In our poll for yesterday’s game at QPR, the majority of readers (48%) thought we could win the game, and that was the first time since February 28th when we beat Aston Villa 1-0 that the fans thought we could win the game.
Leroy Fer scores winner yesterday
But even against a team who a number of players clearly gave up last week in their 6-0 loss at Man City, were still too good for this woeful Newcastle side, and this is a new low for Newcastle – and that’s saying something.
Newcastle lost their ninth game in the last ten, only breaking the losing streak with a 1-1 draw last week at home to West Brom.
Some of Newcastle’s players put in a poor second half performance – in short we collapsed – after we were 1-0 up to a goal from Manu Riviere at half time.
Yet in the second half after going 2-1 down, some of our players clearly didn’t want the ball, which is a classic display of a complete lack of confidence.
How these players – the team we started was a good one on paper – can be so hopeless now, we don’t know.
But John Carver again tried to separate himself from his players after the game, by saying that although they gave 100% effort, some of them are just not good enough.
That’s a complete lack of professionalism by John Carver and poor man-management too – and another example of not taking the responsibility for the defeat.
John has lost both his players and the fans in his reign this year, which is even worse than his record suggests, because he has alienated the players and the fans.
It’s been a disastrous short rein at the top for him and the coaching staff we have in place at Newcastle, and it’s obviously shown itself to be second class at best.
But watch in the summer how Lee Charnley will say he’s determined to keep them all on board.
At a proper club where success matters, they would all be in danger of losing their jobs at the end of the season, for taking Newcastle from a rather boring middle of the table side, and dramatically putting the club in very real danger of relegation.
One point out of the last 10 games played is almost unbelievable – but that’s what has happened.
But Newcastle are no longer a proper club under Mike Ashley as we all know, and we are simply an advertising board for Sports Direct.
Under John Carver this year Newcastle have played 19 games and lost thirteen, and won only two – and his record will be one of the worst ever for any manager in the Premier League when it ends next Sunday afternoon.
If Hull City don’t beat Manchester United in their final game next Sunday, we will still be a Premier League side, but the truth is we don’t really deserve to be on the form of this year.
We are the worst performing team in the Premier League since the turn of the year.