It’s hard to think we could be in any worse shape than Newcastle are right now in 19th place in the league table above only Aston Villa.
We have 10 points from 14 games and Aston Villa have only 5 points in bottom place, but both Sunderland and Bournemouth moved above us in the league yesterday.
The question now is what will Newcastle do if anything to try to correct the situation before the end of the year, and that’s especially true if we get nothing from our nest two games against in-form Liverpool and Tottenham.
Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley
If we keep losing games then the question Lee Charnley and company (namely owner Mike Ashley) will face is whether to replace Steve McClaren as the head coach or stick with him at least through the January transfer window.
New players will be drafted in to try to save our Premier League status but who they will be we don’t know.
They should be players who can make an immediate impact, but that may also go against Newcastle’s transfer policy which is to bring in younger less experienced players who cost less.
To replace McClaren would be an admission that Charnley made another mistake in the summer in appointing the former Derby County manager as the head coach when other good managers were available.
So we don’t expect Newcastle to do much in the next few weeks and they will try to weather the storm and just hope for the best.
That’s essentially what they did when John Carver was losing eight games in a row, but then there’s a problem doing nothing because it never fixes the root problem which only seems to get worse.
If we want to save ourselves and Newcastle continue to lose games Charnley and company cannot wait too long – but don’t expect any decisive moves to come from Newcastle anytime soon.
We probably wont even hear from Lee Charnley in what has to be a crisis situation at Newcastle United.
Unless we lose our next three or four games we don’t expect Newcastle to do anything about the current situation.
They’ll be hoping things get better.