It’s good to see that former Newcastle captain and legend Alan Shearer is speaking out about the debacle that has been Newcastle United Football club this year, since Alan Pardew left at the end of December to save Crystal Palace from relegation, and the untried and untested John Carver – the cheap option – took over.
John Carver – averaging 0.6 points a game
This is some of what Alan has said in his Sun column this week:
“The fact Newcastle are part it is a terrible indictment of the players.” “They don’t seem to have an ounce of pride wearing the famous black-and-white shirt. Shame on them.”
“Why? Because the players look like they simply don’t care.” “Watch Swansea’s third goal again – nobody made the slightest of effort to stop it. Pathetic.”
“That’s seven defeats in a row now for the Toon. I feel sorry for John Carver.” “He was only ever in temporary charge and the players have taken advantage of that.”
“I was in a similar position in 2008/2009. There were a number of players who lacked the drive to stay up and we ended up going down.
“I keep hearing about complaints about Mike Ashley, most of which is warranted.”
There are two things that Alan has nailed in those comments.
One is that John Carver was never going to be the permanent head coach in the first place – unless he averaged say 2 points a game – and he’s averaging 0.6 points per game – definite relegation form – and he could take us down.
And the second point is the criticism of a certain Mike Ashley is warranted.
Mike Ashley – decimated Newcastle United
After the complete and utter mess made of things in January it’s hard to know how Ashley can survive as the owner of Newcastle United – fans should protest to the Premier League about him not being fit to be an owner of any football club – let alone Newcastle.
Ashley only wants to use Newcastle United to advertise his Sports Direct business world-wide, and he’s not interested in the Newcastle team one little bit.
He’s shown that enough times over the last few years and Newcastle are now a shell of the club we once were.