I had my monthly call-in with my (older) brother Rod today who’s in Newcastle, and of course we did get around to the situation at Newcastle, and Rod hit the nail on the head in his analysis of the situation by saying – “you know, if we go down we deserve it”
Don Hutchinson 44 year-old born in Gateshead
Don Hutchinson has said it in more emphatic terms today, when he put this out on his Twitter account:
Says it all really.
What an absolute circus at NUFC.
The club is an embarrassment.
Maybe the only way we can stay up is for Manchester United to be in form at Hull City next Sunday and win or even draw, but strange results tend to happen at the end of the season.
After all, who would have thought West Brom would beat Chelsea 3-0 at the Hawthorns last night?
So West Brom have won 1-0 at Old Trafford and 3-0 against the Premier League Champions in two of their last three games, and they must be kicking themselves they are the only team in the last ten games who haven’t beaten Newcastle United – the worst performing team in the Premier League this year.
It pays to hire an experienced manager when you are in relegation trouble, and it seems to have paid off for Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and Sunderland, and of course West Brom and Tony Pulis.
The Baggies are on 44 points – 8 points above Newcastle – but Alan Pardew has Palace 9 points above Newcastle after beating Liverpool 3-1 at Anfield last weekend – and to think at the beginning of the year we were 10 points above Palace.
And Newcastle stuck with the inexperienced John Carver, when it was so obvious he was in way over his head as the head coach.
The Red Devils are at least going to be 4th top of the Premier League and in the Champions League next season, , and they only have a chance of third place if Sunderland can beat Arsenal at the Emirates tomorrow night – which would also make them safe – in fact one point would see them safe.
And Louis van Gaal could field some of his fringe and younger players on Sunday at Hull to take a look at them.
I’ve said it before – if Newcastle do get relegated, books will be written on the complete incompetence of the club’s upper management over the last six months, when they missed opportunity after opportunity to save themselves.
As Rod says – if we do go down we’ll deserve it.