Carver Praise For Perchy – A Fantastic Lad

James Perch is turning out to be a valuable  player at Newcastle United.

James Perch – challenging Odimweinge on Sunday

James Perch has come in a number of times this year and played very well for the Newcastle side.

And only last Sunday he played at left-back in the first half, and then at center-back in the second, after Coloccini couldn’t continue after half time, and James played very well in both positions.

Perch’s solid play on Sunday  is one reason Newcastle held onto the  half-time lead and got the win.

It’s players like James who are the heart and soul of any squad, and while they don’t always get the headlines they deserve, they are nevertheless valuable players for the side.

So it’s good to see Assistant Manager John Carver singing the praises today of the 26 year-old former Nottingham Forest captain:

“Perchy has been really patient – more than anybody.” “And his performances recently have been right up there.”

“The manager singled him out for praise because he’s played in a number of positions at the weekend. That is fantastic for him.”

“If you get to know him he’s a fantastic lad.” “He had a tough time when he first came to the club and now a few people are starting to see that now.”

James will be at center-back on Sunday against Liverpool, and it very much depends on how well he can play with Mike Williamson, which will decide whether we can get our third win on the trot.

These two players will have to step up to the plate and do well,  if we are to win against the team just below us in the league table.

For the record, the Mansfield-born player has now played 20 times this season for the team, and has 35 total appearances for Newcastle, since he signed from Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2010.

Comments welcome.

218 comments so far

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #1

    carve getting in on the old parade confidence boost game. this is the public image our club should have. one that everybody works together for the good of the team. all giving each other a nudge in the right direction, a bit of a boost etc.

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #2

    not like at chelsea where its every man for himself and the players have too much power.
    if the power players there don’t leave or aren’t put in their place then they’ll implode. we hot rid of those types and its pushed us forward

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #3

    the club will implode. not the players lol

  • Tsunki

    Mar 30, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #4

    This is definitely perchy’s season. I remember when he came in and even in the Championship he was a figure of fun. I shamefully was part of that crowd but I see him as a player I admire for his sheer professional approach to what seemed for a year to be a doomed career. If someone ever wanted to prove he can have the shirt its this lad and I offer my apology and respect. Now repel all boarders Perchy me boy!

  • Tsunki

    Mar 30, 2012 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #5

    Just on the Lawro thing what is his prediction today? It has me worried if he’s changed his mind from a 1-1 to a win for us.

    Statistical fact : Lawro’s predictions are actually identical in accuracy to the flick of a coin, which in anyone’s view makes him no more than a two-faced tosser – statistically speaking of course.

  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 30, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Perch has been excellent recently and long may it continue.

  • Londtoon

    Mar 30, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Personally I think if we lost Perchinho during the run in would be quite costly. Proved himself in many positions over recent weeks, throwing his body in and gets the job done.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #8

    Perchy has been 1 of the best performing players at the moment because he’s playing in a position he should have always played. He’s a brilliant defensive mid.

    But he should stay far away from the centre back role. If he plays there we are doomed.

  • estechco

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Lawro is definitely saying a draw (tosser).

    It’s Tuffers that has us down for a win (good lad)

  • jimmymagpie

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #10

    Pardew has reminded us more than once that to lose Saylor was a big blow as he is without doubt our best defender in the air in both penalty areas, and of course, he is right, as the remaining defenders, including Colo, are weak under the high ball. For a guy over 6 feet, Williamson is pathetic because he can’t jump, remember N’Zogbia out jumping him at SJP last season. That is why at least two big, strong, physical defenders are the priority this summer, with cover up front, bearing in mind that there is another ACN next year, even if Ba stays.

  • IrishToon009

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #11

    Must say its hard not to like him, patient and making an impression now when he’s playing. lads like this will be so important if we get into europe, your not gonna have world class on the bench, its good to have like this to come in and do a job, love to see a clean sheet on Sunday for them! Would love so much to destroy them 5-0, kick em when they are down like they did to us relegation year, and i think that was the last straw for shay given and he wanted out!

  • Dannyo

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Hear hear.
    Altho, i’d rather get one beast (like Douglas) and one pacey fellah (like Mbiwa) instead of betting all my cash on one type of horse.
    We need the diversity in defense, change it up when we face the pacey attackers. Plenty of those.

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #13

    My Forest mate keeps telling me that Perch will blow up, as he often impressed for them before ballsing up. Gotta say i like him though ?

  • geordiejamie89

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #14

    @ munster mag. He would say that though he’s an ex forrest player. People love to slate the players that leave, and he’s had his implode moments already i think. I think he’s getting to grips with the prem quite well. Our captain Coloccini was turd in his first season. Now he’s on of the best CBs in the prem. Perchy will have a role to play again next season no doubt.

  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Dare I say it, that Perch’s good form is because Pardew had belief in the lad while Hughton just ditched him after he performed badly thus destroying his confidence.

    Some players need to feel that their manager has faith in them, which is why we are finally seeing some decent stuff from the lad. I think the same approach is required with Obertan. Before long we could be singing his praises too. Even if we have to wait until next year.

    Just goes to show you, Pardew can not only handle the big technically gifted players like HBA but he can also handle those who need an arm round their shoulder. Got to love the silver fox 😉

  • Dannyo

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #16

    I saw a nice stat one or two days ago.
    In the last 12 matches, we would’ve been 5th in the league.
    Liverpool would’ve been the 3rd worst team in the league.
    Some say we had a streak of poor form after Christmas.
    Not true imo.

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #17

    i do love the silver fox. he is a great man manager and wants to get the most out of his players. a lot of managers/teams just give up and demand/spend more money in the next transfer window (qpr anybody?) like i believe penny dalgleish will do in the summer. pards is above that (but can’t demand if he wanted to)

  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Dannyo – althought your stats do look good and there is always room for optimism. However this one has the feel of a derby game and as we all know, it isnt form that prevails it is down to passion, determination and the willingness to win.

    Toon 4 – 1 Fools


  • Tsunki

    Mar 30, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #19

    All the decriers of Pards’ tactical ability may not be taking into account the way that such players have been managed – in a world of rife favouritism, where good players don’t get the breaks simply because they’re not the manager’s type of player, AP methods seem to display an awareness that some of the best assets of the team can be the so-called fringe players who have been by and large cast aside in many people’s minds. Obertn and Santon, for example, have been shown first team regularity, then it has been given to others who have stepped up at the right time. Rather than demoralising those players who have temporarily stepped aside, it apperas the wily ol’ silver fox is impressing the team spirit upon his lads, and that it’s never the end if you are dropped for the moment. I fully expect Obertan and Santon to make the grade, I think they will have the attitude trained by this in coming seasons.

    On the flip side, you wonder what is wrong with players like Kadar – it must be their attitude that is holding them back. HBA may well have been in that area of conceit and the penny may now have dropped that it is a team, not a showpiece for his virtuosic talent. Gosling may well be in an early perch mode right now – he was supposed to be the next best thing but he’s had a rotten injury, and must feel he has lost something, so he definitely needs his head on. That fact that Pardew occasionally tries him in sub spots suggests he has by no means given up on him. Also, where is Abeid? If there was ever a time for players to make their claim it has to be the crucial, injury-hit tail end of a potentially remarkable season.

  • Tsunki

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #20

    Also – I hope anyone going to the match give Perchinho a special shout on the team announcement, not just to show him he’s done good, but to show the subs / reserves that you can still make your mark even if you think you’ve hit the bottom and looking at the exit door.

  • Dannyo

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #21

    Hehe, very much agree. I reckon it’ll be hard fought, and i don’t dare predict an outcome.
    It’ll be gritty.

  • Tsunki

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #22

    Sorry for the hat trick of (sometimes epic) posts but just a heads up that the little mackem triple-personality troll will soon be stepping out of the SureStart centre as it’s toy day, they finish early for the hols, full of free easter egg chocolate so he’ll be buzzing to get his witticism notebook typed up on this blog – don’t be tempted to rise to his masterful one-liners. We can hold out until we beat the scouse and I reckon he won’t be back.

  • Adssy Mccc

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #23

    Hoots bought Perchy in and everyone wondered what the hell he was doing…

    But he’s turned out to be a worthwhile purchase – and might even become a good purchase over the next season or two. There is signs there of a very solid player! He uses the ball well (lately) and his tackling and awareness has improved massively as well….

    Good lad, and good luck on Sunday bud!

  • Tsunki

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #24

    I am pegging us for 2-1 possibly us conceding first BUT if we score 3 clear goals without reply I predict a landslide until Pards subs HBA and Ba for shola and santon and goes 5-5-0 for the last 15 minutes 🙂

  • euanpolo

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #25

    My team vs. Liverpool:

    Simpson – Williamson – Perch – R. Taylor
    Guthrie – Tiote
    Ben Arfa – Cabaye- Gutierrez

    Subs: Harper, Santon, Ferguson, Abeid, Vuckic, Ba, Sh. Ameobi

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #26

    o.v. taking over. we seem to have an o.v. full of pardites (there you go ghosd).
    tsunki you summed up a lot of what i think but just don’t have the patience to type on touch screen phone.

  • mindshaft

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #27

    Lawros predictions are terrible, apparantly he’s predicted Liverpool to win or draw all of thier games bar one so far this season – no favouritism there then

  • Tsunki

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #28

    cheick @ 26 ha ha know what you mean if I tried to type that up on my dodgy BB it would come out like a Korean tractor manual. besides I’d get only halfway through it because it would conk out – these new-fangled bluberries have a worse battery than my 1969 mini had.

    There’s nothing wrong with a vibrant well-populated Optimism Valley. Let’s hope the village hall isn’t empty come 4pm sunday. Beattie will turn up though with an eviction notice 🙂

  • Tsunki

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #29

    euanpolo – Optimistically, I’d rather have Ba in than Guthrie mind but I see where that’s going, it makes sense, the Pardew way.

  • Tsunki

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #30

    Right I’m off to do some BBQ shopping. As long as I take care what I do today, don’t want a heaving case of the chugging grabs for the weekend, putting it delicately!

    BTW I know the weather is supposed to dip, haven’t really checked, what’s the forecast for sunday? Not rain I hope – the great leveller.

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #31

    Korean tractor manual lol
    and beattie resides in the township of pessimism and holidays in the bulls**t isles

  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #32

    The Pardew way always makes sense 😉

    Well that is why we decided to embark upon O.v to purge this blog of neggars and nay sayers and replace it with optimism, and even if people do not agree with what we are saying we must always appreciate where they are coming from and try and bombard them with such positivity for the future of this club that there only recourse is to join us on this wonderful journey!

    We have effectively eradicated the nonsensical gibberish of all but the most persistent of neggars, 5pm should see my nemesis brought down a peg or two (do not really care either way and I am being ironic when using the term “nemesis” 😛 )

    So OV has done quite a good job in my view 😀

  • Toon_Tom

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #33

    Tsunki – no forecast of rain this weekend, just not as bright and sunny as it has been. Highs of 13 accross the weekend, slightly overcast.

    Now over to Bob for the local news ………………. BOB?

  • benarfa23

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #34

    off topic
    comparing hba & suarez in premier league
    hba € 6M
    -games 22 -minutes played 1051 -goal 5 -assist 5
    -goal/assist per match = 2.2
    -goal/assist per minute = 105.1
    suarez € 26M
    -games 38 -minutes played 3122 -goal 11 -assist 6
    -goal/assist per match = 2.23
    -goal/assist per minute = 183.64

  • HOVIS (the poster formerly known as cheick norris)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #35

    careful ghosd you make us seem like the worlds friendliest fascists lol

  • Sav

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #36

    Lawro’s contribution to the world of defensive coaching:
    “It was all my fault – NOT!”…and a laughter-inducing ‘tache.

  • Dannyo

    Mar 30, 2012 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Miles Starforth ? @milesstarforth
    Cheik Tiote ‘roared like a lion’ on his return to training, according to Alan Pardew this afternoon. Liverpool should be worried… #nufc

    Hehe, u show em Tiote.

  • GHOSD (The poster formerly known as Ruddy Marveaux-lous)

    Mar 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Buzzing for this weekend chaps 😀 Bring on the fool! Have the feeling that Cheick will have a blinder…on Sunday we can decided whether I am psychic or not 😛

  • tdt

    Mar 30, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #39

    My team vs. Liverpool:

    Simpson – Williamson – Perch – Santon
    Jonas – Tiote
    Ben Arfa – Cabaye- Ba

    Subs: Harper, R. Taylor, Ferguson, Abeid, Guthrie, Vuckic, Sh. Ameobi

  • ~Perchinho the Pheonix~

    Mar 30, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #40

    Atsuto Uchida from Schalke 04 would be a good buy. At most he would cost around 5million Euro’s. A specialized right back, only 24 years of age and has CL experience.

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