John Carver Showing Good Man Management Skills

John Carver was unlucky and Newcastle were unlucky yesterday not to register our second win in as many games at home to Stoke, and we just have to hope the lads learn from that,  and we cannot be losing points late in our home games at St. James’ Park.

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John Carver on the sidelines yesterday

John surprisingly took off  Remy Cabella after 70 minutes yesterday for Gabby Obertan, and there was some petulance shown by the 24 year-old as he threw his water bottle on the ground  – maybe an imitation of a certain Arsene Wenger when things are not going well at Arsenal.

John Carver had his press briefing this morning for the game at Crystal Palace on Wednesday night, and he was asked about the incident and this about Remy Cabella:

“All I told him was not to be disrespectful to the guy who’s going on – Gabby Obertan was going on – and don’t be disrespectful because it could be the other way round in the future.”

“I want all our players to be honest and hard-working and do the best for the team, and I just thought at the time it was right to get him off the pitch bearing in mind we had another game coming up.”

“I thought he did really well in the game and was very unfortunate with the headed chance that the keeper made a good save off, and I thought his contribution has been excellent.”

“And I’ve told him that this morning and ‘ve had him in the office this morning and told him he’s been great since I’ve taken over, and you need to continue that just be careful with your reaction.”

Those are good words from John Carver, and a very good way to handle the situation which could have been blown up out of proportion.

So it’s clear from his press conferences what he wants from the players, and he’s very much about the team, and that advice to  a young Remy Cabella is spot on – Remy had another good game for us yesterday and that’s very encouraging.

John also said he had a medical report this morning, and everybody in the squad yesterday is fit,  although John did mention that sometimes little knocks can crop up about 48 hours after a game.

But hopefully we should be able to field a strong side on Wednesday night and get a win at Selhurst Park.

That’s exactly what we need right now.

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11 comments so far

  • Toon_Tom

    Feb 9, 2015 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #1

    “John Carver Showing Good Man Management Skills”

    Not quite!

    Certain players simply lifted their game when Pardew left (as expected)

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #2

    You can get a rash of ‘little knocks’ cropping before cup games … weird.

  • Our Toon

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Does anyone think Carver will confront fans if they boo pardew on Wednesday?

  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #4

    Carver should probably not discuss scolding Cabella in the papers -should be kept in the dressing room.
    If I was being substituted for Obertron -I think I might throw a water bottle as well!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #5

    NUFC unlucky?
    JC shows good man management skills?

    Have you started working for the chronicle?

    We were not unlucky, we were p1ss poor and a draw was a deserved result
    The attack was isolated, the defence disorganised and the midfields passing was a shambles
    Failed to finish chances and failed to clear danger time and time again

    If we’re talking about management skills, then how the hell can it be claimed he’s demonstrated good skills, or any skills for that matter

    Stoke had there weakest CB pairing available, we went with one upfront
    He persisted with Sammy, took off the only player barring Perez looking to make things happen
    Fully agree with Obertan coming on but a blind monkey could of seen Sammy had to come off, Cabella wasn’t showing disrespect for his team mate, but sheer frustration at the ridiculous decision to hoy him off the field, with the backing of near on the entire stadium

    And in all honesty John “ave i mentioned ama geordie yet” Carver is the last f**king person who should be shouting the odds about respect and professionalism

    The worst thing that could happen to us now is securing a 10th place finish becuase we’d be stuck with this sh1t for the foreseeable future

  • scout

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #6

    Hope we stuff Palace, rub it right in for Pardew.

  • Graeme

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #7

    I bet Palace and Pardew are rubbing their hands in glee at the prospect of turning us over on Wednesday.

    After yesterdays performance, they must fancy their chances!!

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 9, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #8

    Team for CPalace:

    Carver needs to try something new and to snuff out their midfield supply line. Some of the players that have been playing every match need to be given a rest like Perez, Sissoko, Colback, Janmaat but as there is no match at the weekend they should recover before the match. Sissoko and Perez have particularly looked flat recently.

  • ZIPPIE57

    Feb 9, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #9

    like it Lindisfarne but would have to leave Anita out for Sissoko

  • lochinvar

    Feb 9, 2015 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Carver shows good man management skills ?
    I’d be happier along with 50,000 others if he showed good team management skills.
    Did he not tell anyone to stand on Crouch’s toes so he couldn’t jump.
    Pardew took the video coach with him to Palace so you can bet they’ve analysed our players somewhat.
    I doubt Carver has a plan – but please prove me wrong JC

  • Frizzle-Kicks

    Feb 10, 2015 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Does anyone else get frustrated why we can’t just have a go at 4-4-2 and have players put crosses in the box?


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