We Cannot Let This Fester

John Carver is having a tough baptism as a head coach at Newcastle and now John has won only one game in the eight games he’s been in charge of the side, and in 7 league games we have picked up only 6 points, and that’s not good enough.

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John Carver – head coach until the end of the season

The team imploded yesterday at the Etihad Stadium and the 5-0 walloping was our worst defeat in almost two years.

This is some what John Carver said to Sky Sports after the game:

“We just weren’t good enough. We were out-passed, we were out-fought and we were out-played and got the right result.”

“You can do one of two things now – you can sit down and feel sorry for yourself – you can blame other people – I could blame the players.”

“The players could blame me – but we are not like that  – we are together and we are a good group together,  and we’ll get together Monday and review the game and try to put things right.”

“But what we cannot do is to let it fester, we can’t let it affect us, you know sometimes you get a hiding like we have had today, and that’s happened in the past.”

“But I believe we have enough characters in that dressing room to do something about it.”

Newcastle must start to put some points up on the board as soon as possible, starting next Saturday when we are at home to struggling Aston Villa.

Aston Villa have lost their last six league games on the trot, and they haven’t won in the league since 7th December .

In their last 11 league games Villa have picked up only 3 points via 3 draws, but they do have a new manager in Tim Sherwood.

So a defeat this Saturday should set the alarm bells ringing at Newcastle, if they haven’t already gone off after yesterday’s pathetic display and terrible result.

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8 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Feb 22, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #1

    Makes me nostalgic for the days when Saylor was regularly trotted out for the media. Has Captain Coloccini ever faced the press?

  • firebug666

    Feb 22, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #2

    Well you could do something about it John, you could stop touting yourself for the job, a job you clearly cannot do, and let the club bring in someone who can do the job.

  • sickandtired

    Feb 22, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #3

    As Savage said last night on MOTD – that team should have had their backsides dragged back to the training ground today, not given the day off.
    Then again, the ‘revolutionary’ training methods, much talked of here by Dr Ed and in The Chron in the last few days were there for us all to see yesterday. Shambolic.
    4-3-3. 2 of the 3 up front were used to try and cover the left and right backs with horrendous results. Cisse as the lone striker yet again.
    JC and the press and this very blog may poke fun at posters or golf club school kids, but the formation tactics and effort on display yesterday couldn’t have been worse if anyone of us had a go at it.
    This cannot be put right unless Ashley changes his strangle hold mentality or get’s out of the club.
    JC is a symptom of the disease, he is not the cause of it.
    Geordies, supporters, turn the anger back to Ashley again. Make St James’ televised games a demonstration against him and what he is doing to this club.

  • Tsunki

    Feb 22, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #4

    What are you going to do that’s different John? I actually am starting to feel sorry for JC, earlier in the season, our thin squad was beset by lots of injuries and to key players, but the forecast was that not only were we playing well without them, but the last half of the season should see the squad being bolstered by their return. Cue no signings, vital players shifted out, injured key players not actually returning as predicted.

    Refer please to my list of remaining fixtures a month ago, and how there were very few points to be had from them, with us a mere 9 points or so from the drop zone are any alarm bells ringing yet? Anywhere?

  • one fine day

    Feb 22, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #5

    Slept through what was 4 am kick off here thank god .
    Woke up the headlines and sports news showing the goals all day depressing isn’t the word.
    Already reported here’s hearers thoughts too.
    I hear remi garde was in the crowd working for French TV .
    Love to know his thoughts on
    1. The excuse for team he would have seen and 2. How he’d even begin to sort this out

  • nufc 11

    Feb 22, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Colo sets the tone for he turns up when it suits and he wasnt there yesterday which filtered down to the rest of the team. Carver bottled his decision with abeid and anita which blew up in his face.

  • scout

    Feb 22, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #7

    Why give them a day off I would of had them running on the beach at 5am and said every time you get a spanking expect this. FXXXXXX day off after that.

  • Owldman

    Feb 22, 2015 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #8

    John Anderson said on the Saturday phone in players will just walk through Anita which they have been doing , time to get rid oh how missed Tiote , Carver will never make as a manager, just because he was assistant to Sir Bobby dosent mean he is going to be a success on his own.The are countless instances where assistant managers have failed to make grade on their own & believe Carver is going to be another one.Now why dont you fans give Ashley a taste of what it could be like at SJP by boycotting the next home game , but you are too loyal for that.but for just once put your loyalty to one side and make take a stance against Ashley & his penny pinching ways , I have defended him in the past for the way he has financially stabaliesd the club, but nows the time to push on for better things.I am well aware that we may not be able to compete financially with the top 4 or 5 but surely a club of our size should be aiming for better than 9 or 10.


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