It’s looking like it could be tough for Newcastle to stay in the Premier League this season, and the 35 points we had reached after 27 games and the points we are still on after 34 games – may not be enough.
John Carver – seven successive defeats
That means Newcastle will have to pick up at least one win in the remaining four games, and that could prove difficult given the terrible form and attitude of the Newcastle players over the last two months, and especially recently.
John Carver will still be in charge on Saturday in the early game (12:45 pm KO), and we should get his press conference tomorrow.
John will say the players have looked very good in training and we will be going for the win and that it will be a tough game.
He may not say it’s a Cup Final since at one time John said we had six Cup Finals to play, and since we lost the first two of those he’s given up on that one.
We know that’s what he will say because that’s just exactly what he’s said in the last seven games – all of which we have lost.
And John’s starting to show signs of being under pressure, and when he was interviewed after the game on Saturday he asked the club to protect him from the abuse of fans and said he wouldn’t take it.
That may be an admission from John that he’s not up to the job because you are not going to be praised after the worst losing run Newcastle have had since 1978 – with the club looking like it’s falling apart at the seams.
If he cannot take that kind of pressure then he’s not up to the job which he himself has said is the toughest job in football – but when we are not in Europe any more is that really true?
It’s a difficult situation for the inexperienced Carver to be in – but we see no help for him coming from Mike Ashley or Lee Charnley – who have put John in this position with a threadbare squad – and they seem to be hiding out and letting John take all the heat.
So nothing has changed there over the last few years.
It could be a tough game for us on Saturday, especially if Leicester get their 5th win in a row tonight at home to Chelsea.
Th pressure is on the Newcastle players and John Carver himself – and we’ll see what they are made of.