Newcastle have got themselves into a very bad situation with the playing staff, and John Carver said yesterday that he is now down to only 15 fit senior players, including the two goalkeepers Krul and Elliot.
Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner
Since Alan Pardew left, we have taken only 9 points from 10 league games, with wins against Hull and Aston Villa, but now we have the least number of senior players available as we’ve had any time this season – and that will last for a few games yet.
And Peter Beardsley has said a lot of his youngsters are not ready for the first team.
The job of Chairman or Managing Director at football clubs is to set things up so that the manager or head coach can be successful.
But when you look at what’s happened at Newcastle, we keep selling out best players and don’t replace them and we run with such a small squad, it’s difficult for the coach to be successful at Newcastle.
And what the powers that be did in January has set us up for failure in the second half of the season – and the proof of that is the fact that few senior players are now available.
We’ll just have to hope we don’t go on another long losing streak that happened last year at this time.
The danger here is that good candidates for the head coach position will see the mess Newcastle are in, which has essentially been caused by the club, and realize it will be difficult to be successful at Newcastle working under those stringent conditions.
It may already have happened with some candidates.
A lot of them could be scared away from the job because of that, and we wont even mention the bad publicity the owner is getting because of his involvement at Rangers FC over the last six months.
And Newcastle could even still make John Carver the head coach in the summer, and according to a lot of polls out there – over 90% of fans don’t want Carver as the new coach.
If the club do appoint John in the summer, maybe because some top candidates don’t want the job, that could be the last straw for a lot of our fans.
What do you think?
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