Newcastle fans are worried by at least couple of things at the moment.
John Carver – team spirit is good – honest!
One is that Newcastle’s famous team spirit of the last couple of seasons may be taking a little bit of a hammering, because of the events of the last few days, and another is what the new lads at the club must be thinking after all the turmoil with Joey Barton.
But John Carver has come out today and said the spirit in the squad is still high, buy there again he’s been made responsible by Alan Pardew to ensure the team spirit at the club is good, and John’s not daft enough to come out and say it’s not good.
This is what John told the local Newcastle press today:
“Feelings are good. We had a really good day on the training ground.” “Spirits are good. Today we will have a golf competition and it will be staff v the players.”
“There is nothing wrong with the spirits of the lads and we’re all just looking forward to Fiorentina and the opener against Arsenal.”
As we reported last night Sammy Ameobi had an excellent game in the 3-1 win at Gateshead, and Haris Vuckic was again impressive.
Sammy scored two goals and he seems to always impress when he’s in the Newcastle first team, and Alan Pardew will have to decide soon, whether to send Sammy out on loan to another club, or whether he can use him next season to bolster the thin Newcastle squad and use the lad as an impact substitute.
And John Carver still feels that a couple of new players will come in fairly soon, (we need them quickly!), and of course if Joey Barton and Jose Enrique leave, they will have to be replaced too.
“There are still places up for grabs. It is all about competition and we all know that.” “We know that we need to bring in one or two players and I’m sure it will happen.”
“But there are one or two kids here who are waiting in the wings. Sometimes that happens and somebody comes in and takes an opportunity. Who knows?”
“We are bringing young players through, we want them to do well and the fans want them to do well. They want to see local lads in the side and it would be nice to push somebody through.”
The Newcastle youngsters could well be the saving grace for Newcastle next season, and if we can see players like Haris Vuckic, Shane Ferguson, Sammy Ameobi, Tamas Kadar, James Tavernier and others challenge for a first team place next season, we’ll be in decent shape.
And of course the youngsters will only improve in the seasons ahead.