John Carver claimed after our last home game – the 3-2 defeat by Swansea – that he needed protection from the club because he was being abused by Newcastle fans, after registering his 7th defeat in a row and could be the worst head coach Newcastle have had in many decades.
Mike Williamson sent off
But that didn’t stop Carver from abusing one of his own players after the match yesterday, when he foolishly and stupidly accused Mike Williamson of getting himself deliberately sent off in yesterday’s game – which was our 8th defeat in a row under Geordie John.
Mike has hardly been playing well – and yes – that’s an understatement and he’s had a terrible time of it this year, but his character is beyond reproach whatever nonsense John Carver said yesterday – and we’ve heard a lot of nonsense from Carver recently.
Here is Mike’s apology and denial that he got sent off deliberately:
“I would like to apologize to the Newcastle supporters and my fellow teammates for getting sent-off during yesterday’s game. There was absolutely no intent to hurt Jamie Vardy or get sent-off, but I recognize that I should have been more composed in my determination to win the ball.”
“Unfortunately, it did the one thing I never wanted to do, and that was hurt the team. I will do whatever I can to help my teammates prepare for the next two games and fight to get back into the team when I am available.”
” I’ve had the honor to play for Newcastle for five years now, and I can genuinely say I feel privileged to play for this club. I would never do anything to intentionally hurt the team or its supporters.”
Mike will almost definitely leave Newcastle in the summer – but he will be accompanied by a lot more players who will be rushing for the door following our final game on May 24th at home to West Ham.
That comes after the complete mismanagement of Newcastle United which ended up early this year putting an inexperienced and untested coach in charge and allowing him to lose eight games on the trot – while the powers that be were again hoping we could get by.
And we don’t even know if anything will be done today to try to save the club after yesterday’s complete calamity.
We wanted to give Mike a platform to restore his professional pride after the abuse he received yesterday from gutless John Carver.
But we also don’t defend the daft tackle Williamson made – and he deserved to be sent off.
John Carver should be fired – he has lost the dressing room – and he has also shamed Newcastle United Football Club, once a great club, by the ridiculous comments he has made in an effort to shield himself from his own responsibility for the team.
Some leadership that is.
Fire him – it’s the only slim chance we have of staying in the Premier League this season.
Maybe Steve McClaren can be brought in as a last-ditch effort to save our PL status?
The first thing Steve will need to do is to get the players right behind him, and that is why John Carver cannot be his assistant – John has shot himself in the foot with a large-bore rifle and blown it away.