Not for the first time this year with John Carver as the interim head coach, Newcastle didn’t show up for the game yesterday – and it was the derby game against Sunderland – so if John Carver cannot get the lads motivated for a derby game – the next seven games could be long and hard for both the team and the fans – especially for the fans.
Players trudge off after another defeat against Black Cars
Those fans have been served up far too much tripe this season, and especially this year under John Carver, who let’s face it – seems out of his depth completely as the head coach at the club
At least Carver faced up to the truth yesterday, that all his hype before the game meant nothing – absolutely nothing.
John really needs to cut that stuff out – because he cannot follow through on what he says – it’s OK being positive but don’t say you are going to do all this good stuff and then the players don’t even show up for the game.
That’s happened in our last three away games at Man City, Everton and yesterday, where we were pathetic in each game, and we lost those three games by a cumulative score of 9-0.
We were lucky it was only 1-0 yesterday as Sunderland missed a number of good opportunities.
And Liverpool are next up.
This is what Carver said after the game yesterday:
“I thought in the first half we were dreadful. I said before the game that no side of mine would be criticized for not closing people down and not working and I think I was wrong. We were second best in every department.”
“I thought the makeshift back four stuck to their guns along with the goalkeeper and actually kept us in the game because without those guys, we would have been in big trouble.”
“I would have been doing somersaults if we had gone in at half-time 0-0. That’s how poor we were.” “We did pick it up in the second half, but it still wasn’t good enough.”
“We only had one half decent shot for their keeper to save and that’s a concern.” “This has got nothing to do with people having flip-flops on or off. I think it is down to the fact we were second best.”
“Pressure is a funny thing when you play in an environment like this. Some people can handle it, some can’t.” “We’ve got a group of people that have played in several derbies and there’s a little bit of a pattern there.”
“I am absolutely embarrassed to be part of it, but I am a part of it and I have to deal with it.”
The fans are also embarrassed that our players cannot get themselves motivated for the games against Sunderland, and this could be a huge problem down the road.
The upper management did all that business in January, only because they thought they could get away with it – and because they thought we were safe in the league – but are we?
Here are two relevant polls to Newcastle’s current predicament.
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