What Will Newcastle Serve Up Next?


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 in dugout

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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12 comments so far

  • gaz 44

    Mar 18, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    Comment #1

    More tripe on the menu I recon

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  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 18, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #2

    Beardo is 100% correct in the last article.

    None of our youths are ready and in England there is too much haste for kids to become first team stars before they are 20.

    Look at harry Kane who didn’t start showing his ability at the top level until he reached 22.

    Armstrong is so young still he should not have to be thrown into the cauldron. He still has 3 years to develop which means loan him out to league 2 then league 1 then championshipship then use him infrequently in the first team.

    You don’t bed players in by throwing them into the team. You give them an odd game or two and then withdraw them for reflection and to keep them hungry.

    This is something wenger has done all his career. That many pother managers like gaultier also do.

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  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 18, 2015 at 7:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Also from here on I can see nothing but hammerings for the season.

    I try to be positive about these things as negativity is an ugly disease but for the next 10 games or so I’m part of the doom and bgloom squad.

    I hope for once ashley will see how in need of tlc the team is as we are in a worse position than this time last year in terms of actual league position and then shape of the squad.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 18, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #4

    “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.”

    But surly John, you are the one who should be preparing the players, giving them a tactical plan etc.

    The failings so far sit squarely on your shoulders.

    If the players are unfit it’s down to you and your training, if the players have no game plan to deal with a team that is also down to you. In fact the only thing the players can be blamed for is not carrying out your instructions, or maybe in this case carrying out your instructions.

    P1ss poor coaching. tactics, positional sense, passing, off the ball movement, defending, etc. Players playing out of position, surging forward only to stop half way and pass all the way back to the keeper. Dross dross and more dross.

    Thanks John your a hero.

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  • Ian Toon

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #5

    LR
    I have just read your exchange with Rob/McToon and the response you got said more about why NUST/ so called action groups.

    Looking back on my brief history of football and NUFC any body that has had any measure of success, has not viewed themselves as the story. Key personnel require charisma, emotional intelligence and leadership qualities. They don’t need massive ego’s and an inability to carry the majority of fans in a common cause.

    What is required is a strong character player of yesteryear who has no financial link with Ashley to conflict promote – not poster boys who see themselves as “members of NUST etc”.

    Fans are less likely to get on board to oust Ashley with the sort of arrogant acolyte claptrap in response to a blogger and fellow fan.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 18, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #6

    The books have wised up. I can`t even get decent odds on 3-0 to Arsenal.

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  • kimbo

    Mar 18, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #7

    What will Newcastle serve up next……. no goals to the end of the season and one 0-0 draw against Sunderland if we are lucky. Arsenal will score a least 7 this weekend and all the “Happy Clappers” in the ground will be able to clap at every goal.
    I have supported Newcastle for 50 years through thick and thin times but this is the first time I don`t care.
    Carver please stand up and critise Ashley, why did you blame Abeid and not slag off Krul for the 1st goal against Everton, you have nothing to lose apart from your own pride!!!!!!!!You will be sacked at the end of the season ,why not go out fighting.

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  • Sav

    Mar 18, 2015 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #8

    I agree about a game plan and motivation being down to the Coach/Manager. It seems Carver has gone all democratic and decided to consult his senior players. That won’t do mate and it doesn’t excuse you or buy you any more time. We found out that the Martinez masterplan of playing two up front through all Carvers preparations out the window. Apart from the fact we hardly have two forwards to play that system even if we wanted to, surely 4-4-2 shouldn’t come across as master-stroke?? Face facts JC. If the players cared a toss about you keeping your job, they’d put their backs into it. You need to kick some ass and also inspire them to believe it will work. And if you can’t work that little miracle, I’m afraid you’re in the wrong job.

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  • Sav

    Mar 18, 2015 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #9

    ‘Threw’, not ‘through’

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  • Ericles

    Mar 18, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #10

    Soup? Beans on toast?

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  • toonintexas

    Mar 18, 2015 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Carver wants a check for eight more years he will not go against the owner .the fans need to face it 10t’h will get there bonus the fans can lump it he is a disgrace he will fill his pockets until the fans stop him

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  • toonluvva

    Mar 18, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #12

    This is the beginning of the end for NUFC I fear.

    We will not pick up more than 2 points between now and the end of the season raising the prospect of being relegated.

    Our only hope is that there are 3 teams worse than us. The mackems have already moved swiftly to replace their head coach, we have gone, as alway,s for the cheaper option.

    The last time we went down I was convinced even upto the Villa match that we would survive. We didn’t. This time I’m not too sure.

    Leicester look to be going down, but Burnley, Villa and Palace have moved on. If they continue to pick up points we will soon be in 16th or 17th place.

    9 games left this season. I have already renewed my season ticket being on the 10 year plan. I’m just hoping it won’t be Chumpionship football for us next season!

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