Newcastle were hammered 4-0 by Southampton on September 13th at St. Mary’s Stadium and that was the second time in a row we had beaten there by that score.
John Carver confronting Newcastle fans before the game at Southampton
It was our worst performance of the season and caretaker manager and Alan Pardew and the coaching staff heard the disapproval from the Newcastle fans at the game and it was really that start of the Sack Pardew campaign.
It was also the time that John Carver confronted fans before the game, and he had to apologize for that after Newcastle had completed an internal investigation on what happened and of course Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley were both at that game.
With Alan Pardew having departed for Crystal Palace and John Carver the current caretaker manager we hope we can do a lot better this afternoon against the visiting Saints side.
This is what Carver has said about that terrible defeat:
“It was absolutely the worst day of my time at the club, one of the darkest days of my life to be honest. I was embarrassed to be part of Newcastle United coaching staff.”
“Yes we played against a good side, but we created nothing on the day and they could have won it by six or seven and that’s not right. I’ve got to be honest, I feared the worst for the season that night. It stayed with me for a long time.”
“But with talent, you have got to have hard work, like Cristiano Ronaldo does and Gareth Bale and Lionel Messi and all the top players.”
After that defeat we drew at home to Hull 2-2 after being 2-2 down and it was Papiss Cisse’s arrival on the pitch for the first time this season with two goals in the final 20 minutes that saved us – and then we won 3-2 at Crystal Palace after extra time in the League Cup.
But then a loss the following Monday night at Stoke City was the low point of the season, and after that we got a good 2-2 draw at Swansea after coming from behind twice, we went on that famous six wins in a row in all competitions.
Newcastle have been up and down in form since Alan Pardew left and we have had a 3-3 draw at home to Burnley, a 1-0 defeat in the League Cup at Leicester, and a 2-0 defeat at Chelsea.
So we are hoping we can get a win this afternoon – but it will not be easy against a very good Southampton side who are 3rd in the Premier League at the moment with 39 points and above Arsenal, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool.
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