We are now eight months beyond John Carver being set free by Newcastle and still he hasn’t been snapped up….

Instead we have been treated to a series of media appearances where he gives us a unique insight into what is going wrong at Newcastle United these days.

The only inference you can put on what he says is that if John Carver was back in charge then he would be making sweeping changes to turn things around.

The latest gem, sees Carver coming out with the revelation that Fabricio Coloccini isn’t a very good captain.

Well I never, the Newcastle fans have only been saying this ever since he was handed the job almost six years ago.

You would have thought John Carver might have mentioned it the odd time to Alan Pardew when he was assistant manager for four years under him.

Or what about when the club made the ridiculous and so damaging decision to hand him the main job last January?

John Carver says that the captaincy issue needs addressed and that when the team is in trouble you need leadership, something which we know Coloccini is incapable of supplying.

You would think that the disastrous five months John Carver was in charge, gave him ample time to make changes and if going to the last day with relegation hanging over you AND the worst league losing run in Newcastle United’s entire history would qualify for being ‘in trouble’.

Next thing you know, John Carver will be telling us Newcastle need a centre-half and left-back…other things we have needed throughout the years he was part of the management team at Newcastle.

John Carver speaking on MOTD 2:

“Not really, he is the captain of the football club but he is not like the old fashioned captain – like Alan Shearer.

“Coloccini is not vocal. He always plays for himself…if I’m being honest.

“That is something that the club will have to address.

“In times like now, when we are in trouble, we need some leaders.”