Newcastle Crisis But No Knee-Jerk Reaction – In Fact No Action


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.

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Lee Charnley – what will he do?
Absolutely nothing


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.

Absolutely hopeless.

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?

Comments welcome.



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92 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #1

    Silence from the powers that be. Charnley and Ashley will have nothing to say as usual. What can they say? They are both completely incompetent. They created this mess and they have no answers for how to get us out of it.

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #2

    ashley will spend only on sell on players
    only thing is
    no cnut wants them
    ashley go fak yersel

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  • cyprus

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #3

    Read it. Sorry, thauvin worse than cabella. Didn’t express that right

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  • cyprus

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #4

    G2
    I’d say that in MA case. I invested I brought in a supposedly experienced coach. A motivator and a young supposed superstar coach. My experienced scout as are all the above, is sxxxxe. Mea culpa

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #5

    Manx

    Agree. I think it’s right to give the manager stick. If you want to manage a football club,which people care passionately about, and you then chose to do that even though you know the guy above you is selling you and the fans short then you are as much a part of the problem as the owner.

    McClaren is hardly struggling for money, he didn’t need this job, so I have no sympathy now he has taken it.

    I know this is Ashley’s fault, he has brought the club to this, he appoints the board, he sets policy, he is the one who can make changes….but he doesn’t.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #6

    manxpie // Nov 28, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    sage carr is doing his job i have no doubt about that
    we keep hearing that the philosophy of the recruitment won’t change even tho it is the biggest problem

    so that has to come from above him but again it will be the managers fault
    and we will just repeat probably with an out of work has been manager holloway or o’leary or of that ilk

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Cyprus

    I don’t have a lot of hope for Thauvin. However if he was slotting into a competent team it would certainly be a lot easier for him than coming into a side devoid of any ability or organisation.

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  • reilly

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #8

    nothing will change at the club till ashley goes.
    if mcclaren is replaced we will just get another average out of work manager,.

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  • hibbitt

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #9

    ron……. i was talking to mark proctor last night and he was telling me its load of bull that carr and mc are big mates he also said mc will walk if he gets to much stick here’s hoping …but god know’s who would take the job

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #10

    The Palace players had acres of space to run into today. Their pace was completely beyond us. We even made that plank Wickam look half decent.

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  • SPRINGY

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #11

    repost;
    quality=none
    strength=none
    fitness=none
    organisation=none
    this is gettin ridiculous now….as for waiting for jan transfer window….ask ya selves this would u leave another team to join this shower of shit??…..so the idea of gettin quality in at jan is a pipe dream in my eyes…i’d be amazed if any player of decent quality even talked to us let alone signed.
    macca may not be completely at fault but he is the man who coaches and picks the side and he is being to soft….he has to change,quit or be sacked…and the players need there arses kickin

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Vardy !

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  • Readingmag

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #13

    no more pain please. KK time.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #14

    plus i dont understand that he’s “happy” paying players millions but not the people in charge of them
    surely he doesn’t do that in his first love

    how unlucky are we to get the stingiest bone idlest pig ignorentest sC UNThorpest billionaire in the entire fuskin world!!

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Pearson signed Mahrez and Vardy for 1.4 million Carr signs Thauvin and Cabella for over 20 million

    Couldn’t make it up !!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #16

    Really, this has been coming from the start of the season. I said McLaren would be under huge pressure straight off because the players aren’t good enough. Dummett wouldn’t make many Championship clubs. Colo is a shadow of the player we signed. Who do we have on the bench? Saylor? Don’t make me laugh. Anita isn’t strong enough for the Prem. Mitrovic will sulk now. Bringing on Gouffran is pointless. We have nothing on the bench except Mitrovic.

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  • jane

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #17

    brilliant Vardy and what a pass.

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #18

    Knee jerk reaction ?
    No.
    What we need is a ten second considered decision – then sack the lot

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  • toonking

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #19

    The evidence of mac was clear before he even got appointed. newcastle is a with extremely high expectations and a team fans rate over the top, it creates pressure and as a manager you need to have the capabilities to cope with it; something which mac can’t cope with at all as was shown during his time at england.

    pardew was a crap manager and I had no interest in him being a decent manager but what I did like about him during his period at newcastle was that fans would not get in his way, he was always able to cope with the increasing pressure fans had on him which is why he had us top 10 during 2 of his 3 full spells and left us sitting in 9th place.

    on a seperate not goVARDY
    1-0 leister

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  • manxpie

    Nov 28, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #20

    well done vardey a proper striker who works his bollocks of every game and the offside trap brilliantly

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  • toonking

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #21

    colo, sisssoko and cisse if you ever read this page i demand you stand acting like this vardy player and the leister team itself.

    There’s only 1 james vardy.
    howay leister

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  • Average_Contents

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #22

    Ashley out!

    Now!

    Horrible cnut.

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  • toonking

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #23

    start*

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  • Readingmag

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Ironic…I thought Cisse was our best player…never gave the ball away…

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #25

    Wow. Just wow. It’s a good job Pardew is crap otherwise they might have scored 8. How did we end up losing one manager who wasn’t the answer, and end up with one who, quite frankly, is doing even worse!?!?

    Anyone feel like blaming the owner?

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  • manxpie

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #26

    so that means mahrez was 400,000 bloody hell wat a bargain and he actually runs of the ball

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #27

    Could Ashley not just buy Leicester City outright and relocate them To SJP ?
    Wasps rugby moved to Coventry and that’s worked ok

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  • toonking

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #28

    it is sad to think of myself like this but leister city feel like a team I’m more keen to watch and support at this minute in time because i’d just love to see a team such as this one get top 4 or win the title playing as it’s playing at this minute in time.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #29

    hibbitt

    That’s the problem: out of the frying pan into the fire.

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  • manxpie

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #30

    ycmiu that would be a first wouldn’t it but supposedly getting rid of the manager had to happen for things to change
    so surely now the same thing has to happen

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Toonking

    Liecester remund me of the toon under Keegan when we were first promoted under him. An exciting, good footballing team.

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  • Thump

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #32

    @YouCouldn’tMakeItUp: I think you’ll find the blame has always been placed at Ashley’s door. He just isn’t a figurehead to direct our anger towards.

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  • toonking

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #33

    best thing about vardy is it’s save us from dominating back page headlines.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #34

    Manx

    I agree Pardew had to go. He was not right for us in any way…but obviously he aint totally crap, as Palace have continued to improve under him. Mclaren is doing awfully, but again, i wouldnt completely blame him. Its got to be the owner. Mash has to go.

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  • stokiebill

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #35

    The only way forward now for us drop all first team,play under 21s for next game and cut wages of so called senior players.What a f—–g shambles sick of hearing we have to get back on training ground and work hard load of carp.

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  • c-dog

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #36

    £53 million on four gash players

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  • Transfer Sage

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Manx

    Leicester have some cracking players. Made some brilliant buys in the summer.

    For me, unless you can afford the very best you won’t be able to get a team to play like Barca.

    What we should be doing, if wanting to buy cheap, is getting a much bigger/better scouting network to start then buying players with genuine pace.

    Pace worries teams and creates problems. Even if the quality isn’t amazing you get good value.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #38

    Thump

    But surely he can’t keep hiding from it? After his fighting talk at the end of last season, he still seems to manage to avoid a great deal of flack which many fans still seem to aim at the manager.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Carr Out
    Colo Out
    Charnley Out
    McClaren Out

    Then clear the decks of all but those that want to be here. Problem is we don’t have a core contingent of British senior players to go in the dressing room and say “anybody that doesn’t want to be here, get up and leave”, like we did with Nolan, Barton, Harper and Smith. That would leave us with 5/6 players at a stretch….

    Allow somebody else to buy who he wants. It’s the only way out other than certain relegation, and who knows what the fallout will be when relegated.

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  • Pottsclock

    Nov 28, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #40

    Leiceste’s right back…..if only we could pick up bargains like that

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