Newcastle Should Have Taken Action – They Did Nothing

When you put an inexperienced and completely untried head coach in place, there’s always the chance that the job is too much for them, and that’s basically what’s happened at Newcastle this year.

Newcastle should have lined up an experienced coach in January –  who could come in and take over if Carver started to struggle – and Carver should have been replaced by now.

It’s a classic case of upper management doing nothing as Newcastle were getting closer and closer to the relegation zone – it seems all Lee Charnley and company were doing was hoping and that doesn’t work – action was required and none was taken.

Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer – nobody saw this coming

And people say well who would have come in – there’s plenty of experienced coaches who would jump at the chance to earn big money at Newcastle for say six games – especially if they kept us in the Premier League and they could have been given a huge bonus if they kept us in the Premier League.

It’s certainly worth it to Newcastle because we will lose about £70M a year if we are relegated, and will be more the season after next when the TV money goes up about 70%.

So it’s hard for us to agree with Shearer that nobody saw this coming – the job of Lee Charnley and others is not only to see what could be coming, but to know what to do if and when it does come.

And from what we can tell Lee Charnley has done absolutely nothing – and that’s the big reason we have to rely on Manchester United to not lose at Hull on Sunday.

This is what Alan has said in the Northern Echo today:

“It’s been desperately disappointing. I am just hoping and praying that they can give one performance on Sunday, which will be enough to keep us in the Premier League.”

“I don’t think anyone saw it coming, it could not have been anticipated because they had a fantastic start to the season.” “None saw this coming. It has just been a huge decline.”

“I feel for John Carver, I feel for Steve Bruce and I feel for Dick Advocaat because I have been there before so I know what they are going through. They won’t be sleeping much this week, that’s for sure.”

“If you get relegated, you deserve to be relegated. You can be fortunate or unfortunate for three or four games but you can’t be unfortunate for 38 games.”

“If they go down then nobody can have any complaints. The three teams that go down will deserve to go down.”

“The guys won’t be able to sleep much; they won’t be able to enjoy it.” “It’s just a matter of hoping and praying they can give you one last performance.”

“It is going to be difficult because they have not put in any performances for such a long time. You can’t just magic them out of thin air. It’s going to be a tough week but I have everything crossed.”

We just cannot see Newcastle winning on Sunday, after it’s been almost three months since we last won against Aston Villa at home.

The players are now too frail and lack confidence, and John Carver doesn’t know what to do from the sidelines, because this is the first time he’s ever been in this difficult position..

Here’s something we wrote in late January saying the squad was so depleted we could be in danger of relegation, and even then we criticized Lee Charnley for not thinking ahead and planning for what may happen.

That’s why executives are paid big bucks – to make sure an organization doesn’t go down the tubes.

That’s what could happen to Newcastle on Sunday.

9 comments so far

  • lesh

    May 20, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Déjà vu again!

  • hibbit

    May 20, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #2

    rudd is a no hope failure with a very large chip on his shoulder what has he done to help nowt spits his dummy out at the first disagreement last night was potty why would ao want him on board to over the top to be any help he completely lost it last night with his ramblings rudd’s moto me myself and i sums it up it’s all about him not the clubs problems just to full of his own self importance to be any help

  • stan anderson

    May 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #3

    Even this blog is becoming a shambles,fans arguing between themselves.
    No wonder the slug shafts us.
    Got to be as one in it together,thats the only way we will progress against him
    Ashley OOT.

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 20, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #4

    Fantastic start. Wtf is he on about, it took us seven games to register a win with a 4-0 reverse against Soton being one of the worst displays by a Toon team in recent history. In fact it is hard to deny that the sackpardew ‘crew’ got them to buck their ideas up.

  • John Tudor

    May 20, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #5

    dogs oot

  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 20, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #6


    “I have no desire for glory. No desire for kudos or recognition.”

    You left an anonymous blog to come out in the open and start your own blog,when that failed you came back on Ed’s blog and started dissing his articles in a pathetic attempt to gain followers on your blog,you were fully behind AO until they ignore you then you come out and try to smear them,for me your credibility on this blog is now on about the same level as Toonbrother,you are a vindictive anus.I can’t believe people are losing faith because of this tool.He wants to be in the limelight but nobody’s listening so he’s reverted to type.And now his views on AO out will be the complete opposite of what they were yesterday.You are a joke dude.

  • Average_Contents

    May 20, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Just took the words right out of my mouth jail. What was it? The first 7-8 games whee we didn’t win.

    Yeah, brilliant that Alan. Legend but talks some guff now and again.

  • MrMojoRisin76

    May 20, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #8

    Did any of you have that “friend” when you were a kid?,the kid that stopped playing football and took his ball home if his team was getting beat?.Ciaran is a “grown up” version of that child.

  • dave 1961

    May 20, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Carver was not un-tested he had three previous managers jobs and failed in them all, he was tried and he was tested, tried tested failed. Oh well 4th time lucky.


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