John Carver is talking about himself again today and he has made the point that everything has gone against him this year – and to an extent he’s right on that with so many injuries and players like Jack Colback, Papiss Cisse, Fabricio Coloccini and Moussa Sissoko making things a lot worse by their indiscipline on the field and getting suspended for a total number of games of 14 games – which is ridiculous.
John Carver on the training field
As we’ve said one mistake John is making is making this whole thing about himself – it’s not about John, it’s about Newcastle United and how can we win some of our last five games of the season.
To be a good leader you have to get the attention off yourself and onto the people – in this case his players – layers who can do the job done for you.
This is the latest from John about the game tomorrow:
“This is a bad time at the moment.” “I can’t wait for the good times. I’m really going to enjoy myself, because I have had everything go against me.”
“But when you have faith in your own ability, then nothing fazes you. It’s hard picking yourself up after the run of games we’ve had, but if I was going to give up on it, then it’s a waste of time sitting here now. If I didn’t think I could do it, I’d walk away now, but that’s not the case.”
“I’m definitely going to celebrate with a pot of tea if we win” “We need to win. It’s so important for everybody, and it might lift a bit of a gloomy situation over the city at the moment, because we know it affects everybody when they go to work.”
“When you go to work after a win, you’re in a better mood, so whatever business you’re in, it makes you work that bit harder and you get more profits. We need to do that. We need to win football matches to give everybody a huge lift.”
John has had a difficult time of it this year, there’s no doubt about that, and he taken massive criticism too – a lot of it deserved, but most of our players haven’t made it easy for him either, and they need to start stepping up to the plate and stop being such wimps.
There is some good news for the game with both Siem de Jong and Jonas Gutierrez being in the squad and both are strong characters and can help the team in the final fives games.
It’s also true that we haven’t had too much luck lately either, so who knows perhaps Swansea can score a couple of own goals for us tomorrow – and then we’d be in a chance of actually winning the game.
That’s true isn’t it?