On November 22nd, after beating QPR 1-0 at home, Newcastle were in joint 4th place with Manchester United with 19 points from 12 games and that was our fifth win in a row, after having had a poor start to the season with only 4 points and no wins in the first seven games.
Lee Charnley – appointed John Carver
The starting eleven that day was as follows:
Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson, Paul Dummett, Massadio Haidara
Moussa Sissoko, Ryan Taylor Jack Colback
Remy Cabella Ayoze Perez Sammy Ameobi
Only Massadio is now out injured, but John Carver has had a lot of those players available this year, but has not been able to get the results with those players – and has just 10 points from 18 league games.
And John has said some of the players are simply not good enough for Newcastle, but they did OK in our first twelve games under Alan Pardew.
And two weeks after we had beaten QPR at home, we beat Chelsea 2-1 at St. James’ Park in our next home game, to break their 22 game unbeaten run, and it was their first defeat of the season for this season’s Premier League Champions – so the players were playing well enough then under Alan Pardew.
It’s not surprising the fans are fed up with the way Newcastle are being run – but what it has shown is the head coach is very important, and when somebody’s in the position who is simply not good enough or experienced enough, the team can fail quickly and drop like a lead balloon in the table.
Unfortunately for John Carver he has been found out this year with Newcastle in severe danger of being relegated.
We hope we can avoid relegation on Sunday so we can rebuild big time this summer.
But if we are relegated, we have only ourselves to blame with the main culprit – the one most responsible is probably a better way to say it – is Managing Director Lee Charnley.
He was the one who appointed John Carver, and then failed to replace him when it was obvious to everybody, that Hon was in way over his head.
It will be an utter tragedy if Newcastle United are relegated on Sunday.