Any normal – or should we say – proper football club, would have fired John Carver last Sunday after he took Newcastle to their eight Premier League defeat in a row for the first time ever, with definite signs that Carver was losing it in his press conference, where once again his hot-headedness showed him up and also showed up the Newcastle club.
John Carver – not up to the job – in fact nowhere near
But no – Newcastle kept on a coach who has tried his very best this year – but he just hasn’t got what it takes to be successful at Newcastle, especially in this crisis he has got us into.
There is now a decent likelihood we will finish the season with 11 defeats on the trot.
Steven Taylor has been out since January 1st – and even though that took us down to only two experienced center-backs for the rest of the season, Ashley and his crony Lee Charnley didn’t bring in any new players in January, and John Carver fully agreed with that decision.
It’s so ridiculous and depressing.
This is what Steven Taylor said about John Carver after the Sunderland defeat – the first time ever we have lost to Sunderland five times on a row in our 123 year history.
“After the Sunderland game, I saw him on the Monday and it looked like he’d aged. He was devastated. It was like he hadn’t slept for a few days. It’s horrible seeing someone like that because he’s one of the fans.”
“He hasn’t had the players to play a full-strength team. What can he do this weekend? Jose Mourinho or Sir Alex Ferguson couldn’t do anything different.”
That last sentence is nonsense and Steven knows it – it’s a bit of PR for John.
Of course those top managers could have done something – and they would have started by inspiring their players – not blaming them for every defeat and giving them -10 out of 10 for last week’s effort.
It’s very hard to ever accuse John Carver of being a leader.
Alan Pardew put a six game winning streak together earlier in the season with much the same players available as we’ve had this year.
And he didn’t have as good players at Palace as he had on Tyneside, and look how he’s transformed that team – with the players now seeming to be completely different players under Alan Pardew.
We had no Siem de Jong or Rolando Aarons for those games.
If you are not good enough you are not good enough – and you suffer for that – and that’s what we are seeing with John Carver.
And the stuff John tells the press after each game just makes it worse, and reflects badly on the Newcastle United club.
You either get the results or the reasons in any job – and John tells us all the reasons we have lost a game again, during his press conference.
Did I say it’s not good?