John Carver really needs to do more thinking and less talking, the Newcastle Head Coach claiming; ‘Alan Pardew has left fantastic legacy’.

Maybe not what it is best to broadcast when you have presided over one win in six games utilising Pardew’s ‘legacy’.

Carver also dismissing the relegation fight in 2012/13 as not surprising due to the extra demands of European football.

Well it would have been a help if Alan Pardew had insisted that the team/squad was strengthened accordingly in summer 2012, instead of only Vurnon Anita brought in.

John Carver;

“His legacy is a fantastic one, we talk about the conditions you have to work under and we all know we don’t spend millions that we don’t spend what Manchester City and Chelsea do.

“He (Alan Pardew) had a side he inherited and that he worked with, he got the best out of them and in season we finished fifth was incredible.”


“In modern day football it was an incredible achievement, then there was the extra burden of European football the following year.

“I wasn’t surprised what happened to us the season that followed us finishing fifth, as the workload was just too much and we didn’t have enough to cope.”