You cannot accuse John Carver of getting good results for Newcastle and in six league games we have one win and only six points, and in addition we were beaten in the FA Cup at Leicester, after fielding a very weak side.
John Carver and Alan Pardew last night
So that’s hardly the stellar record Carver needs to get the head coach job permanently, but the polls we have run show that close to 90% don’t want to see John Carver get the job permanently.
With six minutes to go in last night;s game John substituted Remy Cabella with Paul Dummett, and that was hardly a move to take all three points with the score at 1-1,
This is what John said after the game tonight:
“Let me tell you something about the substitutions. Yannick Bolasie is a talented footballer and I worked with him every day at Plymouth.”
“I know what he can do, he is a talent. We saw it from his first touch, he shifted the ball quickly and they put in a quality ball into the box and scored from it.”
“I was concerned he would do it again and we would lose the game. So I had to do something about it.” “Sometimes you have to take off some of your flair players to see out the game and take something from it.”
“When I brought Dummett on it nullified Bolasie – so that is why I did it.” “I think I’m satisfied.” “When the lads came in to see me after the warm-up they complained about the pitch.”
“They have just relaid it.” “It was quite lively so I knew we were not going to be able to get the ball down and play our passing game.”
“I thought we dealt with it, we dealt with the physicality of the opposition.” “When you look at how dominant Palace have been from set-plays, other than when Tim Krul made a world-class save from Hangeland, we did not really have any problems.”
“A fair result is a 1-1 draw.”
When did we ever worry about fairness in the result? 😀
Sometimes you have to be brave if you want to win a game, and in fact the odds are in your favor if you try to win a game.
By doing so you stand to lose one point by going for it, but there are two points to be gained.
So in four games if you go for the win and win two and lose two – you have still gained a couple of points by being brave and going for the win.
When only two points were given for a win there was less reason to go for the win, because you gained one point but stood to lose one point too.
And if you want to be successful in anything, you just have to be positive and that’s true for any job you are in.
Being negative or even timid never brought success to anyone, and that seems to be true in football too.
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