Guts And Character Even More Important With New Twist

We’ve seen too many times this season that the Newcastle team doesn’t turn up at some games and play without passion and a drive to win the game, but with Newcastle now in a relegation fight – it’s going to be very important that players who play for Newcastle show guts, passion and character in the last seven games – and if they do that we should be safe.

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Fabricio Coloccini – back for the home game against Tottenham

That’s now going to be even more important with the SackPardew crew back in action, and now organizing a campaign to urge fans to stay away from the home games,  and they will be demonstrating  against Mike Ashley before, during and after the games.

That is not conducive to Newcastle getting points at St. James’ Park in the remaining four home games – that is a real concern.

That new twist is going to make it even more important that our players show courage and real character and play well – under those extra trying circumstances.

But it’s what’s necessary if we are to be safe this season, and not relegated for a second time to the Championship.

This is what John Carver has said about character being needed by the Newcastle players:

“Let’s face it, five in a row is a long run. Maybe one or two people can’t handle it, but I won’t go into names.”  The head coach did not rule out his team being dragged into the relegation battle.”

“We only got 35 points. You need 40 points.”  “We’ve got seven games left and we are down to the bare bones and you are thinking where the next points are coming from, but we have to turn this around somehow.”

“It’s only been a short time, but it has to be the worst day in my managerial career. It’s the manner that hurts me more than anything else.”  “I am just looking for the next win and the next game.”

John Carver is really struggling as the head coach, and said those words before the news about the new SackPardew initiative.

But we have to support John, the players and the coaches in the remaining seven games, and it seems we should be pulling together for the good of the club – even though Mike Ashley is still the owner.

That’s what we’ll be doing.

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16 comments so far

  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #1

    No Ed,

    This man had more than adequate resources to fulfil his duty of care to our club and these fans and refused to do so in January.

    John Carver was foremost among those saying we had more than enough in reserve.

    Several senior players said the same, though many of them have become unavailable for selection by one means or another.

    The fans owe these people nothing.

  • Belfast

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #2

    I see we’re now in a relegation battle because sky sports say so lol

  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Jamie Lanister,
    Welcome to the blog, first time posters aren’t viewed with suspicion at all !
    You claim Ashley wants us to be successful. Deliberately trying your best to exit cup competitions in the opening rounds is part of a bigger picture for a successful future . How ?

  • DokToon

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #4

    10-4 BandB & Ibiza, ill wait on you two

  • derekm

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #5

    If relagation breaks the cycle of getting to mid table, go out of any cups as soon as possible, don’t invest in any top players, get into bed with the likes of Wonga, sell our best players at maximum profit and NEVER NEVER give interviews to those paying customers who generate the record profits and turn up in their droves despite every season playing out the same, then I for one welcome it. Our club has and still is being used for one man’s financial gain. It galls me even more when the same man rips the club off for free advertising, and runs his empire on zero hours contracts. With a different ambitious owner keen to grow OUR club then watford away will do me nicely.

  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 8, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #6


    You and some others are very fickle and have extremely selective memories re-Pardew.

    Pardew always has a good initial impact wherever he goes.

    Then AP starts drinking his own bath water, his ego takes over and inevitably his total lack of any plan B is exposed and record breaking losing streaks ensue thereafter, with god awful containment football and negative tactics all thrown in for our delectation.

    At the moment AP is being compared against a total douchebag in Carver!!

  • toonintexas

    Apr 8, 2015 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #7

    I’m tired ashley has made everyone walk on eggshells.its time the eggs were turned on him we as fans will strut proudly while he washes them eggs off #make him uncomfortable

  • nearly

    Apr 8, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #8

    band b

    carver is a geordie who loves this football club and its his dream to manage it and no i dont think he is the right man for the job , but would you really expect him to come out and say that he doesnt think there is enough in reserve i dont think so,we wonder who the next manager is gunna be why would any man want to manage this club at the minute we cant even be supportive to one of our own

  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    Comment #9


    If you loved your family, but were going blind and the worst driver in the family, would you still insist on driving them around?

    Real love comes in realizing that you are hurting what you love, in spite of your best intentions.

  • nearly

    Apr 8, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #10

    band b

    point taken,i just think we all really need to get behind them at the minute until we are safe cos that is looking very dodgy at the minute ,whatever people think about footballers most have feelings ,granted some dont but this could back fire big time its showing now some of our players are looking nervous and passing the buck ,once we are safe let the protest begin

  • banjax

    Apr 8, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Sorry Ed I have to take issue with your stance on protests at home games. Look at what lack of Protests has achieved- absolutely nothing. The players know they are letting our supporters down and have under-achieved all season and it won’t be the supporters who relegate the club. Maybe relegation is a price worth paying for Mike Ashley quitting the club. The supporters have suffered enough with the shower running our club and harsh words are not enough – time show the crap being served up is not acceptable.

  • bobby mango

    Apr 8, 2015 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #12

    We won’t be relegated. It requires 5 teams below is to outperform us by about 7 points in a 7 game period.
    Whilst I have no doubt we’ll comply by picking up 0-3 points total from now until the end of the season I don’t see all 5 other teams being able to pick up 7-11 points each. 3 or 4 might overtake us but not enough to put us in the relegation zone.

    Therefore any protest had my full support. The team has yet again done nothing to warrant support.

    Carver, if he loved the club, would admit he is doing more harm than good and leave as well

  • nearly

    Apr 8, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #13

    bobby mango

    you think carver is doing more harm than good,who would take over for now,shall we bring shearer back and see how he does cos that worked well didnt it,the way i see it is carver is trying his best biggin the team up trying to show he believes in them and for whatever reason the players are not responding or maybe they are just not GOOD ENOUGH, hows that carvers fault,his tactics are a little negative but he is desperate not to loose

  • Ianyd

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Would you want carver? Look it isn’t working and we should expect a lot of players to go. That’s a fact.

  • Sav

    Apr 9, 2015 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Charver should accept an iota of blame for the Sunderland debacle but if he does, I haven’t heard it. He blames only the players. Not himself and not his boss. If that is how he loves his club, he can shove it where the sun doesn’t shine. Fans pay out too much and travel too far to put up with Cardew’s or anybody else’s BS.

  • Ianyd

    Apr 9, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #16

    Your so right mate. If I was the Newcastle boss I wouldant be able to sleep. This club means more to some than there own kids. And some it’s all they have. It’s so sad to see what’s happening at st James park


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