It’s been another terrible season for Newcastle United, and it looks like the final five games of this season could be even worse than last year, when we lost four of them, and in all lost seven games of the last eight games played.
If we lose all five games we could be relegated again to the Championship.
Gary Monk – opportunity for Swansea
Newcastle fans have been asked again to support another boycott on Saturday when we play Swansea, and Swansea manager Gary Monk is hoping to use the discontent and anger of the Newcastle fans, and the lack of form and confidence of the Newcastle players, to help win the game for Swansea.
Both managers were asked about the Newcastle fan actions today, during their press conferences for the game.
John Carver was asked about last week’s fan boycott:
“I was surprised,” “I did not think it would be as many people. We have to find a way of dealing with it and managing the situation because it can only hurt us – that is the fans and the club. We need to find a solution.”
“The people who were in the stadium weren’t quite sure how to react. Some of them were annoyed that people had stayed away, others were delighted. It was strange.”
“There was a lot of apprehension around the place. I hear there were people falling out with each other in the stands. That cannot help. I thought it didn’t affect us during the game, but on reflection I think it does.”
“We have had discussions about ongoing issues at the club and I have regular meetings with Managing Director Lee Charnley and Chief Scout Graham Carr, at least once a week,”
“I have not been given any assurances or been told what my situation is next season.
This is what Gary Monk, the Swansea manager has said and it seems he will hope the Newcastle fans will turn against the team, assuming Swansea can play well on Saturday:
“As a player you have to concentrate on your football. No player goes out on the pitch without the intention of giving his best and I’m sure all the Newcastle fans will be thinking that.”
“Hopefully we can use the crowd against the team, if we perform well, but the idea is to focus on ourselves.”
Swansea were beaten 2-0 last week at Leicester City, but they are likely to find it easier on Saturday against what has become a dispirited and out of form Newcastle side.
And our readers are pretty sure we will lose this game.
Then we’ll just have to see how the clubs beneath us fare in their league games on Saturday, and it seems the worst case scenario is that we will be four points above the drop zone with 4 games to play.