Gary Neville looked at the aftermath of Newcastle’s eighth defeat in a row and suggested that it was almost a case of the dressing room ‘losing the manager’ as details emerged of what had gone on between the players and the head coach.

John Carver’s incredible character assassination of Mike Williamson was a massive statement by the Head Coach, to accuse one opf your players of deliberately gettting sent off to avoid having to play in the relegation fight….what kind of atmosphere suggest between the players and the perspn who is supposed to be ‘managing’ them.

Carver himself also added in the post-match storm, that he could have been to blame for Janmaat and Williamson’s red cards, admitting that he’d been aggressive and had provoked the players to gte a reaction…

Gary Neville talking on Sky on Monday night:

“It definitely felt like John Carver didn’t want to be amongst those players any more, he’d had enough of them.

“You talk about managers losing dressing rooms, well I think the dressing room had lost the manager. ..”

Teams that go down are usually hard working ones…

“The teams that go down are usually hard working ones  that just haven’t got the quality but Newcastle are a bit different, QPR as well, they have got more quality and should be doing slightly better.

“I have said for two or three years that the composition of the squad is wrong and Alan Pardew was managing them in the very best way he possibly could.


“I couldn’t imagine walking in on Monday the players having any particular respect for the manager, or the manager having any particular respect for the players.  I don’t think there is a great deal of respect between manager and the players, or vice-versa, there can’t be after what has gone on.

“I don’t think John Carver thinks he has got a good group and I don’t think the players, after what he’s said about them, probably think too much of him either. I think though that it is a case of needing to come together for the football club, Newcastle is bigger than any of these individuals.”