A quick update on the club’s performance under John Carver – it doesn’t get any better…
As well as at the top level I have been looking at what’s happening beneath the senior team,
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Never did we think that Mike Ashley and his minions would decide that after (allegedly) scouring the world, we would see John Carver promoted. Despite understandable reservations, fans hoped for the best that things would be different.
Last weekend the first team went down 3-0 at Everton, the Under 18s were beaten at home by Blackburn 1-0 and Peter Beardley’s Under 21s were hammered 3-0 by Brighton. Having made it no wins out of nine, no wonder Beardsley was keen to say that results were immaterial at that level.
Today we saw the predictable first half negative set-up against Arsenal at St. James’ Park which handed them the victory, despite a second half fightback where the players appeared to take matters into their own hands.
Earlier in the day the NUFC Under 18s were defeated 2-1 at Southampton – Captain Kyle Cameron scoring a late consolation penalty.
So after going through the matches since Pardew departed we now have the following results:
First Team: Played 12 Won 2
Under 21s: Played 9 Won 0
Under 18s: Played 9 Won 1
Total of Played 30 Won 3
(*** There is also the FA Youth Cup which has slightly different age criteria and the results in that competition this season have been 1 win in 1 game under Pardew. Then 1 win, 1 draw and 1 defeat under Carver in normal time, though the draw was converted into a win against Sunderland in a penalty shoot-out)
Newcastle are in chaos now and need major work to avoid disaster.
Having a yes man like John Carver overseeing things and allowing Mike Ashley to decimate the club without a murmur is not going to halt the slide.
Only a strong managerial appointment who will only accept the job with proper backing and finance can turn things around.
The rot has clearly set in at Newcastle United and it needs addressing from top to bottom, Alan Pardew has helped create this disastrous set-up at United and John Carver looks as though he is going to finish the job off.