John Carver seems in over his head at the moment, but it’s not John who is responsible for the condition of the Newcastle United playing squad right now – it’s those above him who let their experienced manager leave when Lee Charnley admitted Alan Pardew’s request to leave came out of the blue, and they didn’t have a plan to replace him.
Charnley and Ashley – these two are responsible for this mess
So why did they let him go?
The business always takes precedence to an individual’s’ wishes – that’s one of the first things you are taught in business school.
The Board let a manager go half way through a season with no plans to replace him and what happened – Newcastle have not replaced Pardew.
Well not until the summer, because a suitable candidate wasn’t available after they had let Pardew leave – but Alan left after 19 league games – exactly half way through the season – so did they think we’d just have to (somehow) get by for the second half of the season?
And when they knew Steven Taylor was out from January 1st for the season with his Achilles injury, and we were already a center-back short because we let Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa leave last August – why didn’t they bother bringing in center-back reinforcements?
We’ll soon find out there is plenty of money available when last year’s financial results are released.
We feel a little bit sorry for John Carver – because he has been put into a job simply because nobody else was available – and he is now struggling with it – and it’s a job he has never done before – not in the Premier League.
It’s not unlike what happened to Jak Alnwick earlier in the season, and that was caused by lack of planning to only have two experienced goalkeepers for the season, and without the ability to recall Karl Darlow from his loan at Nottingham Forest.
So Jak was the only one left – so he had to play for eight games.
Do they ever think these things through?
And the cost of that lack of foresight is now starting to manifest itself, and we just hope 35 points will be enough this season – since we are quickly running short of players with Colo having got himself sent off today for a ridiculous challenge and will be suspended for three games.
This is what John Carver said after the game today:
“I’m not Harry Houdini and I can’t magic something up but what I will do is give it everything.” “I’m in a situation where I am working with the group of players I’ve got. I can’t bring in a magic wand and bring in anybody from the outside.”
“I’m losing people – not through silly training ground injuries through silly yellow and red cards that are mounting up.” “I have a huge, huge injury list back at St James’ Park. I am working with what I’ve got.”
“We have already spoken about losing Coloccini which is taking the numbers down even more.” “I know the situation I am in – I will get on with it and work with it and I will continue to work with it until I am told otherwise.”
“I can’t throw the towel in, I can’t, I am the leader of the dressing room.” “The one thing about it is they haven’t thrown the towel in yet – that’s for sure. Sometimes your best is not good enough but at least they are having a go.”
“I will make sure by not being negative and that will rub off on them. Hopefully we will pick up some results.”
Well we suppose it’s good news that our players haven’t yet thrown in the towel yet.
How much are we paying these guys again?
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