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More Proof Newcastle Have Completely Imploded At All Levels

2:41 pm, Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 19 Comments

The first team were hammered 3-1 on Saturday at Southampton and that score-line was very flattering because we were a complete disgrace, especially in the first half.

The U18 side were also taken apart on the road 7-1 by Manchester United on Saturday and last night the Newcastle U21 side, managed by Peter Beardsley, a great player in his day but less than an average coach at the club – lost 4-1 to Brighton at home.

So as we have said a few times the club is rotten from top to bottom and there must be a clear-out from top to bottom of those leading the club this summer.

They must be held accountable for the complete mess Newcastle are in right now.

mike-ashley

Mike Ashley – has presided over Newcastle’s fall from grace

Newcastle have become good at losing games at all levels of the club – in short – they are losers.

And you know what happens when you get used to losing games – it keeps happening.

Our only hope at the moment is that our woeful owner Mike Ashley, when he does his review of the season –  will realize the people he has put in charge to run the club for him are woeful and simply not up to the job.

BIG changes are necessary in the summer – especially as we prepare for life as a second division club

That’s our only hope – but we also suspect it will not happen.

Even hope is starting to run out at Newcastle with many of our players seeming to have given up the ghost on surviving in the Premier League.

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Premier League




19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 scout // Apr 12, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Swansea to win by 2 or more 6/1. I’ve seen losers at Southampton and Swansea have winners and goals in them
    If we go down im determine to make money out of these so called players.

  • 2 lochinvar // Apr 12, 2016 at 3:03 PM

    Ashley has no where to go, nowhere to hide.
    His credibility ( irrespective of the starting point ) is in tatters.
    Sports Direct is up to it’s neck it problems and loosing money.
    Rangers was a mess.
    NUFC makes the Great Depression of the 20’s seem tolerable ( not really but you catch the drift )

    Action plan

    1. To depart NUFC

    Charley, Carr, Moncur ( gracefully retired ), and looking like Beardsley ( gracefully retired early ) as well as assorted players ( too many to list here ). The current strips ( lets get back to new classics ) .
    Wonga ( a sponsor that lends money but has to borrow to cover it’s own debts). The half time party games.

    2. To be appointed:

    MD of Football – Rafa ?
    Replace all of the above with people who know what they are doing and who can relate to the City, the Club and the Fans.
    Lascalles – new captain and heir apparent.
    Tea lady .

    Go away Ashley and co.
    Give us back the club.

  • 3 ToonMatt // Apr 12, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    We have all known for years that the club is going nowhere under Ashley and it is rotten to the core, He would have sold up and been gone by now if people stayed away from games but they didn’t and he’s going nowhere, There will be 50k fans at home games next season in the championship, people need to stay away so we can finally get rid of this parasite.

  • 4 scout // Apr 12, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    Sick of people saying the team needs the fans, people are doing good money and practically all their wages to watch people who dont care and dont run. Im done.

  • 5 blew // Apr 12, 2016 at 3:11 PM

    Would this squad, including the pathetic reserves, survive in
    the Championship ? I fear the worst next season.
    My 1st match was in 1952, I have never seen such a
    disgusting lack of effort to compare with this lot.

  • 6 John Akomfrah // Apr 12, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    whats it like in div 2

  • 7 Tsunki // Apr 12, 2016 at 3:20 PM

    Picture caption –

    “You know, the more I think about it, I really am a fat man”.

  • 8 stuart no9 // Apr 12, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    The under 18s and 21s may not seem to important at the minute but in reality having those 2 age groups fall apart like the first team has to tell you that this lack of belief , confidence and scoring ability runs right through this club. Where on earth did this come from , how, why, is everyhing so f”’ing negative from top right down to the kiddies. whats happening ?? Take armstrong ? couldnt get a sniff at goal in a black and white shirt , goes out on loan – star man , scoring for fun,. I know everyone is fretting about going down but lets be sensible and realistic , it has to be better for the club – in the long term

  • 9 toon kk // Apr 12, 2016 at 4:24 PM

    Stuart
    There is a very negative attitude among all our players, I think most just want away tbh, players that come seem to go back over, probably down to their team mates lack of effort which is having a knock on effect.
    I do think that fans expect to much from our current players though. We really lack quality in defence and upfront. Mitrovic is a good championship striker,one for the future. We have a poor squad and the kids shouldn’t be anywhere near a premier league club along with 80% of our first team.

  • 10 beefman13 // Apr 12, 2016 at 4:27 PM

    MA has spent a whisker under 200 million on players since he came to the club, one hell of a lot of money which ever way you look at it.

    We are worse now than when he arrived, but he says the buck stops with him, so there you have it, shambolic awful recruitment, you just gotta have football people running a football club and MA has not recruited them. sorry Mike there is the buck.

  • 11 Bobbybee // Apr 12, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Stuart, the reason Arma didn’t score for us is simply down to management stupidity. They shoved him up front on his own and instructed – presumably – players to play long high balls towards him – balls he was never going to win. Having personally watched this kid through the U18’s and U21’s, as well as England’s youth sides, I guarantee he will score for us next season, regardless of which league we’re in. The couple of U21 games he played with De Jong were a treat to watch, with De Jong picking his runs into the channels and him doing the rest. Arma is our future and whoever is in charge needs to play to his strengths.

  • 12 JAMSHA // Apr 12, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    More Proof Ashely Is An @ssH0le, Ashley OUT

  • 13 goalseeker // Apr 12, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Ashley runs Newcastle like a business, well if this is true when a business gets into the state that we are in you get rid of the decision makers because they must have been making the wrong decisions (FACT). Will he – on past history the answer will be NO. There is only one way to clear the negative thinking that permeates in the whole operation a mass clear out. Trouble is in football this could mean even more disasters ahead and a possible slide toward Division two, we have been there before. This time though we have the answer in the correct place but Ashley needs to go on bended knee to keep him I am talking about Rafa. Ashley should go to him and invite him to rebuild the club from the top down, he knows how successful clubs run and he still has many contacts in the game who would be valuable as we try to rebuild. He should be offered money that he cannot get elsewhere we may be in the championship but we must have a premiership attitude if we are to rise again. Will Ashley do it – I doubt it but wouldn’t it be great if he did.

  • 14 Bobbybee // Apr 12, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Beefy, that’s why I expect Ashley to remove those clowns allegedly running the club in the summer. If you recall he said he was standing down and leaving those muppets in charge, but he expected value for money. He did release funds – and plenty of them – but the money was wasted by Charnley and Carr. The whole country – not just Newcastle fans – could see where the problems were, but instead of spending on defenders and a striker, they squandered the money on more midfielders. The fact that we now have £30m worth of wingers currently out on loan because they weren’t good enough for the PL must make both jobs untenable. I honestly can’t see how either can survive, along with Moncur. (What exactly does he do?). Sadly I believe we’re stuck with Ashley for the time being, but he knows failure and he must realise those he left in charge have failed miserably. He didn’t get value for money, it’s that simple. Time for changes.

  • 15 Ibizatoon // Apr 12, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Beefman…I’m not really a fan of basing proposed success on money spent. There are great deals to be had out there. Making money on player trading doesn’t bother me, as long as the team doesn’t suffer.

    However, in Ashleys nine seasons since he took over in 2007.

    Spent / Sold / +/-

    2015/16 75.2 / 2.05 / 73.15
    2014/15 37.9 / 20.7 /17.2
    2013/14 2 / 21.1 / -19.1
    2012/13 26 / 12.5 / 13.5
    2011/12 23.4 / 11.8 / 11.6
    2010/11 10.25 / 35 / -24.75
    2009/10 1.5 / 25.5 / -24
    2008/09 30 / 32.25 / -2.25
    2007/08 18.55 / 10.9 / 7.65

    9 years 224.8 / 171.8 / 53

    That averages a £5.8m nett spend a year. None of which has Ashley “spent”. Newcastle spent it, as it was their money. What Mike didn’t do was recall any of his “loan” to allow the club to spend it’s money. The top bloke that he is.

    There is no doubt that the money invested has been done so poorly. Although I would also hazard a guess that if proper management had been in place either some of these would have been avoided, or perhaps these players wouldn’t have worked out quite so badly as they have.

  • 16 hibbitt // Apr 12, 2016 at 5:12 PM

    arma going out on loan was the best thing that could have happened to the kid well away from this bunch of no hopers and beardsley…… arma and mitro will cause havoc in the championship next season just about the only bright spot we have

  • 17 Graeme // Apr 12, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Nice breakdown Ibiza – proving that Ashley was right; you could run a Premier League team on a shoe string, if the right Manager was in place to keep the squad balanced and refreshed!!!

  • 18 Bobbybee // Apr 12, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Hibbitt, bang on mate, that’s what’s keeping me going! With Mitro causing havoc and attracting defenders like a magnet, he’ll release Arma to do what he does best. I posted my team for the Championship and somebody reposted it a couple of pages back. That’s without any incomings of course, which can only strengthen the squad. No superstar prima donnas, just a good bunch of young players with a bit of experience added. I think we will bounce back and that a season in the Championship might be what they need. They’ll come back up much better for the experience imo.

  • 19 Ibizatoon // Apr 12, 2016 at 5:23 PM

    Graeme…For me, it’s never really been about money spent. That only became an issue after hearing we had no money and then the bank account having £34m odd quid in it.

    It has always baffled me (well, not really) why he doesn’t spend the money where it’s most needed. Management. I’d rather a great manager with average players, than an average manager with great players. Any day.




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