John Carver Getting Really Frustrated At Newcastle

There are some interviews with John Carver after the game on Saturday that are being published Monday, and John is getting just a little bit frustrated with the delay in announcing a new head coach on Tyneside.

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John Carver – on the sidelines Saturday

This is some of what John said after the game which we lost 2-1 to Southampton on Saturday:

“I’m as straight as they come,” “I’m a little bit frustrated. From that first conversation (with Charnley), it was important than we didn’t let this situation drift.”

“I’m frustrated because I think the guys are giving me everything – and I have to say that, but sometimes you need that extra bit of quality and luck.”

“We have not even discussed me taking the job on an interim basis through the end of the season – I have to be honest.” “That’s not even been in my head. I’m telling you, I’ve not had the conversation about it.”

“They said there would be a conversation coming up pretty quickly, even if it is me who forced the conversation.” “As you can tell, I am getting a little bit frustrated now.”

We can see how frustrated and uncertain things must be for John Carver and the first team coaching staff,  because once the announcement of a new head coach is made John, Steve Stone and Andy Woodman could be out of a job.

So it’s not a particularly great situation for John Carver to be in.

And with the fans not too happy at the laborious head coach search, Newcastle must appoint a top coach – and then we will have something to look forward to.

Another appointment like Alan Pardew’s four years ago is simply not good enough.

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61 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Jan 19, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Beat ya to it ed. Please keep up.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 19, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #2

    AC, I think you’re being a bit hard on Colo and the club there. It’s family, and there’s obviously been a big drama in his personal life. I agree though it’s far from ideal.

  • stuart no9

    Jan 19, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #3

    thats Carver sacked then ,, How dare he show his frustration at the board .

  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 19, 2015 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #4

    colocinni clearly goes back to Argentina for his family.
    here’s a photo of him with his “family” when he returned to Argentina previously -when he had broken vertebrae.

    Photo taken on the terraces of St Lorenzo.

  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    Comment #5

    Interesting words -‘…since Alan Pardew was told to speak to Palace….’

    Was told to speak to Palace.

    To me, that sounds as though Ashley’s told Pardew to go.

    Ashley would know that we’d be rudderless and create more discontent among the fans, create uncertainty with the players not to mention the media.

    He shows the signs of a psychopathic megalomaniac!

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 19, 2015 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #6

    He’s not allowed to go to a football game at his boyhood club? Newcastle not being entirely upfront, so what, it’s his private life. We all have them and we all have our ups and downs within them.

  • jimmysmith

    Jan 19, 2015 at 12:33 AM

    Comment #7

    Told Pardew to go, hires Remi Garde?

  • Laurent Robert 32

    Jan 19, 2015 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #8

    It’ll be interesting to see whether this wait is just another smokescreen to not sign players and appoint Carver, or whether Charnley is taking on board Carr’s advice on new managers and is doing thorough due diligence.

    He got all those players in last time which was a marked improvement on JFK’s no signings.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Jan 19, 2015 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Never claimed to be a Pardew fan but have also said all along that the problems didn’t stop there. There is no hope of drastic change of the nature we are all pining for until some one else buys the club.
    There is no “Top Coach” coming Ed. Who would come?
    I doubt it’s a sercret among the managerial world what the regime is like to work for. If this Remi Garde lad is a Wenger disciple as has been stated then he’ll want a lot more say so than he would get at NUFC.Strike 1. He looks youngish so he’ll want a club with ambition and vision. Strike 2.
    Gotta go out so can’t be bothered with a strike 3 but I’m sure you all get the picture and it’s not a pretty one.

  • Chris

    Jan 19, 2015 at 1:26 AM

    Comment #10

    “since Alan Pardew was told to speak to Palace”

    Where did that quote come from?

    I tried googling it, and the only relevant links that came up were to a number of news sites which ran the story that the club had GIVEN THEIR PERMISSION for Pardew to speak to Palace. There were no quotes of them having TOLD him to do anything.

    The only reference to anyone giving Pards any advice was this one:

    “Neil Warnock has revealed he told Alan Pardew he should make Crystal Palace his next club after Newcastle”

  • Santon03

    Jan 19, 2015 at 3:31 AM

    Comment #11

    MA will not let crystal palace beat us, he will make new appointment, the timing is good with the trip to Dubai with new head coach.
    Transfers (if there is any) will be made at last minutes before the window closed, if there isn’t any new transfers I wouldn’t mind at all as long as the new head coach can keep this squad fit.
    Injured players will be coming back soon, let’s hope they can be fit for the rest of the season. The problem with this squad is not lack of quality, it’s not thin but way too many injuries and if the youngsters like Satka and Streete can step up then I wouldn’t worry about CB position. Southampton played well and most of their players are youngsters from their academy. Our injuries are not from the matches we played but from training, it’s something that need fixing.

  • Santon03

    Jan 19, 2015 at 3:36 AM

    Comment #12

    If Garde became NUFC boss, then maybe we could get his ex players like Grenier, Gourcuff, Lacazzete, etc.

  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2015 at 4:50 AM

    Comment #13


    January 19, 2015

    The Carver quote you referred to (“since Alan Pardew was told to speak to Palace”) came from those quoted in the previous thread of Ed’s.

    You’ll find them in the first paragraph of Carver’s utterances.

  • Blofal

    Jan 19, 2015 at 5:00 AM

    Comment #14

    I think Graham Carr has more power at our club than people realise. He is obviously in charge of transfers now (and Charnley in charge of paying for them). If Carr is in charge of transfers he is also in charge of the style of football he wants Newcastle to play as he will buy players accordingly.

    That’s all good and well until you have a Brendon Rodgers / Andy Carroll situation. I would prefer the model where we have a manager who instructs the scouts to find the type of player they need!

  • nut meg

    Jan 19, 2015 at 5:03 AM

    Comment #15

    There’s a huge difference between Southampton & us.It’s a lot easier for them to bring in one or two younger players because Southampton have a football philosophy that runs throughout the club. It’s generally a straight, smooth change of maybe one or two without disturbing the team too much. We don’t have a club philosophy or so it seems.Maybe that’s why we have looked so disjointed for so long with players playing out of position & relying on individual goals rather than team goals.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Jan 19, 2015 at 5:31 AM

    Comment #16

    There were more players who came through Newcastle’s youth system then Southampton’s starting the game on Saturday mate.

  • Santon03

    Jan 19, 2015 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #17

    nutmeg & lilo

    Basically what I’m saying is not bad mouthing our players. I’m just setting Soton as example that it can be done correctly because most of the fans here wanting to buy players than giving chances to youngsters. It can be done with correct head coach like Soton and Koeman. I’m happy without bringing any new players, as long as we can have a fit squad and giving youngsters their chance if coach/manager like Garde.

  • Santon03

    Jan 19, 2015 at 5:50 AM

    Comment #18

    I didn’t know much about Garde before but from this article, he seems to be the right person for NUFC.

  • cyprus

    Jan 19, 2015 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #19

    If no one is talking to you, you may be out mate. Anyway, cruel though it was, given two top 3 teams, you needed to win something – you didn’t.
    We need a new coach to get us those 13 points… though, on the basis of our performances, I think you could do it as well. Just 🙂

  • Santon03

    Jan 19, 2015 at 6:34 AM

    Comment #20


    Yes, I read in other article that Garde want to bring the whole staffs from when he was at Lyon. Probably not all of them since they spoke French and this is English team.

  • cyprus

    Jan 19, 2015 at 6:43 AM

    Comment #21

    Santon, may be a fresh start is needed, with a full coaching team. In truth, the team has been playing ok, and getting chances.

    On another note (tennis): Come on Baghdatis!! 2-2 and 4-4

  • cyprus

    Jan 19, 2015 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #22

    Baghdatis 5-4

  • cyprus

    Jan 19, 2015 at 6:50 AM

    Comment #23

    6-4. Well done Baggy

  • Sir Braveheart

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #24

    Ed keeps saying that the club and Ashley need to make their intentions known, to communicate with the fans how long its going to be before an appointment is made.

    Why does he?

    We’d like him to come out and tell us how long it will be, but he doesn’t NEED to do anything. If he appoints a manager tomorrow, or in three weeks, what difference is that going to make? It’ll be three weeks of frustration for the fans but since when does Ashley care about that? It’ll affect team morale? They’re going on a jolly to Dubai, I hardly think they’ll care.

    The fact is from Ashleys point of view he doesn’t need to do anything right now, the only negative impact waiting has are things he doesn’t care about.

    In short, expect a two week wait for any official news. If something comes out sooner then great, if not at least you’re prepared for the wait.

  • mindshaft

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:04 AM

    Comment #25

    Lee Charnley is nothing more than the club secretary, he’s been given the chairman title as he’s never going to make a decision and will do exactly as fatty tells him
    Charnley lot!!

  • Ron Knee

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #26

    Isn’t ‘due diligence’ a fancy way of saying ‘drive a hard bargain’?

  • mindshaft

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #27

    We’re also one of the most satisfied population (obviously this doesn’t include football)

    Which is the most satisfied city in Europe?

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #28

    At least season ticket renewal is up soon…

    There are decisions to be made not only for the Fat one.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #29

    mindshaft…if you change it to overall you are not that happy anymore 😉

  • toonbrother

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    Comment #30

    RE:”Newcastle Keep Drifting Along – Going Nowhere”

    No such thing as drifting nowhere. By definition you drift forwards or backwards.

    In our case It’s a slow gradual shift backwards and before you know it we will be mired in a relegation battle.

    Get rid of Colocinni. Do it now

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    Comment #31

    Shut up toonbrother, you a repetitive nuisance.
    What on earth makes you think that Mikey cares one Iota if Palace finish above us, he has presided over four defeats in a row to our lowly rivals and would have happily seen five if Pardew hadn’t of walked, he has no personal pride in the club what so ever and would quite happily finish 17th if the risk factor was eliminated and it meant less signings could outweigh the PL prize money.

  • toonbrother

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:41 AM

    Comment #32

    Carver is not to blame for this gradual backwards drift into the abyss

    Faulty reasoning inherited from Pardew is to blame
    Unfortunately Carver is not bold enough or discerning enough to question that reasoning

    He needs a break to his way
    We need a break. to come our way
    A break from Colo.

  • Blaydon-Toon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #33


  • toonbrother

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    Comment #34

    Carver is not to blame for this gradual backwards drift into the abyss

    Faulty reasoning inherited from Pardew is to blame
    Unfortunately Carver is not bold enough or discerning enough to question that reasoning

    He needs a break to fall his way
    We need a break. to come our way
    A break from Colo

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #35

    Wt did I say about a repetitive nuisance !

  • firebug666

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #36

    Coloccini of to Argentina, no surprise there, he was overdue by a couple of weeks. He’ll be back in 3-4 weeks if he follows normal practise.

    Bet he stubs his toe while he is out there and takes an extended leave.

    Penfold has proved that he is not fit for purpose, no new signings in, no new head coach in and we are on 19th January. This idiot is supposed to be the MD but he appears incapable of making a decision.

    I’m not frustrated by this any more, I’m just downright angry.

  • toonbrother

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #37

    I dont blame you for adopting a herd mentaility
    A Sheep brains is far less energy-sapping than that of a shepherd’s

    However I urge you to ask yourself the following questions
    1. Why is it that irrespective of who partners colocinni: Dummet, Willo, Saylor, Mbiwa,Bassong ,.. our defensive results are the same.- Terrible?

    2. Why is it that results under Carver -though- marginally better than Pardew- are just as bad

    3. Why is we have the worst defensive record in the league over the last 15 months?


    Its time to break away from the herd and use your God-given brain to critically assess the situation

    We are terrible defensively because we have made a terrible defender sacrosant.Its like embedding a poison in a wound. It will never heal

    Think about it mate

  • toonbrother

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #38

    “Newcastle flew out to Dubai yesterday for some warm weather training – without captain Fabricio Coloccini, who was missing for personal reasons”

    Here’s hoping

  • lochinvar

    Jan 19, 2015 at 7:54 AM

    Comment #39

    “John Carver getting really frustrated at Newcastle”
    Well John take your ticket and join the queue …… your ticket number is 52,001, please wait patiently and someone will be with you in as long as it takes.

  • mindshaft

    Jan 19, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #40

    Doesn’t matter if Collo goes back to argie for a hol – our whole back four are terrible no matter who plays – our holding midfielders cant hold or protect the back four
    @toon – we’ve been just as bad if not worse when collo doesn’t play – sadly we need to spend some decent money on a defender who can lead and a coach who can tell the thick gits how to defend – nobody speaks in our defence at all, we need someone who will take the lead


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