Newcastle supporters took to Twitter this afternoon to voice their disapproval of John Carver – who has taken Newcastle from 9th position to 17th place, 4th bottom and in deep relegation trouble, by getting just one point in the last 10 games.
John was out playing golf at a charity event with the likes of Alan Shearer, Ant and Dec, Steve Stone, Andy Woodman and Ryan Taylor for CHUF.
It seems that John has given his players two days off, though that cannot be because of their performance on Saturday, when they couldn’t even beat a relegated QPR side, who had been slaughtered 6-0 in their previous game.
John Carver – it’s just too much for him – if truth be told
It’s very unlikely that Newcastle can get the win they need against the wily Sam Allardyce on Sunday, who would just love to beat his former club in what will likely be his last game in charge for West Ham United.
However, buddy Alan Shearer has defended John Carver – whose star has blown up on Tyneside with his terrible performance as the Newcastle head coach – and his press conferences – which are more often than not – simply bizarre.
This is what Alan said:
“I know what John’s going through because I’ve been there myself. I’m sure all the managers involved in the final day relegation battle will be feeling very down and stressed right now.”
“He’ll need some sleeping tablets this week, that’s for sure, because he won’t be sleeping well with the worry and the stress. It’s going to be a desperately disappointing day for someone.”
“I’ve got everything crossed and I’m sure John will have as well. I hope the players roll up their sleeves and give it one last go.” “You have to say performances have been nowhere near good enough and it’s been a very disappointing second half to the season.”
“I don’t think anyone saw it coming. If they stay up it won’t be a cause for celebration, it’s just a matter of making sure they’re in the Premier League next season.”
The golf was played at the Close House club, and a statement from CHUF – The Children’s Heart Unit Fund – read as follows:
“John is honoring a long-standing promise to support our charity today. We are hugely grateful to him for his continued support.”
We can fully understand why the fans are up in arms about this, but the game is on Sunday, and there is plenty of time to prepare the team before then.
And remember John has had the team preparing for a full week for each of our last 10 games, and we’ve lost nine of them – so what they do on the training field isn’t working – that’s for sure.
Maybe less training this week – and they’ll even win on Sunday?