John Carver was at Derby last night to run the rule over players like Siem de Jong and Facundo Ferreyra who played for the Newcastle U21 side who lost 4-0, and he will be at Leicester tonight to run the rule over our opponents on Saturday – Leicester City – who will play Chelsea tonight at the King Power Stadium.
John Carver – at Derby last night – at Leicester tonight
It’s just amazing that the club has put John Carver in charge of the team, and even though he seems to be almost completely out of his depth and has just two wins in 16 games this year – and 11 defeats – they are still trusting that John can pull us out of our relegation dive.
What gives them any confidence that he will be able to do that?
As usual, it looks like the club is hoping we can get by – as we did last year at this time – but at that time we had a lot more points on the board than we had in January this year, and Ashley thought we were safe.
We’re a bit sick of having to get by after Mike Ashley makes money in the January transfer windows, and puts the team at risk at the same time.
This is what John has said on nufcTV today about his travels:
“It’s a very important week and it needs to be done.” “Nigel has got a bit of stick with people saying ‘what team are you going to put out?’ but it’s his prerogative.”
“He’s the manager of the football club and he can put whatever team he wants out. If he thinks he can get a result – and they’ve had some great results of recent times – then he’ll put whatever team he thinks is best.”
“We can’t afford to worry about that. I’ll be there to run a rule over the game and see what we can pick out of it.” “It might give us some idea of what team he will play on Saturday because it’s a quick turnaround.”
There’s not many fans think we can win the game on Saturday and do something to save ourselves, rather than just hope the teams below us will not put a string of wins together like Leicester and Hull have done recently.
It’s a very bad situation to be in and the club has brought this completely on itself by some dumb decisions Ashley and Charnley made in January.
So in that way we probably deserve to be relegated.