Former Newcastle center-back Steve Howey – we could use him now – has warned Newcastle United fans to be careful what they wish for – and this follows the Sack Pardew campaign’s “success” in getting rid of Alan Pardew late last year.
But the unintended consequences of that is that Crystal Palace are now safe in the Premier League and Alan Pardew will soon by £1M richer because of the reported bonus he was offered to keep them up – which he achieved in about his first 10 games in charge.
And Newcastle could be relegated this season after Alan left with 26 points on the board after 19 games played – and we were in 9th place – and Newcastle in their wisdom appointed the untested and unproven John Carver – who let’s say has nowhere near the coaching abilities or experience of Pardew.
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What has happened at Newcastle is almost the opposite to that of Palace, and although Carver got 9 points from his first 8 games after we had beaten Aston Villa 1-0 and had 35 points after 27 games we now have 35 points after 35 games and could be related this month.
This is what the 43 year-old Howey has said today on Sky Sports News:
“I will make this point, and I know Newcastle fans will probably batter me for this, but I think you’ve got to be careful what you wish for with a new owner. I don’t think Ashley has done brilliantly but at the same time he could sell up and Newcastle could turn into a Portsmouth or a Leeds.”
“I always said through the Alan Pardew campaign: ‘Be careful what you wish for’. You’ve got to be really careful. Even though it’s dreadful at the moment, financially they’re on an even keel.”
“We don’t demand a team that wins, we just demand a club that tries.” “Everyone thinks Newcastle are a club happy to be in the Premier League and be mid-table but everyone’s massively disappointed that they don’t even bother going for any of the cups.”
“They’re a great opportunity to get into semi-finals and Wembley.”
There’s a good case to be made that the success of the Sack Pardew crowd put us on our path to relegation. which can still be avoided – but it’s not looking good.
To be fair to whoever the SackPardew people are – they are still anonymous and we’re sure they don’t want people to know who they are now – that was certainly not their intent.
But that’s what’s happened.
That’s exactly what Steve is warning about above in his comments about the AshleyOut people – whoever they are.
It may come as a shock to Newcastle fans there are a lot of worse owners than Mike Ashley out there, including Vincent Tan of Cardiff City and Venky’s of Blackburn Rovers.
Maybe the best we can hope for is we only just survive relegation and Mike Ashley is so shocked by nearly having Sports Direct relegated – that he spends big money in the summer and even brings in a top manager like David Moyes or Paco Jemez.
Newcastle need a new manager in any case because Steve McClaren doesn’t want to come, and John Carver will not be offered the job – and if were to hazard a guess there is absolute panic going on in Newcastle’s Boardroom right now.
A series of bizarre decisions this year have put the club in extreme jeopardy as we mentioned could happen back on on January 28th.
We are not too hopeful we can survive – given the current situation.
We really hope we are wrong on that and we’ve been wrong quite a few times before.
So there’s always hope.