Newcastle caretaker manager John Carver told the truth after the game today, after Burnley had dominated the second half and hit the post or the bar four times in the game, and the Newcastle coach didn’t even think we deserved a point.
Steve Stone and John Carver on the touchline today
And we still nearly got all three points as the third Burnley equalizer came after 86 minutes but all Newcastle’s goals we conceded today were poor goals.
And in the last six game since Rob Elliot was injured, and Tim Krul has also been out, we have conceded 17 goals – so maybe next season we will have three experienced goalkeepers in the squad like most other clubs in the Premier League.
It’s been a tough baptism for Jak Alnwick – but it’s not his fault, and he didn’t get too much support from the back four today – and they looked all at sea.
This is what an honest John Carver said after the game today:
“I think we were a tad fortunate because in my eyes, after the second-half performance, I thought there was only one team going to win it.”
“If I can take one positive from it, it was the fact we didn’t lose the game. Never mind three points, we didn’t deserve a point. I’ve told the guys that and they know that – they’re very disappointed in there.”
” The unfortunate thing is we’ve got to pick up and go again in two days’ time.” “We’ve got some young lads in there who have had a lot of football over this Christmas period.”
“I’m not using that as an excuse because so have Burnley, and they’ve had a steady team over the last six or seven games.” “I just felt we couldn’t handle a different type of football against us.” I thought they were very, very direct and that’s an effective way to play.”
“That’s how they played against Man City and got a great result, they beat Southampton doing the same thing, so we know how they’re going to play and it’s effective. If that’s what gets Burnley survival for next year then that’s great.”
“There’s nothing better than being the main man and making decisions,” “But sometimes results make those decisions for you.” “Only time will tell but I will manage again.”
“Whether it’s sooner rather than later, or whether it’s here or somewhere else, but I’m looking forward to all the challenges that are coming in the New Year.”
That’s two draws we have got against Burnley this season, but if they keep playing like they did in the second half then Burnley should be able to pull away from the bottom three – although Hull City had a great 2-0 win at home to Everton – who have now lost six of their last eight Premier League games.
We’ll just have to wait and see what Mike Ashley does when he returns from Barbados next week – but in the January transfer window we need at least one striker brought in and another center-back – now that Steven Taylor is out for the rest of the season with a ruptured Achilles.
Well – maybe we can win at Leicester City on Saturday afternoon, but they also had a great 2-2 draw at Liverpool today.
Did I mention that Chelsea were beaten at Tottenham 5-3 – the first time a Chelsea side managed by Jose Mourinho has conceded four goals or more.
We need to get that Harry Kane in the England side – two goals today and he looked awesome.
It’s been quite day in the Premier League and finally – Sunderland lost 3-2 at Manchester City, after coming back to 2-2 – after being two goals down.
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