I can’t imagine Tony Pulis being a bundle of laughs at the best of times but he managed to depress Newcastle fans even further after Saturday’s final whistle.

After doing his best to help United to a win by playing the most negative football we’ve seen at St. James’ Park (by a visiting team…) for some time, Pulis’ words afterwards increased the clouds of doom hanging over our club.

The West Brom manager said that John Carver would be still in charge next season, with Pulis highlighting the fact that Mike Ashley is ‘loyal’ to those who work for him.

That is of course unless you are Kevin Keegan, Chris Hughton or Alan Shearer…

Sadly, most fans fear that Pulis is speaking the truth and as we all know, the biggest factor in getting the job is doing as you are told and backing up Ashley’s running/ruining of Newcastle United at press conferences.

Which credible Manager/Head coach would come into NUFC and be willing to do what Alan Pardew and John Carver have been prepared to do?

Tony Pulis:

“I don’t think there will be any change at this football club as I think Mike Ashley is very loyal to the people that he appoints.

“I don’t know the politics around the place but the one thing that he has done is to stick with his managers.”

All that is missing is the team:

“This is a wonderful club, a wonderful place to play and a wonderful stadium, the support is absolutely fantastic and all they want is a winning team.

“It is an enormous club but it’s got to get back to being an enormous club and the only way to do that is to put a team on the pitch which can compete with other enormous clubs.”