4th Top At The End Of November – Players Not Good Enough?


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 close-up

Lee Charnley – appointed John Carver

The starting eleven that day was as follows:

Tim Krul
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.


73 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Nothing official on McLaren sacking, only the Telegraph saying it. The same paper that reckon after Mikey got his fingers stung the first time round and couldn’t believe that none of the players were on relegation clauses still don’t have relegation clause this time we’re going down.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 21, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #2

    Wonder what help kick started that run of a few games then? The ‘crew’?

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Why does everyone picture of Penfold show him holding a bit of paper with both hands?

    Multipass. MULTIPASS!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #4

    The secret is out Jail mate. Mike Ashley aka The Ass Clown doesn’t know very much about football.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #5

    Well said Pokat. Multipass!!!

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Yes the same dastardly crew that got what they wished for and brought the team to it’s ruin. That crew.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Bring on the Championship under McLaren then! Come on, let’s have ya!!!

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Ah geordie2 you noticed! I’m made up. No I mean that I’m not actually real I’m something or someone else. I’m made up lol

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #9

    I’m not taking anything away from the six wins but we were shit, I wasn’t at the 1-0 QPR but I was at the previous two which were probably the worst two I’ve ever seen in my life and from match reports the latest one wasn’t much better. Spurs and Lpool were in disarray and W Brom had to sack their manager, Leicester were probably the worst team in the division at the time, Chelsea had something like 68% possession and we called it playing well !

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Pokat you sly old scoundrel. And I was going to put your name forward as new head coach of the club. Hmmmm.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 21, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Can’t remember who the sixth was !

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #12

    When you have The Ass Clown and his Band of Renown running things anything is possible. Always remember that when you’re feeling down.

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #13

    Lee ” plan? What are you talking about, plan?” Charnley. The guy in charge. Say it fast enough times it loses it’s meaning.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #14

    Not many people know about Multipass Pokat mate. You’re giving yourself away.

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  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #15

    Slow down Ed..can’t keep up with all this news taking over my life
    Have to admit some very funny stuff from tonights bloggers earlier craich

    The Magic Roundabout is in full spin and on overdrive….with all thats happening I just want the 52,000 on Sunday to go mental and take the roof of SJP – just a glimpse of the good old days !

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #16

    What was Lees clincher for the MD interview?
    ” I will always have no plan”? ” I have no idea how to write a cheque”? I am slightly fatter, uglier and less hairy than you, Mr Ashley”?

    I reckon all three ha ha

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  • stuart no9

    May 21, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #17

    i dont think ash will buy another prem club for the simple reason no one will take a punt and risk the club after what they have saeen fron ashley,he has done a job on us but no way will any supporters in the prem allow him to do what he has done to us,
    Ashley got lucky with sheperd , simply coz he wanted the money – the club came second ,
    I did read that sheperd knew ashleys intensions when he bought the club, but sheperd being sheperd took the money and ran – and watched – and waited for this to happen . Sheperd always said ashley had the club at heart , he lied .
    Ashley going to another club wont happen the outgoing owner wont have it and the supporters wont .
    hes done in the prem

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #18

    Geordie2 I am a meat popsicle hehe

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  • jane

    May 21, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #19

    I wonder if NUFC gets more TV money because we are a live match this weekend. don’t think they lost at QPR just for that though!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #20

    When we find ourselves in times of trouble
    Brother Charnley comes to me
    Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
    And in wor hour of darkness
    He is standing right in front of me
    Speaking words of wisdom, let it be
    Beautiful Lee. Has a very calming effect on us all.

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  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #21

    Pokat@3

    The pice of paper Chanley holds up says ” We have peace in our time” then Hitler walked in and f*cked it all up for everyone

    Seems familiar ?

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #22

    Jane interesting question thing is I only wish I gave a s***

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #23

    I knew you would be “Pokat” (nudge nudge, wink wink). Is it green?

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Never forget. Jane is actually Jeff.

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  • jane

    May 21, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #25

    surely Jeff couldn’t keep it up this long

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  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Pokat@3
    The piece of paper Chaley always holds up says ” We have peace in our time ” and then Hitler walks in and faks it all up for everyone

    Seems familiar ?

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #27

    And all the broken hearted geordies
    Living in the toon agree
    There will be an answer
    Sportsy Deeeee

    Sportsy D, Sportsy D
    Sportsy D, Sportsy D

    There’s no plan tomorrow
    Sportsy Deee.

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  • lochinvar

    May 21, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #28

    GeordieTwo (from previous blog ) – if you’re dreaming of Colo maybe you should take up a hobby to take your mind of it…!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #29

    And when the broken-hearted people
    Living in the Toon agree
    There will be an answer, let it be
    For though they may be shafted
    There is still a chance that they will see
    There will be an answer, let it be

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #30

    Those poses of Lee Charnley look like he is trying to be like his hero. R2D2

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #31

    I know lochinvar. It’s just that video. I find myself wanting to go back to it over and over again. Moan!!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #32

    Just let it be mates. Mike the Ass Clown has the answers. Rest easy lads. It’s all sorted.

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #33

    And when we auction Pardew
    There’s no future thanks to Lee charnley,
    There’s no plan tomorrow
    Let it be

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #34

    Sportsy D Pokat mate? Really?

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  • Shadow_Shearer

    May 21, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #35

    The cheek from carver to say the players are not good enough, & not acknowledge he’s the one not good enough is outrageous.
    Carver may have been the cheaper option for fat man, but how many million has that cost fatty to go from 9th to 17th?? If we go one position down futher on Sunday, it will cost him the premiership league & tv money. Refusing to pay off carver, stone & woodman, is like giving away a million & getting back a pound!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #36

    I give up. You’re too good for me Pokat mate. 😆

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #37

    Jane if you are jeff just sling it man it’s pathetic to watch. You were bagged and tagged long ago.

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  • GeordieTwo

    May 21, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #38

    Although Jane from Benwell does make a slight improvement as a name don’t you think Pokat mate?

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #39

    Geordie2 synergy mate. And you don’t just luuuuv Sportsy D? Shame on you. Gotta go. Sleep an that lol

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  • Pokat

    May 21, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #40

    Well it’s a better name than the one I’ve chosen I suppose ha ha

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