Newcastle United manager John Carver has explained in the Northern Echo what he told fans who were abusing him during the 3-2 defeat against Swansea over the weekend.
Newcastle’s difficult run of form continues with frustration building around St James’ Park and the manager took the brunt of the abuse throughout the game against the Swans.
“I said to the two lads who were abusing me: 'come and see me afterwards and I will explain to you what I'm trying to do',” said Carver.
“They expect me to put the ball in the net, stop the headers going in, stop the opposition from scoring. I can't effect that.”
“I'd like to see those two guys again and explain to them why I have had to do what I have done.”
Newcastle’s poor run of form has seen them slip down to a position where they are just five points above the bottom three in the Premier League.
If results continue to go against them in other games, alongside their own negative results, then the Magpies could find themselves battling to avoid the drop over the final couple of games.
It would be a total disaster if Newcastle dropped down into the Championship, but fortunately they have a little bit of a cushion.
Newcastle fans are so vocal towards Carver because they are so passionate about their team and just want to see the Magpies competing and performing in a more entertaining and productive way than has been the case in recent weeks.
The main aim now is to stay up and then the club has some big questions to answer in terms of their ambition in the summer.