No Panic At Newcastle But 2015 Record Means A Huge Crisis


Newcastle are in a  crisis again and it´s hard to deny that after two of the worst performance we have seen from  a Newcastle side and they were in consecutive games.

One of the things that is just unforgivable at Newcastle is is when players give up the fight and too many Newcastle players have given up in the last two games and any neutral observer watching Newcastle would think we were favorites of all 20 PL clubs for relegation.

That´s how bad we have looked – and the players have looked hopeless in those game with the defense sometimes looking comical.

Mike Ashley Sky Sports West Ham Match May 2015

Mike Ashley in May – we want to win something

There shouldn´t be any panic at Newcastle but there should be great concern, but it will by owner Mike Ashley who decides that to do.

The blame game has already started and this calendar year will probably turn out to be the worst in the history of the club.

In 33 league games played this year – yes it´s since Alan Pardew left – we have 23 points and a goal difference of -33.

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Here´s the records of the two managers in charge.

Head CoachPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
Carver1934121835-1713
McClaren2456132544-1921
Total43810254379-3634

That record would be 26 points over a 38 game season – and in our relegation season seven years ago we managed 34 points.

The problem is the people who have got us into this mess – from the owner on down are the people responsible for this and still in place – so it could be difficult to get out of the mess we are in.

When you are in a mess in business sometimes it´s best to bring new people in to solve it – and not leave the people in who have created the mess in the first place.

That´s going to be almost impossible to do at Newcastle unless there is a change in owner – and that´s not going to happen anytime soon.

We are already hearing the Board will stick by Steve McClaren, but that´s only to protect themselves since Lee Charnley brought in Steve McClaren and Graham Carr brought in the players.

So any neutral outside observer looking in wouldn´t be too surprised at that message coming out of the club.

If we know Mike Ashley the only thing he´s really interested in at Newcastle is to keep us in the Premier League so we can keep getting the big money.

That´s why if things don´t improve quickly we will see a new manager in – and we should have an overhaul at Newcastle because things they have been doing over the years just don´t work.

It´s all taken Newcastle several rungs down the ladder in the world of football and we have been a bottom 10 Premier League club under Ashley – since we´ve only made the top ten twice in eight years.

Unfortunately, that´s not likely to improve much because the way the club is being run simply doesn´t work.

What more evidence do the Newcastle Board and Mike Ashley need to prove that?

Comments welcome.



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115 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #1

    Ashley out!

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  • proud2bnufc

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #2

    We need to be relegated. That’s it, nothing more.

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  • Slank

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #3

    REPOST

    Lesh @ 13

    Newcastle is a minor revenue stream (if that) compared to Ashley’s other companies and any losses at Newcastle could offset tax liabilities in his other more profitable companies.

    For Ashley I don’t think money has any major significance with regards to Newcastle. Fans should forget it as an issue with Ashley. Pride probably has a greater significance.

    And as regards ‘Arry. Never. He he gets nose bleeds north of Watford.

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  • Slank

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #4

    AncientC

    ‘..If we only get beat by one goal against Liverpool..’

    Don’t laugh but I think we will beat them.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Comment #5

    BandB

    Which players are in Coloccini’s clique?

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #6

    The Clib has been in major crisis for the past 24 months and in crisis management since MA took over. The board does not have a grip on what needs to be done and will eventually squander our PL position because of an attempted determination to reinvent the wheel. Only to find a reoccurring self inflicted puncture.

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  • martoon

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #7

    Slank @3 – As I understand it NUFC is not so much a revenue stream but an advertising billboard for SD. Premiership football is shown worldwide whereas I would imagine championship football is probably only of interest in England – that is surely Ashley’s incentive for keeping NUFC in the premiership.

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  • optimistic prime

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #8

    Repost

    Lesh

    The first time we were relegated it enabled Ashley to saddle us with a loan to handicap our future potential, what’s a years tv loss if he can loan us more money and handicap us for a further several years.

    Nowt he does is by accident and a blind man on a galloping horse could see the trouble the clubs been in for 3years plus.

    The speech and a few quid was smoke and mirrors a lot fell for, nowts changes at all, same old Ashley at NUFC

    He didn’t oust carver or Pardew with similar failings and runs, IMO he won’t sack Mac

    Ashley out!

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #9

    2nd rate team led by a buffoon for a tat slavedriver

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #10

    op

    But how can he be sure we won’t stay in the Championship for years to come?

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #11

    martoon he sells his tat in the uk

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #12

    ron we wont never get back and we will be lucky to stay there with his model

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  • Jib

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #13

    Ron Knee

    You cheeky beggar !

    B and B has told you there’s a clique , that should be enough, don’t you dare ask for names or express any doubts.

    She knows stuff.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #14

    jt

    League One here we come!

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  • vidcare

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #15

    FFS The only outlet we have for attack is our RB Janmatt what are the so called midfield doing SFA! Janmatt is out of position time after time as a Defender and we are conceding GOALS GALORE from not having a RB Defender in that position?

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  • SPRINGY

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #16

    morning all
    cant see matip signing at all while we are bottom and not winning….as for a new head coach non of the names that have been mentioned inspire if im honest…..if no one’s in place theres every chance colo will end up doin it he seems to be unmovable at the club for whatever reason….and seems like the sort of stupid thing the club would do at the minute…just to compound things more!!.

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  • BandB

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #17

    I’m not telling anyone anything.
    If I’m wrong then I’ll look a fool.
    It’s what happens when people are wrong all the time, Jib.

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  • croftus5678

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #18

    we need to play 5-3-2.

    mbemba is the only guarentee’d cb and atm i would say dummett is our next best untill saylor comes back.

    hairdryer or mbabu as lwb imo and ofc janmaat rwb but with 3 cb’s he should be able to handle his defensive duties.

    a mid 3 of colback/sissoko and wijnaldum 3 complete players who can attack and defend.

    and stick mitrovic with cisse (not keen on cisse but i have to admit he does score the goals)

    perez on as sub for midfield or attack depending how the game goes.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #19

    Against Liverpool we may need to go with an inverted pentagon:

    —————————–Gini—-de Jong
    —————Colback—————————Anita
    ———————————-Tiote
    Mbabu—-Dummett—Mbemba—Laschelle—Janmaat

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  • mindshaft

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #20

    McClaren is on the board so I don’t believe he has no say on incoming players (as long as they are under 25 and cheap) – many pros have said he’s a good coach but a terrible manager – we’re seeing the fruits of that. We were playing okay until 3 games ago when the players just seemed like they couldn’t be bothered , who knows what happened – at a minimum I’d sack Steve Black immediately, very few players need positivity talks and most think it’s complete hogwash and aren’t prepared to even listen to him

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  • mindshaft

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #21

    Against Liverpool we’d be better off not turning up and play a formation of 0-0-0 , they would get a default 3-0 win but better than the thrashing we are going to get

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  • geordieboy83

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #22

    I just want us to go for it, stop trying the same crap that ain’t worked. As a manager myself all be it, amateur football, if we hit a bad run I take the shackles off them and let them just have a go and sure enough it tends to work.

    Bring a Dutch league winning captain and seasoned champions league performer into the team – de Jong how can he not warrant a place

    Push another Dutch league winning player into the midfield where he can play the number 8 box to box role – wijnaldum

    Play thauvin a natural winger, not set the world a light granted but who the hell has? Just got for it

    Janmat. Lascalles Mbemba. Mbabu
    Perez Wojnaldum. Jack. Thriving
    Dr Jong
    Mitrovic

    Have a frigging go and make them worry about is

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #23

    everyone knows there is a clique there is in every club

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  • mindshaft

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #24

    and I wouldn’t waste my afternoon watching this shower and then spending the next couple of hours slating them

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #25

    macca has no balls gb3

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #26

    what just a couple of hours

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  • BandB

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #27

    But for the record.
    I said they would follow the dominant clique.
    I didn’t say “Colocini’s dominant clique.”

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  • geordieboy83

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #28

    Aye true Tudor

    But something has got to change.

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  • mindshaft

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #29

    Someone needs to start a campaign for Newcastle to not actually turn up for next couple of games, let’s face it the team are playing like they don’t give a flying and barely turning up anyway, we wouldn’t have to suffer a huge embarrassing defeat , and I could shag the wife instead of watching the match …. then she could feel what it’s like to be frustrated at a poor performance ?

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #30

    pmsl

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #31

    dummet with his perfectly coiffured hair not a drop of sweat or even out place bunch of lazy back turning wasters

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #32

    collo the snail overtaken by a tortoise

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  • BandB

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #33

    If the captain was a strong personality with a following in the dressing room, then you would expect those players to play for him even if they were odds with the head coach.
    There’s no evidence at all for this.
    Colo is a law unto himself. It’s possible this doesn’t make him a popular dressing room figure, and that the players aren’t just not playing for the coaches, but for the captain too.

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  • Slank

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #34

    martoon @ 7

    Very true but I’m sure it doesn’t feature in any bottom line financial statement.

    I’ve always been a bit dubious about the merits and impact of the club’s specific advertising. I have always thought that it would need a huge viewing audience to make a difference to SD sales. As I don’t see a huge audience for our games I have questioned the impact.

    As all Premiership games are very often shown live around the world why would someone in (say) Malaysia want to watch us when instead they can watch ManU (inevitably), Chelsea, Man City, Arsenal or Liverpool ?

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  • cyprus

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #35

    Ed,
    What is it with you and AP man? Watch True Geordie’s rant to get another perspective: we were sxxxe, still are.

    Steve, my man, hope you haven’t lost the dressing room as well as the plot.

    And,
    “When you’re playing, you’ve been a coach or a manager, the dressing room is about peer pressure” you say.

    It’s more than that. It’s about a combination between cooperation and competition, it’s about team building, it’s about pride in belonging in a team, and interdependence. Look that stuff up dude.

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  • SPRINGY

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #37

    maybe 3-5-2 is worth looking at for liverpool
    ——————————–elliott———————————–
    —————-mbemba……….colo……….dummett————–
    ——————anita————————–tiote——————
    janmaat———————-dejong———————-colback
    ———————-perez——————mitro———————
    put colo in coz he wont get dropped.

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  • croftus5678

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #38

    @33 bandb

    i’d vote wij as captain he seems to be a smart lad and tell’s it as it is imo.

    colback and saylor have the passion but not 100% on them being captain material

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  • AncientC

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #39

    McClaren said he was not motivated by money when he joined Derby, apparently he was not earning much for the division he was in.

    What does Ashley do… hire the only manager available not motivated by money, then put him on a highly incentived contract.

    I doubt McClaren got a higher basic wage than at Derby after being sacked.

    Let’s be honest, this is textbook Ashley, a combination of penny pinching and mistakes.

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  • John Tudor

    Nov 30, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #40

    slank they do watch us
    when we play arsenal man city united ,etc when they know they will see a humiliation and goals and a comedy defence

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