We are sure that John Carver has been in some pain this week, much like a lot of other Newcastle fans who are (very) long-suffering – but it’s now time for John , his coaches and the players to put the disaster of last Sunday behind them – and the terrible form they have shown this year – and start to turn things around – starting with the tough game at Anfield on Monday night.
It seems the definition of a good Newcastle fan is one who is able to stand considerable pain – on a regular basis- and the pain is even worse when you have to write about it – as other Newcastle bloggers will no doubt agree with.
John Carver – needs to concentrate on next games
It may be extremely unlikely – but if Newcastle can produce a miracle and get a win at Liverpool on Monday night – maybe Liverpool can score two own goals for us – then that would at least make us safe in the league this season, and we’ll be assured of Premier League football next season.
We are looking over our shoulders right now, and just hoping the teams behind us don’t go on a win streak (heaven forbid!), so the 3-3 draw on Tuesday night between Aston Villa and QPR was the perfect result for us.
So that was some good news (trying to be positive).
But it’s also about time the players did something to improve our own situation, and we then don’t just have to rely on the sides below us being as hopeless as we have been this year.
This is what john Carver has said today to Sky Sports News:
“It’s been extremely difficult. Certainly Monday was one of the darkest days in my career, and I’m still hurting, to be honest.” “The one thing I have to do is not to show it in front of the players, but it was a bitter pill to take. It was the manner of the defeat.”
“As a club collectively, we accept the responsibility, we accept it wasn’t good enough – and I’m talking about the people at the top, from the board down – over to the tea lady, we all take responsibility, players, staff, because it just wasn’t good enough at the weekend against Sunderland.”
“There’s something in the DNA because we have had different managers, but we have had almost the same group of players. There are a lot of those players who have had experience – and I did talk about it before the game – but there are not many ‘W’s next to their names.”
“We seem to have a problem when we have to compete, and it’s something we need to address. We have talked about addressing that in the summer, and that’s something that we need to do.”
John shouldn’t bother to raise expectations for the Liverpool game, which he has a habit of doing.
For this game John should keep it low-key and it’s got to be an opportunity for the players to give 100%, and restore some of the pride back to Newcastle United and themselves.
And the Sack Pardew crowd are back after their success in saving Crystal Palace from relegation this season.
This time they are trying to persuade Newcastle fans not to attend the upcoming home game – the first being against Tottenham which is on the Sunday following the Liverpool game.
Staying away from games, especially when they have paid good money for their season ticket, is not in the DNA of Geordie fans.
Here’s what John said when told about the planned boycott:
“People are entitled to do what they want to do, I can’t do anything about that. The one thing I will say is I’ll be focused on the team and things like that won’t distract me.”
That’s a good answer from John, and we really do hope it doesn’t distract the players – but it cannot be helpful either.
Do You Want To See Steve McClaren As Newcastle's New Head Coach?
- No (73%, 6,518 Votes)
- Yes (27%, 2,462 Votes)
Total Voters: 8,980
You can follow us on our three social media sites.