John Carver seems to be getting down to brass tacks (so to speak) and he has said the time for talking is now over, and it’s time for the team (and presumably himself too) to deliver the goods – and that is a win on Saturday at home to Swansea.
Jonas Gutierrez – back in the squad – good!
Newcastle have drifted slowly towards the relegation zone over the last couple of months when we have gone six games without picking up a solitary point, and the lads have to stop the rot sometime – Saturday would be an excellent time to do that.
This is what John Carver has said in his press conference today:
“We need a win. It’s so important for everyone and may just lift that bit of gloom that’s over the city at the moment.” “The time for talking is over. We have to go out on the pitch and deliver. Actions speak louder than words.”
“Swansea will keep the ball so we will have to be patient at times, but I’ve got to come up with a formula to get 3 points.” “Garry Monk has made a very good transition from player to manager and he’s taken Swansea on to another level.”
Swansea have been a better performing team than Newcastle in every single season since they were promoted to the Premier League back in 2011, and we have never beaten them since they have been in the Premier League.
And there was good news today in that Jonas Gutierrez has apologized to the coach and they have made up, and Siem de Jong is finally back in the squad for Saturday too.
John Carver has given out a positive assessment of the talented Dutch International midfielder:
“Siem de Jong will be in the squad and be involved. Some of his play in the U-21s at Aston Villa was excellent.”
A win would help yo raise the spirits on Tyneside, but another defeat – a seventh successive defeat in the Premier league and a new record – and we will face a nervous trip to Leicester City a week on Saturday.