manxpie

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #30

    In fact the hwtf #/message should be WHAT IS THE POINT!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #31

    manx

    ashley is the problem but your endless comparisons to ap and jc is ridiculous. both were / are poor, regardless of ashley.

    at one point today we had 4 dutch internationals playing against a team with half their team missing.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #32

    Johnny C: “Now what have I done with this squad? Percy told me it was the best squad he’d ever had at Newcastle. Hmmm, let’s check the form table: LLLLLLL. Well it’s a bit monotonous but still I’ve seen worse. What are people complaining aboot?” 😯

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #33

    – nowt anyone can do about Ashley. If you are a true but extremely frustrated supporter like we all are just leave out the blame & the protest till we are safe. There are positives in Colback & De Jong. Sissoko & Cisse will be back . Could try Janmaat at centre back in place of Willo the Weak & make room for Abeid. A Point at Leicester wouldn’t be the end of the world especially as they have to go to Chelsea mid week. Goal difference is becoming a bit of a worry 4 me now though

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  • scout

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Whats the point in the man of the match kak. Ed jog on boy

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  • Online Guy

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #35

    Im lost for a few words …Ashley has put Football second and its come round to bite us

    Shearer warned him months ago ..you cant run a club like this as a second organisation to a sports shop.

    This is a major Football club.

    We have been Clubnapped

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  • Belfast

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Lets pray that Hull don’t beat Liverpool on Tuesday night lol

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  • Pokat

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #37

    You’d think being a defender was a dark art lol how come we’ve got nobody to tell these goons how to get a tackle in or hold a line? Don’t they earn enough pennies these poor young lads?

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  • lukes26

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #38

    Dejong, anita or colback for me had the best games

    newcastle really didnt play too bad

    williamson, cabella and raylor really were poor

    I keep giving cabella a chance..but he’s really spastic player who doesnt read the game well

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  • kapopo

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #39

    Even Messi can’t score for JC at the moment. . Just like previously he can’t score for Argentina. .. i wonder why i support this team for the pass 20 years !!!!

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  • manxpie

    Apr 25, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Belfast your prediction is getting more precarious every game I’m actually gonna blame you if we go down lol

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