It seems to me, and more than likely all of the Toon faithful ,that John Carver is now and has been for the last few weeks, stuck in the paradox of the movie Panic Room.
Much like the poor and often pointless acting seen in the movie, Jodie and John are stuck in a room with no way out.
What’s also paramount, is that there is no way in.
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That is JC seems to be happy to stick with players who have shown loyalty to him as a coach, regardless of their clear lack of skill at the level required for premiership football. Ryan Taylor is the key man to highlight, he has been through the mill and shown real courage to fight back and show he has a few years left, but just not in the premiership.
The question is, does he have the courage to say, “Sorry JC, I’m just not good enough?”
JC is stuck and refusing to listen to reason, or ask for advice from a no doubt long list of Geordies, coaches etc who would be happy to help. He has zero tactical awareness and will most likely bring the club down, meaning the circus is over.
Key players like Colback and Sissoko planted in the middle of the park with Aarons on one wing, Siem at No.10 and Cisse up top, would surely mean at least a point against West Ham?
Krul, Janmaat, Coloccini, Dummett and Jonas will not strike fear into any team but three of those at least will put their bodies on the line.
I love the club and though relegation may help make big changes, another whimper out of the Premier League just doesn’t sit right.
Please let some source of inspiration hit JC before Sunday and show him he has the players available to actually win a game and show some people they are not mercenaries picking up a pay cheque.
If the above players all start on Sunday, Newcastle will win JC, and that’s a fact.