John Carver was talking a good game after yesterday’s fantastic performance and 2-0 win over West Ham, and that saved us from relegation and Hull City take the drop.
And that win was the first since February for Newcastle and followed the worst run in the Premier League for us with just one draw and nine defeats in 10 games, during which time we plummeted down the league table to 4th bottom place, but the win leaves us in 15th place for the season, and hey – it could have been worse.
John Carver with Sam Allardyce before the game yesterday
John Carver was talking himself up again after the game:
“I want this job.” “I’m not going anywhere unless they tell me I’m going.”
“There will be a big summer ahead and I want the chance to bring in new players and make this club better.”
“It’s fantastic that Mike is saying he wants to win something. We’ve seen what we can do when we are all together and fair play to him that he wants this club to be united.”
“I’ve had assurances we are going to spend and the fans can look forward to players coming through the door in the summer.”
“It’s a big, big summer. We can’t afford to get in this situation ever again. We know we’ve made mistakes and we’ve admitted them.”
John has made almost every mistake in the book this year, but he’s been found wanting in several important areas, including leadership, man-management and even common sense on occasions.
It would be a huge shock if John is given the job permanently, after he almost took the team down – whatever he comes out with in the following few days, before he goes off on vacation on Wednesday.
Carver has said too often the players aren’t good enough, but they were the same players that got us a six game winning streak in October and November.
John’s record this year is not good.
And in the poll we launched after the game yesterday a massive 98% don’t want him as the head coach at Newcastle.
Should John Carver Now Get Head Coach Position?
- No (97%, 9,064 Votes)
- Yes (3%, 233 Votes)
Total Voters: 9,297
There’s no doubting John;’ passion for Newcastel, but it takes more than that to become the Newcastle head coach.
So John is a long shot at best, but the rather simple truth is he’s not good enough for Newcastle, and we now need to bring in a good experienced coach who plays entertaining football – and there are a number of those coaches available this summer.
We also hope that owner Mike Ashley will change the way he runs the club, and invest a lot more money into the playing staff at Newcastle, and he hinted at that in his interview with Sky Sports before the game yesterday.