Newcastle lost this 6 pointer today to Leicester City 3-0, and we certainly didn’t start very well and were 1-0 down after just 37 seconds, and things went downhill from there, in what was really a shameful performance from the side, and it’s difficult to see how we can get another point this season and we are probably on our way down – and quite honestly we deserve to be relegated.
And both Mike Williamson and Daryl Janmaat got themselves sent off in the second half, which will further weaken our side against West Brom, and the players and John Carver have completely lost the plot and this was nothing less than a complete disgrace by the team and the coaches – a complete disaster.
Some experienced coach must be brought in early next week – John Carver hasn’t got a clue what he should be doing – we should at least try to save Newcastle over the next three games, but we could be going down – it could all be too late.
Ulloa scores after just 37 seconds against a dispirited Newcastle side
Oops almost forgot – that’s our 8th loss in succession in the Premier League and that’s a new record for Newcastle, and we could lose the next three as well – and we will if we play like this.
And we were extremely lucky that it was only 3-0 – it should and could have been a lot more.
John Carver had talked during the week about how poor Newcastle are from set-plays, just in case Nigel Pearson didn’t know what he should be working on this week, and sure enough from their first corner Leonardo Ulloa headed home unchallenged to get the home side off to a great start, roared on by their magnificent fans.
And then after 17 minutes it got even worse when a free kick out on the left came in and it was Wes Morgan who put the ball home unchallenged to make it 2-0.
It was all too easy for Leicester City who were up against a lethargic, uninspired and listless looking Newcastle side who had no confidence, and John Carver was supposed to have prepared the side for this crucial game.
What was he doing last week?
It was 2-0 at half time as Leicester were simply cruising, and then just two minutes into the second half when a corner came in, it was Riviere who pushed Wasilewski and it was an obvious penalty.
Leonardo Ulloa made no mistake from the penalty spot to give Leicester City a 3-0 lead, and all three goals rally came from set plays – including the penalty.
Newcastle were putting in one of their worst performances for a long time in what was supposed to be a very important game.
And then Williamson was sent off after picking up his second yellow card, and later Daryl Janmaat was sent off for a second yellow and Newcastle were down to 9 men.
This was one of the most shameful and undisciplined performance from a Newcastle side in years and years.
We had hoped Carver would have started Siem de Jong at half time to try to get some goals back, but to bring him on when the game’s over at 3-0 was less than good.
We should have given him maybe a 10 minute run-out and keep him for the last three games which will be crucial – but this game was crucial and now Leicester are one point behind us with a much better goal difference.
Leicester thoroughly deserved the win and they have now won five of their last six games and gained 15 points on Newcastle in just four weeks.
There’s not doubt that John Carver and Steve Stone are completely out of their depth at this level and it doesn’t look like we will get another point this season.
We’ve been the worst performing side in the league over the last three months or so – and in reality we deserve to be relegated because of that – especially when our players are dispirited, disheartened and seem to have just given up.
Newcastle United have become a shambles this year – John Carver should not be allowed to continue and take Newcastle down and our goal difference is now -24 – the second worst in the league so that will not save us if we are tied on points with any club.
It was -6 when John Carver took over.
But those responsible for the collapse of any organization are those at the top with Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley, and they continue to hide after their ridiculous dealings in January.
Other sides in relegation trouble are fighting for their lives and the fans are right behind them – and they deserve to stay up – Newcastle don’t.
It’s as simple as that.
And John Carver cannot turn this thing around in the last three games, because he’s become part of the problem, and the players have probably stopped listening to him.
If Newcastle want to attempt to save themselves by getting a win, they should bring in an experienced coach quickly this week – but it may be all too late now.
And we may still hear nothing from the two who have engineered this collapse – Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley.
It’s shameful what they have done and this is a shameful day in the history of Newcastle United.