We’ve talked this week about our terrible form on the road under John Carver this year, and we have lost the last five away games without scoring and have conceded a massive 14 goals, and in 9 away games this year we have just 4 points (win at Hull, draw at Crystal Palace), and have lost seven without even being able to score a goal.
Michael Owen – takes QPR to win
So pundit and former Newcastle striker Michael Owen has some justification in saying he cannot see Newcastle winning the game today at Loftus Road – and in fact he thinks we will lose it.
This is what Michael has said:
“QPR were playing one of the best teams in the country on Sunday.” “This is the same Newcastle side who were beaten 5-0 by Man City and who only managed to break that series of eight losses with a home 1-1 draw against West Brom.”
“I can’t have Newcastle being favorites away from home to any side at the moment and I take QPR to win either 2-1 or 1-0.”
“I hope I’m wrong but, for all QPR’s performance at Man City, my gut feeling is that Newcastle will lose this game, so poorly are they playing at present.”
Michael Owen is not the only one who thinks this will be a tough game for Newcastle, who have been woeful this year under John Carver.
We should have brought in an experienced coach when it was obvious some weeks ago that the job was way over the head of Carver.
When John was appointed in January Newcastle should have been looking for an available experienced coach in case the job proved too much for Carver.
But Lee Charnley and company have hardly shown any foresight, ambition or initiative, so why would we ever expect them to do what’s right?
If we do go down this year, it’s been because of gross mismanagement at every level of the club – starting at the top.
That’s the plain and simple truth whatever Charnley and company say to try to protect themselves from their incompetence, if we do go down.
We are hoping for a win today.