Carver Getting More Support – Odds Are Shortening

There seems to be some support (money) coming in on John Carver getting the job at Newcastle, and he’s gone from 6-1 to 12/5 on SkyBet today, although Frenchman Remi Garde is still the favorite at 4/5 odds on.

The Newcastle caretaker head coach, John Carver, applauds the away fans

John Carver – now 12/5 – second favorite

Newcastle seem to be at an impasse according to the news being reported – but one key thing is when the Mail on Sunday reported that Remi did not want to take up the position on Tyneside until the summer – if he was to be offered the job.

That’s a key bit of information and looking back on the news reported on Sunday, they were the only paper who reported that news.

If that’s not true, then perhaps Remi Garde could still be appointed as the new Newcastle head coach later this week or early next week, when he would have two weeks to prepare the side for the game at Hull on January 31st.

One prevailing line of thought is that given the Mail story is correct and Garde wants to start the job in the summer, then John Carver could be given the job through the end of the season.

But there are a lot of positive reasons why it would be good to get the new man in as quickly as possible, so he has almost half a season to get to know the players and vice versa.

We should know within the week whether John will take charge through the end of the season, or whether it’s possible for Newcastle to appoint a coach now.

Not many fans want to see John Carver take charge of the team through the end of the season.

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14 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #1
  • Markaccus

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #2

    On the last article….

    Out of the players shipped out mym was the only one i was really miffed about. We were already short of CBs and we loaned out one who had decent potential. Had his issues but was clearly ahead of willo and saylor.

  • 70TWO

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #3

    Whoever is in charge needs to get the defense sorted out in order to bring confidence to the whole team. Using the youngsters would show that the back line can develop from the same players we were using 5/6 years ago.

  • croftus5678

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #4

    the facts are he’s been in charge 3 games now with almost the same teams available as pards had !

    3-3 with burnley who we played well against and scored 3 goals through attacking footy but conceeded 3 goals through being rubbish at back again ^^

    1-0 leicester loss were simply we didnt turn up ! no matter if we fielded a u21 team they still didnt try to win imo but that being said we should still have had a goal ! either way i wouldnt pay to watch that game.

    2-0 chelsea loss where we was great and played the best i’ve seen us play in a long time ! tactics was right for me in attacking untill the very end and same with the substitutions but our defensive lapses again let us down.

    far too early to judge on 3 games but the players will play for him and he’s a lot more attack minded than pards so if we end up with him for the rest of the season i’d still consider him an upgrade on pards as it stands this moment.

  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Markaccus…I think the biggest hurdle with regards to MBiwa is that he and Colo aren’t a good pairing. If he has to play with Willo or Saylor, the situation hasn’t exactly been resolved.

    However, how long has Colo got left? Whilst MBiwa did look shaky and did make mistakes, I do think letting him go was / is a mistake.

    He may not be the player some want him to be, but he’s certainly no worse than what we already have and it’s welll documented how light we are at CB.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #6


    I dont personally see him as an upgrade on pardew. Under Pardew we beat Chelsea, and drew with burnley away, we came from behind instead of going home at half time like we did under carver. There are clear weaknesses in carver that show we are no better off now than we were with Pardew. We need someone else.

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #7


    We need to find a defender who simply loves to defend, not somebody who plays football and defends secondary. A player like vidic is needed, obviously hard to come by but vidic wasn’t expensive, kompany was cheap….need to scout more and find these players.

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #8

    was really hoping pardew would take his loyal crew with him. amazing none of them followed him, not even woodman.

    Sadly it seems we are stuck with them and i really hope it doesn’t stuff up garde or whoever wanting to bring his own crowd in.

  • Markaccus

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #9


    Yes that is an issue, but i think simply making colo play at Righ CB like he does when dummet plays cb would help. MYM looked slightly better on his stronger side when colo was out imo, and colo is experienced enough to play slightly on his weaker foot. I think we could make it work this time.

  • Ibizatoon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #10

    Markaccus @9…Now you’re just winding toonbrother up! 🙂

    Not sure tbh, I can’t remember who played left or right in the previous games, just that when partnered (Colo and MBiwa) it has been far from favourable.

    TS…Indeed. We need a leader at the back.

  • Our Toon

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #11

    We’ve needed a leader at the back since woodgate and before him it had been a very very long time since we’ve had a leader or even a communicator at the back

  • cyprus

    Jan 13, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #12

    You insinuated that letting go of AP was a mistake, but I don’t agree with that, whatever happens in the rest of the season. His teams were so inconsistent it was crazy. We could go on a winning run, then complete that with an equally illustrious losing run. We never knew what kind of NUFC would show up. Some games we created next to zero chances.

    My only concern with this guy Carver is that he is (was) part of that coaching team so some blame must surely go to him. So, if we end up in trouble, which is the NUFC style anyway – edge of seats anxiety, it could’ve happened with or without AP…

    I’d like to see a new start with a new setup. In any case, it has been clear that any answers would come AFTER the Soton game. No one said otherwise, so the club are ok, up to now. No delays… unless they ain’t talking to anyone, hoping fans and Mike won’t notice 🙂

  • toon kk

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #13

    MA and his regime is conning gullible fans to part with their money and filling them with false hope.
    People saying this player and that manager coming is all part of con.
    Carver will take over that was always on the cards and don’t expect any new signings that isn’t how the club works.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 13, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #14

    I totally agree with you
    First half against Burnley played well should of been out of sight. second half AWFUL
    Leicester didn’t see it but sounded/read like we were poor.
    Chelsea – First half, I would say that is the best I have seen us play for many a season passing, movement, defending kept a high line we were excellent and a bit of quick thinking by Chelsea outdone us – just needed a goalscorer – pity Cisse was away.
    Second half I still thought we did OK.
    If Carver can get the TOON to play they did first half I have no problem giving him the job. Anyway would be a canny birthday present for JC i think he is 50 next week


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