John Carver is really starting to annoy me.

After he’d worked in partnership with Alan Pardew for years, I wasn’t exactly expecting a great leap forward when he got the job afater Pardew jumped ship.

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However, I never ever thought that Carver would speak even more rubbish than his former boss.

It is total embarrassment the lengths he is going to as he tries to please Mike Ashley, he will truly say just anything to try and get the job long-term.

He really must think Newcastle fans were born just yesterday, especially with his latest comments about what is going to happen in the summer.

“I think the fact we have made it public that we are going to invest  – without naming any names….I have seen some of the players they are talking about and I am quite excited about them.

“I think we can put out a group of players who could be competitive, not just competitive in the top ten, but competitive!”

Players the fans want…:

“I think the club will let you know when any business is done, that is the right way and how they have always done it.

“I know it is not one or two people, it is major work and we know that. I know the type of players the fans like and they are the ones on the list, absolutely.”

How many times have we heard this?

Players are going to be signed, fans will be over the moon, take the club forward…get your season tickets!

John Carver says the only right and proper way for dealing with signings is for everybody, including fans, to only find out after the deals are done.

If that’s the case, why is he on Mike Ashley’s order blathering on about all the great signings Newcastle are going to make?

What is the reasoning behind this? Why not just unveil these new signings and then stand back and wait for the fans to swoon at the sight of these new gods that we are going to be watching?

Funny how this great news of future signings comes at the point where Newcastle are currently on a run of only 3 wins in 17 matches.

Funny how we’re told great players are on their way as we await officialconfirmation that Mike Ashley banked £50m or more in profits last season, when he didn’t buy a single player and let the squad go to rack and ruin.

Funny how John Carver is so keen to now attach himself to this inside club process of player recruitment and how brilliant signings are going to be made, despite claiming that he was only there to coach the team when he got the job, with players in and out being none of his business.

Just as Alan Pardew before him, sadly the vast majority of supporters doubt everything John Carver says.

It took Pardew a couple of years to achieve that, his replacement has taken only weeks to manage the same outcome.