John Carver has admitted that there are individuals inside Newcastle United who are ‘not good enough’.

The Newcastle Head Coach says that there has to be a clear-out but as always, the problem is though that funnily enough, other clubs tend to want the decent plaers, not the hopeless ones that you are desperate to be rid of.

Exactly who Carver was referring to in terms of ‘not good enough’ is unknown, though no doubt a few of you will wonder if the likes of himself and Lee Charnley should be included in any list…

John Carver:

“They (Mike Ashley/Lee Charnley) know that there has to be a clear-out.

“It is pretty obvious to the man in the street and to the professionals, it has to be done.”

Things in place:

“There are people out of contract, there are people who are not good enough and they know that.

“I am telling you now because I have been part of it in the last few weeks, there are things in place.”

It is funny that when John Carver landed the Newcastle Head Coach job, he claimed that he was just there to coach the team and which players went in and out of the club wasn’t his area of concern.

Then suddenly he is talking as though he is in the very heart of any discussions.

In Alan Pardew’s absence, more cynical fans will see Carver as simply happy to be used as the means of how the club get their propaganda out.

Why all this talk at this stage of the season about players not being good enough (great for their morale in the current position!) and how they are going to be got rid of?

The club PR message being sent out currently is all about lessons being learnt, everything sorted in the summer, Ashley wishes he’d bought players in January, reassure the fans, big money to be spent etc etc.

We’ve heard it all before so many times previously from Alan Pardew and the reality usually turned out to be a million miles away from promises/assurances made.

The face in front of the cameras might have changed but it is still the same old blarney.