What worries us a little bit about tomorrow’s game at QPR is this year under John Carver Newcastle have had nine games on the road, and we have won one, drawn one – and lost the other seven and in those defeats we haven’t managed to score one goal.
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And in some of those away games like at Manchester City, Everton, Sunderland and Leicester, we were just hopeless and in two of those games went 1-0 down in the first 40 seconds – so unprepared were the team.
And before those games we heard a big build up from head coach John Carver, about how we are going to attack the opposition and all that good stuff – but in the end in most of those games we were simply hopeless and were well beaten.
We are playing QPR at what seems to be just the right time, after they were hammered 6-0 at Manchester City last Sunday and they are now relegated, and an early goal from Newcastle could make a win that much easier to get.
But it’s not going to be easy to get the win – and it would be the first win since February 28th when we won 1-0 at home to Aston Villa.
The only other win we’ve had under John Carver this year is the great 3-0 win at Hull City, so Newcastle will have to overcome a number of obstacles tomorrow if we are get the vital 3 points we need – and one of the biggest is scoring a goal – and the other is we haven’t experienced a win for 11 weeks.
The good news is that Papiss Cisse is back and Ayoze Perez has scored a goal in two of his last three games.
And Rolando Aarons could also play tomorrow sometime in the second half – and that would be the 19 year-old’s first appearance for us since November 1st.
So while it looks like we should be able to get the win, Newcastle have drastically slipped up before in away games.
We cannot have another letdown tomorrow at Loftus Road, and if that happens that could well lead to Newcastle going down – so important is tomorrow’s game and we have very little latitude for error.
Another defeat tomorrow would be an absolute disaster for the club.
What do you think?