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Geordie Coach – Our Newcastle Crowd Can Terrify Teams

10:50 am, Thursday, November 15th, 2012 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 6 Comments

Alan Pardew talked earlier in the week about getting the fans behind Newcastle, but that the players must play their part too, and show enthusiasm and energy at St. James’ Park, and not much of that was seen in the first half on Sunday afternoon in the 1-0 defeat to West Ham.

John Carver – our crowd can terrify teams

But that’s now water under the Tyne Bridge, and Newcastle must get off to a good start on Saturday against Swansea City, and we’re sure the crowd will be right behind the lads, and Assistant Manager John Carver, born and bred in Newcastle, had this to say about the Newcastle crowd today in the local press:

“Our crowd can terrify teams. When you are the opposition coming to St James’ Park, the first thing in your game plan is to silence the crowd.” “That’s what Sam Allardyce would have said to West Ham.” “He’d have said: ‘Silence the crowd and make them nervy’. “

“And they did that.” “What can help is the crowd. But we have to get them going.” “It certainly makes a difference when they are right behind us and there is that atmosphere.” “It can be a tackle, a header, a powerful shot or just a really good cross but we’ve all seen it before.”

“One piece of play can light the blue touch-paper – we need to get them going. We need that from the first minute.” “It’s not just the crowd, it is about us.” “It’s no good us saying we need the crowd, we have to give them something first.”

“We must make them react to us by being positive and getting off to a good start.”

The Newcastle players who were involved in Internationals last night will be returning to Newcastle today, and there’s not too much time to get the lads ready for the game against Swansea on Saturday.

And there’s also news that Yohan Cabaye has a stomach muscle problem, which is why he didn’t play last night for France in their 2-1 win over Italy, so we have to hope he’ll be fit enough for Saturday.

A win on Saturday will help lift the spirits of the Newcastle fans, and that’s what we all need right now.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 toonLYF // Nov 15, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    sirtoongospel from last thread. Amen.

  • 2 jawballsaswallwell // Nov 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    But surely not our own side.

    Who appear to be rendered immobile with terror in the first 30 minutes of home games.

  • 3 Ben3arfa // Nov 15, 2012 at 10:53 AM

    not when you play like crap Mr carver ..

    the crowd will only be on your side if you give them what they want

  • 4 eplforecast // Nov 15, 2012 at 11:01 AM

    Maybe some people misunderstood what I said

    Carroll has the potential to be exactly like Ibrahimovic

    He has the same build, height and just lacks the confidence and technique. Heck he even looks like Ibra.

    I see a lot of similarities in them – and NUFC should sign him back even at 35 million.

  • 5 jawballsaswallwell // Nov 15, 2012 at 11:11 AM

    That little matter of lacking the confidence and technique. There in lies the rub, just maybe, bloody ‘ell.

  • 6 Ian Magpie // Nov 15, 2012 at 3:12 PM

    Newcastle Crowd can terrify teams!!!! DONT MAKE ME LAUGH! Although it pains me to say it, long gone are the days when our crowd could scare opponents! I have stood in crowds of 18,000 in a rain soaked Gallowgate against Oxford United in the old 2nd division and there was twice the noise 50000 can make today!!!! Like it or not………………….FACT!




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