Newcastle United can send West Brom to the Championship by avoiding defeat this weekend, but the game would have had so much more meaning if Alan Pardew was still in charge of the Baggies.
Newcastle United are struggling in the Premier League at the moment.
John Carver is optimistic that West Bromwich Albion will soon turn a corner as they look for their first Premier League win for a while.
Jermaine Jenas suggests that Newcastle United should have moved for Olivier Giroud or Charlie Austin, while John Carver mentions Jay Rodriguez.
Newcastle United lost against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League last weekend.
Former Newcastle United boss John Carver believes Mike Ashley would happily sell up.
The former Newcastle United player and coach has urged Rafa Benitez to use his Liverpool and Chelsea connections.
The 44-year-old was recently named as Leeds United's new manager.
Leeds United travel to face Newcastle United at St James' Park on Friday in a crucial clash towards the top of the Championship.
Leeds United look to be in with a fantastic chance of securing a spot in the Championship play-off places.