If Newcastle win at St. James’ Park tomorrow we will be safe and usually it wouldn’t be too hard a task other than that the team has performed very poorly under John Carver this year – and we have literally hurtled down the league table these last three months, having taken just one point from the last 10 games.
If we don’t win and Hull manage to beat Manchester United at home, they will deserve to stay up – and we’ll take the drop.
John Carver – hopes for electric atmosphere
Carver hopes for an electric atmosphere at St. James’ Park tomorrow, but he also has to remember the fans are not at all happy because of the way the club has completely messed up this year, starting with not reinforcing an already weak squad in January when we had plenty of money available.
But since we were not in relegation trouble the hierarchy thought we could get by, like we did last year when we sold Yohan Cabaye in January and didn’t bother replacing him – and that hit the morale of the squad big time.
The hierarchy have been wrong this time, and it could all end up in a surprise relegation – and that’s only because of the pathetic way the club has been managed from the top.
It’s hard to even call it management at Newcastle, because Lee Charnley and company have stood by and done absolutely nothing as Newcastle have slipped into a full-blown crisis over the last 10 games.
From what we’ve seen, Charnley and company have simply hidden away – how’s that for executive leadership?
You cannot be timid and be a good manager – you need some courage and initiative, but we’ve seen none of that this year from Newcastle United.
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This is what John has said:
“I’m expecting this to be electric. Our fans don’t want us to be in the Championship next season. I know for a fact for 90 minutes, it will be electric. I guarantee they’ll be behind the team.”
“That’s fine (the planned protest), they’re entitled to do what they want to do. But for 90 minutes – like they did against West Brom – I’d ask them to get behind the team.”
“Six years ago, it wasn’t in our hands. If we win on Sunday, we’re not bothered about anybody else. Hull would love to be in our shoes. “We’re in this situation, we’ve got to deal with it.”
“I feel like we’ve got to win. If we do that, we take care of our own business.”
John always talks a good game before any match and yes – all we need to do against West Ham tomorrow is win the game – seems so easy.
Unfortunately we haven’t done that for twelve weeks since we beat Aston Villa 1-0 at home, and we have only two wins in 19 games this year under John Carver.
That’s our big problem tomorrow and the confidence in the team cannot be high either, and they could find a way of losing (again) tomorrow.
However, on the positive side – it would be an excellent time to get our third win of the year and save ourselves.
That’s what we are hoping for.
Only one in six fans think we can win the game tomorrow, and the majority expect another defeat.