Mike Ashley Making Another Miscalculation


With Hull winning their second game in  a row last night at home to Liverpool – in four days they have 6 points – which is only 3 points less than Newcastle have got this year in their 15 league games – and Hull City are now only one point behind Newcastle, with a much better goal difference.

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Charnley and Ashley the “brains” behind Newcastle

Chelsea play at Leicester City tonight, and if Leicester somehow manage to get their fifth win in a row,  then they will also be just one point behind Newcastle with a better goal difference.

The disaster scenario is beginning to happen for Newcastle, with teams below us fighting for wins (those are what matter at this stage), while our players don’t seem to have any fight in them at all – especially when we go behind in games.

It’s very similar to what happened six years ago when we were relegated.

And with John Carver in charge he’s never been in this position before, he just doesn’t have the experience at the highest level of coaching and he’s unproven, and John seems to have lost the ability to inspire his players and get them to play for him.

It seems some of the players may have already given up, and will leave the club this summer, and it doesn’t help when John says in public some of the players are not good enough to play for Newcastle, and they know it.

How does that inspire your players to play for you?

Mike Ashley will be compounding his disastrous decision to appoint John Carver as the head coach, if he doesn’t do something soon.

And if he thinks John can pull us out of this death dive – he could be wrong – yet again.

If we do lose at Leicester in the early game on Saturday for our 8th defeat in a row, we would really expect Ashley and Charnley – the brains behind Newcastle – to do something and not just let the ship sink without trying something different.

What we are doing right now just isn’t working, with having John Carver solely in charge of the team, and he seems out of his depth.

He proves that with every successive defeat.

Here’s John’s record and where we are in the league table.

CompetitionPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
League1934121835-1713
FA Cup100101-1
Overall2034131836-1813
PosTeamGamesGDPoints
Crystal Palace38-1242
16Bournemouth38-2242
17Sunderland38-1439
18Newcastle38-2137
19 Norwich38-2834
20Aston Villa38-4917

And when the club is in real danger of being relegated again, personal feelings have to go out of the window in favor of saving the club.

But it’s difficult to accuse either Charnley or Ashley of having initiative, or the ability to run a football club.

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7 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #1

    If we do stay up, I can see JC making out as if he saved us from relegation and deserves the Job!!!

    Ashley will give him the job for keeping us in the PL.

    Where were we when you took over John?

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Charlie,
    When was the last time you felt like the crowd were behind them? It isn’t the protestors or the boycotters that need to be persuaded, in terms of boycotters we are talking about c.10,000 fans. That still leaves 35-40,000 fans there who have chosen to support the team, yet it is still eerily silent. That isn’t support, and it isn’t protesting.

    Get behind the team, sure, do all you can to help the team for the last couple of games, but I doubt just getting extra bodies in the stadium will do that now. It is a malaise that has set in over a much longer period of time then just the last couple of home games. It comes from the top down.

    The passion has been drummed out of fans, the pride has been removed, and we are left with a soulless club and a crowd that feel that disconnect and struggle to motivate themselves without some spark from the pitch. Will we get a spark from the pitch? Who knows. Maybe Dummet will provide it with a crunching and passionate tackle.

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  • toonincheek

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #3

    Big problem is 5under1and.

    If they see that they have the opportunity to get
    a couple of wins, and not only put themselves
    out of the relegation positions, but put US there
    instead, it could well be just the motivation the
    need.

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  • Santon03

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Charlie

    I missed the view when the supporters waved their scarfs, it was amazing sight even from tv, I can’t imagine how it feels in the stadium or how the players feel.

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  • banjax

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #5

    We all know Ashley is to blame and any manager prepared to work for them must do as they are told. It was only after Pardew left the club that he started to criticise the owner. So all we can expect are YES MEN to manage the the club. God help us !

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  • Santon03

    Apr 29, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Lilo

    I used to hear fans shouting “come on!” when we were behind even from tv, now is like a graveyard.
    even when we scored, the cheer was ok but shortly after that it’s total silent.

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  • widowmagandapoke

    Apr 29, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Toon tom Asley will not keepCarver on if we stay up. remember he sacked Sam after he remarked that we played well, Also he sacked Hughton even after he made a reasonable fist at the job.

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