Jamie Carragher fears Newcastle risk becoming “a nothing club” under Mike Ashley’s ownership and feels Steve Bruce’s side are heading ingto another relegation scrap.
Newcastle’s winless streak currently stands at 10 games in all competitions after their 2-0 loss to Aston Villa on Saturday night.
Bruce’s struggling side fell behind to goals from Ollie Watkins and Bertrand Traore in the first half. They failed to even register a single shot on target after the break, with the pressure growing on the Toon boss.
Newcastle remain five points clear of the relegation zone in 16th place. However, Sky Sports pundit Carragher is worried about their prospects and understands the fans’ current anger.
“I mentioned how impressed I have been with Aston Villa, not just tonight but all season,” said Carragher.
“It’s the complete opposite with Newcastle. It feels like a club that’s just nothing at this moment, just sleep-walking into another relegation dog fight.
“Twice they have gone down under Mike Ashley. At this moment they have a bit of a gap between them and Fulham. But I would say Fulham and West Brom are in much better form than Newcastle.
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Never looked like they could score
“So poor yet again. You never feel like they are going to score a goal. You never feel like they are going to keep a clean sheet.
“There’s no doubt the supporters don’t like the team, they don’t like the owner, they don’t like the manager.
“Steve Bruce is getting criticism at the moment. He’s the manager and the buck stops with him. But until Newcastle get new ownership, we’re going to be seeing the same thing.
“A team who are just drifting, doing nothing, becoming a nothing club and that’s what Newcastle have never been.
“There’s always been some sort of spark, some sort of interest, some sort of enthusiasm when you watch them play.
“Now it’s just boring.”
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