This week will be very important for Newcastle, and we can only hope that next Saturday against second bottom Aston Villa, we get a committed 100% performance from the Newcastle players, and hopefully a win, which would be only the second one in nine games under John Carver.
John Carver – 12 games left
The season seems to be over as far as many of the Newcastle players are concerned, well at least how they’ve played recently, especially on Saturday at the Etihad Stadium.
This is how John Carver reacted to that notion:
“If you know my character, I won’t allow that to happen,” “Some of the players in there won’t allow that to happen.”
“I mean Coloccini, Tim Krul, Moussa Sissoko and Papiss Cisse, who’s come back from the Africa Cup of Nations and given us a lift.”
“We will drive them and make sure we try to get perfection every time we go out there. Sometimes we might not be good enough, but we will give it our all.”
“We’ve got 12 games left now and it’s not about being comfortable, where we are because we’re not.”
That’s a defiant John Carver – and there’s no doubt he is already under significant pressure to produce better results.
That comes after a diabolical performance by the team on Saturday – one of the worst performances by a Newcastle side for a long time and our worst defeat of the season – a 5-0 drubbing at Manchester City.
There doesn’t seem to be too much confidence in John Carver as Newcastle’s head coach, at least not by the fans, and certainly his record so far is not good.
We have only 6 points from 7 league games played under the new head coach, and a goal difference of -5.
When Alan Pardew left the club we had 26 points from 19 games and we were in 9th place, and now we have 32 points from 26 games and are in 11th place.
But it’s also important for the fans to get behind John and the team, and hopefully we could see a good performance on Saturday at St. James’ Park against Aston Villa, who are 10 points and 8 places behind Newcastle in the league.
But a defeat in that game would further the notion that the season may be falling apart again, as it did last year at this time.
We hope that doesn’t happen.
What do you think?
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