It’s interesting some of the comments that came from John Carver yesterday after the game, there was the usual bravado about fighting on to the end and all that stuff, but John also thinks hie players gave him everything yesterday.
John Carver yesterday
That’s almost the exact opposite of what Alan Shearer thought about the Newcastle players against Swansea, and Alan has blasted the players as not seeming to care one little bit.
This is what John Carver told the BBC after the game:
“I said before the game talk is cheap. It’s time for action and I saw some of it today but I need to see more. That is the starting point.”
“We shot ourselves in the foot again. I think they gave everything today.” “I don’t think they can give any more. Sometimes it’s not good enough and we all know that, but at last they are having a go.”
“We knew three or four weeks ago we were in a bit of a fight and we certainly are now after some of the results today. We don’t have to worry about other people, we just have to take care of our own business.”
“We are coming down to the nitty gritty. We need to shape up and get something from them.”
If the Newcastle players cannot give any more than they gave yesterday, then we are definitely in trouble – big trouble.
And we don’t want to be too hard on John, he’s taken a mountain of criticism already this year, and we know he’s doing his very best, but a coach’s job is to get the very best out of his players – whatever the situation.
So if we don’t bring in some help for John Newcastle could lose the last four games of the season, and that would probably mean we drop down to the Championship.
We hope the powers that be are looking at the situation behind the scenes and talking to Carver, and wont just hope for the best in the final four games coming up.
But they may do just that, and hope for one win in those final four games to get us to safety.
That could turn out to be another huge mistake.