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John Carver says Mike Ashley is ‘delighted’ with him

7 years ago

John Carver has revealed that Mike Ashley visited the dressing room on Saturday and told him he’s ‘delighted’ with the job he’s doing.

The Newcastle Head Coach also claimed that he Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley are the same type of people – winners!

It is becoming painful to see just what lengths John Carver will go to as he tries to get the job long-term, for him the end totally justifies the means to get there.

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What he doesn’t seem to understand though is that sometimes by the time you get to where you want to be, you then find that the prize has become so tarnished by what has happened before, that what you’ve been prepared to do to ‘win’ was never worth it.

Mike Ashley doesn’t care that most Newcastle fans think he acting in a despicable way in his running of Newcastle United (never mind his dealings with other football clubs and 90% of his workers in the Ashley business empire…).

If John Carver continues in the way he is acting, when Mike Ashley sooner or later spits him out then the Newcastle Head Coach looks likely to find that many fans will find it hard to accept his grovelling behaviour to the person who is making mugs of us all, but especially Carver at the minute.

Yesterday brought quotes from Carver saying that Alan Shearer was totally wrong about Mike Ashley (which you can read HERE) and now we get this dressing room love-in below:

John Carver describes a visit by Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley to the dressing room after the Villa match:

“He (Ashley) came down with Lee (Charnley) and we had a discussion, which was good. He’s delighted with the way things are going.

“Without going into details it was a nice conversation, he was pleased and still feels like everybody else does that we needed to win that game.”

Carver, Charnley and Ashley are all ‘winners’:

“He understood what it meant, there was so much pressure  and he felt the pressure himself. We all did. That’s the type of people we (Carver, Charnley, Ashley) are. We’re winners – we want to win.

“To come down there and have a real nice positive conversation was great. I haven’t had many conversations with him, because he’s the owner and my job is the head coach, but when you do have such a conversation, and it is a nice conversation, it is pleasurable.”

Ashley has never lost it:

“He is kicking every ball and you can see that. When he came to the football club I saw that. When you get involved in football and you like football, then you have this drive and enthusiasm and he’s still got all that.”

Interesting that John Carver talks about what Mike Ashley was like when he arrived in 2007, seen as Carver left Newcastle in 2004 and didn’t return until 2011.

Never mind, at least we can rest assured that Mike Ashley is a great bloke now…


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