ORDERING CHEAP CARVER
insisted: “It wasn’t a surprise, was it?
“It’s the cheaper option for the club. There’s been no improvement in the team since John Carver took over.
“He may show people what he’s made of, but the jury’s out as far as I’m concerned.
“Is he good enough for Newcastle? Based on the last few games, he’s not good enough. It smacks very much of a lack of ambition and is an insult to the fans.
“The soul of the club is rotting away slowly and Mike Ashley is only interested in making money.”
Steven Taylor has defended Carver’s appointment. The crocked defender said: “It’s the perfect choice and it means everyone will be settled and know what’s happening.” Fans have been boosted by news that the club’s “new Messi” has pledged his long-term future to Newcastle.
Teenage sensation Callum Roberts has agreed a four-year deal to keep him at St James’ Park until 2019.
The 17-year-old winger made his senior debut in the FA Cup defeat at Leicester earlier this month. Roberts has been tipped for the top by Tyneside hero Peter Beardsley (right), with Toon’s reserve team boss likening the young Geordie to some of the game’s modernday greats.
Beardsley said: “His ability makes him stand out. You look at Messi and Ronaldo and they’re both great dribblers.
“Callum is of that ilk.”