John Carver came out and did the usual interviews after the game, and he apologized for what was one of the worst displays by a Newcastle team in a very long time, and vowed he would fix what’s wrong with the team by next week.
Newcastle players look lost – who was marking him then?
This is what John Carver said after the game:
“An apology to the fans first of all. No matter what you plan during the week, when you concede a penalty in the first minute then you are on a hiding to nothing.”
“To concede a penalty in the manner we did is really annoying and frustrating.” “I have seen better sides than us to come here and get a hiding.”
“Then all of a sudden we concede another. Within the first 10 minutes of any game you should try and stay in the game and play in their half. We didn’t do that.”
“My job now is do I sulk and start talking behind players’ backs? I hope not.” “We will have a discussion on Monday and air our differences and then take that forward into the game against Aston Villa.”
Those who are running the club don’t seem to care too much about the squad being weakened in the January transfer window, and simply say that the goal is still to finish in the top ten.
That’s even with only five regular defenders fit – Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Williamson and Haidara – possibly only four after the injury to Janmaat today.
And Lee Charnley does absolutely nothing to help in that goal of a top ten finish.
So we’re not sure where Newcastle go from here, but we only just got by during the second half of last season, and that seems to be the goal this season.
That’s especially after what happened last month, and with the injuries we have picked up recently to Paul Dummett and Curtis Good – our squad is not in good shape and our best team was playing today and was hopeless.
Just stay in the Premier League and maybe we’ll bring in one or two players in the summer transfer window so we can survive next season – that seems to be the limits of the ambitions of Mike Ashley and company.
It’s just not good enough for a club like Newcastle United.
Mike Ashley’s policies of running the club on a shoestring, where only money is important, is killing Newcastle United.
And it’s also not working.
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