Dave Watson A Good Addition To The First Team Coaching Staff

John Carver has talked today and said he has educated the squad on who Dave Watson is, the former Norwich City and Everton player, who was promoted to be the new first team coach in place of Peter Beardsley in Carver’s team, and John said the players were impressed with Dave’s playing record.

Newcastle United v Liverpool: Barclays U18 League

Dave Watson – Newcastle’s new first team coach

This is what John has said about Dave – who was a defender (right back or center-back), and played for England 12 times between 1984 and 988 when Bobby Robson was the England manager:

“First of all, he brings the experience of having played 800-plus games in the top flight and England caps.”   “He’s a hugely respected center-half who was hard, strong, physical and a decent footballer, too. ”

“He’s worked at Wigan and at our Academy, has great coaching experience and brings some extra defensive coaching qualities to us.”  “On the first day I put on a presentation to the players about Dave, who he is and what he had done as a player.”

“I think one or two of them were quite shocked when they realized how much football he had played and saw him lifting a trophy.” “Dave’s experiences will be so valuable, even to guys like Fabricio, Mike Williamson and Steven Taylor.”

“Hopefully he can also have a big impact on the development of some of the younger defenders as well, people like Paul Dummett, Remie Streete and Lubo Satka. It all bodes well.”

Dave played a total of 528 games for Everton between 1986 and 2001 after joining them from Norwich, and he made the the third highest number of appearances for the Toffees.

His 528 appearances was behind only veteran Welsh International goalkeeper goalkeeper Neville Southall, with 750 appearances from 1981–1998, and England International center-back Brian Labone, who played 534 appearances from 1957–1971 – one of my favorite players when I was (a lot) younger.

Dave should be a very good addition to the first team coaching staff under John Carver, and hopefully he can better organize our defense to be less porous.

We’ll see how the lads do on Saturday at Hull City.

For the record, Dave Watson was appointed as the U-18 coach at Newcastle in November of 2011.

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12 comments so far

  • 70TWO

    Jan 29, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #1

    All the Centre Backs are injured apart from Wiliamson and Colloccini doesn’t train.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Jan 29, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #2

    And remember what Ashley does can only be done because of the tv-money and gate revenue (season tickets)

    …we (fans and tv deals) are basically paying and Ashley dictates the outcome

    Anyone who opposes him or don’t deliver will get removed. It’s all about maximizing the cash-flow with as little as much spend!

    Ancient…of course Corporate Communism exist – it’s been there since the fall of USSR where the state got privatized! What you are seeing in the States with insurance companies, Obama are, Sport are testament to that. Even Enron and the saving of the Banks doing the financial meltdown in 2008 confirms this.

    The phrasing Corporate Communism is in many ways a oxymoron (like tequila mentioned) but needs to be taken ironically (as Tsunki pointed out)

  • Slank

    Jan 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #3

    What’s Beardsley going to do now ?

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Jan 29, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #4

    Janmaat played central defence on occasion for Heereveen and Feyenoord

  • 70TWO

    Jan 29, 2015 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #5

    mike ashley for the greater good

    What is stopping the club from appointing a “coach who is in alliance with the clubs aspirations” now?

    Leaving an existing position has never been an issue when the right amount of money is offered, but no that would not be an aspiration that the club shares.

  • 70TWO

    Jan 29, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #6

    Slank – I am starting a whip round to buy him an ice cream, that should put a smile on his face (but who can tell?)

  • AncientC

    Jan 29, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #7

    “Ancient…of course Corporate Communism exist”

    Sorry, but there is no such thing.

    Communism is what it is, if you deviate away from it, it is no longer communism in any shape or form.

    This is why if you look up “corporate communism” you will find references to phrases, not a definition. (Probably used by people who are unwilling to admit to any failures of capitalism)

    Anyways, sorry for going off-topic to the rest.

  • 70TWO

    Jan 29, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Ullo John! Gotta new motor?
    Ullo John! Gotta new motor?
    Your goat’s made a mess on the pitch
    Your goat’s made a mess on the pitch
    He lost his bottle in Norwich
    He lost his bottle in Norwich
    He’s an Ashley Representative
    He’s an Ashley Representative
    Ullo John! Gotta new motor?
    Ullo John! Gotta new motor?

  • dazzler

    Jan 29, 2015 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #9

    MAFTGG (What a bloody mouthful :p)

    Please tell me you are on the wind up? None of what you say makes sense. Pleading for time for Ashley, he’s had 7-8 years to get it right, and f**ked it up at every opportunity. He is a leech, sucking the life blood out of our club and making moves on Rangers in a similar vein and you think he deserves more time?? He sells our best players and doesn’t replace them when they are needed, instead waiting for 12-18 months, he exploits his position to gain free advertising for his other businesses.

  • mike ashley for the greater good

    Jan 29, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #10

    the right amount of money for one partie might not be the the same for the other. Would you pay £15 for a pint of beer?

  • lesh

    Jan 29, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #11


    Haven’t seen the correspondence but could somebody be confusing Corporate Communism with State Capitalism?

    Or could be associating Ashley’s antics with corporate bullying – sounds more like it?

  • wynsleap

    Jan 29, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #12

    And what presentation did you give, John, on your football achievements especially as you are the ‘main man’?
    I’m sure they’ll all be mighty impressed at everything you’ve won and done especially all those England caps. What? Oh sorry….


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