John Carver has came up with excuse No.9738 for the latest abject failure against QPR.
Speaking after the 2-1 loss, The Newcastle Head coach pointed to the ‘Hot and warm climate’ at Loftus Road as a factor in the defeat.
Yes it might have been sunny but this wasn’t the equivalent of that 1994 World Cup in the USA or the upcoming mad one in Qatar.
This was a sunny day in West London and after checking the Weather Channel, the highest the temperature reached was a seltering…17 degrees celsius.
John Carver is also once again relying on the fans to be the main factor in survival and talked about the supporter recreating the ‘electric’ atmosphere from the West Brom game.
Sadly, the life has been so sucked out of the fans by Mike Ashley and his lackeys that the atmosphere at that West Brom match was little more than average when compared to times gone by.
It will be with heavy hearts we trudge up to St. James’ Park next Sunday, wondering just what humiliation will be visited on us this time.
Time for John Carver to forget about the weather and the fans and just ask himself what he and his players should be doing.
“The crazy thing about this game is that you can be in total control, which I thought we were in the first half. Then you have a mad spell…it just show you get punished.
“But we didn’t give in and we had a go, I cannot fault the lads for their effort again in a hot and warm climate, hot conditions. We kept going and going and going but it wasn’t good enough.”
“Next week is a huge game for this football club and I know when we get to St. James’ next week the atmosphere will be electric, it will be like it was against West Brom and we need that. It might just be the fact that gets us over that line, the fact that the guys (fans) are behind us.
“I have already said it, we will get to the summer and have a post-mortem, then see where we go from there.”