After the game on Saturday, when Newcastle basically gave up the ghost in that second half, John Carver said after the game that his players have given everything – but most fans would not agree with that one little bit
John Carver – conflicted and confused
And since Saturday’s debacle former players like Alan Shearer, Mick Quinn and Nobby Solano amongst others, have basically said the players are nothing less than a disgrace to the club and a bunch of wimps.
This is the crux of what John said on Saturday after the game:
“The one thing I will say about this group of people in there is that they’re giving everything – I don’t think they can give any more.”
“Sometimes it isn’t good enough – we all know that – but at least they’re having a go and they never give in,”
We’ve noticed with John Carver that he always wants to be positive – and he is – but he’s also not realistic with his comments to the press.
John is often conflicted on what to say, and it’s obvious that on the one hand he’s trying to say the right things for Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley’s consumption – and on the other hand he wants to say things that please the fans.
So he has said some crazy things – like we can still finish 10th, he is still in with a chance of the head coach job after seven successive defeats, he is courageous and brave and will not give up the fight – but he still needs protection from the verbal abuse of fans.
And we could go on.
The latest comment after Saturday was his players gave everything – when it’s obvious to everybody watching that game they basically gave up in the second half.
But if they are not giving their all, then what does that say about John’s coaching abilities – so instead he says they gave everything – which they didn’t.
If that was our players giving their everything in the second half on Saturday we are completely doomed this season and will lose our last four games.