John Carver has shown his inexperience and naivety this year, and it’s obvious to all that he just hasn’t got what it takes to be a head coach – especially at Newcastle United – whatever he may say about that – and he’s said a lot.
John Carver arriving yesterday
We were fairly convinced Newcastle would lose yesterday, but with Paul Dummett unexpectedly being fit – he came in and gave a solid performance alongside Fab Coloccini in central defense – and we expect Paul to stay at center-back – even when Mike Williamson is fit again.
Paul could turn into a very solid center-back for Newcastle, and he’s also got the spirit and always gives 100% for his home team when he plays.
And with Manchester City hammering QPR at the Etihad today 6-0, the London side are relegated again, and therefore we have a great chance to get our first win since February 28th next Saturday at Loftus Road, and if we can do that – surely we will be safe.
But we cannot be over-confident, and QPR next Saturday will want to atone for their hammering today – so it will not be easy – but nothing is for Newcastle these days.
We should have a strong side out next Saturday, and Daryl Janmaat will be available, and maybe Vurnon Anita can then switch to left back – Vurnon had a good game yesterday.
And Jonas, who played his heart out yesterday and has shown good leadership lately, can take Ryan Taylor’s position in midfield.
With Papiss Cisse and Rolando Aarons available we could also have an attack that will be able threaten, and that would be a change for the better.
So whereas before the game yesterday we were fairly well convinced the disaster scenario would play itself out and we’d be relegated, Newcastle and John Carver have an excellent opportunity to win next time out and maybe save our Premier League status.
And John, if that happens – we don’t want to hear that you saved the club from relegation.
Please spare us that.
When all is said and done about John Carver – more is said than done.
That just about sums up John Carver who has hurt himself this year with the fans and others, by the hot-headed and naive way he has coached the Newcastle first team.
That’s what happens when the top people at the club make decisions based too much on sentiment and not enough on ability and experience.
And we are hoping that Mike Ashley will now appoint a top coach in the summer, and if he picks John Carver for the job – that’s when we will bow out – gracefully.
We need to win at QPR next Saturday come hell or high water, and give the fans something to be hopeful for – however small that hope may now be.