John Carver has now taken Newcastle to the brink of relegation with just one point in the last ten games, but he still seems to be operating in his own world.
John has often said that if only the players had the passion he had, then we wouldn’t be in the position we are in now.
John Carver – poor man-management
In his team meeting this week he talked to the press yesterday about what he did:
“I said ‘if anybody doesn’t fancy it, if anybody wants to back-bite, if anybody wants to be negative – there’s the door’.”
“Steve Stone opened the door, and I told them to leave the room. I told them I was ready for a fight, and not one person got up and left.”
What a load of nonsense.
To us that just shows what little knowledge Carver seems to have of people and what makes them tick – and its all bravado with him.
Does he really think anybody would have left the room in front of their team mates – or was it just all for show so he could tell the press what he did?
It’s like asking a group of soldiers to step forward if they are cowards.
They just will not do it, and it’s this complete lack of man-management skills and understanding of people, that has dismayed us with John Carver this year, and one reason he cannot get the players to play for him.
And with tricks like this he’ll never get their respect.
But push is now coming to shove at Newcastle, and there is now a real realization among fans that we could go down on Sunday, after Sunderland got a 0-0 draw at Arsenal last night.
That took Sunderland 4 points clear of Hull City and safe, and it took Arsenal 3 points clear of Manchester United with a much better goal difference, so the Red Devils have nothing but pride to play for at Hull City on Sunday.
They will be 4th top win, lose or draw at the KC Stadium.
We hope they don’t lose.