Head Coach Pursuit Stalls – Newcastle Off To Dubai


Caretaker manager John Carver will take the first team squad to Dubai in the Middle East next week – after the Southampton game on Saturday – for a warm-weather training camp – that was arranged by former manager Alan Pardew before he left the club for Crystal Palace.

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Dubai from the air

The news is that some of the injured players who are back in training, such as Siem de Jong and Gabriel Obertan, will travel with the squad, and it’s the second year running Newcastle will be in the middle east.

There’s doesn’t seem much happening at Newcastle as far as appointing a head coach soon, and at least from the outside things seems to have gone quiet.

But if a head coach is appointed this week or next week – which is not looking too likely now – he could simply join the squad in the Middle East,

Because we were knocked out of the FA Cup at the first attempt – for the fourth time in five years – we have a spare weekend a week come Saturday, because that’s when the 4th round will be played.

We wonder what’s happening with Newcastle’s search for a new head coach – things have seemed to come to a grinding halt.

Newcastle under Mike Ashley have not put communicating with the fans high on their agenda, but it would be good to get an update on what the current situation is.

That’s for the benefit of both the fans and the players – since the players themselves must feel they are a bit in limbo at the moment.

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24 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Repost

    Maybe Saturday’s a good day to crank up the pressure on Ashley.

    Get a new head coach, buy the players we need and DO NOT SELL anyone we can’t afford to let go.

    A simple message he might just hear – or better still if Bullshit Bishop were to hear it and advise his client to consider his 50k customers!

    Not a lot to ask, or is it?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #2

    Jesper

    Carver never seemed to hinder Bobby Robson. I’m not saying that this means he is the right man for the job, it depends if he has moved with the times or not, hopefully he has but again I don’t know. Like you say he seemed to let cabella get on with things, still work hard for the team but more in an attacking sense.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #3

    TS…wouldn’t the sensible thing not be then to appoint the manager we want now even though he won’t be able to take over until the summer?

    …if we did that then surely everyone would know what’s going to happen. There would be no unrest or uncertainty?

    I don’t think Carver would relegate us, but I do think if gets the nod until the summer he will get it permanently.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #4

    jesper

    totally agree, that would be good. But from a managers point of view why would they sign up to that unless they needed it.

    The managers worth doing that for are probably attracting interest elsewhere, so might be willing to wait until the summer to see what else comes up.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #5

    lesh,
    I’m looking forward to Hull away, we’re meeting in the pub at 7 am and getting the bus down, without Pardew to deflect any anger, I’d say Ashley will be under the spotlight somewhat.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #6

    jesper,
    Sensinble doesn’t come into it, think of the money saved if Carver can limp us to 15th.

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  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #7

    Wave white hankies at him … something everyone will join in with.

    People with kids won’t chant “You FB get out of our club”.

    A silent protest that could build week by week as it catches on.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #8

    TS…it would show intend – if they won’t commit now I don’t see why they would in the summer. It would mean they are holding out for something better and if that doesn’t happen then maybe we will be an option.

    Best way forward I think is to seize the moment – we are on a high here – AP is gone lets move forward by appointing a Head Coach now.

    They have had enough time to make the right call – it’s not going to be any easier in the summer.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #9

    Repost

    One of the biggest problems I see at the moment is Coloccini, he appears to have to much influence both on and off the field.

    He was instrumental in the HBA and MYM incidents, not wanting either at the club.

    Now he is becoming involved in the new head coach selection. I know he is Ashley’s favourite and his power will stem from that, but how far does his influence stretch?

    He is only the captain of the team, and a new manager may decide to strip him of that and offer up a new captain, as is his right. In Coloccini’s case though, because of that influence he has, a new manager/head coach may find his options limited even more.

    There were some reports last year that during the inept one’s absence after the head butting incident, that Coloccini was infact giving the half time team talks, and was more involved in the team selection and substitutions, True or not I don’t know, but there is seldom smoke without fire.

    If a manager is trying to do something one way, and the influence of Coloccini is counter to it, then that friction could see the team doing another 2014. He’s not a great defender anymore, and a lot of posters would not be sad to see him go, me included, and if he does have so much influence at the club maybe he should go.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Jesper

    Exactly, that would be the sensible approach, but they are dragging it out a lot.

    I’d still back Carver to do a good job, he has changed my opinion of him already, i may be being naive but just what I think.

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #11

    martoon

    can you tell me what HBA is supposed to have done wrong.

    all I heard was things pardew put out there, I never heard of any but ups between him and any players,

    every time he played and scored or assisted , the players ran to him

    I heard more about players being unhappy with P45 than HBA,

    IMO, P45 wanted shot of HBA because the fans wanted him in the team, and P45 didn’t want to play that style of football,
    we are trying to guess what really happened , but P45 was saying HBA was injured, HBA was saying he is fit a ready to play.

    ask yourself why? we all heard the story of HBA standing up to P45 and telling him in front of the other players that his style of football was shyt,

    every season since the 5th place, it has looked like the players weren’t playing for P45,
    Colo was begging to leave, it wasn’t P45 who got him to stay, it was fatty that convinced him to stay.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #12

    Jail…wouldn’t that money saved be earned if a new Head Coach could steer us to 7-8?

    …maybe players worth would rise as well? I don’t see the logic here.

    The sensible thing to do would to sort it out now…unless the club wants to appoint Carver anyway they just need to be sure?

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #13

    firebugg

    not uncommon for players to give talks at half time…again it depends on the level of his involvement.

    As for him moving out HBA and MYM, it also again depends on how it’s done….if concerns were raised they were failing to do things and it was effecting the team then that’s good leadership.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #14

    catchy

    A couple mates say Willo and Dummet one evening and they said HBA was a big problem in the club. doesn’t mean they were right but it goes with the lads history of fall outs.

    Also the stats from Hull showed he covered less ground on average than the keeper….pathetic. Saying he only runs with the ball is a joke, maybe relieve him of defensive duties but still needs to close down and make attacking runs.

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  • davetoon

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #15

    Its so sad that the majority of people on here know whats going to happen with appointing Carver or some local coach at best.

    I remember back to the discussions before P45 was hired how decent managers were mentioned but never in the running

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #16

    TS…I don’t know if you are naive or you have seen something we haven’t?

    …I just think the outcome will be he will get the job permanently and that is not something I think is a good idea.

    Writing is on the wall I think and with what is planed for the coming week or so I don’t think the board ever had the intention to hire an outside Head Coach.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #17

    Transfer Sage

    Like you say it all depends on the influence and how it is perceived. I am concerned that a player seems to have so much, but as i said in my post, True or not?

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  • catchy in norway

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #18

    TS

    it wasn’t so long ago you said you would Keep P45.

    I think you seem to let your heart make all your choices

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #19

    catchy

    i never said that.

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  • DjMickyg

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #20

    I think its time to make a stand to all this. I think empty stadiums is the only way to go. We have to force Ashley out. If we dont we are doomed. If we leave carver in charge we will be relegated and thats a fact. If we had a top chairman we would be top 4 by now. We have let so many good players go and not replaced them its a joke.

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #21

    Sage
    3 years with a 51% win rate under bigger financial restrictions than us whilst fully utilising there youth set up?

    I’d say he sounds perfect, there was one paper than ran the wait til summer story, with no sources or quotes, I’d say he’s massivley realistic

    As for Carver, are we really basing his potential ability on a spirited 45 minutes against Chelsea before he reverted to Pardews 2nd half tactics of damage limitation whilst ignoring the fact we 3 times threw away the lead against Burnley before he stood there and lied through his teeth before the woeful offering at Leiscter?
    Steve Howey may well have backed him but there have been ex players also saying he shouldn’t get it and even more saying he’s a nice bloke but skirting around actually answering the question

    Sorry but we why agree on this, Carver has been part of the problem for as long as Pardew has, just because AP’s taken his hand out of Carvers a**e doesn’t mean he’s any less a puppet
    As for the “kinda bloke to walk” there is no basis what so ever to back that up, not in the slightest

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #22

    Sage
    You’ve just said it yourself, those managers might have something better come up

    FDB is now attracting attention from Barca Gatlier is making a big name for himself

    Do i disagree, massivley
    There’s a good manager who wants the job then appoint him because come the summer after half a season under Carver we sure as sh1t won’t be an attractive prospect

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  • lesh

    Jan 15, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #23

    Jail……

    You and your cronies are meeting at 7am in the pub – for a high-powered breakfast meeting?

    Don’t forget those famous words of wisdom that apply in such situations – never eat on an empty stomach!

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  • nastynorm

    Jan 15, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #24

    Give it to Carver for rest of season & wait & see who’s avalable we’ve nowt to lose no cup runs & were goin to finish mid table. Remi Garde hasnt got the best track record, Lyon are doin better now without him, let’s just wait. Here we go again “lets ave a go at Ashley” wot a complete waste of time wave sum white hankies ! that’s realy goin to hurt him, why not support the players on the pitch for the rest of the season & hope we get a decent coach or manager at the end of it, instead of all the protests.ps get rid of Collo he’s the problem in dressing room & he’s a useless captain has anyone heard him open his mouth !!

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