John Carver and Newcastle lost our ninth game out of ten at QPR yesterday, and missed out a chance to make Newcastle safe, after we seemed comfortable at half time with a 1-0 lead, but the team collapsed in the second half as QPR win the game with two goals.
Papiss Cisse – must start next week
John Carver was busy talking again after the latest defeat – and this is some of what he said:
“It is still in our hands and if you want it enough then we can do something about it.” “I saw against West Bromwich Albion, after the players had their post-mortem and I had mine,”
“I thought there was a good reaction and we need that same reaction next week.” “We could have put it to bed, we haven’t, but it’s definitely the biggest game against West Ham.”
“This is the biggest game this football club has had for a long, long time.” “I want the same atmosphere as we had against West Brom. It could be the fans who get us across the line and keep our Premier League status.”
“A lot of people out there will say ‘why should they?’. Because I think they want this team to stay in the Premier League.”
“And if it means giving us that extra five, 10 per cent that’s going to keep us in the Premier League, then we need it.”
“Once we get the game out of the way, hopefully we’ve got our Premier League status, then we can have a post-mortem and they can voice their opinion and we’ll deal with it.”
John may want the fans behind the team next Sunday and he’s right about that, but the fans also need to see the players show some commitment, fight and pride – and it’s up to the coach to get that out of them some way – any way.
Newcastle have been an embarrassment this year, and while we hope we can get the win that will make us safe next Sunday at home to West Ham, with our past record, it’s hard to see how we can get the 3 points.
Well, unless Carver starts Cisse and Aarons – it’s daft to save them in this final game of the season.
Save them for what?
We could be relegated at the end of the game on Sunday, but John Carver has shown he is an ultra-conservative coach who doesn’t take many chances.
It’s up to John Carver and the players to produce next Sunday, and the fans will support the side big time.
We have a feeling John Carver will start Riviere before Cisse on Sunday, mainly because Emmanuel scored his first PL goal at QPR.
Cisse has 11 PL goals this season in only 21 appearances.