John Carver has come out and said he wants protection from the club so he is not abused by fans when he is in the dug-out, but we remember well big Sam Allardyce when he was being brutally abused by fans at St. James’ Park and he looked straight ahead and sucked it up – and all he would say after he was abused was that the fans were entitled to their opinions.
John Carver – needs to grow a thicker skin
And we didn’t ever hear Alan Pardew ask for protection, and he took some huge criticism from the fans and sometimes the criticism was simply brutal, and he never once complained at his press conferences about the fans being dead against him.
We’re sure he didn’t like it but he didn’t make it a big thing either.
But John Carver has asked for protection:
“Let’s put it this way, it has not been easy.” “I knew it wouldn’t be easy. Sometimes it is quite difficult to stand in that technical area and be abused the way I was abused today without any protection from the sidelines.”
“That is the reason I moved back. I am not going to stand out there and be abused during the game. The club has to do something about it.” “I said to the two lads who were abusing me: Come and see me afterwards and I will explain to you what I am trying to do.”
“They expect me to put the ball in the net, stop the headers going in, stop the opposition from scoring.” “I can’t affect that. I can’t get on the end of the corner and head the ball clear which would have kept us one up at half time. I can’t do that.”
“That is the first time I have had that. Just totally getting abused throughout the whole of the second half and I am not accepting that. I don’t think it is right. No one should put up with that.”
“We have stewards there and some of them just watch the game.” “I’d like to see those two guys again and explain to them why I have had to do what I have done.” “I think if they sat with me and understood where I was coming from they would understand the whole situation.”
“Yet when they are blaring at you for 45 minutes it is very difficult.” “One of the lads said to me: “Are you threatening me?” I said no, come and see me afterwards and I will explain to you.”
“He obviously thought I was threatening. There was no way in the world I was doing that. I did that once before (Southampton) and I said then I’d not get involved in something like that again and I ain’t.”
“I would like to explain to those two lads. Love them to come to the training ground, have a cup of tea, sit in a room and talk about it.” “I would be interested to see what they have to say, know what their thoughts are and then they might understand what I am going through and they might understand, it is as simple as that.”
This is probably the first time a Newcastle manager has asked for protection in the dugout.
John complaining about being abused is a sign of his inexperience, and that he has never been near a job as big as the head coach of Newcastle United.
The Newcastle manager (head coach) job is a really tough job – John Carver has said it’s the toughest in football – so if that’s the case then of course he’s going to get some heavy criticism – especially when he loses seven games in a row – it’s all part of having a big job.
You cannot on the one hand say you have the toughest job in football and then complain when you get abused and criticized – that’s part of why it’s the toughest job in football.
We’re not saying it’s good – it’s just the way it works.
When you do well you will get the compliments and when things go wrong you will get sometimes very unfair criticism – but that’s just how it is – and the bigger the job the more criticism you will get.
It’s a fact of life.
President Obama is the leader of the free world – and he gets more criticism than I’ve ever known anybody get – ever.
John needs to grow a thicker skin and he gets too upset when people insult him – he needs to get used to it – rather than complain about it publicly.