Newcastle looked a resilient side on Saturday at Old Trafford, and there was guts and courage for all the Newcastle fans to see in the way the side fought and hung on tenaciously to their clean sheet – the first clean sheet of the season after conceding four goals and getting only one point in the first two games at home to Southampton and on the road to Swansea.
However, those previous away games were under the woeful leadership of John Carver.
Carver was simply way out of his depth as Newcastle’s interim coach and he embarrassed himself and the club with his shocking and ridiculous comments on TV, and he should have been relieved of his duties long before he almost took the side down.
This is what Thierry Henry has said on Sky Sports, about what he saw at Old Trafford compared to what he saw under Carver:
“Away from home last year’s side were shocking. They were one of the worst teams I’ve seen.”
“I liked the way they played at Manchester United. They had a good shape, and a good idea of what they wanted to do, and got a good draw.”
Newcastle have 2 points from our first three tough games, and it gets no easier on Saturday when we entertain the Gunners, who drew 0-0 with Liverpool at home last night.
And tonight we have to somehow beat Northampton Town in the League Cup, and if we are beaten it would not be good, and would be a hammer blow to the club.
So that mustn’t happen.
And it’s either a win or a loss tonight, with extra time and penalties taking place if necessary.
Newcastle cannot have any let down in our next two games before the two week International break – two wins would be great – and we must build on the display against Manchester United.