John Carver seems a lot more popular with the players than he is with the fans, and from what we’ve seen a huge majority of the players would like John Carver to get the head coach job permanently in the summer.
John Carver – two wins in ten games
But if that happens there will be a lot of unhappy fans, with John having very little experience in being a head coach or experience in the Premier League for that matter.
Newcastle have won only two of the ten games he’s been in charge and those wins were against Hull City and Aston Villa – two of the bottom five sides.
And Newcastle have only 9 points from the nine league games we’ve played this year – which is only just better than relegation form.
But Sammy Ameobi seems to like John Carver and he says the players are trying to do their best for him:
“John Carver is a man who sticks by his players.” “He’s been around for so long. Everybody is very used to him. We all want the best for him.”
“We are trying to the best for him and hopefully, he keeps his job.” “A good run brings life to the city.” “Being somebody who’s local I want this city to do well and prosper.”
Newcastle have lost top goalscorer Papiss Cisse for seven games through suspension for spitting, but Jack Colback will return at Everton on Sunday from his two match suspension.
Remy Cabella should be fit to start too, and Massadio Haidara has a chance to be fit from the knee injury he picked up against Manchester United last time out, when he was carried off on a stretcher.
But once again our season has been ravaged by injuries, and Newcastle have Siem de Jong, Paul Dummett, Cheick Tiote and Steven Taylor out for the season with injury.
There’s ten games to go this season, and we think Carver has to get at least five wins to have any chance of getting the head coach job permanently.
What do you think?
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