Englishman Other Than Carver Remains High In The Betting


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.

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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.”

nufc travel to dubai

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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12 comments so far

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 19, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #1

    People are allowed to smile.

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 19, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #2

    Fly me to the moon…..

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 19, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #3

    No problem with them smiling and looking happy….rather that than sulking and feeling sorry for themselves.

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  • martoon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #4

    Transfer & Laurent – fully agree. It sucks when you get beat especially at home but that doesn’t mean you can’t smile for the next 2 weeks. At least it shows the team spirit is still good.

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #5

    yeah i agree—very inappropriate that photo. Of course people are allowed to smile however , that picture tells a different story to the one that is actually happening at the club. example, If tou have have just lost a cup final , you woulnt do a lap of honour doing the irish jig.- inappropiate. i am gutted at losing on saturday , why arnt they. so IMO a bit dissapointed with that pic.

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  • southafricantoon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #6

    Last night I put a curse on Cashley…. If we don’t get a manager ( hopefully Remi Garde) by the end of the week then Cashley’s A NUS will become the home of a thousand fleas!

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  • southafricantoon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #7

    That’s actually a old pic….. Cabella posted that pic on twitter after the 2-1 win at Chelsea….. Looks like Ed is trying to stir up something!

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  • southafricantoon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Against chelsea not at chelsea sorry

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  • stuart no9

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #9

    southafrican– thanks for clearing that up . i thought it was a bit odd and something not right about it .

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  • sickandtired

    Jan 19, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #10

    Leave McClaren where he is. Any success he may be having is in a lower league and he is in the same mold in that respect as Pardew, Curbishley, Pulis etc. He’s a lower end PL manager at best. As for Collo, time he was shown the door. Most of our recent conceded goals can be put down to his fault – out of position, dodgy tackles or terrible passes. The fact, as Captain, he is again missing makes me even more concerned. Wonder what deal or promise he was given to stay? I think he is a snake and it won’t surprise me if he pops up as Ashley’s choice. The ‘secret’ contender?

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  • goh

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #11

    when QPR lost to us, after the game shaking hands they smiled and applause the crowds, so does that mean that they are not bothered or they have a good game spirit? There are always 2 sides when it comes to this kinda things. Imagine u were in the bus gng to airpot toward dubai, even if u were thrashed 6-0 by villians, u would smile. C’mon they are all humans like us. Who doesn’t like travelling and I’m sure if the are man utd players after losing to the saints, they smile, nobody would complain their professionalism. It’s subjective.

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  • goh

    Jan 19, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Please, Can u see curbishly managing England?
    Mclaren’s track record was/is better then those mentioned managers. If not he wouldn’t be managing England. Harry-the-british-bulldog was good at spurs but his qpr are mediocre. Ask morinho to manage crystal palace, I believe they won’t be champions within the next 5 yrs. Any mgr would excel in blue side of manchester. That is the fact.

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