This Is What’s Responsible For Newcastle’s Rapid Decline


If Newcastle cannot get a decent back four together before the next game at Stoke City and stop letting in soft goals then we could be sinking down to the Championship quicker than we thought.

After having a big scare last season when we almost dropped down in the final game of the season, who would have thought we would be in this position this season?

lee charnley

Lee Charnley – Newcastle’s Managing Director

It’s an inability by the Newcastle Board to learn from their mistakes and when you don’t do that then history repeats itself – so we are in an even worse position than last season at this time.

After 26 games played last season we had 32 points, but had just been taken  apart 5-0 at Manchester City.

If you cannot remember that game just think of Saturday capitulation at Chelsea and it was very similar, but at City it took 21 minutes to be 3-0 down.

Newcastle have failed to strengthen their defense and we have conceded 239 goals in 140 games since the start of the 2012-2013 season and we still didn’t bring in new defenders last month.

If Newcastle do get relegated there will be books written about  the incompetence of those running the club.

Lee Charnley,  the Newcastle Board of Directors – Graham Carr, Bob Moncur and Steve McClaren – and owner Mike Ashley.

They will detail how Newcastle managed to get relegated when we were the 17th richest club in the world and we spent £80M on new players this season.

That’s not easy to do.

It’s simply incompetence and it started when Lee Charnley – probably with the help of Graham Carr – chose John Carver and then Steve McClaren as the next head coaches at the club following the departure of Alan Pardew.

Here’s their pathetic records.

John Carver

Premier LeaguePlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
2014-20151934121835-1713

Steve McClaren

Premier LeaguePlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
2015-20162866162853-2524

In the last 45 league games since Pardew left we have 37 points so it’s been relegation form since January 1st of last year.

That’s consistency right there.

We have only 9 wins in 45 games and a goal difference of -39 – and a massive 26 defeats.

🙁 🙁 🙁

So it’s not even an opinion that it’s incompetence – the results show that only too clearly.

As we said it’s not easy when you spend £80M in a season to end up relegated – but that’s looking more and more likely as we continue to collapse and look so pathetic away from home.

Not only will there be books written about our relegation – if it happens – but they will be best sellers too.

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75 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Feb 17, 2016 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #1

    I bet Ed has searched high & low for a picture of Charnley looking bemused and under stress, if such a thing even exists.

    There is always ‘The Mag’ method, e.g. take a picture of Ashley, change the colour settings to reddish hues, then you will have what resembles a demon.

    http://goo.gl/3cLfEL

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 17, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Ian @ 109 earlier.
    You should leave the psychoanalysis of posters to BandB. She’s not very good at it and gets carried away on flights of fancy and wild frolics, but you appear to be a rank amateur.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d love to punch him in the face!

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  • thejokethatisnufc

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #4

    I’d love to punch Lee Charnley in the face

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  • sickandtired

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #5

    Ed – when Pardew quit and Carver was appointed, the Board consisted of Ashley, Charnley and the soon to depart Irving. That was it.
    Ashley is up to his neck in all of the ‘football board’ decisions he tries to distance himself from.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #6

    I’d love to pinch his little chubby wubby little wosy cheeks yes I would…

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #7

    The Article that Time Forgot.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Ancient
    Surely Ed can photoshop Charnley to look like the clown he is? A far more accurate representation with the added bonus of bringing further merriment to the blog.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #9

    it’s good to see just how bad John Carver was. If he had carried on he would have made McLaren look like Mourinho.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #10

    The only pictures of Charnley appear to be the ones where he is holding a ticket that says he’s allowed to be somewhere but he’s not sure where or these inane grinning ‘I have got a toffee apple off my mum’ poses.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #11

    I think he’s hiding the toffee apple behind the ticket in this one. Not sure if his trousers are still up though.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #12

    I hope his belt hasn’t failed because braces are his plan B….

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Is there not a picture of that usless waste of oxygen where he isn’t smiling?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Tsunki
    Pencils sharpened, tick. Ink levels checked, tick. Drinks dispenser refilled, tick. Voicemail checked, tick. Time to amuse the blog.

    Sitting in Costa Metro Centre PMSL.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #15

    There’s definitely not one where he looks even slightly concerned afaik.

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  • lesh

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Ancient C

    Here’s some footage of the Board but you’ll not see Penfold looking stressed. He doesn’t do stress, he doesn’t do knee-jerks…. it seems he does SFA apart from use up oxygen!

    Oh, and here’s some secretly shot footage of our world-renowned Football Board

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baIhR1CdLHg

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Blackley, I try to provide an all round service.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #18
  • toon kk

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #19

    For all Carver should Never have been appointed as coach, no manager would have got everything from that squad, look at it now with all the money that has been spent and we’re still a weak squad. We were so run down it was unbelievable. There’s still a loosing attitude that still infects original players and is being passed on to new arrivals.

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  • hibbitt

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Tsunki
    as jail says carver nearly got us relegated there will be no nearlys with McClown he will take us down in style

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  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #21

    On 19th December 2014 Leicester City were on 10 points after 16 games .
    By 3rd April 2015 they had 19 points from 29 games and were 7 points adrift rooted to the foot of the table.

    The rest as they say is History.

    The Foxes have had the same board throughout everything that has happened.

    I’ve searched high and low and nowhere can I find any criticism of Leicester City’s board or ownership.

    To fixate on a (admittedly not very good-looking) CEO for the current plight of the club is absurd and shows how little a lot of Newcastle “fans” understand about the modern game.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m waiting for the article that reveals the title of Managing Director has been renamed Bumbling Deadweight Imbecile to highlight the remit accurately.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Anyone got a link for when Churners looks at Ashley before waiting to cheer after the winner against Spurs?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #24

    Charnley wetting his pants when Jonas scored on the last game of the season. Give us that vine please Ed. Trust me and buy into this, boys. The power of imagery and positive group thinking. It’s our only hope now boys. Unless Doumbia is hiding his light under a bushel of course. But Old Blackas counsels that we shouldn’t put all our eggs in that basket.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib
    I’ve heard in the modern game you can ignore certain games to calculate your goal difference. Would that be right?

    Dopey Blackas. I forgot, Tigger doesn’t answer questions.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib

    The MD is a waste of money and oxygen

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #27

    There’s only one Lee Charnley, one Lee Charnley, there’s only one Lee Charnley …

    Charnley, clap clap, clap

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #28

    Blackley

    Shouldn’t it be crap, crap, crap?

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #29

    I can imagine Mike saying in a Bank voice

    “And then when you have almost lost all hope, you will have my permission to cheer”

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Bane. I suppose he does the Bank voice a lot too though.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Space Hopper head.

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  • Jeffrey

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #32

    Mr Lee Charnley

    Mr Lee Charnley holds 32 appointments at 32 active companies, has resigned from 2 companies and held 0 appointments at 0 dissolved companies. Lee began their first appointment at the age of 31. Their longest current appointment spans 7 years, 2 months and 9 days at NEWCASTLE UNITED FOOTBALL COMPANY LIMITED

    The combined cash at bank value for all businesses where Lee holds a current appointment equals £58m, a combined total current assets value of £110.7m with a total current liabilities of £88.6m and a total current net worth of £-93.4m. Roles associated with Mr Lee Charnley within the recorded businesses include: Director

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #33

    32 jobs? he must be raking it in the greedy barsteward

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #34

    Jeff at 21 you were doing pretty well until you got to “On 19th…” then it all dropped to bits didn’t it.

    Can’t blame the MD for the disaster under his oversight? Ha ha ha I may be a plastic cup monitor but I know that’s daft. 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m sure the asset value will at least meet the debenture requirement for the ‘freeeeee’ loan. 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #36

    Any minute now there will be Apocalyptic Apoplexy.

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  • Take A Chancel On Me

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #37

    Tsunki

    I still can’t get how you can loan yourself money!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #38

    KK

    You always say that but I can’t agree. Against WHU and WBA we were great, it’s the negative away tactics that are killing us and how SM can’t see that and change it is what is driving us to the championship.

    Not so much to do with the quality of players, it’s a negative mindset on the road away from sjp which is the biggest culprit.

    There is no excuse not to do better with:-

    Elliot / Krul both international keepers
    Janmatt Dutch international
    Sissoko French international
    Mitro Serb international
    Wijnaldum Dutch intenational
    Shelvey England international
    Townsend England international
    MBemba – Congo international
    Tiote – Ivory coast international
    Perez – all top teams want him

    etc, etc.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #39

    Lose = when you don’t win
    Loose == ie when something is running around

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #40

    it’s easy. All you have to do is afford it. Then you lend it to the company, the company secures it for you against it’s assets (in this case, stuff you own already as a company shareholder but that’s just a technicality) so that you have a first charge if everything goes upside down. it’s up to you if you want to charge interest if you are the only shareholder, but undoubtedly you’d have to look at the tax implications on that interest in such a case. You don’t have to claim interest at all if you don’t want to. Mike apparently doesn’t. But he does coincidentally know a man who could benefit through another company by donating a valuable service, for nothing. Or maybe £1.

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