I have seen some cynical and cowardly things carried out in the name of our club but John Carver’s character assassination of Mike Williamson takes some beating.
I don’t rate Williamson as a player whatsoever, he has never been good enough to play in the Premier League EVER, and certainly isn’t good enough to play now, but that doesn’t equate to Carver’s completely unjustifiable accusations.
Today against Leicester he got sent off for two yellow cards, the second a ridiculously stupidly tackle on Vardy when Newcastle were already 3-0 down.
Carver after the match accused Mike Williamson of getting sent off on purpose so he would get out of the firing line in the next couple of games.
“I thought to myself, he (Williamson) has done that on purpose.
“There was no need to make the tackle, he has now got a two match ban with three games left.
“I don’t know…is it an easy way out?”
Instantly I thought back to yesterday and John Carver’s even more ridiculous PR stunt when he met two of the supporters who gave him stick during the Swansea defeat.
Instead of concentrating on preparing for today’s vital match, Carver took time out to meet the two fans and I wondered why at the time.
Afterwards, as the two fans promised, they gave a blow by blow account of the meeting (read it HERE).
Carver knew that this would happen, so when he spoke he knew whatever he said would go out into the public domain.
Amongst other things he told the two fans that Gouffran wouldn’t be involved today, despite saying nothing to the press pre-match.
Plus the fans reported this regarding Williamson:
‘He also insisted that he tells Williamson not to play the long ball but he just keeps doing it’.
Why would you do that other than to undermine a player? Especially on the eve of such an important match today?
Then we had this shocking after match attack by Carver on Williamson, a player that he knows most fans see as hopeless and somebody he hope she can use as a scapegoat. Why not point the finger at Daryl Janmaat whose Sending off was just as stupid? The reason being of course that Janmaat is popular with fans and so no mileage in blaming him.
Absolutely disgraceful and a blatant attempt to shift blame away from his useless management of the team, clueless tactics and team selection.
Williamson has more guts than Carver and most of the rest of them put together, regularly he has been the one to come out and face the cameras whilst as usual Captain Coloccini cowardly hides in the dressing room, such as the 4-0 defeat at Southampton earlier this season.
John Carver is trying to turn the post-match post-mortem into a conversation about Mike Williamson, instead it should be a conversation about Mike Ashley’s disgraceful running of the club and the abysmal handing of the job to John Carver, somebody who is way out of his depth and clueless as to what to do.
Another shameful episode in the story of Newcastle United under Mike Ashley.