I certainly can’t disagree with one thing John Carver had to say yesterday, the Newcastle Head Coach saying that at a normal club he’d have been sacked after five or six defeats in a row.

Of course the problem isn’t even just these eight defeats in a row, Carver’s over all record in charge shows just two wins in seventeen games.

His belief is that Mike Ashley has stuck with him because the owner understands the problems facing Pardew’s former assistant.

Well the truth of the matter of course is that Ashley has tried to replace him this past weekend with Steve McClaren, but even an average Championship manager didn’t want to touch our toxic Mike Ashley run club with a bargepole.

John Carver says that Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley have seen what he is trying to do and what the Head coach ‘has got’.

I wish they’d share it with the rest of us.

John Carver:

“It’s not a normal situation, I’ll tell you what a normal situation is….after five or six games, they would have said ‘There’s your P45, you’re fired’.

“In Premier League management, that is what happens, but with all the circumstances going on here, that’s not happened because they know the situation. That is why they are backing me.”

Curse of the Black Cat(s):

“They have seen me working and what I’m trying to do, what I have got.

“The amount of people who’ve said I must have run over a black cat…well something is not right, I must just be one of those unlucky people but I’m not going to walk away.”