John Carver has done more talking after the latest disaster after a first half in which Newcastle seemed to be in control with a good goal from Riviere – his first in the Premier League after 21 minutes – but Newcastle collapsed against the bottom of the league side who are already relegated – and we’ve done that far too many times this year under John Carver – who just doesn’t seem to have the man-management skills or motivational skills a good coach needs.
Coaching staff – head in hands after another disaster
There’s nothing much positive that Carver could have said after the game but he has to say something and he’s asking fans to support the team next week at home to West Ham where a win would see us safe but if we cannot win and Hull beat Manchester United at home we will be relegated.
Here’s what John said:
“I’m really disappointed about it because in the first half I thought we were in control. We were not under any threat and then for that 10 minutes after half-time we shot ourselves in the foot again. We could have avoided that.”
“It was in our hands and we could have put it to bed, we haven’t but now it is definitely the biggest game and the biggest we’ve had for a long, long time.” “The fans made a difference to the team against West Brom. There will be a lot of people out there saying: ‘Why should we?’
“But I think that they want us to stay in the Premier League and if it gets us that extra 5% or 10% that keeps us in the Premier League, then we need it.” “Then once we get the game out of the way then we will have the post-mortem and we can deal with it.”
Newcastle’s safety is still in our hands but unless we get men turning up for the last game at home to West Ham, and have a packed out stadium – then we have no chance of winning that game.
If Hull manage to beat the Red Devils next Sunday, they will deserve to stay up – and Hull have produced some good results at the KC Stadium this season..
And if Hull win we’ll be in England’s second division and maybe for a few years too – if our displays this year are anything to go by.
John Carver and the players would be well advised to lay low this week, and not make any promises about Sunday’s game – because they have shown they cannot keep them.