John Carver Talks To The Media – It’s Been Carnage


49-year-old John Carver held his press conference today before the home game tomorrow with Burnley at St. James’ Park, that kicks off at 3:00 pm.

john carver steve stone palace late winner

Let’s hope John and Steve are doing this tomorrow

John has said it’s been very difficult since Sunday, when it was clear Alan Pardew wanted to leave for Crystal Palace.

We have two games to play in a couple of days – and both are important fixtures – a league game we should be winning, and the FA Cup 3rd round at Leicester City.

During the press conference today Carver was asked if he would be taking over from Alan Pardew permanently – how’s that for being mischievous?

Here’s what John said:

“To be quite honest, I can’t answer that,” “He’s still the manager of the football club.” “I’ve not had a great deal of time to think about it. All I’ve got to do is go into the game and get a result against Burnley, that’s the most important thing.”

“It’s quite a unique situation and it’s been pretty hectic. As soon as I knew Pardew was in talks with Palace I had to get my head around preparing the team for Burnley.”

“That’s all I’ve done. It’s been carnage, actually, with two games in a short period it’s quite difficult. I’ve had to delegate to ensure we are ready.”

“Burnley deserved their draw at Man City. They don’t look like a side at the bottom and the manager has done a fantastic job.”

Carver will be assisted tomorrow by Steve Stone, so we will have two Geordies in charge of the side, and we really need a win to try to settle things down on Tyneside.

The last thing we want is to start losing again – that would be (very) worrying.

In fact depending on how we do in the next couple of games could decide how quickly Mike Ashley will bring a new manager in.

There are no really good managers available that we can see – so maybe if John can get the results he could be in charge through the end of the season.

Newcastle have put themselves in to this position by being so helpful to Crystal Palace in letting Alan Pardew join them in the middle of the season.

In the process of doing that, we’ve put ourselves in some difficulty.

What – again?

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30 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #1

    Ronaldo, he’ll have a grudge because the ‘King’ is that much of a consistent prat.

    I know someone who has worked with him on the playing side and they said he is an imbecile, as all of these surfacing quotes, stories and his own pathetic antics show.

    Worst person they’d ever met were the words.

    Most of the managers in the league generally can’t stand him either. Believe what you want though if you think that most of the players like him. I’ve heard how he can treat them as well. I’ll listen to those who have feedback from him away from the propaganda led spotlights which his smarmy ego thrives and deceives in.

    That confirmation for Palace can’t come soon enough.

    Apart from the man himself being an idiot, here’s what he’s up to when it comes to managing the team:

    https://twitter.com/MikeAshleyLies/status/549904352555855872

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  • the truth will out

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Are two of the three games Cisse is banned for Burnley and Liecester

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Truth

    Yes, then a returning one after ACON.

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  • scout

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Hopefully they all leave along with Pardew, remember his rant at the toon fans. What a tool.

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  • the truth will out

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #5

    He wont be coming back then

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  • Sazzer

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Preparing for work Frank De Boer style =)
    https://twitter.com/FrankRonald1970/status/548516209525006336

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  • scout

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #7

    The appointment by Ashley will tell us his long term intentions. Id say 1 more season and hes gone anyway

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #9

    @3 the ban is mot split up likw that it is for the next 3 matches regardless of if he is on international duty. He will be free toplay as soon as ACON is up.
    Whether that is for us or another club is another matter entirely

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  • Harley

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #10

    LR32

    It’s odd you say that as I know a few people who work with him personally and speak very highly of him. 2 of the young players and one of coaches. They say he couldn’t be more polite with them.

    And as for the rest of the managers not liking him? Come on man, who told you that a bloke down the pub?

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  • beefman13

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #11

    Carver more or less saying Pardew just done one and left everyone in the brown stuff, yea Alan there is a big job to do at the toon as u said mmmmm, first chance of a decent offer he was offski! snake.

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #12

    Beef you could not have been happier to see the back of him. Bit late to complain about being left in the lurch now

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  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Tequila –

    My mistake. I shouldn’t think he’d be going anywhere this month, possibly the summer but who knows what the hell will happen in summer. These are crazy days.

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  • beefman13

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Interesting that Carver said “PARDEW” in his press conference, obviously not very happy with the two faced git!

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #15

    GPLF, anyones guess. Probably wont be sold in Jan same as Tiote because of ACON but you can never tell with our club

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  • beefman13

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #16

    tequila, it was irony the way i was putting it, i am sick to the back teeth of Pardew, not over enamored with Carver either to be honest, im well glad HE decided to jump ship.

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  • clinath@ed

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #17

    Burnley will definitely be up for this one. After the City comeback, and us looking in turmoil I expect them to come out all guns blazing. Could make for an interesting first 20 mins or so.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Laurent Robert

    I’d rather believe with what I see on the pitch. It’s clear to see players play for him on the pitch. We haven’t lost games because of that and when we have gone behind, they have managed to come back a few times e.g. Hull, Swansea, Tottenham and Everton to name a few. That doesn’t happen if you don’t have the backing of the players.

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Christophe Galtier has went 10 games without defeat, so for the people on here who thinks he’s Pardew because they don’t watch them play need to wake up and smell the coffee.

    he’s an attacking manager with fluid style and keeps it solid at the back, so where’s this he an defensive, counter manager then?

    he’s been known as to develop young players into the first team much like FDB and his style is similar to Benitez both attacking and defending much like Liverpool when he was in charge back then.

    also on a very tight budget even tighter than ours he’s managed to get ST Ettiene to safety first season whilst they were on the verge of relegation, season after he managed to get them 11th with there top players being sold on, season after that he got them into Europe with an average squad, according to French league stats back then ST E has the 3rd worse team.

    so tell me why he wouldn’t be perfect for Newcastle?

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  • tequilamag

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Ronaldo people project their own feelings and assume all the players must feel the same as them.

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  • Average_Contents

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Has he gone yet ffs! Just say you’ll lick their arse like you did your last boss and that should be that.

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  • scout

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #23

    would never slag Pardew off for leaving been on a hiding to nothing from day one. Ashley probably said you might as well shoot off as im going soon myself imo.

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  • Ron Knee

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #24

    Clinath
    We’re coming off a win, so the psychology is quite complicated. (I won’t mention the four previous matches.)

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  • Black and White with an army lol

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #25

    If we end up with an English manager I fear we will be doomed and could get relegated.

    we need a foreign manager who’s heart and soul is all about football not an English manager who double checks his pay slip every week.

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  • scout

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #26

    its funny how he was labelled a puppet, but walked off first chance he got.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #27

    Laurent Robert why are you quoting a sad Mackem to support your hatred

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #28

    Ronaldo, some of the players have high work rates as their general style of play, not some kind of mysterious bonding which Pardew has instilled in them.

    I go from what I’ve seen on the pitch as well. Clueless cohesion, living off individual ability, awful use of players in their positions and breaking abysmal records left right and centre and fearful, stumbling football.

    Harley I know your affections for Alan run high, but you can believe what you want and keeps those green eyes starry.

    Look at his shameful actions in in front of the cameras where he can’t help leaking his ego. That didn’t come from nowhere.

    Anyone can be polite from time to time, but how much can they limit themselves from being an imbecile…

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  • Keith in France

    Dec 31, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #29

    I think one of the main problems in recruiting a new manager is finding one with a big enough ego to face up to 50,000+ very vocal fans with massive expectations , they also have to report to a board or in our case a multi billion pound owner.

    Think of all the top managers and they are have big egos , they need one to manager players on huge wages , demands of tv and the sheer pressure of being part of a million pound business .

    They might not be involved in directly running the business but they take the hit when things start to go wrong. Say what you like about AP but he does have a big ego.

    I think that is why a number of managers are ruling themselves out – they know what the pressures are going to be and they would not be able to handle it – despite the high rewards.

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  • WheresSholaNow

    Dec 31, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #30

    This whole ‘massive expectations’ thing is a load of rubbish. The vast majority of fans aren’t expecting trophies season after season.. Most I expect would be over the moon with consistency in the top ten, a strong showing in the cups for a few seasons and beating the mackems. With our full strength squad that’s achievable, especially with the likes of Armstrong, Haidara, Perez, Dummett, Aarons etc coming through

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