Carver And That Clash With A Fan

The Magpies turned in a shambolic performance to lose 4-0 on a day when the margin of defeat could have been significantly greater, and the visiting fans made their feelings abundantly clear on the final whistle.

John Carver: "It was absolutely the worst day of my time at the club, one of the darkest days of my life to be honest. I was embarrassed to be part of Newcastle United coaching staff.

"Yes we played against a good side, but we created nothing on the day and they could have won it by six or seven and that's not right.

"I've got to be honest, I feared the worst for the season that night. It stayed with me for a long time.

"I didn't have the problem with the fans protesting, but when Tim Krul said to me he was a bit disappointed with the banners being raised before kickoff, that was the only thing that upset me.

"I don't have a problem with protests when things aren't right or good. But that's why I got upset. You know what I'm like, I'm not a shrinking violet, am I?"