Carver’s Now In Driver’s Seat For Newcastle Job – Here’s Why


The Newcastle squad has been decimated since the start of this year, and we have lost Steven Taylor, Siem de Jong, Paul Dummett and Cheick Tiote for the season with injuries, and Newcastle made a mistake by not bringing in new players in January, but instead allowed Davide Santon to go out on loan to Inter-Milan on the last day of the transfer window.

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John Carver – in the driver’s seat for top job

Newcastle will now in all probability be losing Papiss Cisse for seven games, because of his admission of guilt to the FA charge leveled against him earlier today – so he’s out for all but the last three games.

It’s a very difficult situation for head coach John Carver to be in, and remember he has only five senior defenders available at the moment.

Some of the injured players like Rolando Aarons and Rob Elliot are due back in training next week, and that’s good, and John and the players just have to get on with it.

And given the threadbare squad Carver has to work with, it seems he has only to do a reasonable job through the end of the season and he will be in a very good position to get the job full time.

We’ll never hear an admission from Lee Charnley or Mike Ashley, but the club have made a huge mistake in not strengthening the squad in January, and they know it.

We’re lucky we have enough points not to get dragged into a relegation fight.

But the absence of good will also help John Carver, because he is the one having to deal with the club’s lack of  ambition and foresight in January – and he will not complain.

John is showing he is only too willing to work with Lee Charnley and Graham Carr in what would be his dream job as a Geordie, and former assistant manager at Newcastle twice.

And while the squad has been further decimated with the pending Papiss Cisse seven match suspension – it will  help John Carver get the head coach job at the club on a permanent basis this summer.

What do you think?

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86 comments so far

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #1

    And so while the squad has been further decimated with the pending Papiss Cisse seven match suspension – it will probably help John Carver get the head coach job at the club this summer.

    What do you think?

    I think yer reet

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  • Belfast

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #2
  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Getting rid of pardew was a great idea wasn’t it.

    Not.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Smart move Mike, not getting another striker in now that Cisse will be suspended for 6 or 7 games. Now all we need is an injury to Willo or Colo. How much more stupidity will we have to put up with? With Ashley the sky is the limit.

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  • Bri

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Sounds like wor lass when she farts.

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  • Thump

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #6

    1. He’s cheap.
    2. See one.

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  • AndyMac

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed we all know you like to sensationalise those blog headlines to bring readership to your door but even you have managed to hoodwink the punters into believing there’s substance to your impressive headline ! 😉

    “Carver’s Now In Driver’s Seat For Newcastle Job – Here’s Why”

    The only “reason” you appear to be offering is hidden within the text “And given the threadbare squad Carver has to work with, it seems he has only to do a reasonable job through the end of the season and he will be in a very good position to get the job full time”

    IMHO even if Carver had the great and the good to call upon including Wor Al and KK at his NUFC best, Carver will struggle to win another 2 games before the end of the season.

    Strong squad or not, even this corrupt bunch of spin merchants would have a major job on their hands trying to convince the NUFC faithful that 4 wins from his abrupt career (4 wins from 19) would be enough to secure the treasured prize.

    However keep helping out Fatman with his propaganda, maybe you’ll get some socks for your trouble ?

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  • mainemagpie

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Newcastle did not get rid of Pardew, Pardew rid himself of Newcastle.

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  • Moonraker15

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #9

    They didn’t “get rid of Pardew”. He wanted to go cos even he, was sick of the regime !

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Whether they did or they didn’t, fans didn’t want him.

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  • Bri

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Ed
    who would you want as our Head Coach ?

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  • Roppa

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #12

    Carver it is – with a landslide victory of 52,000 acquiescent Geordies, who passively attend the matches, and without any dissent, allow Ashley to continue his destruction of a once great Club. Why would Ashley believe that he should change the way he runs the Club whilst he has the approval (by their willingness to accept the unacceptable) of 52,000 home fans every game?

    To quote Edmund Burke:
    “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing”

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 5, 2015 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Well at least now maybe Ed will stop bringing up MaClaren as our next Head Coach…finally he has seen what will transpire 😉

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #14

    So what is our likely finishing position with Cisse likely out for 7 game?. I’m guessing 40 points and 12th place surprisingly. There are terrible sides below us who won’t get to 40 points. The division is really dividing up into terrible teams (the bottom 10 to 12) and competitive teams (the top 8 to 10). We are one of the terrible teams thanks to Mike.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #15

    welsh

    er yes it really was

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #16

    even jeff’s random insults are wrong. I think he meant to write Durr, not D’oh. Simpsons are now so 90’s, family guy is where it’s at now

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Riviere has 759 minutes in 16 appearances of league play under his belt with no goals. Clearly he is going to be our goal scorer now with Cisse out. Not. Well done Mike and staff. What happens now? Pile pressure on Perez to score? Bring in Armstrong if he’s fit but has had no playing time? What’s the brilliant plan JC?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m getting my vote in early for Football Pinhead of the Season. It’s Mike Ashley all the way. Step up and accept your award Mike. Will you need help finding the stage with that tiny brain?

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #19

    Everton v Newcastle United

    Newcastle United v Arsenal

    Sunderland v Newcastle United

    Liverpool v Newcastle United

    Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur

    Newcastle United v Swansea City

    Leicester City v Newcastle United

    Newcastle United v West Bromwich Albion

    Queens Park Rangers v Newcastle United

    Newcastle United v West Ham United

    I can;t see Carver as head coach next season after the first 5 games moral will be so low that the other 5 games after them will be even harder.

    If Carver gets appointed as a new head coach I personally think there will be a riot on Carver, Mike and Lee hands because this would be the last straw

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #20

    The Football Pinhead of the Season Awards should be very exciting this summer. I think we can sweep all the major categories:
    Owner with the Pimple for a Heed: Mike Ashley (unanimous choice).
    Managing Director Pinhead Award: Lee Charnley (near unanimous, 1 vote for Sunderland’s managing director apparently).
    Head Coach Arse Kissing and Platitude Award: John Carver (again unanimous!!!!)
    Honorable Pinhead Mention: Gus Poyet

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #21

    we narrowly won against Villa 1-0 which I think Villa deserved a draw against us, and we struggled against them even though they lye 17th

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  • toon kk

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #22

    You have to admire the Rangers fans having the best interest for there club.
    unlike 50,000 sheep at Newcastle supporting the regime and cheering a woeful team.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #23

    Actually I think Gus Poyet may be up for a Lifetime Achievement Pinhead Award. Very prestigious Gus.

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  • geordie157

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Give riviere and perez a run of games together up top, might just stumble across a decent partnership.

    With both strikers able to run the channels 41212 ie diamond formation.

    Krul
    Janmaat, wilo, Colo, haidara
    Abeid
    Sissoko, colback
    Cabella
    riviere, Perez.

    Or something like this to ease satka into the side 352

    Krul
    Satka, wilo, Colo
    Janmaat, sissoko, abeid, colback, haidara/jonas
    Riviere, Perez

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Yes the wimps will continue to go to home games despite the disaster our club has become toon kk mate. It’s unbelievable. If we lose 7 of our last 10 and get 3 draws will people actually be satisfied with that and continue to go to matches?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #26

    How about a nice 1-9-1 formation to ensure we get a few goalless draws and ensure safety geordie157?

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  • geordie157

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #27

    I think Leicester will be down by the time we play them, Qpr maybe too. Our problem could be that the last spot could still be between 5 or 6 teams come the last few games.

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  • geordie157

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #28

    As long as it’s a 191 with no obertan or Anita

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  • lesh

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Don’t want to gloat, but I did suggest that this would be the way it’d turn out.

    Charnley’s charades, weak and weakened squad created the perfect scenario – ‘John’s worked under difficult circumstances etc’ and the trump card, he, the great influence over Ashley’s greed, he who not only persuaded Charnley not to sell Cisse, brought Jonas back from the wilderness.

    And John’s the cheapest option who toes the line – but he’s now a hero.

    You couldn’t make it up!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #30

    Good point Geordie 157 😆

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  • lesh

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #31

    AndyMac

    You’re a hard man, a cynic.

    But you’re spot on.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #32

    I think we’ll see a lot more hoofball with the exciting lineup of superstar strikers we’ll have available in the coming weeks! Huzzah!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #33

    In fact that should be Ashley’s motto: Doing So Little With So Much. Mike Ashley Our Beloved Owner and Football Pinhead of the Year for many Seasons to come!!!

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  • Sav

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #34

    I’m waiting for Williamson to gob on someone.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #35

    Are we all excited? This is our owner! Our pinhead!

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  • sub

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #36

    Fook me, he looks like a bag of chisels, doesn’t he?

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #37

    JC. Cheap, lives nearby. Does what he’s told. Can repoint your ridge tiles.

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  • lesh

    Mar 5, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #38

    The Chronicle, not long ago banned by NUFC for being critical, is so sooo supportive, or more accurately neutral these days. Why the change of tune I wonder?

    Any thoughts out there? Maybe the Chron could tell us why?

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  • jimmysmith

    Mar 5, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #39

    …………………………Krul
    …………….Janmaat, Wilo, Colo
    Jonas…………………………………… Haidara
    ……………… Abeid, Colback
    ………………………Sissoko
    …………………Riviere, Peres

    Yeah not bad. 3 at the back and Riviera and Peres up top. Jonas looks lean and hungry and Riviera also looks a good foil, despite not being able to hit a cow’s arse with a banjo, apparently, which admittedly is quite hard to overlook, but there you go.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 5, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #40

    In carver we trust, our hero.

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