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 – 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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