Newcastle United manager John Carver has told the Northern Echo that it would be fantastic if there was a change in mood among supporters by the start of next season.
The paper claims that Newcastle fans are planning to protest in the 34th minute of the match against Swansea City tomorrow, as protests against the club’s current owner Mike Ashley go on.
“That would be fantastic (a change in mood). From day one (next season) it would be better. That is what we need to do,” said Carver.
“I was surprised on Sunday. I did not think it would be as many people as it was. We have to find a way of dealing with it and managing the situation because it can only hurt us.”
There has to be a bit of give on the part of officials at the club because Newcastle fans have shown a lot of patience with very little progress.
The importance of staying in the Premier League is greater than ever before and while that will be a priority for the club, it’s not unrealistic for fans of a club of Newcastle’s size to expect a little bit more.
There was some evidence of progress under former manager Alan Pardew, when the Magpies got into the Europa League, but things went backwards and leave the club currently in a difficult position.
What the club can do to help the relationship with their supporters is something that only Ashley and other officials can address, but they could start with some sensible investment in the team moving forward.