It has not been a good year for either John Carver or Newcastle United and tonight was the 14th game in charge for John Carver, since Alan Pardew quickly left the club, and we still have only two wins and nine defeats in those games.
John Carver– over his head?
Here is John’s full record so far.
So in the 13 league games we’ve played with 39 points up for grabs, we have only 9 points and our goal difference has got worse by 12 goals.
Over a full 38 game season that would be 26 points and a goal difference of -35 and certain relegation – and that’s based on just over one third of a season.
There was never really much hope of getting anything at Liverpool tonight, and that was the 20th trip to Anfield where we haven’t managed to win the game.
We lost 2-0 but yet again one of our players, Moussa Sissoko, somehow managed to get himself sent off and will miss our next two games at home to Tottenham and Swansea – because he has already been sent off this season.
And while that may have been a game we could have won and therefore made ourselves safe in the league – which we aren’t at the moment – the chances of a win in that game are now receding.
First of all Moussa is not available although Fabricio Coloccini will be returning from his three game ban for being sent off at Everton.
But there are also plans by some fans to have a boycott of the game, and maybe some protests before, during and after the game – so all that makes it much more difficult for our players to win that game.
After all, you can hardly accuse our players this year of being mentally tough – it’s quite the opposite.
But it’s at St. James’ Park that we must have the best chance of saving ourselves – because in the last four away games we have lost every one of them – haven’t scored a goal – and conceded 11 goals.
It doesn’t get much worse that that.
And it doesn’t get much worse than the mess Newcastle have put themselves in at the moment either.
Don’t forget most of this is self-inflicted.
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