John Carver and the Newcastle team will debrief on Monday, and go through what happened in the game on Saturday at the Etihad, and it will not be comfortable for a lot of the Newcastle players, when they see how they performed – it was little short of a disgrace.
Newcastle players in shock on Saturday – so were the fans
After the game on Saturday, this is what the Newcastle head coach John Carver said:
“It is frustrating, but you can show the players and talk about what they will do only so much,” “I can’t actually get on the pitch and do anything about it.”
“I will take lots of responsibility for what’s happened, and the players also have to take it.” “Some of them have taken that responsibility in the changing room.”
We’ve heard some bravado talk from John Carver before, and what the fans want to see is action rather than words.
You don’t become a top coach by giving great interviews before games, saying you are not fearful of the opposition and what you are going to do in the game.
Those words before a game have to be turned into reality.
John has to realize that words are cheap, and what Newcastle fans want to see is a committed all-out performance against Aston Villa on Saturday at St. James’ Park.
And one of the jobs of the head coach is to prepare the side, get the players ready as individuals and as a team, and inspire them to perform at or near their best on the pitch.
That’s certainly not what we saw the last time out
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