We had been hoping in yesterday’s press conference that John Carver would not make some outlandish statements like he is probe to do when he keeps talking about himself, but alas he again made national headlines by absurdly saying he thinks he is the best coach in the Premier League.
And that’s after setting a record of eight defeats in a row which we think will be nine defeats in a row tomorrow afternoon after our game with West Brom.
Sam Allardyce – dismayed by John Carver
Sam Allardyce believes that the pressure of dealing with a relegation battle at Newcastle United could “destroy” manager John Carver.
The Magpies boss was given the backing of club chiefs earlier this week, despite losing eight Premier League games on the bounce to drift within two points of the drop zone.
Carver criticized his own players in the wake of last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Leicester City – an outburst which West Ham United manager Allardyce insists is simply down to the love his opposite number has for the club.
This is what Sam Allardyce has written in his London Evening Standard column.:
“It looks like our final game of the season at Newcastle could have some added significance following their spiral,” “I watched John Carver’s outburst after last week’s defeat at Leicester with some dismay as he accused Mike Williamson of getting sent off on purpose.”
“I like John enormously, I’ve known him for many years and I have nothing but respect for him and particularly the great success he enjoyed with Bobby Robson at the club he loves.”
“It was an over-passionate reaction from him, though, as he searched for answers – and it was totally down to pressure.” “It’s an awful shame it hasn’t gone well for John because he’s a football man through and through, he loves the club and it’s hurtful when you are as attached as he is.”
“It could destroy him for a while but if you are going to say what he said about one of his players, then do it behind closed doors.”
It looks certain that big Sam will leave West Ham in the summer when his contract runs out – but he’s done a good job for the Hammers over four seasons.
We just cannot see how Newcastle can halt this alarming slide – and maybe our best shot at a win is at QPR a week come Saturday, but even if QPR are relegated by that time it will still be a tough game for us to win.
We’ve ran this blog now for just over eight years, and we are back again in the relegation stakes accompanied by fan protests, and it’s getting just a little bit too painful to have to keep writing about Newcastle every single day of the year.
The club seems to be tearing itself apart – and hurtling towards another relegation.
It’s not good.