John Carver will give his press briefing today for the home game against Swansea on Saturday, and there was news late last night there will be another boycott of this game, similar to the one last Sunday, in addition to a standing protest after 34 minutes, and a boycott of Sports Direct stores.
John Carver – not getting much support
So our players will find it difficult to get anything out of this home game against a good improving club, who are above us in the league table and, have won this fixture 2-1 in the two previous seasons.
Confidence of getting anything out of this game are not exactly high among our readers.
Since we are now in a relegation fight these protests will do nothing to support interim head coach John Carver and our players, and they certainly need support right now – as they seem to lack confidence, belief and concentration.
If we lose this game on Saturday it could see us sink to just 4 points above the drop zone if Hull and Leicester both win their games, and they have a game in hand and a better goal difference than Newcastle – so we are certainly not safe yet.
And we have a head coach who has very little experience in leading a team in the Premier League, and he continues to prove that during the run-in.
It’s not John’s fault – that’s just the way it is.
We suppose we have to hope that lower league teams do not win and cannot catch us on 35 points, but that’s not a good strategy either, with Leicester City having won three games on the trot and other relegation threatened sides playing like their lives depended on it.
These protests are aimed directly at Mike Ashley, but there’s no doubt they do have unintended consequences, and they do affect our players – as some players have already admitted – and it’s not like they are very tough mentally these days.
We would be a lot happier about these protests if we weren’t still in such a precarious position in the league table, and also in such poor for- having already lost six games on the trot – and it could be seven on Saturday night.