It’s Not Surprising – No Plans Are In Place

With the way Newcastle seem to operate these days, where they never seem to think ahead about much at all, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Newcastle have no contingency plans should we be relegated.

However, in this particular case there will be time after Sunday to completely reset on which players will be coming in, which players will be leaving and who the new manager will be.

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Newcastle will also have problems with the wage bill,  and need to decide who they can afford to keep in the squad, given the significantly reduced revenues in the Championship, although we will still get decent parachute payments from the Premier League for a few years.

John Carver was asked if a contingency plan was in place for relegation:

“Not really no, because we have not discussed any player contracts or who will be here next season. We don’t know where we are.”  “The most important thing is that we are focused on the game on Sunday and that’s basically it.”

“The uncertainty  hasn’t affected my concentration.” “I don’t know what my situation is and I am quite happy with that. If you are a professional footballer you have to stay focused and realise that this is a huge game.”

“So put all your distractions as a player or coach to one side and just remain focused.” “Everybody has a duty to perform and win.”

“I will certainly be expecting Louis Van Gaal to put out his strongest side at Hull. I am expecting Sam to bring his strongest team here and try to get the three points.”

“People talked about Queens Park Rangers having nothing to play for but I think we seen that they had plenty to play for.”

“So I don’t care who it is, everybody wants to win a Premier League football match. Sam and Kevin Nolan won’t be any different.”

“I think you all know what I am like. Relegation doesn’t bear thinking about and it’s not something that is in my mind.” “I have seen what happened in the past and it wasn’t nice. If it did happen it would be unbearable.”

“I don’t know how long it would take to get over it. Let us take care of business then on Sunday at 5:00pm we will all have a better idea.”

“Having days off didn’t interfere with any of our preparations or days in or days off are exactly the same as they were before the West Bromwich Albion game.”

“I have spoken to plenty of managers who were not in on Sunday or Monday because we all know the final game is Sunday.”

When 5:00 pm Sunday rolls around it will either be gigantic relief,  or we’ll have that terrible sinking feeling – all over again.

That would be unbearable.

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9 comments so far

  • mindshaft

    May 21, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed – slow down man , we like to chat about the articles or generally just discuss things

    2014 Premier League wages average by club

    1. Manchester City: £96,445 (3rd overall)

    2. Manchester United: £89,988 (6th)

    3. Chelsea: £83,713 (8th)

    4. Arsenal: £77,963 (10th)

    5. Liverpool: £67,486 (14th)

    6. Tottenham: £54,077 (30th)

    7. Aston Villa: £34,815 (80th)

    8. Newcastle: £32,223 (87th)

    9. Everton: £31,447 (90th)

    10. Sunderland: £31,078 (94th)

    11. Swansea: £31,015 (95th)

    12. Fulham: £29,761 (104th)

    13. WBA: £29,359 (109th)

    14. West Ham: £27,394 (119th)

    15. Southampton: £27,081 (121st)

    16. Cardiff: £25,943 (128th)

    17. Stoke: £25,938 (129th)

    18. Norwich: £22,305 (164th)

    19. Hull: £20,215 (174th)

    20. Crystal Palace: £19,205 (177th)

    Since this table ws made up we have lost Cabaye, Ameobi, Debuchy, HBA and MBiwa as well as loaning out Marvs
    Given that they were all purple players we can assume they were some of the highest wage earners at the club, they were replaced with Janmatt, Perez, Riviere, Cabella and Colback who are all on lower wages

    Our average wage bill is now more likely to along the lines of West Brom / West Ham
    On the flip side , Southamptons wage bill has risen by 25%

  • firebug666

    May 21, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #2

    What is unbearable is having a head coach who is obviously off his head, out of his depth and totally delusional.

    ffs just go John, fcuk off somewhere else, preferably far away like the Antarctic.

  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #3

    This is no longer NUFC. It’s Sports Direct FC so why should I care if a branch of Ashley’s empire gets into difficulty?

  • Hobs

    May 21, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #4

    That shirt, with the black stripes fading away… So symbolic..

  • lesh

    May 21, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #5

    No contingency plans? No surprise there then.

    Just what exactly has Charnley been doing since January?

    He’s had his thumb in his gob and a finger up his backside while trying to work out what he’s for!

  • mickalfas

    May 21, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Can anyone explain to me how the wage bill went up £29.8m last year ?surely it should have dropped ,
    Smoke and mirrors me thinks !!!

  • Ron Knee

    May 21, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #7
  • nut meg

    May 21, 2015 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #8

    To all at NUFC.
    from the Oxford dictionary….forward planning.
    The process of making plans to take into account what is likely to happen or be needed in the future:
    Try it, it might be useful for you sometime…….no…ok up to you.

  • GenralHez

    May 21, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Carver should try and act like a man, admit he is out of his depth and resign.

    If he is genuine about supporting the Toon and a real fan he would go and bury his head in the sand somewhere else.



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