Some Players Have Had Sleepless Nights

The news is that the Newcastle players have now sat through and watched their disgraceful and gutless display at Manchester City when most of our players shamed themselves and the club in the 5-0 humiliation.

john carver with finger raised

John Carver – Villa game is now huge for us

And we understand some players have had a sleepless couple of nights knowing that they would have to watch their performance today at the Benton Training grounds. 😀

It didn’t start off very well as we reported this morning with three mistakes being made by Newcastle players in the first 29 seconds which gave Manchester City a penalty and basically gifted the game to the reigning Premier League Champions.

And Manchester City were motivated by Chelsea having only drawn at home to Burnley in the earlier game, after Nemanja Matic was sent off in the second half, with Chelsea comfortably ahead 1-0 in that game.

The good news for Newcastle is that there is an excellent opportunity to make up for that performance last Saturday, because we are at home to second bottom placed Aston Villa this Saturday afternoon.

This is what John Carver said this morning:

“We know what league we are in and Saturday’s game against Aston Villa at home is huge for us.”

Aston Villa have scored only four goals in their 13 away games in the Premier league this season, which is one goal more  than Newcastle conceded at the Etihad Stadium in the first 21 minutes of the game on Saturday.

But Villa still surprisingly have three wins with those four goals scored.

So Newcastle must have a great chance of not only winning the game, but also of keeping a clean sheet to make up for their terrible performance last Saturday.

That’s right isn’t it?

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18 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 23, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #1

    no doubt colo’s 80k a week will help him

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 23, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #2

    You have to laugh at Ashley sometimes
    Having received grovelling apologies from the BBC and Mirror Group about his use of 3rd world labour.
    See what he calls his latest line of jogging gear

  • jimiley

    Feb 23, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Too much bonking

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 23, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #4

    I am not advocating that JC changes Toons formation to a 3-4-2-1 in particular, but it goes to show that teams have to sometimes make wholesale changes to the way they play because of the need to adapt to the players that are available and in good form. When Liverpool played Spurs they won the game from midfield and we have more than enough ability to create a solid defensive shape with a quick attack. Not the astonishingly naive attacking strategy that is currently being played, to ‘show’ how different he is to the previous manager.

  • Our Toon

    Feb 23, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #5

    Think its irrelevant how much a player earns and when supporters mention stuff like that it sounds really bitter. Whether someone is on 5k or 200k a week we expect a certain type of performance and not one of them gave that at the weekend

  • firebug666

    Feb 23, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Villa along with many other teams in the bottom of the table will look at us as a team to kick start their relegation battles against.

    They all know how poor we are, and that Carver is so far in over his head it’s hard to see daylight.

    They will come at us with everything they have, and we will most likely crumble as normal.

  • hibbit

    Feb 23, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #7

    ED they should be made to watch it every till we play again

  • p

    Feb 23, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Our Toon, I thought Perez tried, Colback a bit. That’s all though.

  • hibbit

    Feb 23, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #9


  • p

    Feb 23, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #10

    firebug that is a bit dramatic. Under Carver we have lost all of the games you would expect whilst we have got draws against those teams that were winnable.

    For sure that is relegation form but, there is certainly a difference between playing Man City away and teams like Villa.

    I am sure we will get a hiding from Arsenal, Man Utd and the other decent teams we are playing but, the ones that really matter are Everton, Villa, Mackems etc.

    Form suggests that we will not be steam-rollered by those teams but time will tell.

  • firebug666

    Feb 23, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #11


    I don’t think we will be steamrollered either, but if I was a Villa fan I would be a lot happier coming up here to play Newcastle under Carver.

    All I’m saying is they will want this game more than our players, and most likely snatch it way from us.

  • Our Toon

    Feb 23, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #12


    Did you watch Shearers analysis of the game on motd…he talked about the lack of pressure on the ball, Toure had was allowed to advance 10 yards and took 4 touches whilst Jack Colback just looked at him. He wasn’t the only one to blame because no one pressed Citeh! There 3rd or 4th goal you have both Colback and Sissoko barely jogging back whilst others are busting a gut to get back. It’s was a shocking performance all round.

    as for Perez….the time has come for him to actually have some end product, it’s great that he’s good on the ball and does the odd trick but what has he actually contributed over the past 2 months? Any goals or assists? I know he’s young but he’s the same age as a Berahino!!

  • lochinvar

    Feb 23, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #13

    Sleepless nights ? Aw diddums
    I’m having nightmares from watching these so called ” performances”
    If were ( and no I don’t shop there ) to take a dodgy item back to Sports Direct I would get a refund.
    Does this apply to watching inept football.
    Come on lads you are better that Saturdays result.
    Sort it , please

  • sickandtired

    Feb 23, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #14

    @ Our Toon – overly harsh on young Perez. How could he be a threat when JC had him doubling back as a left back?
    The kid has been isolated when up front alone, just as Cisse is now.

  • tynesidetommo

    Feb 23, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #15

    Sleepless nights my backside. They should put their hands in their pockets and refund the away support.

  • Roger

    Feb 23, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #16

    It`s no fire on the mountain. The fans ins the Stadium
    are quiet, like it is quiet on a graveyard.
    The Players are terrible,the Coach is a catastrophe, and
    the owner is a fat man without any idea to lead a
    premier league Club.
    Aston Villa plays in Newcastle next saturday and
    no fans from Newcastle are in the Stadium.
    This is the way, the only way, for sure.
    In Germany 20 Hools will attack Ashley, in England
    nothingb happens and next year Championship.
    I´m so angry about this fat man and his terrible Coach.

  • scout

    Feb 23, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Cracking idea to reimburse fans.

    Well said

  • Sav

    Feb 24, 2015 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #18

    This is what John Carver said this morning:

    “We know what league we are in and Saturday’s game against Aston Villa at home is huge for us.”

    – What league is it we are in? We haven’t been in the ‘Competing for the Title’ league for 20 years now. We certainly are nowhere near the ‘Competing for top 4’ league and the ‘Competing for the Europa’ league has passed us by for yet another year, We are supposed to be aiming for the ‘Top 10’ league but that, too looks beyond us now and given the form we are in, the ‘Keeping clear of relegation’ league looks like a worthwhile target. Unfortunately the ‘scrapping against relegation’ league is where our current form could land us. What league do you reckon we’re in, JC?


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