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John Carver admits shouldn’t have named and shamed derby failures

6 years ago

John Carver has been forced to accept that he was out of order when he said only five players were beyond criticicm for the derby defeat.

The Newcastle Head coach must hasve had some seriously unhappy players after he named and shamed those who he felt had let themselves and the fans down.

Carver had named Ryan Taylor, Jonas, Janmaat, Wiliamson and Colback as the five beyond criticism, with certainly Ayoze Perez for one who must have felt pretty let down by the Head Coach.

John Carver speaking after the Sunderland defeat:

“He (Jonas Gutierrez) gave me everything and he is void of any criticism along with Ryan Taylor, Daryl Janmaat, Mike Williamson and Jack Colback…those five are void of any criticism.”

Which then left Tim Krul, Ayoze Perez, Sammy Ameobi, Remy Cabella, Yoan Gouffran, Moussa Sissoko, Emmanuel Riviere and Adam Armstrong.

Speaking at his press conference ahead of Liverpool, John Carver was asked: Who did emerge with credit from the derby?

The Newcastle Head Coach replying:

“I think now I have had time to think about it, it is a bit unfair to come out and talk about the ones who did well and the ones who didn’t do well.

“I have already said it, we take responsibility.

Jack Colback might be outstanding…:

“Some weeks for example Jack Colback might be outstanding, the following week he might not be, but he is part of the team and it team spirit that is going to get you through it.

“I’m not going to go into individuals because it is unfair.”


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