Why Newcastle Are Now In Very Serious Trouble

Newcastle have been so poor this year since Alan Pardew left, that it simply belies belief, and when we won at the end of February at home to Villa that was a very good 3 points, and it took us to 35 points from 27 games played, and we needed just one more win to be safe – so although we weren’t exactly doing great, there seemed no real problems.

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Charnley and Ashley

John Carver hadn’t started well in collecting 9 points from his first 8 games in charge, although it was going to be a problem at that time to make the top ten, which Lee Charnley had said was still the target this season.

But since then with the inexperienced and rather naive John Carver in charge,  we have lost game after game, and during that time Carver has made more and more outlandish comments to the press.

In retrospect those daft comments may have poisoned the well at Newcastle so to speak – at least in the dressing room.

He now has completely lost the dressing room and the players, but was left in charge of the side after the debacle at Leicester, which was two weeks before the debacle at QPR.

Since we beat Aston Villa 1-0 at the end of February Newcastle have had one of their worst runs ever in the Premier League and we have just one point from 10 games played in over 11 weeks of complete misery.

Among these defeats were games at Man City, Everton, Sunderland, Leicester City and on Saturday at QPR and basically the team, that had spent the whole previous week preparing for the game, were a complete and utter shambles.

The thing that’s really serious now is the upper management, the coach, the coaching staff and the players have looked totally incompetent over the last almost three months, that they have lost the support of the Newcastle fans.

Not seemingly knowing what you are doing tends to have that effect in any organization.

Once again Newcastle is a joke club.

How we can get the fans back in the summer, after our last game at home to West Ham on Sunday we don’t know.

It will be very difficult and basically Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley have taken the soul and spirit out of the club as they have attempted to make as much money as possible – at the expense of the playing staff.

It’s a very sad situation for Newcastle United and it’s worse than people realize and a lot more serious than when we were relegated in 2009.

That’s basically because there was no danger three months ago, but we seem to have done everything wrong at almost every level of the club.

It would be good if we can save ourselves on Sunday with a win, but how we can do that we have no idea – given the poor and unprofessional performances, attitude and leadership at the club since early March.

It’s a very bad situation the club has got itself into – but incompetence tends to lead to that condition.

And there has to be something more uplifting and rewarding, than spending six hours each and every single day on a club that’s run so poorly, and has been an embarrassment to the City and their fans this year.

And not for the first time.

16 comments so far

  • cyprus

    May 18, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Comment #1

    Come on Ed! There’s just a couple of us here and you move on! So, do I copy paste all that here and then to the next thread till you slow down? 😉

    Bye for now.

  • Mag52

    May 18, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #2


    I know what you mean Firebug, but seeing the way Ashley has run the show for years now, and his obsessive drive to make, and not to lose, any single penny available, I really can’t see our situation as part of a grand Ashley plan to get us relegated, knowing, as he must, how much that would cost him.

  • John Tudor

    May 18, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #3

    two smug fcukers those two
    on yer bike oops
    the wheel fell off
    shit dire. con gear
    thought so

  • lochinvar

    May 18, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #4

    What makes you think we are NOW in serious trouble – this has been the case for years !
    It’s bad enough having to deal with the incompetent Ashley, the faceless Charnley and the inept Carver. But now the players are crying wolf. On top of that Cisse has had his £150,000 Bentley lifted by the Police for motoring offences.
    And they want my sympathetic ear ?
    If they want what’s remotely left of my interest in their collective shambolic pursuit of sporting achievement I suggest they do something about it !

  • Ciaran

    May 18, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #5

    I wouldn’t bother. It was tedious enough to read the first time round.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 18, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Cypres…Ed is up and at ’em now! You can expect 5 article before noon!

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 18, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #7

    lochinvar…hear hear 🙂

  • Ron Knee

    May 18, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #8

    I think you’re right. Fatso is vindictive (eg Shearer’s Bar; stadium name change) but doesn’t want to see the club relegated.

  • John Tudor

    May 18, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #9

    no confidence
    the fans have no confidence in the git that owns it the gimp who runs it or the coach who is useless and above all the overpaid excuses for footballers
    stuff that in the pipe and smoke it

  • firebug666

    May 18, 2015 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #10


    Yeah maybe it is just wishful thinking on my part.

    The club committed suicide in January, they weakened an already pi$$ poor team, gave the HC job to a totally untested man at this level, with a poor track record on every other level.

    It’s seem like they just don’t care what happens, this season, and maybe that’s where my wishful thinking is coming from.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 18, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #11

    I most admit I fail to see the point in relegating us ad well…even though that’s what they are doing!

    …I also don’t think anyone working at the club calls Ashley everytime they have to make a decision! Actually I don’t think for one minute Ashley knows anything about running a football club or are even hands on!

    But he most have frightening plan since he employ the ppl he does and he keep them on even after they have cost him millions!

    What everyone else can see seems to unnoticeable to him (and Charmless, Carver and Pardew before he left have their own agenda)

  • Ron Knee

    May 18, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #12

    My speculation is that they tried to find a replacement at Christmas but were rejected by candidates (Rémy?) because of Ashley’s ridiculous constraints. As a fallback they appointed JC either short-term or long-term depending on performance. What I can’t understand is why they didn’t sack him in February/March when he was clearly out of his depth!

  • Mag52

    May 18, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #13


    I’m hoping that Ashley didn’t plan for us to go down, so if we do I’ll at least take some comfort from the fact that he will be hurting big time.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 18, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #14

    firebug…for me that was negligence on Charmless part!

    …he has done absolutely nothing that warrants that job of his…and just like Carver he would never admit to that!

  • dave 1961

    May 18, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #15

    Why think Ashley is doing this to get at the fans, its simply hes trying to run the club the same way he runs his company, fine when your selling sub standard crap and under cutting everyone, it does not work in football as its set out in a different way you have 4 levels of football, Ashley just gambled that he could cut costs to the bone, anyone who knows his company’s attitude to customers, once he has your money its a case of tough luck you have a problem, we dont care, you but a pair of cheap trainers they fall to bits in a week they tell you to get stuffed when you ask for your money back, the only option to take them to the small claims court and most cant be bothered. the man is not clever he make his money by business practices that would be illegal in some country’s if you went into his shop an pinched a pair of 99p socks you would get done, his online operation sticks a mug and a mag in your trolly charges you 99p and that’s legal. the man makes his money as he has no morals his brands are made by child exploitation, they work in awful conditions and many are injured or killed. our plight is not by design its simply hes incompetent, his business does not have competition, football clubs do and the cheapest run clubs go down.

  • SpecialK

    May 18, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #16

    John Tudor

    After reading your post last night on a previous thread about how you would like to see Mike Ashley tortured and killed, I have a question for you…. are you a serial killer?


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