Down To Earth Carver Tells It Like It Is In Press Conference

John Carver has given his pre-match press conference today,  for the Sunderland Newcastle game on Sunday, and he wants to see the Newcastle  players match the work-rate of Sunderland players, which we haven’t done in the last four games – all of which we have lost.

john carver in dugout

John Carver – wants more work from his players

This is some of what John has said in his press conference today:

“In the last four games Sunderland have out-worked us and that’s not a good stat to have. I’ll be making sure that doesn’t happen again and I’ll be using a whip to make sure we don’t get out worked.”

“We need to do enough to give ourselves a chance to win the game, we need to do the same as we did against Arsenal in terms of work-rate as they were the highest since I’ve been back at the club.”

“If we can cover anywhere near as much ground with the same intensity as a fortnight ago it gives us a good chance of winning.” “We’ve got everything to play for. That’s not just because of our respective league positions, we’ve lost the last four derbies and drawn the previous one.”

“We’ve got an awful lot to prove. I shouldn’t have to motivate players to play in a Premier League match. This is a big occasion.” “A lot of people out there say that because we’ve got a lot of foreign players they don’t know what the game means, but that’s an easy excuse.”

“With the staff we’ve got here we drum it into them every single day. You have to cope with the heat of the derby, it can make you or break you.” “It’ll be nice for Moussa to impose his presence.”

“There’s one or two lads in that dressing room who need a good game in the derby because they’ve not done in the past.” “If we get enough payers imposing themselves on the game then we have a good chance of winning it.”

John wants the Black Cats to stay up in the Premier League, but he also wants a Newcastle win on Sunday afternoon in the 4:00 pm kick-off game, which will be broadcast live around the world.

And those comments above are good ones from the Newcastle head coach, and we hope to see our lads play out of their socks at the Stadium of Light – for a change.

They need to show the Newcastle fans they care about the derby game, and prove they haven’t already gone on their summer holidays.

A win would be great – in fact it would be fantastic.

Howay The Lads!!

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5 comments so far

  • Charlietoon

    Apr 3, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #1

    No Newcastle fan has any real sense of hope any more. Might as well hit the ‘lose’ button as that’s what the players are thinking.

  • ZIPPIE57

    Apr 3, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Charlietoon,your talking out of your rear end, i am a loyal season ticket holder who is sometimes annoyed but never ever lose my passion for NUFC
    Ps you are moaning for moaning sake and by the way when did you become Mystic Meg, knowing what the players are thinking ?
    We were cheated against Manc Utd and deserved a point v Arsenal
    Get behind the team instead of bitching and whoa is me !!!
    rant over

  • Moonraker15

    Apr 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #3

    We don’t need “down to earth” coaches! What we need is quality and inspiration!

  • Malta Mag

    Apr 3, 2015 at 8:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Well said Zippie57, at last a voice of reason.

  • ZIPPIE57

    Apr 3, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Thank you Malta Mag , another supporter who doesn’t slag off the team

    Wonder what the definition of supporter is in the English / Oxford dictionary

    ” One who goes to no games but slags the team off to look like Billy Big Bollocks in front of his mates ” Perhaps ?


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