John Carver says he is getting the very best out of the players he has available at Newcastle, and that’s even though we have lost the last five games and taken only 9 points out of a possible 39 points available in the league this season, and we’ve dropped four places in the league since the start of the year, and a certain Crystal Palace have gained 17 points on us this season.
Their coach must be some coach.
John Carver – I’ve getting the best out of the players available
Newcastle fans are angry at many things at the moment – but mainly with Mike Ashley – who again took the easy and cheap option – by appointing John as the interim head coach through the end of the season – even though he has only limited experience as a head coach.
Newcastle have had no luck with injuries and suspensions have helped to decimate the squad, so it’s not like we are helping ourselves much either.
This is what John has said today about Newcastle this year:
“We’ve had setbacks, but you have got to deal with setbacks.” “It would be interesting to see if any manager or head coach has had this sort of situation in their career.”
“It has been difficult, the facts are there. I’m not a moaner and not making excuses.” “It’s a test of management how you deal with it.” “I think I’m getting the best out of the group of players we have.”
“I’m enjoying it,” “You might think it’s strange to say that, but the hardest thing is to pick yourself up after a defeat because you take it personally.
“But we are professionals, and we have to get on with it.” “I’m quite a positive guy inside my head, and I know I can do the job. I just need the tools.”
We’ve never heard a coach talk about himself as much as John seems to do in these interviews, and he gives himself compliments, it all seems so strange – it’s not about John – it’s about Newcastle United.
What’s that saying we used to use when we were young “self praise is no recommendation.”
Being a top manager or coach in any football league is very tough, but particularly in the Premier League, with all the attention and media attention it gets around the world.
It’s a huge challenge for anybody in charge of a team, but managers get these types of challenges all the time – and they have to learn how to overcome the adversity and still get the results.
John is now tasting some of that pressure now, and while admittedly he hasn’t had many players to choose from, his record is still not good – with just two wins in the 14 games this year.
But it’s hard to criticize John too much, because the man is working his socks off for the cause, and of course he’s doing his very best – it’s not his fault he’s been put in the position he’s in.
Let’s hope we can get a win on Sunday and then we should definitely be safe – that’s what the lads need to do on Sunday.
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