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A Bad Defeat At The End Of A Shocking Year For Newcastle

5:53 pm, Monday, December 28th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

We looked to be really starting to go places when we beat Liverpool and Tottenham in successive games but Newcastle have again shown what an inconsistent side they are when we manged to get just one point out of last three games of the year – against Aston Villa, Everton and now West Brom – who won their first game in six games.

Against Aston Villa ta home it was Villa’s only 4th point in 16 games so we are losing to poor sides.

lee charnley and mike ashley

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley
No knee jerk reaction from these two
But will there be any reaction at all?

Here’s our record this year.

Head CoachPlayedWonDrawn LostGFGAGDPoints

So in the 38 league games played we have 22 defeats and only 30 points – 7 wins and a shocking goal difference of -32 and a ,massive 69 goals conceded.

And we are not going to strengthen our defense next month?.

If things don’t change quickly we could very well end up relegated in May and that comes after we had ample warning last May when John Carver almost took us down with eight defeats in a row shortly before the end of last season.

We’ve said it before – there is something terribly wrong at Newcastle when we cannot seem to get the results – and the club just seems to be run by amateurs from the top.

Who really is running Newcastle these days – Lee Charnley, Graham Carr, Mike Ashley or all three?

We certainly don’t want to overreact – and as Lee Charnley keeps saying – there will no knee jerk reactions from Newcastle.

But in times of crisis there needs to be some reaction – something done – otherwise we’ll continue the way we have been the first 19 games of the season – and the final 19 games of last season – a relegation side.

But are the powers that be going to stand idly by now – like we did when John Carver was manager and  we almost were relegated in the final game of last season.

Will they take any decisive action to try to save Newcastle and not let the club slide back into the Championship again?

That’s the question for people like Mike Ashley, Lee Charnley and whoever else is running Newcastle United these days.

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19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 WWSBRD // Dec 28, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Jesus wept

  • 2 GeordieTwo // Dec 28, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    How much more of this? The owner is absolutely delusional if he thinks this is acceptable. An empty ground would wake him up like nothing else has.

  • 3 WWSBRD // Dec 28, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    4 point more than Carver…who isn’t even close to being a manager

  • 4 Jib // Dec 28, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    One – nil away to West Brom is not a bad defeat !!!

  • 5 Jib // Dec 28, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    To compare this team to the rabble under Carver is laughable and says more about your footy knowledge than owt else ,

  • 6 cyprus // Dec 28, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Why is Wini absolved? He’s been terrible (as well), as the commentators pointed out.

    What’s a matta with Perez? My ex-favourite player is terrible too!

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Dec 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    ashley, carr, charnley . . . what an unholy trinity, we are so cursed .

  • 8 Ron Knee // Dec 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    So is the Slug going to stand by and do nothing? Has he accepted the likelihood of relegation for a season or two? Or does he want NUFC to stay in the PL at all costs? Will he try to buy his way out of this mess?

    We’ll know soon enough!

  • 9 MacToon // Dec 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Our annus horribilis, not just one loss!

  • 10 Rotonda heights // Dec 28, 2015 at 6:01 PM


    largely because he is continually played out of position

  • 11 WWSBRD // Dec 28, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Mate we are in the bottom three after half the season and we are losing to poor team what the heck is a poor result in ur eyes?

  • 12 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 28, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Lilongwe Geordie
    December 28, 2015
    No worries.

    So if all our players performed as admirably as you say, if we only bring in a centre forward (as you suggested earlier) how do we stay up given we let a team who are as poor as us at dominating game’s, dominate us?

  • 13 Roosta // Dec 28, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Thing is our defense soaked up so much pressure and played ok, its our midfield that for me is our main concern, straw weight we are, getting run through every min, we are in a massive survival battle, Mr Ashley Mr Charnley those daft cheesy grins have to stop, daft shteve needs more signings and NOW.

  • 14 SPRINGY // Dec 28, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    its not the scoreline..i think most would accept a 1-0 if we had created chances and just been unlucky(like everton second half) but there was nothing but bad play…poor touches crap passing…no creativity at all against a side whos home record was only just better then villa’s who are bottom

  • 15 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 28, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Who is absolving Gini? He is probably out of position, but he has been woeful often. He made the pitch small consistently which suited *WBA down to the ground.

  • 16 NoahJ // Dec 28, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    mclaren said in the sky interview that “we started off terrifically” – is he actually taking the p*ss?

    we’re a team that can only muster anything 45 minutes in, and frankly we could have been 4-0 down by then.

    This is the turning point in my patience with him. why he didn’t mix up the squad to cater for the obvious tiredness- pretty much like every other team in the 4 divisions- reeks of cluelessness. If we have lost sissoko for a couple of weeks because of it, then that would just be the icing on the cake

  • 17 James RS // Dec 28, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    If Pardew had been handed that 50 million we might be challenging for Europe but unfortunately he was replaced by a shite manager (McLaren) who’s now past it, can’t man manage, struggles with tactics and needs replacing now. He will never do well at Newcastle even with 100 million .

  • 18 Moonraker15 // Dec 28, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    We need a creative, strong midfield player of quality; and I don’t mean he Derby County player that’s been mentioned, I mean Cabaye type quality but what worries me is I don’t think they can see it.

    They think cos our defence is soaking up the pressure we only need to score goals but if we are soaking up so much pressure all the time we will not win many games.

    Oh god what a mess and all that money sloshing around; I mean if we were skint I could understand, but we are literally loaded!

  • 19 Moonraker15 // Dec 28, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    James RS

    I agree with you about SMC but not Pardew. He has signed loads of players for Palace but doesn’t play them. The only good one he signed is Cabaye and he wasn’t responsible for signing him for the Toon, but new how good he was for us.

    Pardew has a stronger squad than us for their style ie defensive and long ball on the break! He will get found out he has very limited ability; unfortunately so does Schteeve !

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