John Carver has said that he might turn off his phone because he is getting so many positive messages sent to him, it is wearing him down.

The Newcastle Head Coach’s latest statement followed an earlier one where he advised his players not to watch football on TV ahead of Sunday’s match, due to the risk of that tiring them out.

Carver though says that the most important thing is that both he and the players have to stay composed, and he is ‘fairly’ confident that if his team can play without fear, they should be ok against West Ham.

Having looked like rabbits in the headlights for some months now, hopes of the players playing without fear are a little optimistic.

John Carver has also once again spoke about his ‘big’ players putting in big performances on Sunday. If the likes of Coloccini, Krul, Sissoko and others don’t do the business against West Ham then they will deserve every bit of criticism coming their way.

John Carver:

“I’ve actually thought about turning my phone off because you get so many messages, good messages, but it can wear you down the amount of messages you get. They’re all good but mentally you have to be bright and ready for the game.

“The most important thing is they have to stay composed, as I have to do. They have to not fear getting on the ball and playing, if we get that reaction and get on the ball and play, then I’m fairly confident.”

Plenty time for sleep afterwards:

“We can take care of our own business, that’s the important thing. Hull would love to be in our shoes.

“I’m getting about four and a half hours sleep a night at the minute but there will be plenty of time for sleep afterwards.!