Sky Sports are bizarrely under the impression that the planned boycott of the Spurs match by Newcastle fans, is to try and get rid of John Carver.
Jamie Carragher was asked in his weekly column for Sky, what he thought of Newcastle supporters trying to get rid of the manager/head coach and whether it was juistified.
After the amount of publicity the #BoycottSpurs has had, you would have thought the message would be out there…
I don’t anybody that thinks John Carver is doing a good job but we all know where the problem really is.
Here is the question Carrager was asked and his reply:
‘Newcastle United fans are reportedly planning to boycott the club’s remaining fixtures, including Sunday’s game with Spurs, until a managerial change is made. How have you seen John Carver’s tenure as manager, and would the fans be justified to take such action?’
John Carver has had a difficult time as Newcastle manager, but anyone would have coming in under those circumstances. We’ve seen it in the past with Newcastle – they get to a certain stage around January or February, they know they’re going to stay up and the season just begins to peter out.
Whoever would have been put in charge would have found it difficult, and that appears to be in the culture of the club at the moment. The most important thing seems to be staying up and getting the revenue in. They balance the books very well but I’m sure the supporters would rather some money was reinvested in the team.
As for possibly boycotting the games, you can never tell a supporter of their own club what’s right or wrong! They’re very passionate about the club – they are one of the best supported teams in the land – so you certainly can’t throw that at them.
The fact it may come to this shows the sort of feeling they have for the state of the club and the people running it. You don’t want to see what’s happening at any club, but especially not at a club like Newcastle.
There’s a massive wedge between the club and supporters – no one wants that. If they don’t attend, it certainly won’t help them get results, but I’m sure they counter that by saying the results aren’t there at the moment on the pitch or a boardroom level for Newcastle to kick on.