Asked to comment on the Newcastle United team against Everton, Phil Neville didn’t hold back, accusing the players of acting like they’d already finished the season and were on their jollies.
The former Manchester United (and Everton) player said this about the ‘flip-flop’ wearing players when commenting on BBC’s Match of The Day 2:
“They (Newcastle supporters) deserve more, it looks to me like Newcastle players are on their holidays – they have got their flip-flops on.
“To win football matches you have got to gamble, you have got to risk. All game they got into some really good positions but never really threatened or wanted to do that bit extra to actually go and gamble.
“I think for John Carver he has got nine games left to get his job at the end of the season and he has to do something now, something really drastic, to change that mentality.
Also on the panel/sofa, Martin Keown added an extra element, claiming that the way Newcastle are going they still aren’t totally sure of staying up:
“I don’t think that anybody just above the bottom, after that Burnley win, can put their flip-flops on.
“They have got to get back out to work – they are on 35 points but they need to get to 40 if they are to be sure to stay up.”