John Carver Pushing Hard For Newcastle Job


If you were able to see John Carver’s news conference yesterday,  you will have seen him put forward his own credentials to get the vacant head coach position at Newcastle, but it would still be a huge surprise if that happens.

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John Carver – wants Newcastle job

If we were to hazard a guess as to whether Newcastle will appoint a coach now from those available,  or wait until the summer, we’d say that Lee Charnley will appoint one now – maybe next week – but we don’t think it will be John Carver.

But you cannot blame Carver for wanting the top job at Newcastle and making every effort to get it.

This is what the caretaker boss has said:

“Success for this club is to get as high up the table as we can. We finished fifth a couple of years ago and that was fantastic. So why can’t we push fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth?’ he said, refreshingly.”

“There’s all this talk about the club are happy to sit in the top 10. No, go as high as you can. Set your marker as high as you can and, if you get there, what an achievement.”

“We’ve proved we’re capable of that and there was the recent run of six wins on the bounce as well.”

“I’ve been in this situation before and if you don’t do something about it in a short space of time you can end up drifting,”

“And what this football club can’t be doing is drifting, so a decision has to be made sooner rather than later, for everybody’s benefit.”

“The dressing room is settled at the moment but the longer it goes on it can become unsettled. I’ve been in this situation and it can affect people. You can’ t just let it drift. You have to make a decision.”

‘I’ve worked with some of the best people in the game, Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Ruud Gullit, Sir Bobby  Robson.”

“If the club said to me, “take it to the end of the season”, then I’d be prepared to do the job, no danger of that.”

“I have enough belief in myself and enough time until the end of the season that they’d say to me then, “you’ve done a good job, keep the job”.”

What’s against John Carver getting the job full time is his lack of  experience as the main man, and also his record at Newcastle.

When he was on the touchline for seven games last year, when Alan Pardew was banned, we won only one game  against Crystal Palace and lost the other six – and we scored only two goals and conceded 15, and we didn’t even score in five of those games.

And the two results as caretaker boss against Burnley and Leicester City have not been good – a draw and a loss – and the performances have also been poor.

John will have another chance tomorrow when we play Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but expectations are not high for the game.

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44 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #1

    Jimmy

    Bang on last thread.

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  • John Tudor

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #2

    get yerself off to palace matey

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #3

    Is he going to be given the job until the end of the season, and in the meantime, are we sounding out high quality coaches for the role. Is this being handled fairly and well. It’s really hard to know what to make of this whole managerial situation. It’s very odd to just let a manager go and then start looking for another and if you accept that Ashley is all about staying up, it appears even odder. Crystal Palace has activated the release clause and he’s gone, leaving us in the very precarious position of needIng to make the right appointment, but with what appears to be the managerial equivalent of Jak Alnwick in temporary charge. I suppose that’s it. It does seem to suggest Pards is a bit of a rat, the owner difficult, his intentions questionable and the whole set up flawed, but as always, who knows the real truth. As always there is the possibility that the owner is doing the right thing, albeit taking his time. Its all so obscure.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #4

    John Carvet John Carver John Carver
    What a bloody par lava

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Johnny C. is not good enough I’m afraid. Sorry Johnny. We’re after much bigger fish to fry. There’s that Romanian League II manager we’ve been linked with for starters. Beautiful. 😯

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  • scout

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #6

    jumpers for goal posts with this man in charge

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s not that obscure jimmysmith mate. We’re after a good, cheap coach, who does what he’s told, takes the heat when we’ve lost and looks the other way when Mike sells off some of our best talent. Simple really mate. 🙂

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #8

    They fired Hughton for lack of experience (among others) so surely we are not going back to this?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #9

    Yes, it’s Back to the Future jesper mate! Johnny C. for the rest of the season at which point we’ll be a solid 15th. Then Mike will pretend to conduct a serious search for a manager in the summer which will fail unfortunately. Then another year of Johnny C. !!! Huzzah!!!!

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #10

    G2

    I’m from Heaton in Newcastle and used to live very near to a pub called The Northumberland Hussars 🙂 which is named after a type of cavalry.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s interesting he’s even put himself forward, it being such an incredibly hard job, that he’s most likely to fail at, with pretty disastrous consequences for all involved. I suppose he figures he has no choice and this his moment of truth. He might in reality be just as horrified at the prospect as we are.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Does Dennis Wise have his coaching badges ?

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  • Sliema

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #13

    Good point. Why did we ever fire Hughton? I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t have talked back.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #14

    Funny, I used to go to Heaton Grammar School as a lad optimate. That was a lifetime ago. The city has changed so much. My dad was in the King’s African Rifles in Kenya in the late forties and early fifties. He tells some brilliant stories of Africa.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #15

    G2

    Me man went there I went to Benfield

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #16

    I think Mike fired Chris because he had the brilliant Percy Parsnip waiting in the wings Sliema mate. And four years later here we are, loaded down with cups, nothing but success behind us. Wait……no, that’s Chelsea and ManU. Sorry about that. 😳

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #17

    I’ll be hornswaggled optimate. How old is your mam?

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #18

    Jimmy

    He’s not really going to get a job anywhere else.

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  • Thump

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #19

    “I’ve been in this situation before…”

    No you haven’t, John. Stop it.

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #20

    G2

    60 in October I think.

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #21

    “Newcastle conceded more goals in 2014 than any other Premier League team (63).”
    Shocking stat!

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #22

    I think Hughton was sacked because he wasn’t seen as a strong enough character to keep a frugal Newcastle steady in the far more demanding EPL. To keep a lid on the dressing room and keep on message in the press conferences and in the after match interviews. But looking back, and considering what he has achieved since and his level headed demeanor, he probably would have done as well as Pardew managed and quite possibly found greater consistency. Still, I think we now clearly need someone better than those two. An ambitious appointment.

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  • Graeme

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #23

    The “coaching staff” have been so consistantly bloody useless, it beggars belief that Carver truly believes he has what it takes to deliver.

    A new “Head Coach” who actually knows what needs to be done, will have Carver, Stone, Beardsley etc down the road on day one. They have had every oportunity during P45’s tenure, to have made impact on the team and have failed, miserably.

    Get a new “Head Coach” in, then get the losers out, lock, stock and barrel. Give the club a fighting chance of moving forward at least!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 9, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Amazing optimate. I’m 61 but they put me back a year because I wasn’t too good at schooling back then. I wasn’t too keen on the school. They separated the boys from the girls at the time. I was in my early teens, so starting to get interested in girls which was a little difficult with none in our classes.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 10, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #25

    If we stick with Carver it’s going to be a long, difficult second half of the season with us sliding down the table.

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  • jimmysmith

    Jan 10, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #26

    Caveat to the last post. I of course have no fuggen idea why Hughton was really sacked or anything else that goes on up the hill at St James’.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 10, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #27

    That’s a horrible stat IITian Toon. I saw on another thread that we gave up the second most goals in the Prem in 2014 but that was just before the last couple of games in December. Another great record for Parsnip to brag about!

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  • optimistic prime

    Jan 10, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #28

    G2

    Haha, bad lad

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 10, 2015 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #29

    Hughton was sacked because he could not (did not) control the likes of Nolan and Barton -and get them to change their contracts – needless to say to their detriment(s). They were the dressing room lawyers that Tubbs wanted to “break”.

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 10, 2015 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #30

    Football match / blood bath tomorrow!!!

    —————— Riviere
    —— Cabella – Sissoko – Perez
    —— Colback ———— Santon
    Haidara – Dummett – Collo – Janmaat
    ———————Krul

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  • Blofal

    Jan 10, 2015 at 12:54 AM

    Comment #31

    In fairness to Carver it would takes a good half a season to implement a new playing style (ie Van Gaal). In his touchline stint during Pardew’s ban he was only a mouthpiece for Pardew so it is unfair to include that as his record.

    I wouldn’t be averse to letting Carver run things until the end of the season just to see what happens. It’s a complete unknown as to what would come of it. People shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss him just because he was part of the Pardew coaching staff.

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  • Blofal

    Jan 10, 2015 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #32

    And even if Hiddink or Guardiola were parachuted in tomorrow we are still going to get beaten 5-1.

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  • lesh

    Jan 10, 2015 at 1:02 AM

    Comment #33

    Odds on Optimistic Prime have tumbled – could Ashley have bet on him?

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 10, 2015 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #34

    Carver has a terrible management record beyond NUFC and should not be under consideration. Other than staying in existing role to support a temporary head coach.

    When dealing with transfers I have the destinct impression the board try to generate the impression of other potential prospects, in order to drive the negotiation favourably for themselves.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Jan 10, 2015 at 2:31 AM

    Comment #35

    I hope Carver resigns if he doesn’t get the job.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jan 10, 2015 at 4:09 AM

    Comment #36

    Carver is another dinosaur. Hope when the new manager comes he brings along his own staffs and boots this fela out.

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  • davis_toons

    Jan 10, 2015 at 4:11 AM

    Comment #37

    Willo as a centre forward ,,G2? hahahaha…

    Woah ..thats Big Sam tactics.

    CD- Samba remember?

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  • cyprus

    Jan 10, 2015 at 6:47 AM

    Comment #38

    Krul
    That’s kind what yu said about Jak, but, really ‘amazing’ is a tad over the top. Unless you mean amazing how many goals we’ve shipped 🙂

    On Carver, I think if we get one point in the next two games, and three in the next two, he’ll get the job. If you do bet, bet on him till the end of the season. It’s reasonable because we’re (still) not in danger; we’re chasing nothing; most good coaches will be available at season’s end.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #39

    Basically Carver knows his time could finally be up here if a new head coach gets his way, he’s probably not financially secure enough in the lifestyle that he’s used to and therefore is desperate for the job, if that means kow towing to Mike Ashley then so be it !

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  • bladeuser

    Jan 10, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #40

    John carver get out of our club

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