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Newcastle's poor form hard for Carver to take

Newcastle have won just two of 13 matches under John Carver Credit: Reuters

The backlash from Newcastle fans over the team's poor form has been hard to take, head coach John Carver has said.

The Magpies head to Liverpool on Monday night having won just two of the 13 matches they have played since Carver replaced Alan Pardew.

The slide in form included a fifth successive derby defeat at Sunderland last weekend and fans have waged a campaign to boycott the next home game, Tottenham's visit to St James' Park.

It's not easy to take, mind, it's hard to take, but you have to, you have to live with it. It's part of what we do.

It would be dead easy to say, 'I've had enough, thanks'. I'm not going to do that, and I have still got my enthusiasm, as you can see.

When we get to Anfield, the fans will still be hurting from last weekend, but hopefully they'll put all that aside and get behind the team.

– John Carver

How Newcastle's latest financial results compare to other Premier League clubs

Newcastle have announced record profits of £18.7million last season due to increases in television income and new deals with sponsors.

Here's how their results compares to other Premier League clubs:

  • Everton £28.2million profit
  • Manchester United £23.9million profit
  • Newcastle £18.7million profit
  • Chelsea £18.4million profit
  • Arsenal £4.7million profit
  • Aston Villa £3.9million loss
  • Sunderland £16.9million loss
  • Manchester City £23million loss

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Newcastle announce record profits

The club saw revenues increase by 35 per cent. Credit: PA

Newcastle have announced record profits of £18.7million last season due to increases in television income and new deals with sponsors.

The club also saw revenues increase by 35 per cent from £95.9million to £129.7million, the club said.

More than half Newcastle's income - £78.3million - came from the new Premier League television rights deals, with commercial income also increasing.

A Newcastle statement said: "Most significantly, the club reported strong commercial revenue growth delivering £25.6million in 2014, up from £17.1million in 2013. This 49.7 per cent increase was largely the result of two lucrative new deals with the club's principal sponsors, Wonga and Puma."

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Cisse accepts spitting charge after Evans clash

Papiss Cisse has accepted a charge from the Football Association for spitting at Manchester United's Jonny Evans, Newcastle United said.

The 29-year-old Senegalese striker could face a ban of up to seven games after the incident during Wednesday's game against Manchester United.

Defender Evans, also charged by the FA, has yet to respond.

FA charge Cisse and Evans over 'spitting row'

Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse and Manchester United defender Jonny Evans have both been charged by the Football Association after allegedly spitting at each other during a game.

Both players have until 6pm on Friday to respond to the charge.

Newcastle United's Papiss Demba Cisse with Manchester United's Jonny Evans. Credit: PA Wire

Van Gaal: Man United defender 'unaware' he was spitting

Papiss Cisse wasn't happy. Credit: PA

Louis van Gaal has defended Jonny Evans over allegations he spat at Papiss Cisse.

The Manchester United boss says his centre-back was unaware that he was spitting at the time.

"He wasn't aware that he was spitting. When he was spitting on the ground maybe that is a natural thing from a human being. It was not his intention."

Newcastle striker Cisse sorry for spitting at Evans

Papiss Cisse is sorry. Credit: PA

Papiss Cisse has apologised for this part in the spitting incident involving Jonny Evans on Wednesday.

The Newcastle striker said he spat in retaliation to something Evans had done and regrets letting the club down.

I have apologies to make to a lot of people today. Firstly to my teammates and to our supporters, secondly to Jonny Evans, and thirdly to every football fan who saw the incident between myself and Jonny.

I reacted to something I found very unpleasant. Sometimes it is hard not to react, particularly in the heat of the moment. I have always tried hard to be positive a role model, especially for our young fans, and yesterday I let you down.

I hope children out there playing football for their clubs and schools this weekend will know better than to retaliate when they are angry. Perhaps when they see the problem it now causes me and my team they will be able to learn from my mistake, not copy it.

– Papiss Cisse
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