A disastrous run of eight consecutive defeats under interim head coach John Carver has meant that we are now in serious danger of relegation, and we have one point from our last nine games and our last win was 11 weeks ago.
Alan Pardew when at Newcastle
But former manager Alan Pardew does not think Newcastle will take the drop, and of course Crystal Palace are 7 points above us in the league table after being 10 points behind us when Alan left for London at the beginning of the year.
That’s how well Pardew has done at his former club, and how badly John Carver has done this year as the Newcastle head coach – when he’s won just two games of the 18 games he’s been in charge.
And while we’ve had injuries and suspensions, a good coach would have done better than getting just two wins and having a record-breaking streak of eight successive defeats in the Premier League.
This is what Alan has said:
“I don’t think they’ll go down. If someone said to me with two games to go they couldn’t finish above us when I left I thought you’d be completely mad. It is a strange scenario where they have found themselves.”
“And now they need to show, particularly the starting XI, they must produce at QPR. And they must produce against West Ham. I have great confidence that they will.” “They have been through a few wars so they are battle ready. Hopefully they have the fight in them to get over the line.”
“I have great friends at Newcastle and great professional people that I have worked with and I really hope they get over the line on Saturday and that it is done before they have to face West Ham.”
Those are good words from Alan Pardew.
We can thank the still anonymous SackPardew crew for having Newcastle in this mess we are in at the moment – along with the stupid decisions made by Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley in January.
Be careful what you wish for.
We are hoping our supporters at the game tomorrow will support the lads 100% on to the victory we need to avoid the drop.
However, it’s difficult to believe there are protests planned against Mike Ashley in our final two vital games of the season.
Those people planning these protests – whoever they are – must realize that any protests during a game against the club – owner Mike Ashley in this case – are certainly not helpful to the players on the field – and the players have said that.
The team needs to have the fans behind them more than ever in these two final games.