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 – 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.
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.