This Decision Will Leave Fans Frustrated And Worried


Just like clubs don’t like to part with players in mid-season,  they also don’t want to part with their managers halfway through the season – well that’s unless you are  Newcastle United owned by Mike Ashley.

And the reason for that it is always hard to replace them – be it either a player or a manager (head coach).

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Mike Ashley – Newcastle owner

Just like we let players go for big money in January, we also let Alan Pardew leave for a compensation amount of upwards of £3M earlier this month, but don’t expect Mike Ashley to use that money to pry away a manager from another club.

Ashley doesn’t think like that – Mike thinks of money coming in and not the other way around.

It will be very difficult for Newcastle to get a head coach in who’s already at another club, and at the same time even those coaches who are available now such as Remi Garde, may want to come in over the summer,  so they can get a full pre-season behind them before they are in charge of their first games at their new club.

So even if a coach is available they may prefer to wait until the summer, and that’s been a rumor about Remi Garde.

Ob the other hand, if Newcastle are going to get a very good coach in, then they may indeed have to wait until the summer to get a really good one, and if their first choice is not available to come into the club now, either by choice or they are already with another club – Newcastle should wait until the summer.

But if that happens this stalemate we’ve been in for the last couple of weeks will last through the end of the season and presumably John Carver will be put in charge.

If that happens then it’s probably the worst of all options, and we just hope that Carver is good enough as the lead man to get the results, so we are not dragged into a relegation battle.

But in the last ten months since he took over after Alan Pardew famously got himself banned after the Hull City game on March 1st, John was the touchline manager for seven games and we lost six of those, and he’s been caretaker manager for four games since Alan left – and he’s lost three of those.

If John Carver is given the job for the rest of the season, then maybe Lee Charnley should have a more experienced coach on standby – who could be brought in if we go on a losing streak, like we did after 1st March last year.

If John is appointed as caretaker manager, especially if no announcement is made as to who will be the new head coach in the summer, we cannot see too many fans being too happy about the situation, but I suppose we have to grin and bear it.

My son Neil told me on Saturday at breakfast that he thinks John Carver will be the caretaker manager through the end of the season, and then get the job full time in the summer. 🙁

We are still hoping we can appoint a very good coach at the end of the month – but there has to be some growing doubts about that being possible.

What do you think?

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50 comments so far

  • p

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #1

    just curious…

    was there any more on that story that if MYM played 1 more game for Roma – which apparently he did over the weekend – that an automatic permanent transfer for 5.5m would take place?

    I would have thought that would have been announced if not already, very soon.

    perhaps it was more made up stuff?

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  • p

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #2

    on this article, you have to ask yourself, it was bad enough having Pardew as manager, what would be like to have one who was bitter because he was not allowed to leave or, one that had a new improved deal or one that knew he was leaving at the end of the season?

    We are not the first club to lose a manager mid-season, this is not the issue. The issue is how fast you replace him and what you replace him with.

    Time will tell on that.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #3

    Ashley will replace Pardew very slowly and very poorly P mate. Rest assured he is on the job!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #4

    p…the rumours is 20 games and he has played 18 so far I believe.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Can anyone think of a poorer permanent replacement than Carver? Come on lads work hard at it. Someone poorer than Carver. Ashley needs suggestions in a hurry!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #6

    Ed…your son is a wise man 🙂

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #7

    I like the idea of hiring a temporary tea lady as well until Joe Kinnear can get back to it.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #8

    GT…there are plenty just ask Tsunki

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  • scout

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #9

    If a manager doesnt want the job now hes not worth having.

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  • 70TWO

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #10

    After the next four matches I predict the PL table will hardly change because a lot of the teams between positions 6 – 13 are playing against other teams in the same category. Which is good for NUFC but will also predictably guarantee no new players or Head Coach.

    The really depressing likelihood is that Carver will continue as Head Coach into next season as well if MA has the opportunity to sell the club in the summer of 2016, as he predicts.

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  • scout

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #11

    sell the club so we can get klopp……..
    over to you MA

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #12

    I hear Ruprecht from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels might be willing to take over as our new head coach. Beautiful.

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  • Transfer Sage

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #13

    Rangers caretaker manager just resigned too….maybe that will get Ashley’s attention.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #14

    GeordieTwo

    Allardyce
    Souness
    Gullit
    Kinnear

    Nevermind replacing, Ashley should get on one knee and beg pardew to come back.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #15

    Tsunki I need help hear. Can you mention some really poor head coaches Mike could afford to take over with the team? Harrumph!

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  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #16

    That short-sighted money-grabbing git Ashley’s done it again.

    Like a rabbit in headlights, he’s been fixed on bringing £3m in but hasn’t realised that his greed will cost the Club more in lost prize money.

    Crikey, he’d take a beggar’s last coppers out of his cup if he could.

    And,

    Welshy, you hedging your bets now. Knew you didn’t have the bottle to see it through.

    Where’s your joke book anyway? Come on lad, we need something different to groan at!

    😉

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #17

    No, they’re not poor enough welshie. Lower your ambitions please.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #18

    Bringbackpardew.com

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #19

    You ned to call his name out loud three times!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #20

    *need

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  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #21

    Aw c’mon Ed. Comments such as “If John Carver is given the job for the rest of the season, then maybe Lee Charnley should have a more experienced coach on standby” continue, you’ll put Welshyboy out of a job as resident comic!

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  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #22

    Where’s Catchy and Ciaran when you need ’em?

    We need a campaign to bring Pardew back!!

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #23

    P
    Probably just some made up stuff

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  • JAMSHA(CARVER SLAYER)

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #24

    didnt CH get the job this way? cartaker and den managr

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #25

    GeordieTwo

    They were for newcastle, Chris Hughton is better than those managers and that poor sod should still be here.

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  • lesh

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #26

    There’s a strong rumour that Mr Bean’s been spotted at SJP.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #27

    Welsh
    Lol

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #28

    What about Jack Sparrow? Imagine a pirate walking the sidelines. Arrghhhh mateys!!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #29

    Dear lord! do not ask to bring back the “not so special one”!

    …he robbed from watching Newcastle play since February last year!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #30

    The Hulk? Puny Geordies!!!

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #31

    Rangers is in some mess now,seems to have helped a lot with Ashley’s investment

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  • Blofal

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Carver’s record under Pardew’s touchline ban is irrelevant. That was still Pardew’s team and Pardew’s tactics.

    The amount of chances created under Carver so far is much more than Pardew. We just lack a clinical finisher. I would prefer someone else but I really don’t think Carver is that bad.

    And I think it’s telling how much Cabella is flourishing now Pardew has gone.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #33

    WE need someone as dull as dishwater for Ashley. Somebody who becomes invisible after each loss. Someone nobody knows. That’s why it’s taking so long.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #34

    I actually believe that Hull will beat us,they can’t beat anyone or get a goal and they’ll probably beat us.
    That’s usual standard for us

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #35

    if i mention pardews name 3 times will he appear.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #36

    Or we’ll get a very exciting 0-0 draw Marty mate. Just think of it. A point! My precious!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #37

    No, you’ll disappear welshie. We’re waiting.

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #38

    Blofal
    I think you’re right there,I reckon if we can get Abeid,De Jong,Obertan and Aarons back we could be a different team.
    Think Carver could do ok,defo more offensive that Pards ,problem is our defence is whack

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #39

    Like i said the other night i should put my name down, and have the true geordie from you tube as my assistant.

    What a dream team that would be to take us forward, he can do all the interviews providing he doesn’t swear especially on live games.

    Ha ha

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  • Marty-Toon

    Jan 19, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #40

    GT
    Mouth watering thought with a 0-0
    We’ve seen enough of Ayoze to know he’s quality yet still learning,he not a number 9 so he needs help up there.
    We may just have to put up with rivière ahead of him,the back line is the scary part

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