John Carver according to the local press – well at least the Chronicle – seems to be getting closer to a permanent appointment at Newcatsle every day – or at least that’s one of the stories being reported today.
John Carver – is he getting closer to getting the job?
But how can that be when we have lost four of the last five games, and Newcatsle didn’t even turn up for two of them on the road – at Everton and Manchester City – when we shipped eight goals and didn’t score any.
It’s very true that the upper management at Newcastle have recklessly let the squad be decimated by not reinforcing in the January transfer window, and we have only 15 fit and available senior players – with possibly Mehdi Abeid adding one to those numbers for the game at Sunderland.
So it’s not like Carver has had a full squad to choose from either, but on the other hand John has shown nothing that says he can become a successful head coach at Newcastle.
We had a good first half in the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea and we had an excellent second half last time out at home to Arsenal – but we still lost 2-1.
Most of the other performances have been mediocre or worse.
However, more performances like we saw in the second half last Saturday and yes – John will be doing his case a lot of good – but so far this year his record is very poor – just two wins in 12 games.
And if we can play as well as we did with a patched up side on Saturday afternoon in that final 45 minutes, how come we haven’t seen Newcastle play like that more this year?
Surely whether John gets the head coach job or not should be decided almost entirely on the results he gets – because the head coach job is all about results.
It should not be given to John Carver because he’s (very) well in with Lee Charnley and Graham Carr, and that he wouldn’t upset the apple-cart in any way, and things can continue the way Mike Ashley has run the club over these past eight years with little success.
All the polls we’ve seen show that over 90% of fans don’t want him to get the head coach job on Tyneside, but the local press seem to be upbeat (periodically) about his chances?
Why is that – maybe they know something we don’t?
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