Forget Free Agents – Give Our Youngsters A Chance


John Carver gave many interviews after the defeat yesterday, and we suppose he tried to be honest enough.

roberto martinez john carver before 3-0

Roberto Martinez and John Carver before the game yesterday

There was a warm meeting between Roberto Martinez and John Carver  before the game started, and Roberto is a good man – and seems to gain respect from his players even when he’s going through a bad patch as he has been this season.

He’s also got good leadership qualities which you need to inspire your players.

Roberto reminds us of Sir Bobby Robson, he’s such a good guy he just gets the respect from people and players alike, because he’s so honest with people.

This is some of what John said after the game:

“Everton have been patient.” “They’ve stuck with Roberto and rightly so.” “They got a good result in midweek and they followed it up.”

“He made five changes and look at the strength of his bench.” “He’s got a good group of players here.” “They have a fantastic old-fashioned ground.”

“But they have been patient with him and shown understanding.” “Now all of these players are coming back.” “They will get out of trouble – there is no danger of that.”

“They have too much quality. But sensible people understand the situation.”

“This group of supporters will back this team.” “People in the north understand the game.” “They understand football and the situation.” “They understand where we are and what we are.”

“The majority of people think that way and I know for a fact that the majority of our fans think that way.” “There’s always going to be people who want to be critical of that – and I understand.”

“That’s fair enough. I’ll take it on the chin.”

The fans are going through a terrible run of results again, much like we did last year at this time – so fans may understand it, but it doesn’t say we like it.

Carver had talked about maybe looking at the free agent market if things got any worse – which they have done – but that may be more trouble than it’s worth,  so why not play some of our youngsters?

Maybe recall Remie Streete from Rangers and he may be able to do a job at center-back – it gives the youngsters a big chance to show what they are made of.

Adam Armstrong also deserves some playing time up front and maybe he can get us a few goals – Newcastle keep saying they will give the youngsters a chance – so let’s see it.

And John’s record is unlikely to improve anytime soon with so many good players now unavailable and some top teams like Arsenal and Liverpool coming up.

CompetitionPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
League1934121835-1713
FA Cup100101-1
Overall2034131836-1813

At the moment John has an 18% win rate and a 54% loss rate.

At the end of the season after 9 more games John Carver’s record will be such that even Mike Ashley will not offer him the job permanently.

Let’s hope 35 points is enough or we can beat Sunderland, and that surely will make us safe.

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13 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 16, 2015 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #1

    perez, aarons and abeid have been the only glimpses of success this season so why not blood a couple more.

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 16, 2015 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Toonkk

    I’d hazard a guess and say yes. Can’t blame him really, he’s got to have something to wash the pies down with. Can I guess the brand? Tesco’s own? Giving the slug his pennies back lol. Bet he gets his shreddies from shite defect too.

    Look at Everton boss, they’ve kept him on. Look boss, look at me. I’m a good johnny boy. I won’t rock the boat. Sir Bob, Sir Bob, Sir Bob. Did I mention Sir Bob. Knobend.

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  • DENIro

    Mar 16, 2015 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #3

    ……………………….KRUL…………………

    R.TAYLOR…..WILLO…SATKA..COLBACK

    ……………ANITA…….GUTIEREZ…………

    JANMAAT………………..…………CABELA

    ……………..PEREZ…GOUFFRAN….……….

    Head coach BARTON or NOLAN

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 16, 2015 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #4

    Bet that fat fcuk is rubbing his greasy fcuking hands together at the stories of Liverpools interest in janmaat and manure, citeh, arsenals/insert here interest in Perez. Pound signs.

    Johnny boy out.

    The whole fcuking coaching staff out.

    Penfold out.

    Fat fcuking slug out.

    Get to fcuk the lot of yous.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 16, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #5

    For once i agree with you, unfortunately the best thing newcastle can do is start again get all those muppets out.

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  • southafrican magpie

    Mar 16, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #6

    It angers me to see a team like swansea play well organised good passing football it just shows how far our great club has fallen that we can’t even compete with the likes of the swanseas and stokes of this league. Joke of a coach and a gold digging clown as an owner has taken our club backwards. This great club will only move forward once we rid of this virus of an owner effecting our club

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 16, 2015 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #7

    ” they have a fantastic old fashioned ground” Quote JC
    So have Accrington Stanley but neither grounds have anything to do with the shambolic performance on Sunday.
    Concentrate on the football please not media studies.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 16, 2015 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #8

    Pundits talked about how Cahills days at Chelsea are numbered because he is off the pace at the back.
    Where does that leave Colo or Raylor for that matter ( good free kicks excepted ! )

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 16, 2015 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #9

    CURRENT INJURIES 10
    R Aarons Thigh Muscle Strain 21st Mar 15
    M Haidara Knee Injury 21st Mar 15 slight doubt
    M Abeid Thigh Muscle Strain 4th Apr 15
    P Cisse Knee Injury 5th Apr 15
    P Dummett Knee Injury 9th May 15
    S De Jong Collapsed Lung Jun 15
    C Tiote Knee Injury Jun 15
    S Taylor Calf/Shin Injury Oct 15
    C. Good injury not specified – return date unknown
    F. Ferreyra injury not specified – return date unknown

    SUSPENSIONS 2 Cisse / Collocinni

    NEXT MATCH 21st March
    SQUAD AVAILABLE (18 outfield players)
    Krul / Elliot / Woodman
    Janmaat / Williamson / Haidara / R.Taylor / Satka
    Sissoko / Anita / Colback / Gutierrez / Cabella / Obertan / Roberts
    Gouffran / Ameobi / Perez / Riviere / Armstrong / Gilliead

    How many times have we seen a ‘David and Goliath’ match, where the so called weaker team is not as easily overpowered as was predicted?

    With a lot more organisation, a compact and drilled defensive strategy the probability of a defeat are diminished. Throwing on four forwards who rarely score a goal and with a limited number of assists to try their luck and have a go is not what many supporters expect. As we appreciate that the quality of our remaining forwards is not very high and that Perez and Cabella need protecting.

    Carver got the formation and tactics terribly wrong against Everton and was unable to ensure solidity, or make changes as the first half proceeded. This had nothing to do with injuries, depth of squad and playing errors. If he had any pride in being a Geordie he would recognise his inabilities and walk away.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Mar 16, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #10

    We should use the last 10 games to bring through Armstrong, Kemen, & Satka. They will improve loads.

    The players keeping them out are guarenteed to be awful

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  • scout

    Mar 16, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #11

    If I was a defender at newcastle and couldn’t get williamsons place I’d walk in the sea. They must be rubbish to not get in that side.

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  • scout

    Mar 16, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #12

    David v goliath the battle in Elah.
    Arsenal would be very disappointed not to win by at least 2 clear goals imo. We show nothing, were on the beach in March. No cup runs, no europe and we look tired and unfit.

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 17, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    Comment #13

    Carver is getting on my tit, other than the fact he knew sir Bobby (how many times will he mention that!), he has no idea about tactics, his selections and substitutions are beyond belief and his sucking up to every other manager/team ( I’m not even going to mention ar5elicking fatty).
    It’s like some starstruck teenager …

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