John Carver Feels Sorry For This Player

Papiss Cisse had a great effort on goal just two minutes into the second half on Saturday,  and that would have made the score 3-1 and been one of the goals of the season, and although we may not have been able to get back into the game. a goal then should have lifted the Newcastle players – and they needed a lift.

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Papiss Cisse on Saturday challenged by Mangala

A high cross came in from the right wing after 47 minutes, and Papiss hit it on the volley with his left foot and the ball was screaming into the back of the net only for Joe Hart had to make a terrific save to turn the ball over the bar for a corner.

That’s the danger of Papiss Cisse when he’s in form – he can score almost at any time, but that effort from the Senegal striker was the only shot on goal for Newcastle on Saturday in the whole game. 🙁

If you don’t take the shots you will not score goals.

John Carver felt sorry for Papiss after the game:

“Your Coloccinis, your Tim Kruls, your Moussa Sissokos and Papiss Cisse coming back from the African Cup of Nations.” “He’s given us a lift because he’s our top goalscorer.”

“I felt sorry for him a little bit, because he worked extremely hard and had a great effort on goal just after half time, but he never got any service because we were always defending.”

“We knew we were going to come here and have to defend for long periods, but we didn’t defend well enough.”

“It’s not as if they’ve opened us up with a fantastic goal or a great strike from 30 yards. All the goals were preventable.”

And one of the problems John Carver has is that he doesn’t have any experienced defenders to come in and replace those who are out of form.

Center-back Mike Williamson is one of those who is having a tough time of it lately, and Mike’s weakness is when he is on the ball and has to pass it out of defense – he’s never confident on the ball in those situations.

Mike made a daft pass inside to Vurnon Anita after 20 seconds of the game, and Anita didn’t control the ball, and he brought down Dzeko as the City striker moved past him in the penalty area.

That was 1-0 after Aguero had dispatched the penalty, and the start of the malaise.

That’s one of the problems when you leave yourself with a very small squad for the rest of the season.

And that’s what John Carver had been left with after the January transfer window, and after more Newcastle players have picked up injuries.

It’s not a good situation to be in.

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6 comments so far

  • nut meg

    Feb 23, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #1

    Rent a small aircraft /helecopter to drop thousands of leaflets or flying a giant banner condemning SD & Ashley’s running of NUFC. TV would love to capture that on camera. Dropping thousands of leaflets before the game or at half time would really crab the attention of the media.Just an idea.

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 23, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #2
  • one fine day

    Feb 23, 2015 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #3

    The banner used to oust moyes went global I will give you that .
    It will be a very long banner though trying to put into words just how much damage fatty and co are doing here.
    Maybe a banner saying something simply directing everyone to website such as Ashley out .com
    Similar to the pards one where every dodgy practice done by both ask and sports direct is listed.?
    Maybe the guys who got the pardueout campaign going could be looking at it

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 23, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #4

    Can such a data-driven approach really be applied to running a football club? We are about to find out. But it seems perfectly reasonable to expect that by taking advantage of inefficiencies in the transfer market and elsewhere, adopting the best practice of clubs such as Southampton and employing super-smart data analysts, Brentford and Midtjylland can punch further above their weight. Ankersen certainly has no doubts. “In the past year I have learned that the brightest guys in football work in the betting industry, because they are much more rational and less biased,” he says.

  • one fine day

    Feb 23, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #5


    one fine day
    February 23, 2015
    Sparky 55,
    Only heard bits n pieces of this shearer syndicate
    Who is involved and what would be planned ? can you elaborate ?

  • sickandtired

    Feb 23, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #6

    @ Lindisfarne. Moneyball approach then? I’ll watch with interest. Thanks for the link


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