John Carver hopes the atmosphere at Sunday’s game against Spurs is better than it was when the last protest and boycott against owner Mike Ashley took place against Cardiff City last May, when it was a really weird atmosphere at St. James’ Park, although very few fans walked out after 69 minutes as planned, and we were winning 1-0 at the time and in fact won our first game in seven after losing the previous six.
John Carver – under pressure if we cannot get a result
Things are not quite as bad for tomorrow we suppose, but we have lost five games on the trot with only one goal scored, and 3 points would be a godsend for the team.
Interim head-coach John Carver had this to say about the game:
“I think they could define it and be very important because if we don’t pick up results in the next two games, it just adds a bit more pressure.”
“Sometimes pressure can take over and we don’t want to leave ourselves in that situation. Our next two games, the fact they are at home, are very, very important.”
“The game against Cardiff City last year was one of the strangest atmospheres I’ve ever experienced,” “We got there in the end winning 1-0.”
“I hope it won’t be as difficult an atmosphere this time. I don’t think it will be, I think it will be a different type of protest.”
“The people who come into the stadium will be behind the team because they understand where we are and everyone will be in it together.”
“Mike Williamson was our only center-half against Liverpool on Monday, and he was not playing on the side he is comfortable with,”
“You had a midfielder playing left-back, a right-sided player playing left side, a right-back playing center-back and a midfielder playing right-back.”
We actually beat Cardiff City 3-0 that May day after scoring two goals in the last three minutes, with goals from Loic Remy (87) and Steven Taylor (80), and that made the score respectable after Shola Ameobi had put us ahead after 18 minutes.
Fabricio Coloccini is back after three games out for being sent off at Everton, but Moussa Sissoko is the latest Newcastle player to show indiscipline, and he is out for two games after picking up two yellow cards in the second half at Liverpool last Monday night.
It’s definitely going to be a difficult game tomorrow for the lads to win – which is the result we really need to be safe.
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