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Newcastle Imploding Fast – In Complete Disarray

11:28 pm, Saturday, November 28th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 29 Comments

We were promised a much-improved display at Crystal Palace today and what did we get – another abject performance from a bunch of players who don´t seem to be good enough to keep Newcastle in the Premier League this season and cannot handle any adversity in a game.

And Steve McClaren will come under increasing pressure too with this being the worst start in Newcastle´s 123 year history with just 10 points from 14 games.

Our goal difference is -16 – the worst in the Premier League and the 30 goals conceded – also the worst in the Premier League.

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Newcastle players in disarray – who was guarding him?

And we have slipped to second bottom of the league as Sunderland and Bournemouth go above us – Sunderland beat Stoke 2-0 at home and Bournemouth drew 3-3 against Everton at home.

It doesn’t make for good reading and with the team imploding over the last two games when we have conceded eight goals you wonder how we will do in the two tough games coming up – against Liverpool and Tottenham – two teams who if anything are a lot better than Crystal Palace.

It´s hard to know where Newcastle go from here – and it´s going to be very difficult to get much at all out of the next two games coming up.

We don´t expect any changes to be made anytime soon my Managing Director Lee Charnley and maybe the next crucial game is the home game against Aston Villa, who are the only team beneath us on 5 points.

If we lose that one we will be in grave danger and maybe some action will be taken by those running the club – and certainly the way the club has been run over the last few years has been simply abysmal.

It´s difficult to see at this stage – if we keep playing like our last two games – how we can possibly survive in the Premier League this season.

It´s that bad with just over a third of the season gone by.

We hope it can be turned around but it´s not looking good and Newcastle United are a pale shadow of the club we once were.

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29 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Ashle out!

  • 2 Tsunki // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    He doesn’t even get a ‘y’.

  • 3 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    So is Watmore another Geordie that the Mackems have managed to get playing for them ??

    How do we keep missing out on youngsters in our area ?

  • 4 jimmysmith // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    It’s clear now they really did need to do more in the offseason. A few needed to have been shifted, and now the new faces have also been dragged down into it. And instead of being part of the solution, they could by now also be part of the problem. Guys like, Mitro. Mbemba, Widjnaldum, Thauvin and De Jong must be thinking they may well have made a grave mistake with their careers.

  • 5 toonking // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:39 PM



    I was one of the few people during that knew all along sacking pardew was never going to change things and we’d get nothing more than another crap manager.

    I’ve seen for ages that the squad is jam packed with mercineries rather than decent players.

    you could be described another person who deserves what you get because we’re still contain ashley, we still contain mercineries and we still contain terrible managers.

    I don’t live in a science fiction world, i’m not mega rich and i’m not this excellent scout, how much more can I as a fan do other than protest for cashley out and not provide cash fo the club in the mean time

  • 6 GeordieTwo // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Well, on the bright side we did do some nice hand shaking before the match. 😯

  • 7 toonking // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:42 PM


    Ashley out
    harnley out
    stop playing colo
    if you that good well show it sissoko
    appoint a decent manager

  • 8 Tsunki // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    G 2 and the traffic on the way back from the match was lighter than not a total disaster of a day.

  • 9 GeordieTwo // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    You see lads? There is always a silver lining mates.

  • 10 ToonMatt // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    To be fair we all knew this would happen and have known for years that the only direction the club would go is down with Ashley in charge? Yet people still turn up and hand over their money to him? People should have stayed away years ago and forced him out but didn’t and he will still be here in 10 years time, the club is doomed.

  • 11 GeordieTwo // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    I also think we do some very nice passing in warmup. That should really count for something. Possibly a small bit of silverware at the end of the season?

  • 12 GeordieTwo // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    That way Ashley can leave us feeling content.

  • 13 Tsunki // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    You are indeed a worthy companion to the feeble minded gaggle that think the issue revolves around the hiring and firing of common or garden coaching staff. Pardew was a symptom of the illness inflicted I. This club, just like Kinneff and now McLaren. They are fall guys for a darker agenda aimed at milking us of cash. The idea is to keep us on the edge of satisfaction, but it’s unravelling at the moment and even the hopelessly stupid are beginning to let it dawn on them.

  • 14 GeordieTwo // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    I can see it now in wor silverware cabinet. The Warmup Challenge Cup. Beautiful. Tsunki mate pass the hat around and buy something tastefull will you?

  • 15 GeordieTwo // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Did anyone else pick out some brighter moments at the match? Some tidy scrambly bits? Some clever banter among the lads? Anything? Come on lads, we’re desperate here.

  • 16 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Cathro must be wondering why he left Valencia now his reputation must be in tatters now !!

    Notice Simpson not really doing much on the touchline either now

  • 17 GeordieTwo // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Bring them into the ground tomorrow Steve. Work up a nice lather fonging them. Then let the coaches fong them. Then the tea lady. Then any passers by. Then do what we call a bag skate here (without skates of course). Work them until they drop. Then fong them again.

  • 18 Tsunki // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    It all looks so pathetic now doesn’t it, those who said that boycotts don’t make any difference, that loyalty to the lads on the pitch ( by the way, you may have noticed this is a unilateral loyalty) was paramount and transcended protests against Ashley by staying away from games. Pathetic.

  • 19 GeordieTwo // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Other than that I have no idea what to do with them. Harrumph.

  • 20 Tsunki // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Lcbp, hard to be sympathetic to these lads. They sold their soul on a long shot that they could make a reputation in a footballing graveyard. A very long shot indeed.

  • 21 Tsunki // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    January Transfer Window. There is where the horse and the bolting of it to a substantial cart will be. If we do not put four key top class highly motivated players into the team then, we are going to be visiting some tiny grounds next year. And the next.

  • 22 GeordieTwo // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Very good point Tsunki mate. If those idiots in charge had listened to us we would be well along to a successful year. Where are the fongings? The badger droppings in their tea? The nasty glances as they come off the pitch? The pleading? The begging? The weeping before each match? Doesn’t McLaren know anything about successful coaching?

  • 23 BandB // Nov 28, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Three years of swallowing this moronic negger slur.
    This is far too important now to treat with traitors and toddlers.
    The gloves are off now.
    No more Ms Nice Guy 🙂

  • 24 toonking // Nov 29, 2015 at 12:00 AM


    Whilst pardew himself was a sh1t manager he had one thing in him that was assuring for us he did get some good starts to a season, the biggest part of the problem pardew had for newcastle is fans had huge belief that we had a great team just getting ruined from pardew.

    What i’m glad about now that he is gone is people are starting to divert there attention towards the main blame, had this current team still had pardew in charge you be getting lot saying thauvin and jamaat were pardewed, we’ve got a great attack pardew isn;’t putting to good use and players such as wiji is out of position no matter how crap most the width is.

    Now he’s gone that has changed and the blame is getting more diverted towards the more serious problems but unfortunatly we’re now facing what looks a bigger risk relegation that we had back then and I just can’t think of any way out this time.

  • 25 Obertans_on_roids // Nov 29, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    So it’s clear what we need to do.

    Ashley isn’t leaving until we win a cup. Get Gateshead to host some sort of make believe cup competition, pay off all the non league teams so that they’ll let us win, get rid of Ashley and work from there.

    Then it’s just a matter of getting a new owner, manager and players, then teaching them to play a Newcastle style of play.

    Other than that it’s relegation and a team not even capable of returning from the championship.

  • 26 Sav // Nov 29, 2015 at 12:55 AM

    I reckon we should give Graham Carr the manager’s job. I don’t think it would make us any better but it would serve him right.

  • 27 Sav // Nov 29, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    Ashley didn’t say we were going all out to win a cup or even that he would leave after we won one. He said he would not be leaving until after we won one. There ‘s a big difference.

  • 28 true toon // Nov 29, 2015 at 3:42 AM

    Lets face it guys, we are going down this season.

    Meanwhile what i think NUFC should do is to sell those assets at a good price to prepare for championship next season otherwise we will be another leeds or Portsmouth

  • 29 widowmagandapoke // Nov 29, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    It was clear even in pre season Macca wasn’t up to it.

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