We are fairly sure that John Carver wants to link up with Alan Pardew soon, maybe even in the summer if John Carver doesn’t get the Newcastle head coach job permanently.
Carver and Pardew after 1-0 defeat at Stoke
John Carver has been defending his old boss from every quarter in the build up to the game tomorrow night at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace, and a defeat in that game would be very hard to take.
John Carver has talked about the extreme pressure put on Alan Pardew last year, when there were demonstrations against him and calls from the fans for Mike Ashley to sack him:
“It was tough, but how he dealt with it, I’m not sure there are many people out there who could have dealt with it like he did.” “How he dealt with it is invaluable to me, and I learned from it and it can only stand me in good stead in the future.”
“He taught me it’s important not to be around the training ground all the time, about spending a bit of time with your friends, trying to make time for a round of golf.”
“It’s about not believing everything you read in the newspapers, don’t listen to the radio, don’t watch the TV. Yes, watch football matches, but don’t get yourself tied up reading online blogs and things like that.”
“That was something I did when I was at Toronto, and it does affect you psychologically. It’s valuable information.” “I thought some of the treatment he received was harsh.”
“I don’t have a problem with people protesting, as long as it’s done the right way. If it affects the team, then that’s the only thing I object to.”
“He was honorable and he stood up to it.”
And we cannot forget the reason for the protests, and the unrest on Tyneside was simply due to the results last year being hopeless.
And it was a huge relief when we won those six games in a row starting in October, and it did reflect well on Pardew’s character that he fought his way back to getting wins – to be fair to the man.
But overall his record was fairly average at Newcastle, with the highlights being when we beat big teams like Chelsea and Manchester United both home and away.
To say his record is other than average is entering the world of fantasy, which the facts will not support.
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