Lee Charnley has held two days of frank discussions with Carver, the players and maybe even the tea lady, to try to sort things out after the disaster lats Saturday when we were humiliated – yes again – at Leicester and lost 3-0.
Charnley shows his inexperience as top Executive
This is the Newcastle statement just issued:
Following the result at Leicester City on Saturday, there has been two days of frank dialogue with John Carver and senior players.
The outcome of those discussions is that the Board, John Carver, his staff and players are absolutely focused on our current situation and the three hugely important fixtures that remain this season, two of which are at St. James’ Park.
All parties accept responsibility for the current situation but are determined, together, to ensure this Club – your Club – retains its Premier League status.
That is the only focus at this time.
When the Managing Director has to call in the head coach and some of his senior players and coaches to sort out the conflict going on in the dressing room – that points right at the head coach and Carver should have been fired.
It’s also obvious that Lee doesn’t fully understand just how angry fans are at him, Mike Ashley and John Carver for the nonsense that had been going on all this year.
This is the first time this year the club have made any official statement about the perilous position Charnley and others have got the club into this year.
Putting out that shallow and rather self-serving statement is nowhere good enough to get the fans fully behind the club for the final three games of the season.
There’s been absolutely no communication coming from the Managing Director all year, and he has let this situation fester so much that we are now 4th favorites to be relegated after we had 26 points after 19 games before Pardew left.
And all Carver had to do was to get 14 points from the last 19 games to get us to safety, but he will not be able to do that.
We have 9 points from 16 league games he has managed and out goal difference has gone form -6 to -24 the second worst in the league – that’s how bad it’s been.
This shows Lee’s lack of experience at the Executive level – and putting out that statement is not enough – and if anything it will make our fans even more angry.
If John Carver is staying on, we’re not sure how the club can get the fans behind them now – we hope that will be possible – but we don’t know how.
For example, if we go one or two goals down on Saturday, the fans will be after John Carver again – just like they were during the last home game against Swansea – when he complained about being abused and not being protected by the stewards.
And there are likely to be protests against Mike Ashley again – and all that will not be helpful to trying to win a game.
This is now a three game catastrophe just waiting to happen, and this statement just released is wholly inadequate given the extreme seriousness of the situation.