The Newcastle fans seem to be losing faith in John Carver fairly quickly, and maybe that’s because he has lost six of the last seven league games and five in a row, and John sometimes seems to be in a different world when he talks to the press.
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And today he is quoted as saying he’s not a quitter, and that he will lead Newcastle in the six Cup Finals that remain this season.
We had thought in January if John Carver was not up to the job then Newcastle would have to bring in a more experienced coach than John. to at least ensure we are safe in the league.
But there’s doesn’t seem to be any sign of that happening – well not until the bottom clubs start winning more games – so there’s a possibility they could catch us.
John had this to say today:
“The one thing about me is I’m not a quitter. I will drive on.” “We now have six cup finals, let’s be honest, it’s four at home and two away. We need to pick up some points.”
“We need to get a side on the pitch and have a right go. That’s why the next two games our fans are going to be massive for us, to get right behind us and drive us over the line.”
“I have enough belief in the lads in the dressing room. If I see anything near to what we saw at Liverpool, we won’t have a problem.”
“But we need to get the points. The fact of the matter is when we go into that last game against West Ham we don’t want to be fighting for three points.”
Newcastle are repeating the trend of last season when we lost seven of our last eight games and six in a row for the first time ever in the Premier League – – and we may still be in some danger of relegation if we keep losing games.
John Carver is in a difficult situation, but we also have to remember it’s not his fault – he’s doing the best he can with a very thin squad to choose from.
Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley sold Yohan Cabaye last year in January, and that seemed to have a hugely negative impact in the dressing room, as players realized Newcastle were hardly ambitious, when they sell their best player half way through the season.
But they were more incompetent this January and they are the ones responsible for the mess Newcastle are in this season.
Let’s not forget that – John Carver is the one being asked to do a very difficult job this year, given the way the squad was allowed to become threadbare by the men at the top.
It’s their responsibility that they have allowed all this to happen, and it’s interesting we haven’t heard a word from them – not yet anyway.
And bringing in new players in the summer is like papering over the cracks at the club.
They must dramatically change the way the club is being run, and that’s not even an opinion – it’s based purely on the facts.
We have one top eight finish in eight years under Mike Ashley.
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