£12M signing from Tottenham Andros Townsend has come out today – after we lost at Norwich on Saturday – and said that we have a great squad and he cannot believe we are in the position we are in – 6 points from safety with just seven games to go.
But that´s where we are and more than that – if we continue to be in the bottom three after the final game of the season – we will become a Championship club next season – however good the squad is supposed to be.
On SkyBet we are 1/8 odds-on to be relegated – second favorites behind only Aston Villa.
Andros Townsend celebrates Mitrovic goal on Saturday
Andros says he has not regrets at all about joining Newcastle and he is really upbeat:
“I definitely don’t have any regrets,” “I’m playing for a massive club and playing Premier League football.”
“I’m playing 90 minutes of games, and I’m 100% delighted with the move I made to Newcastle. I’ll give absolutely everything to help this club stay in the league.”
“For me, it’s mad we are where we are,” “For me, we’ve got an incredible squad, full of internationals in almost every position.,” “It’s crazy that we’re in the position we’re in.”
“But it’s up to everybody else to judge why that’s happened.” “The results don’t reflect the quality that we’ve got within the squad, if anything it’s the opposite.”
“For me, it’s mad we are where we are,” “For me, we’ve got an incredible squad, full of internationals in almost every position.”
“It’s crazy that we’re in the position we’re in.” “But it’s up to everybody else to judge why that’s happened.” “The results don’t reflect the quality that we’ve got within the squad, if anything it’s the opposite.”
We cannot criticize Andros for being so upbeat and he is not the first person to say Newcastle have a very good squad so how come we are second bottom of the league?
Certainly we are the Premier League´s biggest spenders this season with £82M spent on eight new players.
Well maybe it´s because we hired a second-class head coach last summer who had days before been fired by Championship club Derby County for poor performance last season.
And maybe it´s the incompetence of the person who hired him – Managing Director Lee Charnley – why Newcastle are floundering in second bottom place six points from safety right now.
When Lee Charnley has his performance review at the end of this season we should remember that a top eight finish and winning a cup were the targets for this season.
And £82M was invested to reach that target – the most Newcastle have ever invested in the transfer market in any one season.
We will not be anywhere near achieving those targets and probably end up being relegated.
We hope Mike Ashley will hold those accountable who have been responsible for this complete and utter disaster for the famous Newcastle United Football Club and the loss of £150M in May of next year.
And of course the owner himself is ultimately responsible for the mess, because he put Lee in a position for which he is totally unqualified and then kept him there for the last two years.
Newcastle´s results have been simply disastrous over that period and since we don´t want to get too depressed so early in the week, we will not detail those results other than say they are disastrous.
That´s why Newcastle will very likely now be relegated, because we are the worst run club in the Premier League if not in the whole of the Football League.
That´s the truth and it´s also a total rip-off of every single Newcastle United fan – wherever they are located around the world – that we could be in the second division next season.