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Carver – If NUFC had lost fans would have asked why was Gouffran left out?

7 years ago

John Carver has said that if United had got beat by Hull, he would have got stick off Newcastle fans after leaving Yoan Gouffran out of his starting line-up today.

The Frenchman had failed to score for over a year before a Southampton defender blasted it off him and into the net in the last home match.

Today, Gouffran appeared as a late substitute and got an almost equally fortunate goal as his left footed shot took a wicked deflection for Newcastle’s third goal.

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After the match John Carver was asked; ‘Was it a brave call leaving Gouffran out?’

“Well it was because it is important we start winning football matches and we have done that today.

“When you win it is a great decision but if we’d lost then people might have questioned that decision.

“The important thing though is we have a group of players to win games.”

I have to say that I believe 100% that if Newcastle had ended up getting beat by Hull, not a single fan would have been saying ‘If only we’d had Yoan Gouffran on the pitch..’

However, just like they say about managers, better to have a lucky one than a good one. Message to Yoan Gouffran – stay lucky!


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