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 – 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.
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.
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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.