Ryan Taylor has admitted that when Alan Pardew left the club so quickly at the beginning of January – he couldn’t get out quickly enough – it had an effect on the players and they were not sure who was going to be in charge – and then later in January John Carver was put in charge through the end of the season.
Ryan Taylor in action
Ryan has said the players confidence is shattered after losing nine of the last ten games, and it’s going to be very difficult for our players to win at St. James’ Park this Sunday.
This is what Ryan Taylor has said yesterday – before the media blackout ordered by under-water coach John Carver:
“As a player we had a little bit of turmoil once Alan left. We were unsure: ‘Have we got a manager, who is in charge?” “It took a few weeks to resolve and then John got the job as head coach.”
“But then we just lost a lot of players, we had a lot of key players out, and that effectively over the long run has cost us.” “It’s been a tough three months, not just Saturday.
“As a player we had a little bit of turmoil once Alan left. We were unsure: ‘Have we got a manager, who is in charge?” “You look back now, nine defeats out of 10. I don’t care who you are, it does shatter your confidence.”
“We need a lot of characters,” “People just need to forget what’s gone on in the past.” “We can only go with what’s in front of us, and that is this one game, and we’ve got to beat West Ham. That’s the bottom line.”
“I would say to the fans just give us everything. I am sure they have in the last few months and all season really, but just stick with us, get us through the game.”
“I know for a fact that the club won’t want to be in the same position next year. So just get behind the lads for the last game and stick with us.”
It’s going to be very difficult for our players on Sunday – especially if we go behind – because if the last few games are anything to go by, they will give up the ghost and that could mean relegation for us.
A draw on Sunday means nothing to Newcastle it’s a win which will see us safe or nothing – and if it’s nothing, a Hull City win at home to the Red Devils will see Newcastle take the drop.