John Carver After The Game – It’s Hugely Embarrassing


John Carver talked after the 1-0 defeat at Leicester City today and he claims he put out the strongest team he could apart form Ayoze Perez, who needed a rest since he had played in almost every Newcastle game this season.

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Steve Smith and John Carver on the sidelines today

First of all the game was a very poor game today between two weak sides, with Leicester City also making some changes – and Newcastle made seven changes form the side that faced Burnley on Thursday in the Premier league.

Fab Coloccini, Daryl Janmaat, Jack Colback, Moussa Sissoko and Ayoze Perez were all not in the squad for today’s game.

What tells us that if this had been a Premier League game mots of those players would have been in the team?

There were over 4,300 Newcastle fans at the game today – and at least the fans had taken this game seriously but at the end of the game they booed the Newcastle players as they came over to thank them.

And there were chants against the owner Mike Ashley – who we assume still on vacation in Barbados.

This is what caretaker manager John Carver said immediately after the game today:

“I put the strongest team out with the exception of Ayoze Perez. He’d ran out of fuel” “It’s hugely embarrassing the crowd booed the players at the end – but they are entitled to do that.”

“The one thing as far as I was concerned is that I wasn’t going to let our players leave the pitch before going over and thanking the fans. And I was right there at the front, and so I should be because I can take it, I’m a big boy.”

“Newcastle’s fans should expect better. I’m one of them. I’ve been there with them and I would be the same.”  “They travelled all this way having spent a lot of money over the festive period, and they’re entitled to their opinions.”

And former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson knows all about Newcastle and this is what he said after the game:

“It’s seldom you see football shirts of other teams in Newcastle. The fans are frustrated.” “With a  club the size of Newcastle United – the expectation is always going to be big.” “It’s a club that’s potentially huge.”

The news coming through after the game is that John Carver has officially applied for the position of head coach at Newcastle United – he may be the cheap option that Mike Ashley may (will?) be looking for.

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35 comments so far

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Andre Villas-Boas.- Less than 2 years on his Zenit contract

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #2

    Toon King & Rolando

    You keep talking about wingers but the most important thing for a winger is to find his team mates with crosses, Obertan doesn’t do that, I keep reading he’s the 2nd best winger we have….well we only have 2 wingers!! Sissoko did more damage on the RW than obertan has done and he’s an attacking midfielder not a winger.

    For me both of you are a clear indication of having expectations managed. I agree obertan runs a lot but he has zero end product, an average player being hailed because he has pace!!

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  • Ron Knee

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Go for it, Carver! Make my Christmas/New Year holiday complete.

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Really don’t understand why fans want Mcclaren. Sidestep to pardew.

    Old fashioned, boring, second rate manager with no philosophy.

    We need a top young modern, foreign coach with a philosophy and fresh ideas and methods.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #5

    Obertan has started 7 games and had 2 sub appearances, total 9 games, 1 goal, 1 assist

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  • Mickey G

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #6

    John Carver , before and during the game
    HUGELY embarrassing

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #7

    Sunderland fans will just laugh at us even more if we get mcclaren

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  • Munster Mag

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #8

    Oh jeez dont want to listen to villas boas
    . Lilongwe, the fans used to say they wanted 433 amd 4231 etc etc becuase pardew was a dinosaur with his 442 . When he changed from 442 he was crap aswell. Fans will talk crap all day. West ham hated sam but they aint complaining. We dumped sam and now his team are way better than us !!

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  • dannitoon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Talking crap…. moussa.. colo… colback… are not injured…

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #10

    Our Toon,
    Arma 4 starts, 5 sub appearances 0 goals 3 assists. Given most are in agreement he needs a loan to a lesser side to develop, it doesn’t say much for Obertan

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  • Belfast

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #11

    Jeffrey Avb is probably one of the highest paid coaches in football.

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  • AncientC

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #12

    I think we could do better than McLaren, but I still believe McClaren would be better than Pardew.

    McClaren has worked with Man Utd and England… levels Pardew would not be considered for.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Munster,
    I’m not sure what your point is in reference to me there. I said if he doesn’t have wingers then use a system that doesn’t require wingers. All of those formations you mention can be used with or without wingers. Despite the club not having wingers Pardew used each of those formations in a fashion that needed wingers.

    It doesn’t really matter what fans were calling for. It was obvious we didn’t have wide men, so why set us up in a style requiring them?

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  • Belfast

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #14

    On top of his Chelsea pay off, and Tottenham pay off.

    Probably wouldn’t get out of bed for Ashleys incentive based contract

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  • toonking

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #15

    LG

    but no matter how you set up to play we still need players out wide.

    Settting up a formation which is about5 attacking through the middle means you need a very strong phsical CF because the problem we’ll have with going through the middle is 2CM and 2CM infront and it’s going to be so much easier for players to become offside.

    sissoko was poor, goofy is poor, Ba hated it, cisse was poor, cabbella is poor and no matter what formation you use we still need that width.

    why would we hate HBA so much when without width, he’s the best we could ask for?

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #16

    LG

    That says it all mate…Young Arma has done than obertan

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #17

    Aitor Karanka has responded to speculation linking him with Newcastle by saying “I’m 120% committed to Middlesbrough”

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Our toon

    Stats are all well and good but what stats you don’t provide are when he finds a teammate, they miss then he doesn’t get the assist.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #19

    toonking,
    You don’t need wingers though. It is about movement between your other players, full backs providing the width while others know their jobs to cover gaps. This is all stuff that can be worked on in a training situation.

    Pardew wanted to use wingers despite not having any. There isn’ t a defence for that, it is just poor management.

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  • toonking

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #20

    ourtoon

    well rather focusing on getting rid of the manager the started getting at the owner (do a looseashley.com) i would be much more desperate for a better winger but right now their is as much chance of decent wingers as their is of decent CF or CB, i might as well respect these sh1t players because the chances of a quality wing is low t and anyone who turns quality is 100% certain to get sold.

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  • toon kk

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #21

    James toon
    It doesn’t matter who our manager is unless Cashley strengthens the squad.
    You can’t make a silk purse out of a sows ear, so to speak!!!!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #22

    credit to carver though. he says things which pardew will never say.

    if it was pardew he would blame everything else and not admit it was embarassing.

    credits there for carver. but he like pardew should leave our club for someone with fresh and new ideas.

    we have grown so stale as a club. we are almost garbage and relegation football material. only sugar coat is we are mid table in the league.

    but our football is worse in the entire division.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Toon King

    Plenty of teams use wide forwards not wingers!! Old fashioned wingers aee a dying breed

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  • scout

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #24

    get back on tommy millers stag do

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Now Ashleys business practices are so transparent, what manager in his right mind is going to accept an incentive based contract when you are so regularly hamstrung.

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #26

    Until SJP is empty on a match day Fatash will continue with his money making venture.

    To those of you that think supporting the team is paramount – grow up and take one for the team. Miss a couple of games 🙂

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #27

    Ronaldo

    He’s not even in the top 5 at his club, go back and watch The games obertan played In, very rarely does he find a teammate

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  • JamesToon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #28

    Savage’s words:

    What do newcastle fans expect? your not gonna get in the champions league, your NOT GOING TO WIN A CUP, your a mid table side, sure your a big club but thats just because you get 52000 fans turning up every week, what do you expect?

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  • scout

    Jan 3, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #29

    when I care what Savage thinks ill be pushing up the roses.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Jan 3, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Our toon

    LOL, I’ve seen them live and I remember them well. Don’t need someone telling me to watch them again lol. Your the type of fan that would say it’s his job to find a teammate when he does but if on a few occasions he doesn’t you’ll jump on his back saying he’s terrible etc. THIS year, not last year, he’s done pretty well IMO at finding people not just with crosses but pull backs. Think you’ll find that all wingers don’t find their target most of the time. I’ll repeat what I said in the last thread, you have your opinion, I have mine so we’ll leave it at that. I have no desire to change your opinion.

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  • toonbrother

    Jan 3, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Carver is an idiot. Applauding the fans because he’s a “big boy”? who cares? I mean Seriously

    That he is talking about this rather than technical aspects of the game shows he is not cut out for the job

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  • Grumpy

    Jan 3, 2015 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #32

    what was embarrassing was that the side played like crap and expected to win

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  • chenz7

    Jan 3, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #33

    carver would be a massive mistake ..the mans clueless and just as spineless as pardew ….id rather be stuck with jfk than carver

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  • Blackstarbullet

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #34

    Colo certainly wasn’t injured. He’s never played an FA Cup game since 2012 I believe.

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  • Brutooon

    Jan 3, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #35

    Said this since we sign him, Anita is the most useless centre midfield in the world

    Cant win ball, cant win header, passing is mostly sideways or BACKWARDS.

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