Good News – Newcastle Squad A Lot Stronger Very Soon


If you try to read the tea leaves at Newcastle right now, it’s looking like Newcastle will wait until the summer to appoint the new head coach to replace Alan Pardew, and John Carver could take over for the rest of the season.

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The Geordie with the Special One

Daryl Janmaat has chimed in and said it would be good for Newcastle to make some announcement soon, and we think that could even happen later this week.

This is what the Dutchman has said:

“It doesn’t affect us. But it will be good when the club makes a statement to say ‘this is the new coach’.

“If it is John Carver, it’s good. We like him. I think he can do a good job. We like him, but it will be better when the club makes a statement. It will be better for everyone. Then everyone knows.”

And if John does get the job through the end of the season, we should see a much stronger side very soon,  with players like Siem de Jong, Rolando Aarons, Ryan Taylor, Jonas Gutierrez and even Gabby Santon expected back in January.

That means those players at most should miss only the next two games, which are on Saturday at home to Southampton,  and at Hull on 31st January.

A win against the Saints on Saturday would be terrific before a two week break – a defeat would not be good.

Davide Santon and Sammy Ameobi are already back fit again, and with the final of the African Cup of Nations being on 8th February, Cheick Tiote and Papiss Cisse should miss only three more games maximum.

With the players returning, there should be real competition for places, and that should help Newcastle get the points we need to be safe – we need at least 13 points from the last 17 league games and the sooner we can get them the easier it will be on the nerves.

It’s really good to get a lot of our injured players back this month.

And maybe one thing the new head coach in the summer can do is to understand why Newcastle always pick up so many injuries  – most of them being hamstring strains.

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23 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #1

    JfAThe second rate yes man is already in, giving it all 1M% and cocking it up. Carver has already shown how limited he is (as has Sherwood for those wanting him) sending out the team to give it a go. But not be able to deduce the tactical changes that are required in response to the opposition.If the decision is to wait now then it is likely that MA will not install a new Head Coach until he knows if he is selling the club or not. That means Carver will be in situ until at least the end of 2015/16.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #2

    He needs to do enough to keep us up, too well and Ashley may see it as a cost cutting exercise and overrule Charnley and Carr’s search for a new manager.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #3

    Ha ha, wouldn’t it just Janmaat lad.

    A club statement. Ha.

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  • magpie6699

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #4

    Is Gabby Santon the brother of Davide Obertan?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #5

    6699…I missed that!

    We’ve got one over the line lads!

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #6

    Even with all those players coming back there is still a long standing requirment for central defenders, a striker and a winger.

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  • NEWEXPATMAGPIE

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #7

    From the Title of the Post: ” This is first to be seen before i believe it”?

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #8

    I can’t believe the endorsement some are giving to carver, the guys a joke. It’s no good playing for 45 mins!!

    Expectations have been managed again, enough stalling and bs leaked reports of talks with managers. All talks have been informal which tells you all you need to know, we have no intention.

    We aren’t getting Garde or anyone else in the summer, we are getting and keeping Carver!!

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #9

    who else thinks its not a case of fatboy and charners taking their to appoint a new coach , but the fact that no one wants to come may be more realitic??

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #10

    There are a lot of diverse views on here – some good some bad plus often many other bits of interesting input.
    However, we now have a complete clot, nay a birdbrain making up Chinese proverbs to bolster his posts. I had thought I had heard everything but clearly not.
    What a knacker -if you pardon my expression.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #11

    70two

    definitely…need to get some pace back in the wide areas now we are without obertan and aarons

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #12

    We could have had George Burley in and our plan to hammer saints 5-0 up and running by now if they’d pulled their fingers out if whatever it is they are jammed up. 🙂

    But no. John C is our go-to guy to tread water until the season ends and the powers can have time to clear their heads, look over the accounts and see what advertising space they need for next year. Meh. Meh I say!

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #13

    Good News – Newcastle Squad Look A Lot Healthier Soon

    Attempting to pull the wool over our eyes twice over with a subtle suggestion of new recruits and ignoring that when all fit, the full squad still lacks players.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #14

    the whole situation is being stage managed by keith bishop and his team to lower expectations with the carrot of a top coach in the summer

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #15

    As the wise Kung Fu Tse once said….

    Meh.

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #16

    Sorry Mr T. I haven’t been reading the threads lately so I’ve no idea who the Chinese proverb spinner is. Someone new?

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  • hibbit

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #17

    were being conned again

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #18

    Mister T
    When did you last contribute to the conversation about football. I for one miss your input and think far too much of your efforts are directed at other people, which is a waste.

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #19

    Markacuss—- yeah your right scum have done it 4 times with less than 40 points wow -hahah didnt realise that.

    transfer — i apologise . but yeah looking at sunderlands record we may have a chance.

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  • Our Toon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #20

    Stuart

    We probably haven’t even entertained any other manager, informal talks…which means aren’t even serious about discussing it in more detail.

    Carver was always the plan and he will remain until the club is sold….those hoping for a Garde or excellent coach in the summer keep the faith, buy your season tickets in the hope!!

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  • Tsunki

    Jan 13, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #21

    Surely that picture up there should say ‘the Special One – with Jose Whatsisname’?

    😉

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 13, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #22

    70two – I post plenty about football -not much happening on the football front at the moment. Posted about the Rangers situation yesterday.
    I think additionally it is relevant to highlight ignorance and mischief by the ill informed/fools.
    I’ll certainly now be loking for your posts chastising others about their “non footballing ” content.

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  • saxonfenken

    Jan 13, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #23

    I see all the experts on here quoting there rubbish, none of them with any experience of football management, all of them spending other peoples money willy nilly, all of them hoping and wishing, most already (post Pardew), finding other targets for there bile and vitroment, Always looking to find another target to hate. Always quoting how they want this and that, Always complaining about the 52,000 who actually support NUFC like me.
    Give it a rest

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