John Carver has come in for some criticism since he’s been in charge of the team, and in our poll a good 89% of fans don’t him to get the head coach job permanently, but it’s never become personal with John, and nobody questions that he’s a good man and he’s a real Geordie who simply loves Newcastle United.
John Carver – in the dugout
Sometimes when people are criticized, it starts to get personal a bit, like with the owner, but that’s not been the case with John Carver, and people respect John for who he is.
And it’s still possible for him to get the head coach job, but he’s got to to do better than just good on the run-in to the season.
Jack Colback, another local lad has talked in the Chronicle today about the caretaker manager:
“It’s obviously been a difficult situation for JC.” “I think he’s been a bit in limbo, but he’s been there for the team and he loves the club.” “He lives and breathes the club.”
“This is a great opportunity to try to impress.” “He has made it clear he wants the job permanently.” “And if we as players can help him out with that by winning games it’s good for him.”
“JC has worked a lot on our shape and being solid as a team.” “It showed at Hull. We have to take each game as it comes and make sure we compete.”
John Carver under Alan Pardew was responsible for the team spirit in the squad, and certainly while we have gone through some ups and downs (that’s an understatement) over the last four years, the team spirit has remained remarkably good.
And we are seeing signs of John’s passion coming through with the team, since he’s been in charge, and certainly the team spirit is good and the players seem to want him to get the job permanently.
The question we cannot yet answer about John is whether he can step up to the plate and get the results for the side, and if he has that innate ability.
We’ll know soon enough, and while we got our biggest win of the season last Saturday at Hull, his start over the first five games he’s been in charge of the team has been one win, one draw and three defeats – not too impressive.
A win on Sunday at home to Stoke would be a very good win for John and Newcastle – this time against an in-form and good side.
What do you think?
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