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This Is The Conventional Wisdom On Newcastle These Days

10:00 pm, Sunday, April 10th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

After watching the nonsense that our players served up yesterday at Southampton, there are a diminishing number of our fans who think we have much chance of staying up.

It’s still possible and maybe four wins in the last six games would do the trick, but since we have only six wins in 32 games then that’s a tall order and our players keep proving with each defeat they are simply not up for the fight.

Jamie Carragher

Jamie Carragher – Newcastle are done

And it seems a big problem this season has been the players, who look overpaid stars who cannot even be bothered to turn up for away games and it’s beneath some of them to fight in a relegation battle.

So much for the type of characters Newcastle sign these days.

As well as not being what’s required to make Newcastle into  a better side, too many of the players we sign lack the strong character necessary to play for the Magpies.

Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher isn’t the only one who thinks Newcastle are almost certain to be relegated – that’s the conventional wisdom these days after we have taken a pathetic one point from seven games.

Jamie was asked about Newcastle on Super Sunday and this is what he said:

“I think Newcastle are done. They need a win against Swansea and I don’t think they’ll stay up.”

While there were some hints during his press conference on Friday  that Rafa Benitez will stay on at Newcastle even if we are relegated – that will only happen if he can keep us in the Premier League.

Rafa at least will go all out and work his socks off to try to save Newcastle and that is more than what can be said of some of our players.

If we are relegated look for players like Gini Wijnaldum. Moussa Sissoko and Daryl Janmaat to exit very quickly and they will not be able to get out of the back door quickly enough.

Fringe players like Taylor, Marveaux, Obertan, Gouffran, Riviere, Vuckic and Ameobi will also leave the club.

What happens then we have no idea, but we are not expecting what a well-run club would do in the  summer in such disastrous circumstances.

A well-run club would take immediate and decisive action to replace those who have failed in the running of the club and bring in much better qualified personnel – including the very best manager we can get under the circumstances.

So that will not happen.

Mike Ashley has to decide if he will completely change the way he runs the club and try to make Newcastle into a top four club – in the Premier League – or he should sell up and relieve the fans of their nine year misery since he bought the club way back in 2007.

It’s really as simple as that.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League · Press · Pundit

6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G // Apr 10, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    I agree with JC. Still think the blokes a weasel like.

  • 2 jimiley // Apr 10, 2016 at 10:19 PM

    Keep the faith in Carr and Penfold to turn the tide and make us great again. MA cannot be wrong all the time.

  • 3 Belfast // Apr 10, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    Think our only hope now is dragging the mackems down with us. Fingers and toes crossed that it happens.

  • 4 banjax // Apr 10, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    It will take a savage cull at seasons end to re-build Our club and the man to do it is our manager right now. Such a massive clear out demands a Managerof impeccable knowledge and success in building a first team and reserves as well as an academy with raw talent harvested to to fill it from around the world. As for Mike Ashley, well the problems stem back to the beginning of his ownership of the club and as such he needs to fund what’s needed or otherwise lose his investment.

  • 5 Vest // Apr 10, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    We should threathen the big mane players, that thay have to stay with us in the Championship.

    Maybe that will make them fight for survival.

    Letting them leave to another Premier League club is what they want. And they don’t care.

    But they don’t want to stay i the Championship for a year.

  • 6 Vest // Apr 10, 2016 at 10:31 PM

    Sorry, should be big name players. One bear to many tonight 🙂

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