This is not what was supposed to happen as we had just finished a good January transfer window with four good players coming in – and the fans had got some of their enthusiasm back for the club.
But an insipid and pathetic display against an out-of-form Everton side was another case of Newcastle not turning up for an away game and the inconsistency of this Newcastle team continues unabated and we now have 13 defeats in 24 games played.
And we have lost 9 of 12 away games and only scored 6 goals on the road.
Mike Ashley – urgent action needed if we are to save Newcastle
And it looks like this could continue until the end of the season and we will be relegated.
Certainly last night there wasn´t much cause for optimism – Steve McClaren admitted after the game we went back to being as poor as we were three or four months ago.
It was five steps back last night.
This was the first time Everton have won in the league since they beat us 1-0 at home six games ago.
It is the first time Everton have won at Goodison since November 21st, so it’s not as if we were playing an in-form side either.
But it was obvious once their first goal went in from Aaron Lennon after 23 minutes that Newcastle were never going to be in this game and if this doesn´t set the alarm bells off at Newcastle nothing will.
And quite honestly the way the club is managed these days it’s the polar opposite of the way it was managed under Freddy Shepherd and we never seen to fire a manager – however bad the results are.
Steve McClaren started this season with 3 points from 8 games and now with two thirds of the season gone we have taken 4 points in the last seven league games.
It´s just not good enough but whether Mike Ashley will act we don´t know.
Lee Charnley will do nothing because both John Carver and Steve McClaren – two disastrous appointments – were both his.
Lee did absolutely nothing last year as John Carver almost had us relegated losing eight games in a row and nine of the last eleven games of th seaosn.
And given that scare last season it makes it even worse that we have allowed this catastrophe to happen this season.
Here are the terrible league results since John Carver took over from Alan Pardew at the start of last year.
If Mike Ashley wants to have a Premier League club in the summer he will have to act and act decisively.
A defeat against West Brom on Saturday at home would be another tragic loss for Newcastle.
And we even expect Steve McClaren to come out today and say he needs time to have the team gel – but we don’t have the time.
And to make matters worse we lost both Mbemba and Dummett to injury last night and Jamaal Lascelles got himself sent off with two stupid yellow cards late in the game.
That´s three defenders we will not have for Saturday? game and injuries will soon start to take a toll again – it has every other season at this point and out squad is still too small.
And didn´t we just let Mike Williamson leave for Wolves?
Incompetence is biting Newcastle hard this season and in all honesty it looks like it´s going to be extremely difficult for us to avoid being relegated after last night´s complete horror show,.
Good job we were not playing an in-form team.