On Saturday night, Alan Shearer stated that the losing mentality within St James Park is unacceptable.
He was of course speaking after Newcastle’s latest collapse against Manchester City, from 1-0 up to 6-1 down in the blink of an eye.
The stats below are an update of recent articles I have had featured on The Mag.
The rotten nature of our football club and this ‘losing mentality’ goes far deeper than losing 6-1 at the Etihad.
Yesterday saw not only the first team crumble, but earlier in the day the Newcastle United Under 18s lost 2-0 at home to Blackburn.
This now gives a total for all three Newcastle United teams (first team, Under 21s and Under 18s) this calendar year of P72 W11 D 16 L45.
In this 2015/16 season so far, the total for the three teams combined is P23 W2 D7 L14, we are into October and the first team have won once (League Two Northampton), the reserves (Under 21s) haven’t won any, whilst the Academy (Under 18s) have won once.
This followed on from last season, when from January 2015 until end of 2014/15 season, the totals for all three teams combined were P49 W9 D9 L31.
At the same time as Mike Ashley was spending cash on a handful of young inexperienced players who had never played in the Premier League before, hoping it was going to magically solve the serious problems the team had last season of scoring and stopping goals….
Work should have been full steam ahead on multi million pound state of the art new facilities and buildings at the training ground, which were meant to rival anything in Europe.
Mike Ashley indefinitely potponed the work because Newcastle were involved in a relegation fight that went on right until the last day of the season, where is there any suggestion there of long-term planning?
Any commitment to the long-term health of the club?
Surely the fact that the plan is failing and the club are now relegation battling regulars, should tell you that these new facilities are needed urgently, as well as investment right through all levels of the club.
Not buying a few relatively high price signings from abroad, that the owner hopes will increase in value for a future sale.
Newcastle United (First team)
2015/16 Played 10 Won 1 Drawn 3 Lost 6
2014/15 (From January 2015) Played 20 Won 3 Drawn 4 Lost 13
First team total from January P30 W4 D7 L19
Newcastle United (Under 21s/Reserves)
2015/16 Played 5 Won 0 Drawn 3 Lost 2
2014/15 (From January 2015) Played 15 Won 2 Drawn 4 Lost 9
Reserves total from January P20 W2 D7 L11
Newcastle United (Under 18s)
2015/16 Played 8 Won 1 Drawn 1 Lost 6
2014/15 (From January) Played 14 Won 4 Drawn 1 Lost 9
Under 18s total from January P22 W5 D2 L15
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