Carver – There Will Be No Let Up At Newcastle

If it’s one thing we like about the new management at Newcastle,  it’s that Alan Pardew and John Carver will not let the Newcastle players get carried away.

John Carver – on the training ground

The start this season has been great, and with the confidence that has given our players,   we should be pushing ahead and trying to win every game, especially those at home.

It’s true that Newcastle have carried a lot of luck so far this season, and that we haven’t played one side in the top six in the league so far.

But that can be put right next Sunday afternoon,  when Newcastle entertain Tottenham,  and it’s a good possibility that Newcastle can take all 3 points, if they play anywhere near their best form.

But for John Carver, he sees this period as a dangerous time for the team, as he remembers last season,when the side collapsed badly during the Spring games, after we had done so well, and we finally finished up 12th in the league on 46 points, and could have, and should have finished higher.

In March and April and including the game at Liverpool on May 1st, Newcastle played 7 league games and won only one, the 4-1 win at home to  Wolves, and the side collected just 5 points in those 7 games.

John Carver doesn’t want any mini collapses this season, as the told the Sunday Sun today:

““Complacency will be punished”.  ” The start has been a great start but nobody’s getting carried away,” “It can change so quickly and we will lose a game somewhere down the road.”

“It’s about how we react to losing that game – that’s the most important bit.” “But we’re not taking our foot off the pedal or easing up.”

“We’ve had some really hard sessions this week, we’re not relaxing because as soon as you do it bites you in the bum.” “We won’t let that happen, we can’t let it happen.”

“It happened before, I saw it happen last year when we thought we were safe and ended up having to fight for our lives to get over that magical 40 point mark. We nearly got caught.”

“That won’t happen anymore.” “Our preparation will be spot on – we have a plan in place to give the players some time off but we’re back to work on Monday and there will be no let up,”

The Newcastle players will report to training again on Monday morning, as the build up to the Tottenham game starts.

Of course some of our players are playing International games on Tuesday evening, and we have to hope that none of them gets injured –  and we’ve already had one scare with Cabaye’s fitness, although thankfully he seems to be fine.

A win against Tottenham, and we’ll all be flying.

Comments welcome.

38 comments so far

  • Scottishtoon95

    Oct 9, 2011 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #1

    1st I’ll run laps

  • Obertani Martins

    Oct 9, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #2

    I dont think the players will get carried away as the attitude seems to be right. Id lyk to see obertan used as an impact sub and start either Marv or HBA

  • Scottishtoon95

    Oct 9, 2011 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #3

    2nd, I hope the entertainers win with shearer getting a hatrick as its my birthday. Who know when the match starts

  • Scottishtoon95

    Oct 9, 2011 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Wow putting 1st actually seems quite sad

  • magpie6699

    Oct 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Scottish – 1.30 kick-off. My wife doesn’t care about the score – just hopes that there’s some pictures of David Ginola on the local news tomorrow!

  • Dannyo

    Oct 9, 2011 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Steve Bruce sacked lads!

  • Toonboy_84

    Oct 9, 2011 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #7


  • JBax97

    Oct 9, 2011 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #8

    We have played a side from the top 6, we played Arsenal! Oh wait….

  • Dannyo

    Oct 9, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #9

    All over twitter. Was something about it being in the express…

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 9, 2011 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Bruce being sacked was on the cards after Quinn left his post as chairman. Giving Short the power to wield his axe.

  • Toonboy_84

    Oct 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Just speculation at the moment then?

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 9, 2011 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Oh well if it’s just speculation, I’ll change my last comment to. Bruce getting sacked is on the cards etc. etc.

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Oct 9, 2011 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Would be a shame if O’Neil took over from Bruce… Just another 10 steps back in his Career. No manager should have to endure the pain of managing the Scum.

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 9, 2011 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #14

    SSSA, how can employment be a step back from unemployment?

  • phillyg

    Oct 9, 2011 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #15

    The management setup at Newcastle is now working in a similar way to that of Manure. In regards to the one to one player management and that young starlets are now being encouraged to go out on loan to get game time and experience to develop. This has always happened at Manure and most recently with Weldbeck. I can see how the Toon are now building quality foundations for a stronger secure future. You know its good when Europe is being mentioned on here very regularly.

  • Kris

    Oct 9, 2011 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Do someone know if Tiote and Ba had played for their contries today?

  • Kris

    Oct 9, 2011 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #17

    Sengal won 2-0 over Mauritius, but did Ba play?

  • DarloGeordie

    Oct 9, 2011 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Shame to see Sunderland falling away at the seams…. NOT!!!!! in pattaya found the Geordie bar oh yes oh yes


  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Oct 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #19



    After Sunderland eventually die off, and O Neil (if he takes the job) realises the mistake he made and leaves, no other club will want him.

    He is better off with His current CV, then having a Future CV that states he managed a crap team in Scumderland.

  • Super Simmo Strikes Again

    Oct 9, 2011 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Haha, In your Dreams Bendtner…. Arsenal even in their Current state are still a better team then Sunderland.

    who is going to bang the goals in for them?
    Ji Dong and Wickham can’t get a start… Gyan jumped ship to go to some unknown team on loan… and Bendtner cant play.

  • Milking Mikes' bulging pockets

    Oct 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Unsure if Ba played. Papisse Cisse scored one and some unknown got the other. Tiote started for Ivory Coast, they’ve just scored, what looks like a late winner – 2-1 (both Toures).

  • Stuart

    Oct 9, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #23

    So has mrs doubtfire been sacked or what then?

  • Obertani Martins

    Oct 9, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #24

    Nobby not playin to well for the monkey hangers, on a lighter note he was lovin revo on derby day

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 9, 2011 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #25

    Just had a thought about a previous article:

    “News today in the Sunday Sun that Newcastle are interested in 21 year-old FC Twente striker Luuk de Jong”.

    Wonder if AP will be sitting down with Ben Arfa and saying. “Hatem it’s Luuk and not Nigel.”

  • cyprus

    Oct 9, 2011 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #26

    Pull a surprise on dirty Harry. Play BOTH HBA and Marveaux from the start!

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 9, 2011 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #27

    cyprus, do you actually live in Cyprus?

  • BigKirky

    Oct 9, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #28

    I went to the Entertainers game this afternoon. Best thing about it was seeing Daveed grace the pitch with his, still, silkier than silk passes and touches. Great to see Tino and Albert again too.

    Was good to recall all their body movements and running styles which we got used to when they played. Great stuff.

  • G

    Oct 9, 2011 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #29

    Backtracking a bit here, but why on earth would Scumderland sack agent Bruce? He’s doing a bloody marvellous job in my opinion.

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 9, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #30

    I think that’s the problem G. He’s doing to good a job…

    … For us.

  • Andy

    Oct 9, 2011 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #31

    I like Carver. He has been associated with the best times of nufc in my footballing memory. A very nice guy when i’ve met him and he knows exactly what it means to be part of nufc. Also read nobby solano is helping out with the under 11s or something. That is great. Why we ever sold him to villa was beyond me. Crazy decision


    Oct 9, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #32

    Been playing ultimate team since its come out near enough total coins earned I’m 2k off top 100 in world! Get that tomorrow woop woop! 108k I’ve played worth of games 🙂

  • casmag

    Oct 9, 2011 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #33

    Slightly off topic but just been reading Martin Tylers page on the Sky website and for the last 4 seasons the team in 4th place after 7 games played have finished the season in ,,,, 4th place!would love it just love it……

  • casmag

    Oct 9, 2011 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #34

    so the spurs fans started twisting about a game in hand they have,won’t matter if we beat them.

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 10, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    Comment #35

    casmag, that was a couple of weeks ago. You must be a slow reader. Anyway here’s the latest:

    “Ameobi fit to face Spurs,”

    Yahoo? Google? Bing? Ask? Boohoo, that was it. Boohoo.

  • ToonMauritius

    Oct 10, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #36

    Watch this lads ,Great memories :

  • cyprus

    Oct 10, 2011 at 7:58 AM

    Comment #37

    Geordie German,
    Sorry, had signed off. The answer to your question is yes. I am half Geordie half Cypriot.

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 10, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #38

    cyprus, I’m jealous. Served there with Brit Army (Dhekelia) and UN (Nicosia). Loved it there and always wanted to return.


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