Newcastle Simply Must Do Something – Here’s An Approach

Newcastle have three games to play in the league – West Brom at home next Saturday – QPR away the week after and in our last game on May 24th at home we entertain (if that’s the right word) West Ham United and former Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce – and this may he final game as the Hammers manager and he will be wanting to win that game.

sam allardyce

Sam Allardyce – will want to beat Newcastle on final day

Given our form this year, and certainly over the last eight games when we’ve lost every single game since we beat Aston Villa 1-0 we cannot see where another point will come from.

So when you look at the current league position below, once other side reach 35 points they will be above Newcastle on goal difference and we’ll be going down.

Crystal Palace38-1242
19 Norwich38-2834
20Aston Villa38-4917

Hull entertain Arsenal tonight and a Gunners win would help us.

Our goal difference has plunged from -6 when Alan Pardew left to -24, and we’ve conceded three goals in each of the last three games and we could have conceded double figures on Saturday when we finished with 9 men after Williamson and Janmaat were sent off.

The discipline of our players this year under John Carver has been atrocious and the suspensions have only helped to make things a lot worse.

We are currently 4th favorites to go down with Sunderland third favorites and it looks like QPR and Burnley will go down although QPR should be abet to get the win against Newcastle is we play like we’ve been playing recently – not seeming care one iota.

it’s difficult to know what Newcastle can do now we’re in such a terrible mess.

What we’d do is go and have a discussion with say Glenn Hoddle (there are others available) and offer him £100K a game (think of a number) to manage each of the last three games, and say a £400K bonus if he manages to keep us up.

The club could even higher with those figures especially with the bonus – but there’s not many sane coaches would want to touch Newcastle now with a barge pole – and have to become part of the ongoing comedy.

Staying in the Premier League has big money attached to it as we all know, so that would be a very good deal if Glenn could get the job done – he’s got good leadership ability.

He may even need the money too.

But keeping John Carver in place will simply guarantee we will lose our last three games – so dispirited and fed up are the players.

But given what our Board have done (and not done) this year – that is probably what will happen.

The people who are really suffering the most though all of this are the long-suffering fans – it’s been almost torture during the eight years we have run this blog – especially that last relegation.

What is happening is simply a disastrous calamity that has been allowed to get to this level by incompetent upper management at the club.

And that’s not even an opinion – I am simply telling the facts.

That’s what makes it so much worse – we’ve brought this all on ourselves – as other people in the Premier League are only too willing and even anxious to point out.

Oh my  – what a complete mess.

9 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #1

    They have Ed! They’ve realeased a statement to say they’ll be doing nothing!

    Let’s all cross our fingers.

  • one fine day

    May 4, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #2

    32one fine day // May 4, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    Did we honestly believe there’d sack carver?
    It’s not going to happen for the same reason par dew would never have been sacked.
    Think back to the grief he was getting did charnley/ Ashley at any stage come out in support of him ? No
    Ash is playing his ” who blinks first game ” again because he will not pay our carvers contract .. It’s just not in the tw@ts nature to pay anyone if he can find a way around it.
    Carver looks like he is on the verge of a breakdown, he is making JFK seem rational ,yet fat boy is simply rubbing his hands knowing without support carver will eventually crack and walk for the sake of his health
    He will still gloating on the fact par dew left and he didn’t have pay off his contract and actually made money on the deal.
    Trouble is he is so caught up in cash he hasn’t realised getting 3 mil for pards without a plan to replace him is about to cost him so much more
    Watched the dispatches show tonight (finally ) and heard a very telling opinion about how ash sports direct see employees .
    Most well run companies see employees as an asset they apparently list employees as a “cost” . I think in that one sentence we have everything we need to know of where we are heading .
    So performance does not matter carver could well be given the job ,Ashley knows fans will make his life hell ,he quits and mike saves a few more pennies .

  • Belfast

    May 4, 2015 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #3

    I wonder who the senior players were ?? Colo ? lol
    They got rid of them all.

  • Ron Knee

    May 4, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Lee Charnley issued a brief suicide note.

  • BandB

    May 4, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #6

    How can they express backing for a man they have, according to Derby County, just tried to replace?

    How can it not WEAKEN Carver’s position in the dressing room if the players think the club just tried to dump him?

    Will McClaren issue a denial?

    Or will he play a game half truths and omissions to mislead his own club’s fans.

    That at least would make him perfectly qualified to come here next season.

  • geordiemark

    May 4, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #7

    its simple logic really McClaren was asked and he said no way and then the club comes out with that

    I wonder how many fans will renew there season tickets after this season anyone know how many ??

    mike illegal Ashley will he sell up or will he enjoy more 30m per year free advertising at our expense because that’s what hes had for nearly 8 years for his crap company

    will mike illegal Ashley ever come back to st james park well maybe as long as he has a platoon of soldiers guarding him

  • investinyouthtoon

    May 4, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #8

    No leadership on the pitch, and certainly no leadership off the pitch. Ashley wants to run the club this way, and relegation hits, then it’ll hit him as well, who’ll want to pay his inflated and deluded price for a mid table Championship club, cos if we do go down then it’ll not be as easy to return, just ask Leeds, Pompey, Blackburn and Wigan.

    Except for Perez and Janmaat this season has been a total write off, just hoping Cisse comes back and bangs a few goals in straight away but don’t even know where his head is at since Spitgate.

  • Sav

    May 4, 2015 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #9

    Learn to detatch, Ed. See the funny side. When you say, ‘we’ve brought this all on ourselves’ err well no we haven’t actually. This club has long been an ‘us-and-them’. not a ‘we’. That is not the fans doing but Mashley’s. His fall from grace is entirely his own and may be the quickest way to get rid of this leech.


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