Pundit Says Today Is The Disaster Scenario For Newcastle

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 at st james park pundit

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.

Comments welcome.

133 comments so far

  • sing in the corner

    May 16, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #1

    Who cares what this little mercenary thinks?

  • thai-mag

    May 16, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #2

    I don’t often agree with Owen but this time I think he has got it spot on, I have a bad feeling about today’s results

  • sing in the corner

    May 16, 2015 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    Even we have the personnel today to do the job against this poor team. Thats if the players get a grip and man up…

  • optimistic prime

    May 16, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #4

    I can’t wait for the day one of Owens horses gives him the kick he deserves.

  • mindcompressor

    May 16, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Scenario like this – we draw against QPR – 37 points, Hull wins against Tottenham – 37 point but with better goal difference. We are in relegation zone than. Last game – we need gain 1 point against West Ham and Hull needs to loose against Manu. Manchester will do their job, we will have 0-0 and concede own goal in 38th minute… Ring any bell? Or maybe some of our former players will drop us down? Situation shows we didn’t learn on our mistakes, so maybe it has to happen once again?

    Probably author of the blog thinks it is all because boycotts and protests. When we had communism in Poland government did treat people like sh*t but still people can’t protests and have to support regime/system.

  • Bambams

    May 16, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #6

    I said through the week this game is not a given !

    Away from home
    QPR have nothing now to fear
    We cannot score goals
    We concede too many

    The list goes on….

    We deserve to be relegated but still think Hull will not get another point and that will save us

    Fingers crossed

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 16, 2015 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #7


    posted this yesterday…

    Not looking forward to tomorrow’s games nervous all ready

    This weekends games make the bottom interesting for the last game of the season.

    Villa loose at Southampton say 2-0 38pts -22 goals
    Leicester draw with mackems 38pts – 13
    Hull win at Spuds 1-0 say 38 pts – 15
    Mackems draw with Leicester 37pts – 20
    Toon draw at QPR 37pts -24 third bottom

    Mackems game in hand owt could happen say loose 3-0 then same points but goal difference 1 better.

    Could be a fun day a week Sunday

  • Oldgit1

    May 16, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #8

    IF and I say if we are relegated, nothing would give me more satisfaction to see Lee Charnley sacked. I hate this guy with a passion. Accountants have always been the downfall of many a Company. They are always cost cutting and the more money they make by cuts the more powerful they become in the organisation. Can’t see mike allowing him to oversee his club. Most likely will get a punch on the nose for losing him all the TV money.

  • optimistic prime

    May 16, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #9

    3-1 to NUFC today.

  • chasing_rabbits

    May 16, 2015 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #10

    I can’t see Mackems winning today, they’ve won their last two purely on luck, Leicester have been playing well & I fancy them for the win. As for us, who knows. Depends which NUFC turn up & what mood QPR are in. I think it could go either way. I can see Hull getting at least a point tho. They will be fired up for this & Spurs have looked dire the last few weeks. Hoping they can do us a favour though but I wish it didn’t come to this, we should have been safe months ago

  • Grantosuk

    May 16, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #11

    The only thing that turd can give accurate punditry on is the bench or the treatment table

  • toonbrother

    May 16, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #12

    with colocinni on the pitch and qpr playing with nothing to lose i expect disaster to strike
    3-1, or 3-2 to qpr

  • John Tudor

    May 16, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Top cockheed

  • cyprus

    May 16, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #14

    This guy contributed big time to my team’s downfall as he was our move to make it to the big time again… he didn’t want to be here, was unlucky too, he’s our worse signing in the big scheme of things. But he has a point. Hope he’s wrong, but the possiility of losing the game is very real. On form, we are easily the worst team in the PL right now.

    Still, hoping. The QPR players are aging mercenaries (like Mike here was) hence, they won’t put body and soul in it. They’re pros, they’ll try, but if we score first they’ll give up, like they did v. City.

    JC, I know this is elementary but I ain’t sure what you guys do all day, apart from talking; have them watch first a game that QPR won (search, you’ll find one), analyse their strengths. Then, show them the City game: lots of movement off the ball, high pressure, racing past slow CB’s. This is winnable, FFS.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 16, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #15

    Jimmy…I am not sure of what your ongoing motives are for excusing everyone but Ashley!

    …these people are not being fouled by anyone…they are participant to this ongoing scam! This had been ongoing ever since Ashley bought this club.

    When Pardew was removed Ashley’s true color was shown to most, but just as importantly we were shown Pardew left naked and exposed and whoever came in after were happy with what in inherited (it’s the job they want…it will get them where they want to be in the end)

  • optimistic prime

    May 16, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #16


    I was gutted when we signed Owen and had quite a few arguments about it at the time.

    He was the most injury prone player I’ve ever seen and had only done well at Madrid by sitting on the bench most of the season. Owen only ever cared about Owen and horses and I knew it would end in years, you’d have to be blind not to see what was coming.

    At the time we could have bought Anelka for half the price and I’d have rather took the chance with Anelkas attitude than Owens.

    Hated him before during and after, he did alright when he played, if he fancied it.

    He’s a scum bag and he’d work for Ashley and smile whilst doing it.

  • toonbrother

    May 16, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #17

    A prophet is honored everywhere except in his own home
    Here is the prediction i made in December 2014
    toonbrother // Dec 22, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    By the way if colocinni doesnt get injured or dropped we will be relegated this season. If he plays more than 80% of our remaining games we will be relegated

  • lochinvar

    May 16, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #18

    Pipqueak the pundit – he can have his opinion but as a pundit fails to consider Cisse and Sissoko ? and Aarons presence in the team ?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 16, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #19

    *left us naked…

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 16, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #20

    toonbrother…I don’t think us being relegated has anything to do with Colo (no more than other players)

    …plenty of people have predicted a relegation fight for different reasons

  • BoyDoneGood

    May 16, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #21


    Having a life, I posted at lunchtime on Friday, then went out for the afternoon, then posted again at teatime to answer a few comments. You decided this was sufficient evidence to accuse me of hiding until you were gone, before sneaking back to whisper an insult. Sorry to disillusion you, but the majesty of your rhetoric does not strike terror into my vitals. Your insulting witticism was: “What business school did you go to? The….toilet…store?” It only merited the briefest “tit” for tat.

    You are, I have to admit it, absolutely right that “gazillion” also ends in -illion. You might even be right that a billionaire chases every penny – that’s outside my experience. But to a man with £100 a penny is small potatoes, to a man with £1M a thousand is small potatoes, and to a man with £1B a million is small potatoes. Not nothing, but small. What mathematics school did you go to?

  • BoyDoneGood

    May 16, 2015 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #22

    Michael Owen – not the most convincing pundit, but definitely the most boring. Who hired him? He makes Steve Davis sound interesting.

  • davetoon

    May 16, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #23

    QPR are the worst side in the competition by a space so we can have no complaints if we cant beat them today.
    Charver better play Cisse and Perez together from the start as we need an early goal to calm the nerves

  • Shot Bru

    May 16, 2015 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #24

    Unfortunately I agree with Owen…

  • terencelim

    May 16, 2015 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #25

    Just ignore toonbrother, his life has nothing but millions of Coloccini.

    Boring guy.

  • lesh

    May 16, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #26

    Tottenham’s chairman, Levy, probably don’t want to qualify for the Europa League so I wouldn’t be surprised if Hulk get all three points.

    That really would put us in deep doo-doo if QPR do win.

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    May 16, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #27

    Word is
    Ashley has offered the players 100k each if they win today
    Think you might see some serious fight in Newcastle today

  • Fostino

    May 16, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #28

    our best hope of staying up is hull failing. very sad but true.

  • mikeashleyisamackem

    May 16, 2015 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #29

    Newcastle will win today

  • Shot Bru

    May 16, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #30


    Who gave you that info?

  • mindcompressor

    May 16, 2015 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #31

    Charlie in the Gallowgate,

    I’m sorry, I missed your post. I realize that many people see this possible scenario.

  • chasing_rabbits

    May 16, 2015 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #32

    And how reliable is your source?

  • BandB

    May 16, 2015 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #33


    You really are a snotty, aggressive little soul aren’t you?
    You post arguments that are an irrational mess, while insisting that they are beyond rational challenge. You then insult as mentally deficient anyone who you perceive to have commented on it, whether they have or not.
    If frustrated or contradicted you scream that everyone has misunderstood you because people are… like soooo stuuupid!

    This is not the style of the seasoned fan you claim to be. It is the confused and splenetic posturing of someone who’s frontal lobe is still developing.
    Adults don’t write the way you do. Immature men with anger issues do.
    I will look forward to your screeching Kevin the Teenager
    style response.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 16, 2015 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #34

    Ashley out.


  • Fostino

    May 16, 2015 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #35

    im predicting a newcastle draw..a hull win…all down to the last day of the season. hull will lee to utd….no idea how we’ll cope with west ham

  • jane

    May 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #36

    “our best hope of staying up is hull failing”

    I think our best hope is Sunderland failing today as they should lose their last 2 at Arsenal and Chelsea whereas i think there is more chance of Hull beating Man U.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 16, 2015 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #37

    mikeashleyisamackem has been posting false itk for about three years now !

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 16, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #38

    Us to beat QPR, Hull draw against Spurs and beat Man U, mackems lose all three, job done.

  • expatmag

    May 16, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #39

    It will go down to the last day.

    I predict a Newcastle draw, Hull defeat meaning we would only need a point off WHU to stay up

  • clinath@ed

    May 16, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #40

    Should the unthinkable happen, and us get relegated on the last, home, game. I would not want to b a NUFC employee any where near the city centre that Sunday afternoon….


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