Another manager who may have to step aside is Alan Pardew. Newcastle United's loss today to Everton is its 5th in its last 8 matches; it has failed to score in each of those five losses (which includes a 1-0 loss to the hapless Fulham FC). In fact, in its last 14 matches --- from December 29, 2013 to March 25, 2014 --- it has won only 4, scored only 10 goals, and allowed 22 goals; resulting in an unimpressive -5 Goal Differential. With stats like that, I'm surprised Pardew is still around.
Last Saturday featured a very entertaining El Classico --- Real Madrid vs. Barcelona. Today featured a classic of a different type --- a Manchester derby. City came out firing on all cylinders and scored at the 47-second mark of the first half. Although it dominated the entire game, City didn't score again until the 56th-minute. Those two were scored by Edin Dzeko. Yaya Toure added a third at the 90th-minute to complete United's embarrassment at Old Trafford.
So, as an Arsenal fan it was a disappointing day for me. And, I'm not looking forward to the weekend because the Gunners face Manchester City at the Emirates. Arsenal is a weak team caught in a slide; whereas City is strong and on an upward swing. I can only hope it won't be a massacre.