I Give Him Everything On The Pitch

It was a bit surprising when John Carver replaced Remy Cabella after 70 minutes, as the Frenchman was again our best player yesterday, but John decided to give Gabby Obertan an outing.

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Remy Cabella tussles with Victor Moses yesterday

And we suppose Gabby did help to set up our goal, when he cut the ball back nicely to Moussa Sissoko, who laid it off to Jack Colback to score a nice goal.

But of course then we conceded in the last minute of normal time, when Peter Crouch was allowed to head  home for the equalizer.

Remy Cabella made it known he was not pleased at being substituted and was reprimanded by John Carver after the  game – and John rightly said this was about the squad and not just about the 11 players currently on the field.

Remy Cabella after the game seemed to understand that,  and he said this about the caretaker manager:

“I have confidence with him,” “I give him everything on the pitch. I’m playing, and I want to do the best.”

“We’re disappointed. We scored one goal, and they scored to make it 1-1. We prefer to win.”

“It’s a big match,”  “We are going to Crystal Palace to win – we want three points, and we will give everything.”

“Against Alan Pardew, it will be special!”

Wins are what count in the Premier League and that’s why it was so disappointing that we threw one away right at the end and at home too – let;s not keep talking about St. James’ Park as a fortress – because at the moment it’s nothing like one.

And we had two excellent chances with Obertan and then Perez to get a second goal with five minutes to go.

But it wasn’t to be but the lads will have a chance at Selhurst Park on Wednesday night to atone for their throwing away two vital points yesterday.

Wins are what;s important but John Carver have only one win since Alan left the club after the Everton win – that;s a win rate of only 16.7%.

That certainly will not get John Carver the job permanently in the summer – and he knows it.

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8 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Feb 9, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #1

    How low can we go under Ashley?

    Well Palace are favorites for the game on Wed; says it all really.

    Stoke were poor yesterday, so what does that say about us?

    We were the home team, but never look like it, there were a couple of positives in attack, but we should have taken our chances. The whole set-up was wrong, and (waste of a place) Sammy, Williamson and Colback were all poor, more so than usual, and because of it we looked disjointed throughout the game.

    Sissoko out of position did very little, and so we had no fluidity between the midfield and attack.

    Hoofball against a team like Stoke is playing into their hand, and that’s the only thing we did right (play into their hands).

    We should have been closing them down and pressing more, instead we sat back letting them have the ball and gain confidence.

    Another poor performance, and I’m still yet to see why Carver should get the job. The blame should lie squarely on his shoulders.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 9, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #2

    Calmed down a bit from yesterday – still thought we were poor yet should of won.
    My biggest moan is playing 1 up front and Krul hoofing the ball up to him from every goal kick, pass back.
    Do players not learn to come short for a pass and build from the back.
    Our movement off the ball is the poorest in the premiership – to many players standing still when one of their teammates has the ball – so it ends up going back to Krul or is hoofed long.
    MOM – no one – all mediocre but why take Cabella off when Sammi was poor looked as if he could not be bothrered. In fact whole midfield was poor – stood off Stoke easily knocked off the ball and give possession to Stoke.
    Better teams would of hammered us.

  • martoon

    Feb 9, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #3

    It wasn’t the greatest game but I actually though we matched Stoke quite well – although they had more possession they didn’t have that many chances and we had more clear cut chances. We should have been out of sight by the time they scored – I thought the poster blaming Krul was harsh – it was an excellent looping header (Harry Kane like 🙂 ) over the keeper. Although disappointing it was probably a fair result.
    I really detest Mark Hughes – he is like a playground bully – quite happy for his team to dish it out and oblivious to the all the fouls his team did especially Ireland but 2 fouls from Coback and he is crying about the referee!

  • firebug666

    Feb 9, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #4


    I also notice there was no talk for either manager on Stoke players diving, one of those dives was so blatant it should have been a yellow card.

    If I had been a reporter I would have asked Hughes if he teaches them diving in training.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Feb 9, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Hughes – the man is a a**ehole all game jumping up and down whinging about every TOON tackle and why the ref blew up for their tackles. Ireland dirty knunt spent all day niggling sly kicks at our players

  • hibbit

    Feb 9, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #6

    love them or hate them stoke are a hard team beat big strong very physical ireland gave cabella and sammy a hard time thats stokes game

  • jayphoto

    Feb 9, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #7

    @charlie – i hate that too but to be fair Willo at the back makes it hard for the defense to play out from the back. Hes terrified og the ball and even when colo, krul or janmaat has the ball hes gesturing and shouting for them to smash it forward and that he doesn’t want it. stokes goal yesterday wouldn’t have happened if he hadnt scuffed that pass to krul making krul under pressure. Better bass back and krul can just roll it to haidara or colo!
    Surprised how poor our technical quality was yesterday! Think that’s something that won’t be changed until we have 2 new centrebacks

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Feb 9, 2015 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #8

    A proper manager could sort that kind of thing out with a decent game plan and a sense of organisation in team. We don’t have a proper manager. We have a coach. All he’s good for is putting out the witch’s hats at training and collecting the balls at the end. My preferred option is for us to just avoid relegation so we are rid of him at the end of the season.


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