John Carver has proved beyond any doubt that he hasn’t got what it takes to be a head coach – and the very fact that the players are just not playing for him tells you something about John’s abilities as a leader.
Nigel Pearson and John Carver today
John- why don’t you move that guy to right back?
It’s very dangerous now with Sunderland and Aston Villa both winning today, and it’s becoming clear that 35 points will not be enough – and therefore we need to pick up some points over the last three games.
But we just cannot see the players wanting to play for Carver, given the way he gives his press conferences and the way he says unfortunate things all the time – generally in praise of himself – and that it’s his players who aren’t good enough.
The self same players that are playing for him right now and not performing.
They are the ones that John has to get playing for him, and maybe his criticism is working against him – and certainly Janmaat seemed annoyed at Carver when he came off and avoided him.
And how do you think Mike Williamson feels after being accused of being sent off deliberately, and how do you think the rest of the squad feels about having Mike held out to dry?
Mike may have a case that he can bring up with the PFA about Carver’s remark, which was foolish at best and said in the heat of the moment – and it shows how John can be a hothead and is so inexperienced.
John Carver may have already put a wedge between himself and the players – and maybe that’s why they are looking like they just couldn’t care less.
It’s very easy to say it’s all the players’ fault every week – but how come John inspire them to play better and to mark players at set plays – he’s the leader.
Potential relegation sides like Leicester City, Hull City, Sunderland and Aston Villa are battling for the points and they are being roared on by their fans.
That’s not happening at Newcastle, and that’s one more reason why it’s now more than likely we’ll be relegated this season.
It’s far too easy to blame the players – even though the criticism is fully warranted – no doubt about that – but why is it they are so complacent and seeming not to care every single week after a full weeks’ preparation?
It’s because of Carver’s lack of ability as a coach and as a leader.
If Carver is left in charge this week, it’s almost a certainty we will be relegated.