Newcastle have come to the end of what has been a disastrous year for the club and we are now halfway through the season and have amassed a meager 17 points and four wins this season so far and our 3rd bottom of the league after picking up only one point from the final three games of 2015.
If we continue with the same record in the second half of the season we will get 34 points – which is exactly what we got in our relegation season.
If that happens we will be relegated for the second time from the Premier League.
Steve McClaren hasn´t done much better than John Carver
John Carver was appointed by Lee Charnley to be the interim manager for the last 19 games of last season after Alan Pardew left, and he produced only 13 points and we were almost relegated.
Steve McClaren was appointed days after he was fired from Championship club Derby County and hasn´t done much better than Carver – 4 points better to be exact.
Here´s our record so far this season and it´s not good, especially with goals conceded and goals scored – and our goal difference is terrible at -15 the third worst in the league.
At this time in our relegation season we were 5 points better off with 22 points and we were 12th in the league.
However we gained a meager 12 points in the second half of that 2008-2009 season and in the final 12 games we won only one and drew three for just 6 points – so we cratered at the end.
So things are not that bad yet – and we are still only 3 points behind Chelsea in 14th place.
What does look like being true is that it will take more than 35 points this season to stay up – so we have to somehow turn this around and quickly too if we are to survive.
But it seems the lack of ambition from the top and the lack of consistent investment in the squad is coming back to haunt us big time.
You cannot put everything right with one huige transfer window last summer – and we are quickly finding that out.
The real lack of leadership from the top of the club – currently Lee Charnley- (with some help from Mike Ashley) is the real reason we have cratered this year with only seven wins and 30 points from all our 38 Premier League games.
It’s all very depressing.