Newcastle’s home form this season has not been good, with just four wins in their 15 home league games so far this season.
John Carver – Wolves have some exciting players – really?
Newcastle born and bred Assistant manager John Carver, has talked about the Wolves side that will give Newcastle their latest home test on Saturday, and we have to hope Newcastle can win this one.
Newcastle have lost 5 of their home league games this season after last season going undefeated at home in any competition, so things have not been too good at home this season.
And of course Newcastle have but a single point out of their last 3 home games, and have lost the last two games against beatable sides like Everton at home, and Stoke away.
That’s one reason Newcastle are only a scant 4 points above Wolves, who are in 3rd bottom place, and certainly a defeat on Saturday will set alarm bells off on Tyneside – that’s for sure.
On the other hand a win will calm everybody down.
This is what John Carver told the home site today:
“Wolves have very exciting players in wide areas, like Matt Jarvis and Adam Hammill, who are very direct, very exciting on the eye and need to be contained,”
“They’ve got players in midfield who like to pass the ball, and we cannot underestimate this team because they have some good ability. But we do believe they may be a bit vulnerable at the back, and we have the players to exploit that.”
“This is a tougher game than it seems just by looking at the table. The way Mick’s got them playing, they are full of confidence and are on a good run.”
“We are going to have to be patient and the fans are going to have to be patient because there will be spells in the game where Wolves will have possession of the ball.”
“But it’s no good worrying too much about the home form,” said the assistant.” “Yes, it’s not great, and our away form has been better, but only six or eight months before that we had a fantastic home record.”
“You can try and analyze it too much. Sometimes it’s a little bit of bad luck, sometimes it’s not playing well, and sometimes you are just beaten by a better team.”
“But when we’ve come up against good teams and sides who do play football, we seem to do okay against them, and hopefully that is the case against Wolves.”
It’s high time Newcastle started to win games again, and we have to remember that Wolves have only two wins and two draws away from home this season.
So the fact is that if Newcastle cannot beat this side on Saturday, the lads could find themselves in a second relegation struggle in two years in the Premier League.
And that seems like a nightmare for Newcastle fans, so let’s hope the lads get all 3 points.