This year has been a terrible one for Newcastle United and it may be a coincidence but ever since Alan Pardew walked out we’ve been a disgrace as far as our results go this year.
OK – so it’s a coincidence.
John Carver was appointed in Alan’s place at the beginning fo the year and was woefully inadequate and after Steve McClaren was fired by Derby County in May Lee Charnley appointed him as the new Newcastle head coach and he’s had a terrible start at Newcastle.
Steve McClaren and Claudio Ranieri yesterday
It’s very rare you get a bigger job after being fired in your last job.
Here are the records of the two head coaches this year with a cumulative record of 23 points from 32 league games and a goal difference of -29.
That would be 27 points over a 38 game season.
We assume Lee Charnley is now running the club for Mike Ashley but what we are seeing is a failure at almost every level of the club and especially on the field.
What happened in the second half yesterday was unacceptable when out players didn’t seem to care less and it wasn’t a case of if Leicester were going to score another goal but when.
If they had wanted to they could have made the score a lot worse than 3-0.
Steve McClaren and the coaching staff have to take responsibility for another terrible display and this time it was in front of more than 50,000 fans.
The definition of coaching is what you can get out of the players available and the squad Steve McClaren has is a lot better than only being able to get 10 points in our of 13 league games.
There is some excellent coaching at Liverpool at the moment with Jurgen Klopp having a huge and immediate impact at Liverpool – and that’s who we play ion our next home game.
We fully expect Mike Ashley to give out big money to bring in some new players in January but the bigger question is does the club have good enough people running the club?
That’s a very good question after a calamitous year on Tyneside.