Well not much positive to write about after our embarrassing 5-0 defeat against Man City at the weekend.
So I thought I would do a bit of scatter gun round up of things that have been said from then,
1st up JC has came out and has called for more service to his 10-goal top scorer.
Carver said: “He’s our top scorer. I felt sorry for him (at Man City).
“He worked so hard – he had a great effort at goal just after half-time.
“But he never got any service because we were always defending.
“We knew we would go there and defend for long periods, but we didn’t defend well enough.
“It’s not like they opened us up with a great goal or great strike from 30 yards.“All the goals were preventable.”
Now Carver wants Cisse and United’s best players to step up to the plate against Villa.
When asked who he thought were the main men at Newcastle, Carver said: “Coloccini, Tim Krul, Moussa Sissoko and Papiss Cisse.”
Carver was reeling after the hammering at Man City, but has vowed to bounce back.
He said: “I’m disappointed, but it’s not the end of the world.
“We will get judged on the games against Aston Villa and teams like that.”
United will be without Jack Colback for the home clash with Aston Villa, but will welcome back Remy Cabella.
Daryl Janmaat will be assessed after picking up a groin strain on Saturday, with Ryan Taylor standing by to take his place at right-back.
Moussa Sissoko Has been talking aswell saying he and his team mates must stick together in the wake of the defeat – and he has pleaded with the club’s fans to stay with the team.
And the 25-year-old has promised a reaction against relegation-threatened Aston Villa at St James’s Park on Saturday.
“The fans have been behind us all season, when we’ve won and when we’ve lost,” Sissoko told the Gazette.
“We have to say thank you and do the best every game. We try to win the next game for us and for the fans.
“We have to stay together. To lose 5-0 is hard, but if we want to do something for the rest of the season we have to stay together.
“We have to work hard and be ready for Saturday.” Sissoko said: “It’s a team. I have a responsibility to the team, and I will try to do my best.
“I can play well and I can play bad sometimes, but as a team we try to play well together. We’ll see in the next game.”
“We conceded a penalty too early.
“When they scored after 20 seconds, it’s hard to do something.
“Now we have to learn about this game and train very hard and be ready for the next game.
“The plan was to stay solid and compact and try to score one goal if we can, but we conceded a goal too early.
“Everybody knows we didn’t play well. We have to learn about this game and try to win the next game.
“We have to be ready and stay focused. It’s a massive game for everybody and we have to get the three points.”
Daryl Janmaat has also been speaking after the City game, “We say sorry, we have to apologise because it’s not good enough.
“To come here you know it will be a hard evening.
“If you give a stupid goal away in the first minute you know it will make it even more difficult.”
Janmaat says that there can be no excuses after the heavy loss – despite City’s expensively-assembled team.
He said: “Yes of course (they are world class).
“It is still disappointing.
“We have to do better than this.”
Janmaat was particularly riled by the penalty conceded after just 28 seconds when Mike Williamson and Vurnon Anita got in a mix up.
The straight-talking Dutch defender said: “They (City) don’t need extra favours but that’s what they got.
“We shoot ourselves in the foot.
“It’s stupid. There are no positives.
“We have to work hard for next week and prepare ourselves.
“We have to give the fans something back – and that’s three points.”
Janmaat admitted that harsh words had also taken place in the dressing room at City.
“There were some hard words but that’s to stay inside,” he revealed.
And he says that Saturday’s game against Aston Villa can’t come quick enough as his team-mates look to make amends.
He said: “It’s important to get three points for them against Aston Villa back at home.” The Dutch international picked up what looked like a groin injury at Eastlands and was replaced by Ryan Taylor, he will be assessed this week.
Ryan Taylor said “We can build confidence through the week on the training pitch.
“It’s going to be a tough week. We will have a meeting on Monday, discussions about the game and a lot of people standing up and having their say on what went on.
“That’s what we need – to get it out in the open, have a chat about it and then focus on training well and making sure we are fully prepared to face Aston Villa next weekend.
“We have to put it right against Villa and get three points for the fans, because we let them down.
“All we can do is apologise and try to correct it for them next Saturday.”
Fabricio Coloccini Our Club Captain Coloccini has as usual not came out to say a word, that I can find after the defeat to City. I find that a total disgrace, that is part of the Club Captains job but then I have never believed that he has been a proper Captain of our Club.
That ends the round up, So from what I get from all the interviews is that everyone knows that they have to come out on saturday and get the 3 pts, but then we have been in this position before and been let down again. But it wont be long until we find out if the players can walk the walk..