We’ve talked before that in any job you either have the results, or you have the reasons why you don’t have the results, and the latter gets to be boring very quickly – they also sometimes referred to as excuses.
John Carver is getting good at hinting at various reasons why Newcastle have lost 9 of their last 10 games.
John Carver – Newcastle’s interim manager
The latest reason he’s hinting at is that hot climate in London – which is just less than 300 miles south of Newcastle – 286 miles via the motorway to be more exact.
The temperature yesterday in London was 18 degrees Celsius and yes – we noticed – the sun was even shining.
That temperature for our American readers is around 64 degrees Fahrenheit – and that’s hardly even warm – it was 90 degrees Fahrenheit in Raleigh, North Carolina last week.
This is what John told the BBC yesterday after the game:
“We didn’t give up on it, we had a go and I can’t fault the lads for their effort again in a hot, warm climate.”
“They were hot conditions and we kept going and going and going, but it wasn’t good enough.” “Next week is a huge game for this football club.”
John doesn’t say it directly, but there’s some little hints there about that damned tropical climate in London.
The players shouldn’t have any problems on Sunday, because we play at St, James’ Park in Newcastle.
We’ll have to wait to hear from John after the match against West Ham what the reasons were for failing in our final game of what has become a completely disastrous and embarrassing season for the once great club.
But it’s hardly going to be the tropical weather in Newcastle.