John Carver Not Even Thinking Of January Transfers


If Newcastle fans think we are going to get some good experienced players into the club this January, they may be disappointed, with nobody seemingly pushing Mike Ashley to bring in both a striker and a center-back to replace the injured Steven Taylor this month.

lee charnley and mike ashley before wba game

Lee Charnley to Mike Ashley
I’ll spend only this tiny amount of money in January on new players

John Carver had said earlier this month that we don’t have too many center-backs right now, but it doesn’t look like he’s involved at all with what’s going on in the transfer market, and if there have been any transfer meetings this month, he has not been invited:

“I’m not even thinking about that side of it. I’m concentrating on the team and team meetings, preparing the video dealing with the media and I don’t get involved in transfers.”

“I don’t want to be honest, there are guys who are good enough to be doing the job behind the scenes.”

” There’s continuous work going on behind the scenes and definitely an on-going process whether it’s for now or for later.”

“This is probably not the right thing to say but I’ve not even thought about Papiss Cisse.” “He’s at the African Cup of Nations and I’ve been concentrating on the guys we’ve got here.”

“That’s been my sole focus. I give them every inch that I’ve got inside me.”

Papiss Cisse has been linked with a move away from Newcastle To Swansea, and he said a week or so ago that he was talking to other clubs – so it doesn’t seem anybody from Newcastle has questioned him on those comments he made. 🙁

With John Carver not pushing the men at the top for transfers we suppose that could be thought of as a plus for John Carver taking the head coach job at Newcastle?

And of course BBC pundit Gary Linekar has already praised the Newcastle Board for delaying the appointment until late in January so they will not have to bring players into the club – something he calls brilliant tactics:

“Brilliant tactics from Newcastle board to delay appointing their new manager so they don’t have to buy any players in the transfer window.”

Carver yesterday said that he thought the head coach appointment would happen before the game after the Southampton game – which is at Hull City on 31st January – so it looks like the appointment will be made near the end of the January transfer window.

And no time to bring in new players?

If players are brought into the club,  then it will not be because John Carver has been pushing the likes of Lee Charnley, Mike Ashley and Graham Carr this month.

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21 comments so far

  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #1

    Well he obviously won’t have a say as he isn’t even an interim head coach, just caretaker coach.

    It doesn’t mean nothing is going on because Carver isn’t involved, nothing is going on because ashley is involved.

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  • sparky55

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #2

    hahahaha…ashley has obviously told him he’s not going spend any money in the window.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #3

    west oz

    how is 3 games enough to change a team? Van Gaal said he needs 6 months at least, he is a proven manager too so it shows it takes time.

    well I don’t see the issue, fans are too sensitive, if you scream at people for 90 mins every week expect them to say something back.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #4

    why would he no say no imput not the boss

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #5

    hibbit

    Exactly, Surely they will continue the policy of consulting with Carr to determine who is a good player and also has some reason to make him cheap/bargain.

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  • WestOzMag

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Comment #6

    As per last post TS

    I think you have a duty of decorum to uphold. when you are a manger or assistant representing a club. They even knew they were out of order and apologised to the fans. The customers “the fans” pay the wages. We have the right. The need to do their job and if they aren’t good enough then leave with dignity rather than stay and be arrogant

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  • firebug666

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #7

    Nothing is going on because they spend to much time working on misleading the fans, the fans need to take a leaf out of the Rangers fans book, and give some back.

    If Ashley continues in his present direction, ripping off the fans, destroying our once wonderful club, and we allow it to happen just like we have. Then who is really to blame?

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  • WestOzMag

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #8

    TS

    Carver knew how the team was set up, hes been with them for yrs. Has van gaal. No. look at the signings van gaal has brought in. We brought in naff all so surely Carver has an easier job

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  • hibbit

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #9

    re post……….. i have a feeling what happens at rangers tonight could play a big part in our future with ashley or without him

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #10

    Carver is the new fall guy. Coming across as a company man, Ashley will lap it up, so he’s free to continue his skullduggery / manoeuvres behind the scenes to create more money, safe in the knowledge he has a shield who isn’t going to rock the boat.

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  • hibbit

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #11

    toon king there are 2 issues here carver wanting the job the club not picking a new coach i sure if carver had any say he would have already been appointed

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #12

    west oz

    yes they need to have some responsibility, but no harm having a heated argument with them, it’s not like he was fighting, the fans probably appreciated somebosy actually listeing

    as for 3 games being enough, it’s simply not, they have been playing a system for 4 years, so it will take time to change things whether he knows them or now.

    van gaal harder job? he had 150 mil to spend and has the same points total exactly as moyes

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  • firebug666

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #13

    Carve-up The man for Newcastle?

    Not even thought about Cisse.
    Not even thinking about transfers.

    Only concentrating on the players I have in front of me.

    Surly as a manager, head coach, interim or not you have to be aware of what is going on around you, what loan player are doing what players on international duty are doing, what player may be coming in or leaving.

    All Carve-up has done here is show he is not the man for the job, as a manager you have to have your finger on the pulse, guess Carve-up cannot do multitasking.

    If one of the players went AWOL would he notice?

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  • mecannylad

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #14

    We should have a passing interest in how the Aston Villa fan protest goes tomorrow. The Holte End are all going to remain in the concorse until a given time after kick off and then all file into their seats during the game.
    Meanwhile, back at SJP, we continue to squabble amongst one another.

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  • sing in the corner

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #15

    Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss, Just not as bright. What are the options left now anyway? Nobody else sounds as if they’re exactly champing at the bit to get the job.

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #16

    Jail for Ashley

    A very good point about a replacement central defender, it adds insult to injury!
    5 months, half the experienced players for that position unavailable and not a dicky bird.

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  • WestOzMag

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #17

    Got to go but cheers for the debate TS. Nice healthy one. Could go on for a little longer but need to go.

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  • firebug666

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #18
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  • 70TWO

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #19

    mecannylad
    Not taking your seat until the actual kick off, not spending any money at the stadium and remaining in the stands at the end of the match is the minimum effort required to show dissatisfaction. Unfortunately, someone in The Mag wrote, the majority of fans don’t want to take responsibility and feel the need to wait and see what others do.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 16, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #20

    west oz

    same to you, have a good one

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  • kilbane

    Jan 16, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #21

    Carver won’t get d job if he keeps being a “YES” man. That’s why d board fired Chris Hougton. He said YES to all the board wanted. Carver needs to show that he can challenge their decisions when necessary.

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