It’s not a good place on Tyneside at the moment, and as well as John Carver getting some severe criticism for his coaching or lack thereof, the players are also coming in for some real criticism for their lack of effort which was epitomized in the second half against Swansea on Saturday afternoon with what was a listless and heartless display, and if we play like that for our remaining four games we will have 11 defeats on the trot at the end the season.
Mick Quinn – sleep-walking to the Championship
We could still stay up depending on how some of the teams perform below us including Sunderland, but we would really be the team that deserved to go down if that happens, especially because we have to play at Leicester City and QPR.
The soul has gone out of the club this year, and this is what Chronicle columnist Mick Quinn, who doesn’t hold back, has said.
“The players are a disgrace at the moment.” “It a soulless place – it is like a ghost ship right now.”
“They are sleep-walking into the Championship with performances like this, and the worst part is they don’t seem to give two hoots.”
“Pulling on the black-and-white jersey should be an honor, but this lot don’t seem to be bothered and it’s killing the fans.”
We are at Leicester City on Saturday and they entertain Chelsea tomorrow night, but a win at the King Power Stadium on Saturday would make us safe for the season – a terrible season once again.
It’s not looking good for Newcastle, who have been in free-fall all year with some simply pathetic performances.