We’d love to see Newcastle United save themselves with a win against West Ham in the last game of the season on Saturday, but that will not happen and there’s a number of reasons for that, but the main ones are the head coach is completely under water and doesn’t know what to do, so he tells his players not to watch TV or read the papers this week – or some nonsense like that.
Maybe he should let them read all the papers, so they can see the negative reaction to their pathetic, heartless and gutless second half performance yesterday, when a lot of our players gave good impressions of being wimps.
Don’t they have any pride in their performance?
John Carver – never close to being up to the job
That’s one big reason and another is that our players have become very good at finding different ways to lose games even after we go ahead.
West Ham manager Sam Allardyce could be in charge of West Ham for the very last time in his four years at the Hammers, where in general he’s done well after getting them promoted in their first season down under.
Big Sam has a good record against his former club, and he’s been in management since 1990 – and will walk rings around John Carver as far as coaching from the sidelines on Sunday afternoon.
We’ll probably see John with that quizzical look on his face – what’s happening?
And the way the Newcastle players wilted after QPR – who were already relegated mind you – scored their equalizer – suggests that at St. James’ Park once West Ham get their first goal it will be all over – and Newcastle fans will not be happy – let’s just say that.
So whatever John Carver gets up to – he will say this game is the biggest and most important in decades for Newcastle at his press conference later this week – just like he’s said in the last couple of games – so we just cannot see how Newcastle can win – even if the Hammers score a couple of own goals for us.
The mentality of the Newcastle players under Carver is that they will find a way to lose – and that’s why it was another huge mistake to keep Carver in charge after being slaughtered at Leicester City 3-0 over two weeks ago in what John had called a massive game for the club – but we were 1-0 down after 38 seconds.
So experienced Geordie coach Steve Bruce may be rubbing his hands together that Hull City can beat Manchester United at the KC Stadium on Sunday and stay up – and they will have the backing of a full house and fans who will cheer them all the way to the end of the game.
If they can get the win against a top side like the Red Devils they deserve to stay up.
This Newcastle side will go down as the weakest side in a long time in terms of both skill but particular in their lack of mental toughness – and it’s not clear Newcastle would come back any time soon into the Premier League.
We cannot see Newcastle saving themselves after they have added one point to their points total in the last ten games – a disgraceful record that John Carver seems unwilling to take responsibility for.
The players have simply lost confidence in Carver some games ago and Newcastle will likely register Newcastle’s 10th defeat in 11 games – and if that happens we would deserve to be relegated – certainly the neutrals want to see us go down.
The biggest mistakes Lee Charnley made was to let Alan Pardew go in the middle of the season, and then to keep John Carver in charge even though after late February he hadn’t won a game when the 50 year-old was given the go ahead to coach Newcastle for the last three games.
More terrible decision-making from Lee Charnley who once again took the easy way out, but Lee should understand the easy decision is rarely the right way to go.
Has Lee ever been in management before?
And Newcastle will lose even more support from their fans, who have been treated terribly this season by upper management.
But come to think of it, that’s no different than they have been treated over the last eight years, with Mike Ashley in charge.
It could be a very sad day for Newcastle United on Sunday afternoon – much like Sunday, 24th May – six years ago.
That was tragic and it took months to get over that pain.
There will be books written about the stupid mistakes that were made that led to the downfall of Newcastle this season, and how they managed to get themselves relegated in three easy months.
The team simply lost almost every single game from the end of February on, and during that time we needed just one win to ensure safety – and couldn’t do it.