We’ve been surprised at some of the interviews John Carver has given this year, and today is no exception, as he says if Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley hadn’t promised him that they would increase both the quality and size of the squad in the summer, then he would have walked away.
John Carver – does he think he’s going to get the job?
John’s talking like he has a fabulous record this year, when in truth it’s similar to when he took over from Alan Pardew last year after Alan had been suspended on March 1st.
In the seven games he was in charge from the touchline last year, we lost six and scored just two goals and got 3 points.
In our last six games we have lost five of them and scored juts two goals and got 3 points – so you can see how similar John’s record is from last year.
In 13 games this year Newcastle have lost eight games and won only two games with John Carver in charge.
That’s a pathetic record in anyone’s book, and it’s worse than relegation form.
However, John seems to be talking from a presumed position of strength as he said this:
“I can understand the fans concern, but we’re already addressing it behind the scenes. ” “Mike and Lee Charnley, the Managing Director know what they have to do.”
“And I’m telling you now, if I was sitting here and I thought they were giving me lip service I would say “thanks very much, I’m off – I’m walking away from this”.
“If I didn’t have enough belief in what they were trying to do and the promises that they’ve said about the summer, then I would.”
“But I’m not because I know what they’re saying to me is right. They’ve said that we need to bring players into this football club, first of all to boost the size of the squad, but also to improve the quality, to take us on.”
“We can’t stand still because other clubs are not standing still and they know that. We have to go with them. And if we don’t, you get left behind.”
“We’ve had different managers but the same group of players keep losing in derbies. There is something in the DNA.”
‘It’s something we need to look at. We struggle when we have to compete. We have talked about addressing that in the summer.’”
It would be stunning if John Carver was given the job full time in the summer, when he has proved without any doubt this year and last that he’s not up to the job in a number of areas.
He cannot seem to motivate the players, some of his interviews he gives are just simply bizarre, and his tactics are exactly the same as Alan Pardew deployed – but are more defensive.
To say that Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley are fixing the problems is also a bit rich.
After all, in the second half of this season and last season, they were the ones who created Newcastle’s problems in the first place.
John Carver’s interview above is yet again another very bizarre one.
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