We are hoping the Newcastle head coach position is resolved by the time we travel to Hull City on Saturday, 31st January – and hopefully we can get our first win with John Carver as the Newcastle caretaker manager.
John Carver – took the squad to Dubai yesterday
The appointment is said to be made towards the end of the month- according to the Chronicle – so we would still expect Carver to be the caretaker manager for that game.
But an appointment isn’t exactly 100% certain to happen at that time, with Newcastle looking like they have no direction or leadership at the moment.
Hull City have lost four of their last five games in all competitions, and have scored just two goals in those games – a 2-0 home win over Everton.
We reported last night that John Carver is getting frustrated at the lack of progress with the head coach search, and he knows as much as the fans about what’s going on – and the fans know nothing.
One person who may be a dark horse is Steve McClaren, whose odds have shortened over the last week and he is now at 11/4 and second favorite to Remi Garde.
Steve would be very willing to take the Newcatsel job with all the restrictions it has under frugal owner Mike Ashley – so he could even be a favorite with Lee Charnley and Graham Carr.
The Newcastle first team squad traveled to Dubai yesterday morning for some warm weather training and the come back on Thursday – so we hope we see some benefits off that when we play Hull City at the end of the month.
It’s a game we must take 3 points from at the KC Stadium, with Hull currently 3rd bottom on 19 points, one point below Sunderland.
And John Carver did the usual thing when these trips take place and said the following:
“It’ll be a working trip. There will be curfews.” “They’ll have a day off on Wednesday, which is a normal week anyway, but we’ll get some quality work done on the training ground.”
And the above photo was doing the rounds yesterday on the Internet, and from the look on some of the players’ faces you would have thought we had won against Southampton on Saturday, rather than suffer our third straight defeat.
Surely the players understand Newcastle fans are not happy when we lose at St. James’ Park?
It was inappropriate.
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