We could have had a chance to survive in the Premier League if the club could have brought in a new coach today, but it looks like Steve McClaren was no mug – and didn’t want to come into the club with three games to go, with everything being in such an awful shambles.
Steve’s no fool.
John Carver – ineffective coach
So John Carver remains to coach the side for the final three games of the season, but John himself has caused a lot of the infighting going on with his players, and when you have caused the problem it is very difficult to be the one to put it right.
The decision to keep Carver was made by Lee Charnley – amazing as it seems – after John’s terrible record at the club – but we suppose Carver and the players now just have to get on with it – and try not to fight amongst themselves.
Here’s John’s record.
Maybe we can get a win at QPR a week on Saturday, because they may have already been relegated by the time we play them.
But it’s difficult to see us getting any points in our final two home games against West Brom and then West Ham on the final day of the season.
We hope there are no demonstrations against Ashley during those games – but we are probably wrong on that one – we just want the players to be given the best chance of winning so we can survive.
Demonstrations against Ashley can take place over the summer in an attempt to get him out of the club, because he’s been completely found out this year, as to what he’s doing at Newcastle and the national press have finally clicked on about what he’s about.
That can only help us to get the guy out of Newcastle – but it would be good to still be a Premier League club at that time.
Hull City play Arsenal tonight and certainly a Gunners win in this game will help us – but we don’t rule out Hull even being able to win this game.
Such are some of the shocks when your PL existence is at on the line – and the players are playing like their lives depended on it.
it’s all about what the other sides do – since we have been on 35 points now since 28th February when we last picked up some points – a win at home to Aston Villa.
That’s just two days over nine weeks ago.
Such has been he complete collapse of this Newcastle United side under John Carver – and it could well be the greatest collapse ever in the Premier League by the time the end of the season rolls around.
Here’s the current bottom part of the Premier League table – and remember we were in 9th place at the end of the year, and we were only 14 points from the 40 points safety mark, but after another 16 games played we are still 5 points below that 40 points total.
First things first though, and we have to hope Hull City don’t get their third win in a row tonight or even a draw against Arsenal – because that single point would take them above us in the league table.