No Leadership At Newcastle From Top To Bottom


Having had some experience in building and running  a large business at IBM, I have to admit that to being completely and utterly stunned – stunned – at the incompetence and lack of leadership shown at Newcastle this year by those at the top.

lee charnley mike ashley standing

This is the Brains Trust at Newcastle

But it’s even worse than that now, because we have a coach in place who has taken 9 points form the 48 points available in the 16 league games he has managed this year.

He lost the FA Cup game at Leicester in January.

John Carver has also lost the last eight games – and that looks likely to continue for the remaining three games of the season.

Here’s his full record.

CompetitionPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
League1934121835-1713
FA Cup100101-1
Overall2034131836-1813

We have not heard a word from Mike Ashley for some years now,  and it seems that Lee Charnley has been hiding out as we have lost each of our games over the last two months now – and nothing was done about it.

They were just hoping we would be able to get by – which they’ve done that before – but they have really screwed up this time.

At the player level, the players seem to have  simply given up the ghost – that’s very clear.

We’ve had Fab Coloccini sent off, stand-in skipper Moussa Sissoko sent off, so there’s the example right there – that there’s no leaderships coming from players in the squad.

When we let a goal in they all look at each other – what happened there?

And then even the players don’t seem to like each other too much, as Tim Krul had a go at Coloccini on the bus to the airport after the Leicester City game, because of both his play and the fact the Argentine simply doesn’t seem to care.

But this all starts at the top of any organization, and it’s Mike Ashley who has to take the responsibility that his club will be relegated for the second time in six years – maybe we will be the richest club ever relegated from the Premier League?

It’s little short of a catastrophe how they’ve let this situation fester and become what it is today – without taking any initiatives or actions to put things right – and now they have left it too late.

The fact there is news today that the Board still has faith in John Carver says it all.

We’ve become a joke club.



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42 comments so far

  • Graeme

    May 4, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #1

    SSN – NUFC to release a Statement at 1330

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  • Toon Tang

    May 4, 2015 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #2

    We had a full team of leaders a few year back but Mash didn’t like that and broke the whole thing up.

    Viva la Revolution…

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Graeme…How exciting. I’m going to get the popcorn ready.

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  • Belfast

    May 4, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #4

    A monumental mess.

    Why the ferk was he appointed in the first place ?

    Did they do any research into his previous forays into management ? Did they even speak to Toronto fc ?

    Why was he deemed not good enough to manage Leeds or Sheffield United in a lower division despite throwing his hat into the ring ?

    A complete ferk up by those above yet again.

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  • Graeme

    May 4, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Ibiza – dont forget your deckchair and shades mate!!

    I have the Dom Pom on ice for this mindblowing step forward in their relationship with us poor fans lmfao

    Drivel, as usual!!

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  • BandB

    May 4, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Business as usual at SJP

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  • firebug666

    May 4, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #7

    So that’s it then Carver stays, the toon is doomed.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Graeme…Mate, we’re just a few weeks away from this wonderful re-build, I’m sure the message will be strong 🙂

    Is it all right if I bring my armchair instead of a deckchair?

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Following the result at Leicester City on Saturday, there has been two days of frank dialogue with John Carver and senior players.

    The outcome of those discussions is that the board, John Carver, his staff and players are absolutely focused on our current situation and the three hugely-important fixtures that remain this season, two of which are at St. James’ Park.

    All parties accept responsibility for the current situation but are determined, together, to ensure this Club – your Club – retains its Premier League status.

    That is the only focus at this time.

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 4, 2015 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Club Statement.
    Following the result at Leicester City on Saturday, there has been two days of frank dialogue with John Carver and senior players.

    The outcome of those discussions is that the board, John Carver, his staff and players are absolutely focused on our current situation and the three hugely-important fixtures that remain this season, two of which are at St. James’ Park.

    All parties accept responsibility for the current situation but are determined, together, to ensure this Club – your Club – retains its Premier League status.

    That is the only focus at this time.

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  • Graeme

    May 4, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Of course it will – may as well be comfortable as we watch this car crash reach its finale’

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  • LGFUAD21

    May 4, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Was that even necessary that statement.

    “Just in. Today is Monday”

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #13

    Forget the frank talk, what are we going to do with set pieces with no Willo?

    4 years we’ve been working on it. It was going to save our season.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 4, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #14

    The Titanic sails at dawn …

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  • Belfast

    May 4, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Told ya haha

    Never ever have a plan b.

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  • BandB

    May 4, 2015 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Here’s the gamble

    “…………..two of which are at St. James’ Park”

    Current home form. DWLLLL

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  • Toon Tang

    May 4, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #17

    “That is the only focus at this time”

    What have we been focusing on before this new piece of focusing was introduced then?

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  • ilovetoon8788

    May 4, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #18

    the statement is Carver to lead newcastle for the last 3 games.

    well done. now for the idiots who are going to attend our next game..

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #19

    I suppose one small improvement is that they didn’t just say “we refer you to….”

    They actually bothered to slightly re-word it this time.

    Surprised there was no mention about the new fans forum date….

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  • the white tino

    May 4, 2015 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #21

    What a f****n joke honestly felt our only hope was get a new man in and club come out with this shite utter disgrace total shambles and all the slugs doing!!!

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  • Belfast

    May 4, 2015 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #22

    So now mad John probably knows they’ve tried to replace with Mclaren and he turned us down.

    We’re fully behind you John so we are !!

    You couldn’t make it up.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    May 4, 2015 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #23

    @ 11

    there a decent band, named Thursday, here… one of their good songs was named, “understanding in a car crash”…

    perhaps they’ll play it at our last two games at SJP…

    be fitting…

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  • BandB

    May 4, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #24

    I imagine McLaren will now quickly deny that he was approached to replace Carver over the weekend.

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  • Mister Tuff

    May 4, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Interesting the use of the phrase “your club”. Cannot recall them using that phrase previously.

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  • Barton

    May 4, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #26

    Mr Tubbs & Penfold must want us religated,its the only answer….

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 4, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #27

    I’ve got a bad feeling after west hams match two ex managers will have the last laugh.

    Championship it is then.

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  • the white tino

    May 4, 2015 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #28

    What a complete f#kin joke 8 game losing streak and nowt changes f#kin he’ll man our only hope was some new coach for last 3 games it’s obvious players have no respect.For charver and all the slugs doing

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #29

    Surely it’s time for a player or two to be wheeled out now to confirm the message of unity?

    Who do you reckon it will be?

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  • welshgeordie9

    May 4, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #30

    By 10pm tonight, we will be behind hull.

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  • dok - the horrid colonial

    May 4, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #31

    coaching staff next season:

    floppy chops
    carver
    JFK…

    Ashley will be pleased with this, as hes happy with midtable.. in the championship, that is…

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  • BandB

    May 4, 2015 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #32

    The McClaren story is now being attributed to sources within Derby County.

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  • the white tino

    May 4, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #33

    Ibizatoon it’ll be willo and jaanmat joint statement. “we’re right behind the lads we’ll be cheering them on from behind timmy and getting the ball back to centre circle as quick as possible 😉 “

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  • toon kk

    May 4, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Give it a few seasons and Mash will be happy with mid table in league 1.

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  • bladeuser

    May 4, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #35

    F@#@ the lot of them and spend your money on something worthwhile and for those that attend the wba game and do f#@# all i hope u get drenched your lager is warm and your pie is off and seagulls have shit on your crappy grey plastic chair you zombie useless fans

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  • geordiemark

    May 4, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #36

    so McClaren turned us doon then aye good on him why would a manager want to come to this shambles for

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  • billsfrollocks

    May 4, 2015 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #37

    Great statement that. This club ” your club”. This has never been our club since Ashley took over.
    Of course he wants Premier League survival and we all know why.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    May 4, 2015 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #38

    I bet Freddie Shepherd is readying a bid as we speak. $10

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  • investinyouthtoon

    May 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #39

    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.

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  • BoyDoneGood

    May 4, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #40

    I didn’t expect Carver to be replaced, though the many McClaren rumours/sources had me wobbling. Ashley is a gambler, and since the bookies still have Sunderland odds on for the drop, he’ll stick to his bet. He’s probably waiting for his lucky number (17) to come up – i.e. Ayoze to score a winner. 35 should still be enough anyway, but there’s a disturbing lack of draws among the bottom teams, lots of points entering the reckoning. Still, QPR and Burnley have their dignity to defend, Leicester may need 3 vs Sunderland, and Newcastle should (???) grab a point or three from their relatively “easy” fixtures.

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