John Carver Upbeat On Newcastle Future

John Carver, Newcastle’s Assistant manager has said today that there are lots of talks going on at the moment, with the Magpies’ transfer targets.

John Carver – seems upbeat about Newcastle

And John certainly sounds upbeat today, as he reminds the fans it wasn’t too long ago that Sir Bobby Robson, along with John’s able assistance,  had Newcastle competing in the European Champions League.

Carver told the local Newcatsle press corps today:

“The manager has already said that he wants players to get bums on seats at St James’ Park, and that’s what we’re working to do.”

“There are a lot of negotiations going on, and there has been progress.” “But, like everyone else, we’re waiting to hear back from clubs and players.”

“This is a huge club, and not so long ago it was playing Champions League football and attracting top players.” “We hope, in time, we can get back to that situation.”

“But this is still a club which sells itself because of its fan-base.” “We’re in a strong position.”

Newcastle have just finished a very good consolidation season, but the season still ended in disappointment, as it looked the lads would end up in 9th position.

But that was not to be, but Newcastle still showed in players like Tiote, Barton, Nolan, Gutierrez, Enrique and Coloccini that they have some good players at the club, who can easily hold their own in the Premier League.

John Carver is now an important member of Alan Pardew’s staff,  and he provides a good link to Newcastle’s successful past, and John  is adamant that the club will strengthen in the summer.

The Newcastle-born Assistant manager continued:

“We set ourselves a target last season, and achieved it.” “We’ll set out goals and targets for next season, and we’re confident we can move the club forward.”

“There’s been huge progress here over the past couple of seasons, and everyone’s working towards continuing that.”

“We need to strengthen the squad, and there are a lot of talks going on.”

There’s a decent possibility that Newcastle will announce their next transfer success before the end of the week.

But of course these things do take time, and it’s still so early in the summer, but maybe we’ll learn whether Gameiro or Gervinho will be coming to Tyneside before the end of this week – hope so and that one of them will be arriving. 😀

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • david_NUFC

    Jun 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #1


  • G

    Jun 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Slow news day today I take it?

  • DerkaSayWhat

    Jun 1, 2011 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #3

    I take so,G.

  • NottsGeordie

    Jun 1, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #4

    It doesnt look good on the Gervinho does it? Im getting nervous about, i raised my hopes and now their tumbling down :'(

  • Magpietillidie22

    Jun 1, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #5


    Why doesnt it look good? The only guy saying he was going elsewhere was the dude with the fake twitter account wasnt it?

  • Dannyo

    Jun 1, 2011 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #6

    Contract talks that drag on have a tendency to go the wrong way for us… I’m a pessimistic optimist concerning Gervinho and Gamerio atm.
    I hope, but i don’t dare hope too much.


    Jun 1, 2011 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Did pardew not say bums off seats not on seats!!!!


    Jun 1, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Boreng day, was hopeng to hear sum gud news 2day about our transfer targets.

  • Nufc_mo

    Jun 1, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #9

    Diabate (if we really were after him) has signed a new contract at Bordeux,19528,12875_6961921,00.html?

  • onepeterb

    Jun 1, 2011 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Presumably the contract talks are “dragging on” for all the clubs involved not just NUFC. No news is good news at least we’re still in the hunt

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Pardew wants bums off seats, Carver wants them on seats.

    Theres war at SJP.

  • boom boom cheick cheick the room

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #12

    lads we get these names thrown at us and we will prob end up still here posting comments on the last day of the window having signed makail-smyth carlton cole and the little ivorian off leeds, with joey jose and three or four squad players gone the wrong way through the turnstyles i say lets sit back and c what happens.

  • Magpietillidie22

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Everyone is quoting the 6th June for actual announcements so I think that cant be far wrong.

    I do think we’ll hear one way or the other from Gervinho this week though, I dont think NUFC itself will comment until they can get the players in Newcastle posing for a photo shoot and interview.

  • king123

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #14

    I do believe we will get n’zog for sure. I think we will miss out on the others.


    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Yea 6th june is the date , when v can comeplet deals outside uk

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #16

    Are we sure about that date?

    Hamburg have completed the signing of Mancienne from Chelsea.

    On that note – It’s good to see a young English talent going off to play in Europe. A few more and we might have a half decent international side in a few years.


    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Yea 6th june. So hope v get sum good news on 6th or 7th june

  • Party Tyne

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #18

    To be honest if gervinho came it would be a shock signing, it’s one we all hope that’ll happen, i dunno why everyone now feels we won’t, i dont think anythings changed.

    fingers crossed.

  • ToonDownSouth

    Jun 1, 2011 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #19

    It would be the equivalent of Spurs or Liverpool signing a truly world class player.

    A player who is one step above the club.

  • Shearers-Island

    Jun 1, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Ha Ha, Nzogbia and Cabaye away with the French squad together. People asking Nzog about him…..

    @raheemhussain He’s with me, he’s looking forward to play for NUFC, I told him that he will be really surprised of the great atmosphere.

  • Shearers-Island

    Jun 1, 2011 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #21

    And this one.

    CharlesNzo Charles N’Zogbia @
    @Gav_King88 Newcastle is a big club, and a gret atmosphere to play at St James’s Park ! I enjoyed the time I had playing for NUFC ?

    Im not that arsed if he joins us or not. I’m just happy that we are doing business early, have a lot of irons in the fire, and that our reputaion hasnt been completely ruined by the fat lad and relegation.

  • Paul P

    Jun 1, 2011 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #22

    well i have to say after thinking about it i think we are all barking up the wrong tree with the signings we are quoted to be looking to make. I think we could find we will get players we are not even linked with. we were never linked with ben arfa until he was signed, a signing never in a month of sundays i thought we could get giving the fact we came straight back up, cheik tiote, we were never linked to him until he signed. jonas, was not on the radar until he signed, so some of the signings could actually blow us all away. Lets wait and see.

  • Troleibusiukas_LTU

    Jun 1, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #23



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