Newcastle Will Not Win On Sunday – Here’s Why

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?

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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.


Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 17, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Fully expected this article to simply read

    ….because we’re sh1te

    Comments welcome

  • scout

    May 17, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #2

    They haven’t won away for 11 games should give them a game at least. Strangely enough we are odds on. Work that one out?

  • Average_Contents

    May 17, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #3


    Cracker lol


    Any need for for all that jibba jabber, You’re worse than honest john and bullshit bishop combined.

    Get some nuts ????


  • Vask

    May 17, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #4

    Cos we play on Sunday?

  • Average_Contents

    May 17, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #5

    They haven’t won for 11 games away from home.

    Luckily for them they have us next.

    Nothing more needs to be said.

  • Average_Contents

    May 17, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #6

    So ed. West Ham play in the A league now? Lucky aussies eh.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 17, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #7

    Toon Tang, yes, although that is sheer desperation and will still be nowhere near having an end product. Expending wasted energy with no direction.

    It’s like getting two blokes to push a heavy sofa out of a small room with the light off. They are pushing it up against a wall, using up all their energy, when they just had to turn the light on and manoeuvre it strategically through the door.

    Even with effort, without the direction it is highly limited what successes can be achieved.

    I know what you’re getting at though.

  • Vask

    May 17, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #8

    I have got it on good authority (from the little fellow who lives in my top pocket) that next week JC won’t field a side. He’s just going to play the fans. Thar way he and his players can avoid the flack if Nuff were to be relegated.

  • MacToon

    May 17, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Hey Tads. Read back mate, I’ve been dragged in to this bollocks for no reason at all.
    Belfast, amazingly, nailed it earlier.
    No I’m not MM lol.

    Ciaran was correct as my mail remains the same Ibiza.

  • Vask

    May 17, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #10

    Aye but LR32 even the most ardent dark room sofa pushers’ eyes adjust eventually. It would help if their supervisor wasn’t acting as blackout visor.

  • Belfast

    May 17, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Less of the amazingly please.

  • Toon Tang

    May 17, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #12

    Vask, I wouldn’t mind a run out. Stick a word in with Carver for me, I wear my heart on my sleeve and my brain in my jockstrap. POW

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 17, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Vask, it would certainly help, yes.

    Ashley out.

  • Average_Contents

    May 17, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Do you know what really does my head in about honest john?

    I’ve noticed on a few occasions he stands their remonstrating with the 4th official for a good while about meaningless decisions like a throw-in near QPR’S corner flag for instance, having a right good moan all the while the team he’s supposed to be coaching/monitoring with in-game management are getting dismantled.

    He’ll go back and have another go a few seconds after too.

    Get a grip man.

    Something else about him but I can’t quite put my finger on it….

  • Belfast

    May 17, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #15

    I wasn’t having a dig at you specifically Ibiza. I’ll respond to your post at a more sociable hour mate.

  • Vask

    May 17, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Sorry to JC prefers things the other way round. Brains on sleeves and hearts in jock straps. It’s the Cruddy Park logic. I’ve seen it with me own ears.

  • jimmysmith

    May 17, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #17

    I like Jane’s posts. They have a certain optimism and hopefulness that isn’t entirely misplaced, and also remind of the hindsight that critics have, but that those who take the decisions don’t. But Ashley is the owner, it’s his business model, and it has failed us and arguably exploited us over now eight long years.

    I’d like nothing better than to see the fans unite with a simple, clear, loud and consistent message to do better or f@ck off. I think that’s become the role and responsibility of the the match day crowd under Ashley, along with remaining staunchly behind the side.

    The lack of atmosphere in the ground is the worst consequence of Ashley’s punch light approach, and really is like, as I read on here earlier. “Turkeys voting for Christmas”

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 17, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #18

    Strange is an understatement!

  • Lindisfarne

    May 17, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #19

    Why? – because it is every man for himself as soon as things start to get rocky. There is no great quality in any of the players and they are not coached to perform as a unit beyond their individual capabilities. No hope, no optimism and the only consolation will be the failure of others.

  • Toon Tang

    May 17, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #20

    LR, True true, but we just haven’t got that as you know. I know exactly what you mean and what we need believe me but without the brain to lead the operation we should at least battle for 50/50’s etc. We’ve all seen what Leicester and even Sunderland have managed towards the end of this season with little quality but allot of effort. It can be done.

  • sickandtired

    May 18, 2015 at 1:31 AM

    Comment #21

    Those players, the few that are good enough, do not want to play for Carver. I doubt many wanted to play for Pardew either because of his obvious favouritism or his messed up tactics and formations which all too often combined to have players out of position in order to maintain a system that was no good.
    Add to that an owner who is not the slightest interested in them or their profession. He has no ambition, the Club therefore has no ambition, so why should the players?\
    They were probably sold the same line as supporters regarding the Clubs diection and it has all proven to be a pack of lies, sheer incompetence, or a combination of them both and more.
    I have no doubt at all that is why Remy didn’t want to sign, or why Ba wanted to leave, along with Cabaye and Debuchy. Club spin made it out to be greedy players, but what worker in any profession would want to work for, and under, this ownership?
    Ed – Charnley is not in control of anything. He is his Masters puppet and Pardew leaving was an Ashley decision 100%. The genius businessman is an utter clown when it comes to football and the ownership of our Club and he proves it season after season. Pardew was part of the problem just as Carver is.
    These are NOT stupid mistakes – they are the result of an egotistical idiot who thinks he is bucking the football trend by making money out of it and it is all on purpose.
    Does he care? Of course not. If we go down and he loses all of his investment, guess what? He’ll still get out of bed worth more than 3 Billion quid.

  • mickalfas

    May 18, 2015 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #22

    The trouble is that every team we play know our tactics (the idiot in charge has one style and doesn’t know how to change it),on top of that they know we are shit at defending ,apart from janmaat, keep putting crosses in and a goal will come
    Once we concede we are like headless chickens ,fcuking clueless sacks of shite ,i hope and pray that hull cant beat the many b team ,as there is no chance of us winning ,it saddens me to even think like this


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