Newcastle were relegated tonight when Sunderland beat Everton 3-0 and that’s the second time in seven years.
Partners in crime – Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley
This has been a nightmare season for Newcastle fans and a disastrous season for the Newcastle club, but it was all self-inflicted.
That was mainly because of sheer incompetence and ineptitude by the Board of Directors of Lee Charnley, Graham Carr and Bob Moncur, but Mike Ashley appointed the Board and he let them have free rein when it became obvious they didn’t quite know what they were doing.
Mike should never have allowed the appointment of Steve McClaren last June – if only that he had just been fired by Derby Country and no other Premier League club were the least bit interested in him.
So why was Lee Charnley so anxious to hire him?
And of course Steve McClaren was left in the job far too long as he kept telling anybody who would listen that he would get Newcastle out of the jam they had been in since the first game of the season.
It’s simply been a pathetic season that embarrasses Newcastle once agin with a relegation.
If Rafa Benitez decides to leave the club we will be in a sorry state indeed with no leadership or expertise from the top.
None at all.