We are still trying to get to grips with exactly why John Carver is still the head coach at Newcastle after the meetings last weekend.
That’s after he has lost eight games in a row, argued with fans, argued with players and lost the dressing room – and then said today he thinks he’s the best coach in the Premier League.
Mike Ashley – 100% behind John Carver
In a proper football club he would have been fired long ago, and the club would have had a better chance of surviving in the Premier League this season.
But Newcastle are no longer a proper football club – we are a world-wide advertising board for owner Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct business.
And what John has going for him is he is in cahoots with the powers that be – mainly Lee Charnley – and he does and says everything they want him to do and say.
But John has been talking to the Chronicle, and has admitted any other club would have been fired him by now:
“It’s not a normal situation.” “What a normal situation is after six games they would have said: ‘There’s your P45, you’ve lost six in a row, you’re fired’, That’s a normal in the Premier League.”
“But because of all of the circumstances that are going on, that hasn’t happened because they understand my situation.” “That’s why they are backing me because they have seen me working with what I have got.”
“That’s the facts. The amount of people who have said I must have ran out over a black cat is unbelievable.” “Well something’s not right – maybe I am one of these unlucky people, I don’t know.”
“But I’m not going to give up on it, throw the towel in or walk away.” “I’ve not had the conversation with Ashley – but he sent a message through Lee to say: “I am 100% behind John”.
“I have a good relationship with Lee. We are honest and frank and he has been so supportive.” “What do I do? Crawl into a ball and not take the challenge, or fight on for the next three games?
“That’s why all this rubbish about me being fired, resigning or stepping aside, walking away is complete and utter rubbish.” “I had a healthy conversation with Lee Charnley on Sunday and it was needed. I got the backing from Mike Ashley. They never asked me to resign or step aside.”
The Titanic is sinking and John is talking about having a healthy conversation with Lee Charnley – what planet is this guy living on?
All this talk about being fired and resigning is not complete and rubbish either, and John should be fired simply based on his record – which it simply terrible.
John Carver is in the process of taking the club down with the worst collapse ever in Premier League history.
What we don’t have at Newcastle is any accountability from top to bottom, and there will be all hell to pay from the fans if we are relegated.
But it’s not John who will have taken us down (in reality), but Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley who again have made another horrendous decision of many this year – by keeping John Carver in the job.
Where’s the accountability?
Where’s the sanity?
Did I say it was a disgrace?