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.
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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