Can We Beat Spurs To End Disastrous Premier League Season?

In what has been our worst season ever in the Premier League, Newcastle will finish it off tomorrow – so to speak – with a final game at home against Tottenham,  who are currently in second place – and it will be the last Premier League game for Newcastle for at least one season.

Due to the ridiculous and failed scheme of having Graham Carr and Lee Charnley choose the players who come in, with the head coach seemingly completely irrelevant, we managed to spend (waste?) £82M this season and still will probably finish 2nd bottom of the league and the club has been in the bottom four all season long.

The Board also picked a coach who had just been sacked by a Championship club and then proved at Newcastle why he had been fired by Derby County less than a year ago.


The completely and utterly incompetent Lee Charnley

If Charnley and others will not change their failed system and are allowed to remain in their current roles, we will also be unsuccessful in getting Rafa Benitez to stay at the club and will remain in the wilderness for some time – such is the seriousness of our current situation.

We hope Mike Ashley will hold those responsible for this debacle fully accountable – people at the club will soon be losing their jobs because of this rampant incompetence.

And it  could all so easily have been avoided if we had a Board who could make some decisions – rather than waiting and waiting on their head coach choice of  Steve McClaren, until he had only 24 points from 28 games.

Our goose was already cooked by the time he was fired.

Newcastle are now at their lowest point for around 24 years, since the great  Kevin Keegan came in and started to build his team of Entertainers.

It’s a disgrace and as usual at Newcastle it’s the fans who suffer the most.

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12 comments so far

  • Magpie Myles

    May 14, 2016 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #1


    What frustrates me the most about this relegation more than anything is that we actually spent £75,000,000 on players. We didn’t strengthen our Achilles heel which is our defence and has been for a looooooong time. Fair play to Ashley for spending but I can’t help but feel there is accountability somewhere for how this season has gone and I know where I am pointing the finger.
    Graham Carr needs to go, in any company if you got £75,000,000 and you were unable to produce a return and suddenly employees necks are on the line, you should be accountable. To sign players that go straight back on loan to their previous clubs is criminal and research wasn’t good enough!
    If Rafa stays we need rid of Graham Carr and Rafa needs his on scouting staff who he trusts and he needs full control of the transfers. Graham Carr should go, it’s as simple as that. I hold him responsible for this mess.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 14, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #2


  • sing in the corner

    May 14, 2016 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #3

    This game is a meaningless sideshow while the fan base continues to dangle, waiting for the next move.
    I want to see heads roll. Just to reduce the sensation of being shafted once again. I doubt some of the biggest villains / failures will show their faces. I hope Charnley, Ashley, Sissoko Janmaat and Wij for a start are squirming at least a little, though I doubt we’ll see some of them.

  • lochinvar

    May 14, 2016 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #4
  • sing in the corner

    May 14, 2016 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Some of these players just don’t seem to care about what’s happened, as long as their agents come up trumps, and that’s what irks the most.

  • lochinvar

    May 14, 2016 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #6

    So Everton now think they might like a Director of Football – have they been reading this blog ?
    And Jamie Carragher of Liverpool proposes that Benitez would be good for Everton – is he taking the p$ss out of everyone .
    At least Frank de Boer is in their thinking.

    Rafa has unfinished business here.
    The Training Ground is being rebuilt.
    The Academy will be redeveloped.
    The medical and fitness facilities will be overhauled.
    The squad to be revitalised.
    Individual players to be coached to maximise their potential.
    50,000 fans to be given their mojo back.
    New Scouting network to be set up
    Existing Board to be dissolved.
    A Club fit for purpose to emerge from the ashes.
    A City to be lit up.
    A new Sporting club to be revealed to the world stage in the new era of Super Clubs. ( just not possible if you are the likes of Everton, Stoke, West Brom , Mackems – none of which have any appeal other than to their own local support )
    Newcastle – Rafa you know it’s a Passionate Place for Passionate People. The vista of the City is recognised around the world. The vibrancy of the fans is legend.

    Swan invented the light bulb here – Rafa, please switch it back on.

  • Derek

    May 14, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #7

    I think some fans are forgetting what Ashley said a couple of months ago..

    [i] “”All I can say is; there is a bank account. When you have emptied it, it’s empty. Don’t come crying to me for more money.

    “There is virtually nothing left now. They have emptied it. I have virtually nil affect on Newcastle in reality because I only pick the board.” [/i]

    If it’s not unrealistic enough to think Rafa will stay, it is even more unrealistic (almost laughable) that some people think it’ll make a huge difference giving him full control of transfers when he has no money available to spend!

  • sing in the corner

    May 14, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Relegation hasn’t really hit many of us yet…because a large portion of the fans are clinging to the hope Rafa will stay. The desperation is palpable. Heads MUST roll Ashley. What constitutes failure to him, when it comes to his appointed henchmen? If they haven’t failed in his eyes yet, when will they ever??

  • jimmysmith

    May 14, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #9

    Almost all views expressed on here are plausible, but at least one thing is certain. Ashley can find more money if he chooses to, or is persuaded to.

  • lesh

    May 14, 2016 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #10


    You’re job spec for Rafa’s a tad ambitious. He won’t be given the power to dissolve the so-called board.

    Other than that, perfect!

  • Jib

    May 14, 2016 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #11

    It seems strange to have to explain this to a “fan” – next month we get :-
    Newcastle Utd – Equal share £54.1m – Merit Money £2.5m – Facility fee (TV) £15.7m (18 matches) Total = £72.3m
    In addition we will generate a reasonable amount from the sale of players Rafa wants shot of this summer plus advance ST sales (reduced but still subtantial).
    Ball park figure of £120 million.

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 14, 2016 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #12

    I believe jib is correct on post 11, we will have substantial budget heading into the Championship 10x more than any other club in the Championship.

    It all lies on Rafa to stay at Newcastle and as I said a couple of days ago why wouldn’t he?

    So many pros – cons! Well 1 con and so many pros!


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