The last two displays by Newcastle are close to being two of the worst performances we have seen from a Newcastle side in a long long time – and after all the promises last week from the players about how they were going to be better and fight and all that great stuff – it was as bad as at Leicester City and a worse result.
But if you are expecting some decisive action from Lee Charnley and company who run the club from the top – you may be disappointed – because Newcastle don’t make knee jerk reactions and in fact in times of difficulty they very rarely take any action at all.
Lee Charnley – what will he do?
However, when a business is in pending difficulty, doing nothing does nothing and has no positive effect – and the difficulty continues and usually gets worse.
You can’t just hide out and hope things get better.
Just look at what happened last season with John Carver – the powers that be at the club stood by Carver as he got one point in the 10 games before the last game of the season when we managed to get a win.
But we were almost relegated in that final game and when he took over at the end of last year we were in 9th place on 26 points and got just 13 points in the final 19 games.
So that’s what happens when you don’t make a knee-jerk reaction or in fact do absolutely nothing when you lose eight games on the trot – the first time that has ever happened at Newcastle in the Premier League.
That’s one of the five wins we have had in 33 league games this year – surely one of the worst calendar years in Newcastle ‘s history – an it’s unlikely to get better in our final five games either.
We hear from the local press that those who run the club will keep faith in McClaren and that may be true – but don’t expect Newcastle to be a Premier League club next season with these kinds of pathetic and embarrassing performances.
Some real changes need to be made soon with Liverpool and Tottenham our next two games and then Aston Villa at home – who seem to be playing a lot better than we are at the moment.
We’re sure there will be players brought in during the January transfer window but on these terrible displays a bigger question has to hang over the head of Steve McClaren – especially when he was fired by Derby County in May.
And we’ll not even mention Lee Charnley who has made two disastrous choices of head coach since Alan Pardew left – when some good managers were available.
Crystal Place completely outplayed us today – like you would never have believed – before this game started.
And Pardew completely out-coached Steve McClaren today and he seems to be struggling to get to grips with the job at Newcastle.
So we’ll probably hear there will definitely be no knee-jerk reaction after we have gone second bottom as Sunderland got their second successive win – a 2-0 win at home to Stoke – and Bournemouth drew 3-3 at home to Everton.
So Newcastle will keep calm after these two terrible defeats and we will then probably become closer to favorites for relegation.
The likelihood is that we are going to be near the bottom of the league by January since we have six games to play by January 2nd – when we are at Arsenal – and we also play Liverpool and Tottenham in our next two games.
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Crystal Place in comparison was one of our easier games.
How many points will we get in those six games coming up do you think?
And we spent £53M in the summer on new players?