John Carver seems to be fully behind the way Mike Ashley runs the club, and that’s one reason we are concerned that John may get the head coach job in the summer, because that means nothing will change and we will continue to struggle to make the top ten in the Premier League, as we have done with Mike Ashley as the owner over the last eight years.
John Carver – Newcastle to become more ambitious?
We have made top ten twice and one of those was in 10th place last year, so it’s not a good record.
However, after the 2-1 defeat by Arsenal on Saturday, the interim head coach hinted Newcastle may have bigger ambitions for next season:
“With the additions and what we have here – players out of contract need to be dealt with – I think we can put out a group of players who could be competitive – and not just competitive in the top ten. Competitive!”
“I think the club will let you know when any business is done. That’s how they have always done it and it’s the right way to work. But because I’m a fan and I know the work that has been done, I also know it’s not one or two people.”
“It’s major work that has to be done and we know that. I know the type of players the fans like – and they’re the ones on the list – absolutely.”
It’s very likely that Newcastle will try to strengthen significantly in the summer, but that’s really to make up for not strengthening at all in January, and not strengthening enough last summer.
John Carver is now running with a threadbare squad.
It seems we have no chance of making the top ten and 14th looks like a likely position at the end of the season, unless we can start to win some games.
So it looks like John Carver is trying to boost the Newcastle fans ready for the summer, who seem fed up with the frugal way Billionaire Mike Ashley runs the club.
That will become really true when we’ll soon find out when the financial figures are released that we have had big money to spend.
There again, it could be that Mike Ashley will change he ways and start to spend some money to take Newcastle forward and challenge for top six.
We hope that happens, but the odds are against it.
What do you think?
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