Over the last few months and for teams like Burnley, QPR and Leicester City all season, these teams have been fighting against relegation, and while their players may not be top players – they give 100% and have been fighting for their clubs to keep them in the Premier League.
Some of those clubs like Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and West Brom have brought in new coaches who are more experienced for the task, and all but Sunderland are now safe from relegation, and Dick Advocaat has 7 points from their last three games.
Lee Charnley – promoted from within
So those clubs have been fighting and picking up points to avoid relegation, and that is almost the exact opposite of what has been happening at Newcastle United.
Our players are not exactly fighting 100% for the cause, and certainly Newcastle have no plans to bring in an experienced coach, and have kept the inexperienced and struggling John Carver in place as we have moved down the table quickly, with only one point from the last ten games.
It’s very difficult to be much worse than that.
So don’t say Newcastle are not loyal to their people – although they may also be stupid by letting sentiment get in the way of the real tough decisions that should have been made for the good of the club.
The other relegation sides have been fighting and picking up points this year, and for example former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson at Leicester City has picked up 20 points in the last ten games, and so have gained a massive 19 points on Newcastle since the beginning of March.
And Alan Pardew and Crystal Place have picked up a massive 19 points on Newcastle since the beginning of the year, when he rejoined his former club and quickly saved them form relegation, and are now in 12th place just 2 points out of 10th place.
So while other clubs are fighting and picking up points for their survival Newcastle seem to be doing almost the opposite.
And because of that we deserve to be relegated, and that will teach Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley a huge lesson that their penny-pinching in January could cost the club £80M a season (based on finishing about middle of the table) next season, and the three seasons after next an average of £136M when the new £5.1B (with a B) Premier League TV deal kicks in.
That’s until Newcastle return to England’s top division – whenever that may be.
It’s all a very sad story at Newcastle United, and fans have become disenchanted with the frugal and seemingly reckless way the club is being run from the top.
That should come as no surprise to any person linked in any way with the club.
It’s a sad state of affairs on Tyneside.