Mike Ashley runs Newcastle United on a divide and rule basis and John Carver has once again gone down that route.

After the (latest) embarrassing Sunderland defeat the Newcastle Head coach named five players who he said were the only ones above criticism.

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However, later on John Carver admitted that he was wrong to name and shame the rest as to blame for the defeat.

It has taken less than a month for him to repeat his own divide and rule policy.

After the final whistle at Leicester, John Carver has came out and said only one player can be totally excluded from the ‘spineless and gutless’ accusations from supporters.

Newcastle United’s players were described as  ‘spineless and gutless’ by Newcastle fans and after the match John Carver said:

 “I can’t disagree with them.

“If I was sitting in the stadium I would have agreed with them. What I will say is I have to exclude one player in particular.”

11 Jack Colbacks:

“If I had 11 Jack Colbacks in that dressing room working as hard as he does for the team we would be heroes.

“That is what the fans want, people who are prepared to work hard and give everything with determination and desire. If you’re in the box and you get a cut on the head then the fans love that, you will get freedom of the city.”

For my money Jack Colback wasn’t one of the worst today but I didn’t see anything at all that deserved particular credit.

He was second best but tried, just like a number of his teammates.

He is what he is, an average player in a very poor team.

If we had 11 Jack Colbacks Newcastle would be relegated and Carver and the rest of them are doing that quite nicely with the help of only one Jack Colback.

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