John Carver has the head coach job through the end of the season and in out 16 games left we have to get as many points on the board as possible and beat the teams that are below us in the table.
John Carver – Newcastle caretaker manager
It’s true the fans are not happy at John Carver’s appointment so it’s now up to John, his coaches and the players to turn that around by winning some games.
There’s nothing like winning games to raise the mood on Tyneside.
Steve Stone is assuming more responsibility, and Dave Watson is moving up the chain to help John Carver and he will no longer coach the Newcastle U18 side through the end of the season.
Dave has experience in this type of situation, and in late March of 1997 Watson was appointed the Everton player manager for the remainder of the 1996-1997, after the resignation of Joe Royle.
Dave was in charge for the last seven games of the season, and they had three draws and one win for 6 points and finished just 2 points ahead from relegation and third bottom Sunderland.
That was the year Kevin Keegan left Newcastle in January and Kenny Dalglish steered Newcastle to second place in the Premier League, 7 points behind Manchester United but above Arsenal, Liverpool (both on goal difference) and Chelsea.
Steve Stone is the other important coach and it seems those three will be the first team coaching staff with Andy Woodman, the goalkeeper coach.
We need a win on Saturday at Hull in the early kick-off game – that’s really the bottom line.
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