The Magpies have scored only four goals, the joint lowest in the league, while their meek surrender at Leicester highlighted worrying frailties in defence.
But are those calls for Steve Bruce to go justified? Well looking at the statistics it certainly seems to be pointing in that direction.
Bruce has the worst record of any active manager to have been in the dugout for more than 300 Premier League games. The ‘Geordie’ also has the worst record including those out of work.
Bruce has a win percentage of 27.8%. Tony Pulis is next on 30.4%, then Joe Kinnear 32.1%, Alan Curbishley 32.9%, Mark Hughes 33.9% and Sam Allardyce 34%.