Newcastle Want John Carver In Charge

Yesterday was always going to be a game where the result was all important for both teams,  and it was therefore a great 1-0 win by Newcastle, and that puts us on 35 points from 27 games played, and we gained 3 points on West Ham in 9th place who are on 39 points.

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Mike Ashley not happy yesterday – didn’t we win?

That was Aston Villa’s seventh league defeat in a row, and new manager Tim Sherwood has to turn the thing around quickly otherwise like Newcastle back in 2009, Aston Villa will be relegated for the first time from the English Premier League in May.

Make no mistake – Aston Villa is a wonderful football club going through some very tough times at the moment, and don’t forget they won the European Cup back in 1982 when they beat Bayern Munich 1-0 in the final in Rotterdam.

After the game this is some of what John Carver said:

“Listen, I knew it wasn’t going to be pretty” “You have got two sides: us, in particular after last week’s drubbing – and we looked a nervous side at the start of the game.”

“And Aston Villa, who are fighting for their lives at the bottom of the division, so we knew it wasn’t going to be a classic.” “I said to the guys beforehand.”

“‘If we win 1-0 and it’s a scrappy goal and it’s a scrappy game, I’ll take that’ because we are in a situation where we needed to get three points today.”

“We were thankful for Jonny on the Spot popping up and doing what he does ever so well, Papiss, just before half-time, so I am pleased, pleased with the result.”

Mike Ashley was at the game yesterday and sat next to Managing Director Lee Charnley, so while the performance was dour and not good to watch,  it was three points and John Carver’s record is now the following.

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It’s not a good record but at least we have 9 points from 8 league games played since Alan Pardew left us – and he’s having immediate success at Crystal Palace with a good 3-1 win yesterday and Palace played well.

It was a meeting of two former Newcastle managers, with Sam Allardyce’s West Ham going into a slump at the wrong time of the season.

The 3 points takes us to 35 points and  a win at home to Manchester United on Wednesday night will take us towards the 40 points safety mark.

We thought John would have to have a stellar record this season to get the job, but that may not be true given the decimated squad he has available – so anything can happen in the summer.

And while John is not making the injures and lack of players available any excuse in public and that’s good, he could nevertheless use that argument behind the scenes in an attempt to get the job.

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley have left Newcastle short of players, because of their actions (or lack thereof) in January and last summer.

We were linked with Southampton manager Ronald Koeman last night, but we’d be surprised if he left such a well run club as Southampton to join Newcastle – we are certainly not the draw we once were to players or managers.

Whether you like it or not – John Carver is still in with a decent chance of getting the Newcastle head coach position – even though 90% of fans in our poll don’t want him to get the job.

It was always going to be the cheap and easy solution for Mike Ashley and we know Mike likes cheap.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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14 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 1, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Charlie…I haven’t heard anything on Haidara

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 1, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed…I told you so 😉

    …but will you listen?

  • John Tudor

    Mar 1, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #3

    no support to the regime from me

  • lesh

    Mar 1, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #4

    C’mon Ed, your headline gives the impression that Charnley’s actually stated his desire to have Carver in charge. does it actually say

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 1, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #5

    I do wonder if MA can afford to go through 3 more years of Pardewgate under Carver!

    …then again if the pressure will be something like what he has witnessed the past 4 year he probably wouldn’t give a flying f#$%!


    Mar 1, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #6

    That match yesterday wow
    Carver long term eesh how depressing
    If Villa go down there’s a few players id have from them in our team as well pretty much there back line in fact…and front line….maybe even some of their midfield….goal keeper is pretty good too though they can keep their manager

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 1, 2015 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #7

    What a fcuking shambles if true. Postponed the search? Are they fcuking serious. Knowing this shower of shit as we do I’d wager deadly. If true of course.

    It is understood that Carver will get every chance to prove he that he can do the job in the Newcastle hot seat after the club postponed a search for a head coach until the end of the season.

  • Harley

    Mar 1, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #8

    So glad Ed has updated the last collumn in that table, it was really.bugging me.

  • sickandtired

    Mar 1, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #9

    Is that all we’ve become and can expect to be then? never mind how they played, it’s the results that matter? Are we to be subjected to another season, or more seasons, of watching garbage only for the team to end up mid table or lower and achieve nothing more than a tv payday for the owner? The new breed of supporter obviously has as poor taste as SD’s customers.

  • Sav

    Mar 1, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #10

    Some on here won’t like to hear it but Pardew’s success at Palace proves the problems we have were not down to him but the way this shambles of a club is being run. Whether Carver exacerbates that, who knows, but he isn’t in a position to fix it.

  • Alternative Headline

    Mar 1, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #11

    ‘Newcastle Want John Carver In Charge’ ??? Could have just as accurately called this ‘Alan Shearer in gay love triangle’. For what it’s worth i do think Carver will be given the job but there’s nothing in this article to suggest it. Ive already stopped reading the ‘Newcastle linked with…’ articles. ballax.

  • miggy

    Mar 1, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #12

    if its true we will be relegated next season

  • Moonraker15

    Mar 1, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #13

    Pardew is not vindicated. He was handed that result yesterday and even then he almost blew a 3 goal lead. No, the point was when he was at Toon he was enabling Ashley to hold the club back by his own shortcomings as a coach but mainly by being a puppet and not standing up when we needed signings and when players were sold. Also playing weakened teams in the cups under orders. Carver is now doing the same!

  • chuck

    Mar 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #14

    No one wants Carver in charge and to suggest Newcastle do is bull.
    I mean who is Newcastle ?
    You ought to know by now any player or coach has first to be anointed by Carr, then Ashley has to agree on price, there’s only one person best described as Newcastle and that;s our cheap-ass owner.


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