What we have found out over the last three months is that John Carver talks a good game before the match, and talks a good game after the match, it’s just that during the matches Newcastle are usually hopeless.
John Carver was out coached by a certain Dick Advocaat
When everything is said and done about John Carver, there’s a lot more said than done.
And the other thing we’ve learned is that John is playing the same tactics that Alan Pardew used at Newcastle although he seems more defensive.
We still try to use the quick breakaway as our main attacking threat and while Alan Pardew has Crystal Palace playing that style almost to perfection – as was amply demonstrated in the 2-1 home win this week to Premier League Champions Manchester City – John Carver is less willing to attack at any time.
With John Carver in charge we are far too willing to just sit back and defend, and he even is starting tor remind us of Sam Allardyce at his worst when Sam was at Newcastle.
After the game kicks off Newcastle go immediately on the defense.
He seems to prepare for every game trying not to lose, rather than trying to win – and there is a big difference between those two approaches.
After the Sunderland defeat, which we are trying not think about too much – because of the inherent pain – it was yet another shameful display with most of Newcastle players looking like wimps again.
And it was all too much for a certain Daryl Janmaat.
Daryl was again one of our best players and an important characteristic he has shown this season is to talk to the press even when Newcastle have been diabolical – like we were at the Stadium of Light .
On Sunday we continued with our Sunderland Charity drive with a 5th loss in a row – which is more than shameful.
This is what the top Dutchman said yesterday after the game:
“It was not good enough. The first half was really poor. We were too negative.” “The second half was much better, but I think it still was not good enough.”
“They deserved to score in the first half because they had maybe 20 free kicks and they were better than us,”
“We don’t say we didn’t give everything, but what I can say is that we were not good enough and everybody saw Sunderland were better, especially first half.
“If you are not good enough, most of the time you lose.”
Daryl even shows some good common sense and logic with that last sentence.
The Dutch International has settled down extremely well this season, and the 25 year-old has shown he is already a very good player in the Premier League.
That probably means we will sell him at a handsome profit in the summer because he’s been a good stock buy (as in stocks and shares) for the Newcastle owner.
So Mike Ashley – true to form – will probably sell Daryl this summer – no reason to wait until next January.
You can follow us on our three social media sites.