If Newcastle do survive in the Premier League next Sunday, because Hull City cannot beat Manchester United at home, there will be a post-mortem held immediately on what went wrong this year.
And with so much going wrong that may take some time to complete – but one problem at the club is there is too much of a clique at Newcastle, with people who are unqualified being appointed to important positions in the club – and that’s why we are where we are today.
John Carver – out of his depth – completely
Lee Charnley was promoted from within just over a year ago to become the top executive at Newcastle, and has shown he seems to have no experience in how to manage things in general, and he’s simply become a mouthpiece for owner Mike Ashley.
That view is based completely on the decisions he has made over the last six months – which are the main reason Newcastle are in the mess we are in now.
One poor decision was to appoint another of the in-crowd – Join Carver – to the head coach position.
John was untested at the highest level – and now we know why he’s never been a head coach except for a year in the MLS with newly created Toronto FC, and he left by mutual consent just after a year.
John’s appointment as head coach has resulted in the club falling like a lead balloon in the league, and we are now 4th bottom, just 2 points above Hull, who have helped us with three successive defeats.
We are now in real danger of being relegated after our final game on Sunday.
John Carver has said there will be a post-mortem after the final game, and his use of that phrase says just how bad the side has performed this year:
“I’d certainly rather be in our position where we already have the points ahead of them.” “But we haven’t got to worry about them we have to concentrate on themselves and let ourselves take care of the business.”
“I know when we go to St James’ next week the atmosphere will be electric. It might be what gets us over the line.” “Then in the summer we will sit down and have a post-mortem.”
It’s interesting to look at a couple of definitions of post-mortem:
- Occurring or done after death.
- Of or relating to a medical examination of a dead body.
That seems like an appropriate use of the term by Carver.
If we are relegated there will be no post-mortem – because cost cutting moves and a new list of summer transfer targets – which will be much cheaper and not as good – will have to be drawn up quickly.
The club will downsize, because of the significantly reduced revenues in the Championship, and people will lose their jobs.
Relegation is now a disaster waiting to happen at Newcastle, with six days to go before we’ll know.