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.
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.