Carver – It’s Great To Have Guys At The Top Backing Me


John Carver has his press conference today for the game at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, and he’s been given a bit of hard time of it in the first seven games as the Newcastle head coach through the end of the season – mainly because of his team selection at Leicester City in the FA Cup and some of his tactics which were seen to be negative by the Geordie fans.

john carver in training with squad

John Carver and the squad in training

And Lee Carver came out yesterday in support of the head coach, in what some fans interpreted as a first step in making John Carver the head coach in the summer – certainly it would be the easy choice for the Managing Director, and the powers that be are assured that John would never rock the boat.

This is what John said about the support he received from Lee Charnley:

“It’s always nice when you have the guys at the top, the board and the owners, backing you. It’s quite a nice thing.” 

“It’s great to have some support because sometimes, you get involved in the job and you get tied up in the job and you don’t know what people are thinking, so it was really nice to hear them supporting me.”

“The criticism is  going to get to you a little bit – it would get to anybody – but you have to deal with it. I am a grown man, I’m a big lad and I can deal with it.”  “People are entitled to say things. I don’t have a problem with that, I really don’t. But the one thing I will say is, the most important thing is the team, not me, not anybody else.”

“We are talking about getting behind the team.”  “You can say what you want to me, but get behind the team because it does help, it does help the team when everybody is behind and fighting for the same cause.”

John should get the job or not get the job as Newcastle head coach based purely on his record, and that will have to improve dramatically if he has any chance at all of getting the job permanently in the summer.

It would be great if John starts improving that record with something out of the game at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday – it would be an excellent result if we can even take a point against the Premier League Champions Manchester City.

What do you think?

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131 comments so far

  • John Tudor

    Feb 19, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #1

    the only thing he will get out of the game is a headache

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  • FreeTheRangersFive

    Feb 19, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #2

    that must be our entire squad in that shot

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  • FreeTheRangersFive

    Feb 19, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #3

    oh, and

    free the rangers five!

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  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Feb 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Looks like Carver’s having a spliff.
    Perhaps he’s so medicated he actually thinks his cunning plan will succeed … ?

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  • LeedsMag

    Feb 19, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #5

    Headlines the other day said Dummett not too bad , out for a couple of weeks.Now on the car radio today I hear its 10 to 12 w , but good news really as he doesnt need surgery.Chickens coming home to roost re this clubs unbelievable attitude to our longstanding defensive crisis.
    Squeaky bum time for the rest of the season if we string 2 or 3 bad results together
    Should be perfect timing for a Villa recovery under Sherwood

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  • toon kk

    Feb 19, 2015 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #6

    We’ve struggled most of this season, and we carry on struggling to the end of it.
    We have a mediocre squad which is mainly made up of championship quality players.
    Also our coach is just the cheapest option.
    Hats off to Mash if we stay up, bloody good gamble.

    Hope he’s as lucky next season.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Feb 19, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #7

    werent the lads behind pardew? and every other coach thats been in question?? what a joke.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 19, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #8

    The only reason they are backing you is because you are cheap .

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  • beermonkey

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #9

    how can they not back him they have just given him the job
    are they going to admit they have made a mistake

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #10

    Evening folks!

    ‘What is the funniest animals in the world? The answer is a hare … HAHAHAHAHA Haren. The hare is quite fun. 😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #11

    ‘What is the most flexible animals in the world? The answer is a jellyfish, jellyfish can get through anything, a jellyfish can get through anything, especially if you help.’

    😀

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #12

    To be continued!

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  • lesh

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh jesperfuglsang

    You trying to compete with Welshy or has yur new-born been telling you jokes already?

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #14

    So with Dummet out long term what are we going to do if Collo or Willo get injured ? .

    Also with Tiote out long term as well as De Jong this season is well and truly over .

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Big Pappa…Fear not, a plan is in place! The good thing about not having overly competent CB’s, is that when they’re all injured, you barely notice the difference.

    Joking aside, I’m sure I read we have an under 11’s CB who the club think is pretty much ready to make the step up.

    Jesper…Uh oh, bit early to be cracking up, no?

    Carver…I agree, it’s great. I’d go as far as splendid. I have no qulams with you really, but you knew what you were getting in to.

    Anyway, let your coaching do the talking. If you entertain the crowd, they’ll be on your side.

    If you give up, the crowd will too.

    I hope you really give City a go…what’s to lose (besides the game, of course 🙂 )?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #16

    lesh

    No one can tell jokes as good as me.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #17

    Don’t worry carver i back you, you’re my hero.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #18

    See I told you my jokes are good.

    Ha ha ha

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #19

    Can see the headlines now “Bony scores debut hat trick in 6 nil win for City !”

    Unless Sissoko has one of his games against top opposition where he is playing for a move , Krul has the game of his life and either Perez or Cisse score a goal from the limited service we get its going to be embarrassing on Saturday

    I cant believe we only have 4 fit defenders till the end of the season obviously Lascelles is expected to slot right in next season so they wont buy anyone else which is shocking

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #20

    Danish road worker was hired to paint the line that goes down the center of the road.

    The first day he managed to paint 2 kilometers, and his boss was very pleased.

    The next day he only painted 200 meters, but his boss thought that he’d probably started off too hard on the first day.

    But on the third day he was only able to paint 20 meters.

    The boss called him into the office and demanded an explanation.

    “Well, you see it’s getting so darn far to walk all the way to the paint bucket,” the Dane explained.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    To be honest mate, we have already beaten them once this season, and that was at their stadium, anything can happen.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #22

    lesh…that was actually the oldest 😀

    …compete with Welsh? This is like French wine compared to his jokes!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Jeff from Benwell

    Ha ha ha

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #24

    Why do Danish people never play hide and seek?

    Nobody wants to look for them.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #25

    jesperfuglsang – capt’n awesome of the lemon crew

    Nothing wrong my awesome jokes thank you very much.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #26

    Sorry Jesper
    We love you really

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #27

    …ir Jeff’s for that matter!

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #28

    I have no doubt that the team spirit is great
    I am sure the guys love JC
    But it’s Man City ffs
    Gulp!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Who is Lee Carver? John Carver’s evil twin?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #30

    Who are we?
    Newcastle United!!!
    What are we?
    Fiscally responsible!!!!
    Huzzah!!!! Bully good Mike Ashley!!!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #31

    Boy: *calls 911* Hello? I need your help!
    911: Alright, What is it?
    Boy: Two girls are fighting over me!
    911: So what’s your emergency?
    Boy: The ugly one is winning.

    Ha ha ha

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 19, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Welsh…just call me Jesper…or Cap’t Awesome 😉

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2015 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #33

    We all support you in your effort to make us the most boring club in football Mike Ashley!!! We love boring football. We love huge profit margins. That’s why we all became Newcastle United supporters!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2015 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Or call him the Danish Dazzler welshie. Eat your heart out! Harrumph!!!

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 19, 2015 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #35

    A bar customer asked the bartender if he wanted to hear a Danish joke.

    The bartender pointed to a large man at the end of the bar and said, “He’s Danish.”

    Then the bartender pointed to a burly policeman near the door and repeated, “He’s Danish.”

    The bartender then asked, “Now do you still want to tell that Danish joke, because I’m Danish, too.”

    The customer replied, “Naah, not if I have to explain it three times.”

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Feb 19, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #36

    GeordieTwo

    I thought you became a supporter because you had the misfortune to be born in Heaton.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 19, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #37

    If that’s the case then mate i will just call you Jesper, because there’s only one awesome person on this blog and that’s yours truly.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #38

    More comments from Lee Carver:
    “I love our club the way it is set up now. No big egos. No fluffy ponces. Just a big group of mainly modestly talented lads who are looking for a way out of the club.” Beautiful. Thanks for that Lee Carver.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Never Jeff. I became a supporter because I’m a Geordie at heart. Mike Ashley is a southern merchant of greed with no guts and no football ambition. I’m still planning to lay siege to his castle! Huzzah!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 19, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Jeff…you are telling jokes where is Nationality is as important as the joke !

    …try again! My four year old is doing better 😉

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