John Carver has came out and said that Alan Shearer is wrong about Mike Ashley and what is happening at Newcastle United
Whether he was ordered by Ashley to come out and defend his boss, or whether he did it of his own free will, we will never know.
Carver talks as though there is something almost mystical happening behind the scenes at St. James’ Park, presenting a scenario where they are suddenly going to pull back the curtains and Shearer and the rest of us will be dumbstruck and accept just how wrong we’ve all being.
One question must surely be, if everything is so exciting behind the scenes why did Alan Pardew bail out? After so many years of being made to look a fool by Ashley.
I don’t know whether John Carver misses the point on purpose but he claims Shearer talking about the lack of excitement is probably to do with winning the Villa match in a ‘scruffy manner’, rather than the total shambles and lack of ambition that Alan Shearer was really talking about (read his quotes below).
Ironic that Carver talks about plans & preparations and attacking the rest of the season, on the same day that he admitted that he might have to look for out of contract players who haven’t been able to get a club, because Mike Ashley has sold or loaned out the rest of Newcastle’s defenders leaving no cover.
Shearer also talked of the repeated playing of weakened teams in the Cups, Carver having had his chance to disprove this and instead making seven changes, including all of Newcastle’s best players, for the dismal defeat at Leicester. Only for remarkably all the ‘injured’ players to be available the next Premier League match.
John Carver talking to Talksport on Tuesday afternoon:
“I see what we’re trying to do and what we are trying to achieve, it’s very difficult when you’re not on the inside to understand the plans and preparations we’ve got going on.
“I must say that when I wasn’t here I was in a similar frame of mind, until I actually came in and realised what we are trying to do. We’re trying to get as high up that table as we can – three seasons ago we finished in fifth, probably punched above our weigh a bit but our goals are high.
Not letting the season fizzle out…:
“Alan (Shearer) is entitled to his opinion, sometimes you have to win in a scruffy manner and that’s probably why Alan is talking about there being no excitement.
“We are in a situation where we are mid-table and we aren’t going to let the season fizzle out, that’s for sure. I am going to drive them forward every time they go on to that pitch to make sure we get as many points as we can and give some excitement to the fans.”
This is what Alan Shearer had to say earlier in the week.
The Newcastle and England legend slating the complete lack of ambition both in the league and especially in the Cups.
The former player and lifetime fan telling it how it is, something that is seemingly passing John Carver right by as he desperately struggles to please Mike Ashley and keep the job.
“I think there are a lot of people thinking about giving up their season tickets.
“I can only talk about my own experience, but I have got friends who have paid for a box at St James’ Park for years, and they are talking about giving it up.”
What my mates are thinking:
“Unless the club are going to bring in a load of exciting players in the summer, which is highly unlikely when you look at the way it’s been run, then I think people might look at giving up.
“I can only tell you what my mates are thinking about doing because of the lack of hope at the minute.”
Weakened teams since 2007:
“I would dearly love us to have a cup run, I’d dearly love us to get to Wembley again, I’d much rather that than just finish in mid-table year after year.”
“It’s not going to happen because we have played a weakened team in every cup game – they have been playing weakened teams in cup competitions since 2007.”
Under the rule of Ashley:
“It’s been 11 years since the Magpies last played in the Champions League, 16 since they reached a cup final, a decade has passed since they even managed a semi-final appearance.
“Eight of those years have come with Ashley in control.”