It was just over five weeks ago that Newcastle served up some tripe at Manchester City, and we were taken apart 5-0, and if the truth be told the result could have been a lot worse than that.
John Carver – what’s next?
So in the following week we heard from John Carver and the players that it was all unacceptable, and all that good stuff, and we managed to get a very valuable 3 points in our next game at home to Aston Villa.
But then at home to Manchester United in the next game we gave the game away in the last minute and could have even won that game – but we didn’t – we lost 1-0.
But then in the next game we were hopeless again and this time went down 3-0 at Everton last week to give Everton their first home win in three months and it;s not that Everton are having anywhere near a good season.
The worry in the last two game sis the silly goals we have given away and the defense has to improve against Arsenal on Saturday.
Newcastle have lost three of the last four games and scored one goal in the process while conceding a missive 9 goals.
So we were just waiting for some comments this week, about how it is going to be better on Saturday at home to Arsenal.
This is what John Carver has said today:
“You know what our group of players are like. They don’t need to be motivated for Arsenal at home.” “We have spoken about it and how it shouldn’t be that way.”
“It shouldn’t matter if you play the top or the bottom of the league you should prepare yourselves in the right manner for any game.”
With Coloccini being on a three game suspension we’ll see Daryl Janmaat at center-back, and probably Ryan Taylor at right back.
Maybe Massadio Haidara will be fit enough to come in at left or maybe even Jonas will play there – at least the Argentine is an experienced player and can play left back.
Arsenal beat Monaco 2-0 away last night, but lost on away goals do they are out of the Champions League, but it was a good result last night.
Arsenal will be going all out for a win on Saturday, and the first 30 minutes will be important that we don’t concede an early goal.
But quite honestly with the team at the moment we just don’t know what to expect, but in the last two home games we’ve been decent although we played a defensive game against the Red Devils, and we’ll probably see the same kind of setup on Saturday.
John Carver seems to be defensively minded, and he sets up the team not to lose.
If we can avoid another defeat on Saturday it will be a good result, because Arsenal are simply a different class to Newcastle.
Another defeat would not be good, and it would be John’s 7th loss in 12 games.
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