Carver – Shearer Entitled To His Opinion – He’s Just Wrong

John Carver has once again defended his bosses, and has said that Newcastle United do have ambition, and for a person like Alan Shearer – and we suppose that applies to all fans – it’s hard to understand what the club is trying to do when you are not on the inside.

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John Carver – Alan  doesn’t understand – he’s not on the inside

This is what John Carver has said today in an exclusive interview with Drivetime on talkSPORT:

“I see what we are trying to do and what we are trying to achieve.” “It is very difficult when you are not on the inside, to understand the plans and preparations we have got going on. It is easy enough to say it when you are not involved.”

“I must say, when I wasn’t here, I was in a similar frame of mind until I actually came in to the inside of it and realised what we are trying to do.” “We are trying to get as high up that table as we can.”

“Three seasons ago we finished fifth and we had an outstanding season. We probably punched above our weight a bit, but our goals are high.” “We have got to aim high and we have got to try and win as many games as we can and get as many points on the board as we can.”

“Alan is entitled to his opinion – he is a pundit and he can do that. All I’m worried about is making sure the team is right and performing well enough to win games. Sometimes you have to win in a scruffy manner and that is probably why Alan is talking about there being no excitement.”

“We are in a situation where we are mid-table. We are not going to let the season fizzle out, that is for sure. I am going to drive them forward every time they go on to that pitch to make sure we get as many points as we can and give some excitement to the fans.”

“The players are in a real positive mood, the fans are in a positive mood because of the win at the weekend against Aston Villa and we are going to take the game to them.”

When Alan Shearer was talking about a lack of excitement he was referring to the Newcastle club, and how it’s being led, not particularly the way we play. – or the way we played on Saturday.

Saturday’s game was never going to be spectacle and we had to get the win – and that was the most important thing – nobody really doubts that.

Newcastle are not exciting because they don’t seem to have enough ambition – and it’s all well and good for Carver to say that’s not true – but where’ the proof of that?

And especially when we have let our squad be decimated in January,  with all the injuries and not bringing in any reinforcements.

More ambitious clubs would never have let that happen in January, and no other Premier League club weakened its squad like Newcastle did.

Where’s the ambition in that?

And if the club are ambitious – that’s great – but how come we haven’t heard much ambition in what Lee Charnley has told us so far?

Like a goal is to win a trophy – for example.

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15 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Mar 3, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #1

    Nufc dysfunctional?.

    “I got mugged by a little old lady on a motorised cart……and I didn’t even SEE IT COMING!!!”

    Thats L.C. No, not Lloyd Christmas – Lee Charnley, the Man with No Plan

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 3, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Senor Tuff…we seem to have malware on here with Johnboy

    Ibiza…Alfred 🙂

  • scout

    Mar 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #3


  • Graeme

    Mar 3, 2015 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #4

    What planet is Carver on??

    We have been playing shite football for 5 years, we have admitted there is no priority in the cups – as far as it goes, what else is there to try and achieve – Oh, the BOOKS, they look great!!!

    Carver is obviously prepared to say and do anything to ingratiate himself with Penfold and the FCB to get the job. Frankly, its becoming embarressing. Does he have no dignity??

  • scout

    Mar 3, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #5

    minimal spend
    minimal spend
    minimal spend

    all together now I only got a 7,500 fine

    What a joke

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 3, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #6

    Funny that johnny boy. I’m sure the king used to say similar about “the work” and “other things people don’t see because they ain’t on the inside” implying it’s brilliant and there’s a masterplan to push us on.

    We are still waiting to see the fruits of this “work” though aren’t we eh. Stagnation is the watchword whilst that fat fcuk is here.

    We’ve heard it before, we’ve heard it beeforrrrre. Stop talking bollox, we’ve heard it before.

    Some still lap it up though so no fcuking wonder they churn it out every now and then.

  • MacToon

    Mar 3, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s of little surprise that JC missed the point completely. If he’s not careful he’ll end up alienating himself, if he just sticks with “team” talk then he’d be given more leeway. Mess with club policies and you’ll lose the fans.

  • mactoon

    Mar 3, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #8

    The board members have actually told fans meetings that they do not want to focus on the cups and they are a place to try the junior players out, they dont want to get into europe as it will lead to relegation and they want a top 10 finish as ‘they want to stay in the premiership where the money is’ THAT is true and not ambitious

  • BoyDoneGood

    Mar 3, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #9

    £7.5K fine for what? That Diciplinary Rule 19 is written like Catch-22. It is clearly intended to prevent any influence to advantage a footballing rival. Anyway, Rangers can have Mr Squeaky Clean King instead, provided they tell the SFA that he is a fit and proper person. They don’t have to prove it – he clearly is not both on the grounds of coughing to 41 offences each punishable by a two year sentence or a fine, and because he was a director in the board that ran Rangers into administration 3 years ago. A hundred or more other offences remain on the books.

  • juan

    Mar 3, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #10

    The more I hear john carver the more I realise he’s an arse licking bell end..

  • Sav

    Mar 4, 2015 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #11

    Hey, JC, you didn’t pick up such toadying twaddle listening to the words of Sir Bobby coming at you from the Beyond. You’ve played the SBR legacy card for all its worth and now you are telling us we can’t know because we aren’t ‘on the inside’? Be a true Geordie, John. Shoot straight and don’t give your fellows a load of old palaver.

  • TAGeordie

    Mar 4, 2015 at 6:50 AM

    Comment #12

    The inability of Carver to relate to the problems Shearer raises is the issue. So hopefully this should help;
    1. You can’t build a successful football team when you sell your best players and don’t reinvest.
    2. By announcing you only want to get as far up the league as possible, takes away the hopes and dreams of the supporters who know they have no chance of winning the league or even getting into Europe.
    3. The cups are about the only place where we can cause an upset, but Newcastle’ current leadership has prioritized anything but.
    Shearer’ point is a good one an honest one and has potentially devastating consequences for the club. Unless things change at the very top people will loose their passion for our great club, worse still new supporters won’t be recruited.
    What needs to happen is Ashley needs to go.

  • smoke beer, drink tabs

    Mar 4, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #13

    Coming out and saying we want to finish as high up the table as we can constitutes ambition then does it? Any f@cker can say that man! That’s everyone’s ambition, that’s the game of football u pleb!

  • dennis rowe

    Mar 4, 2015 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #14

    The rubbish coming out of Carver,s mouth merely confirms he must NOT get the manager,s job after the end of the season,sounds just like Pardew.
    How can he say that we do have ambition when everything we see and hear says different.NUFC allegedly spent all January trying to recruit a new manager when in reality Charnley was spending his time trying to offload players and succeeded in shipping out 3 defenders when the squad was so wafer thin with injuries and with one of the worse injury records in the premier league.Ambition-your must be joking.

  • bladeuser

    Mar 4, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #15

    JOHN CARVER is a snivilling little worm who protects his future masters at any cost and is mugging off the fans as we know nothing and because jc is in the middle whatever that means he is the all seeing eye f#@# off carver your not wanted


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