Youngster Hoping To Make Debut – Carver Thanks Wenger


19 year-old defender Lubomir Satka my be called up to fill in at right back tomorrow against Arsenal because Daryl Janmaat will be switched to partner Mike Williamson at center-back with Coloccini having picked up a three game suspension this week.

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Lubo Satka – could make debut tomorrow

Newcastle are really down to the bare bones as far as the squad goes, and we may remain like this pretty much for the rest of this season – which has nine games to go.

It’s a good question how many points we can pick up in those games with such a weakened side, with players like Steven Taylor, Cheick Tiote, Paul Dummett and probably Siem de Jong out for the season.

If Lubo does get the call up then he will be ready as he said this on the Newcastle web-site:

“It doesn’t scare me. I don’t feel any pressure. I want to say I’m ready, but I guess you never know until you actually play. But I’m excited.”

“If I get called upon, I’ll try my best. Hopefully I’ll make my debut and it’ll be good for me to be tested against good players.”

“Obviously, it would be a big test for me – I’m still young – but it would be a great learning experience.”

John Carver has said now is not the right time to bring in the youngsters, and John doesn’t seem a man who likes to take too many chances, so we think Ryan Taylor will be at right back – and either Jonas or Vurnon Anita could play at left back.

And on the Arsenal web-site today Arsene Wenger – as polite as always – has said he thinks John Carver has the qualities to become the head coach at Newcastle, and when asked to respond to that comment, this is what Carver said:

“That’s nice, because people in the game understand what is going on. Wenger understands that if he was here in these circumstances, he would have a problem dealing with it.”

“We’ve seen sides in the past when they pick up four or five injuries, it affects them, especially when it’s their best players. We’ve got eight or nine – and six or seven would be in the team.”

Not too many Newcastle fans think John Carver would make a good head coach at Newcastle, and if he does get the job, it could become difficult to persuade good ambitious players to join the club in the summer.

Should John Carver Be The Head Coach At Newcastle?

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John has no record as a head coach in the Premier League other than this season, and so far that’s not been very good.

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58 comments so far

  • midweek weekend

    Mar 20, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Can only see arsenal winning tomorrow, what next for carver if we get destroyed 5-0, the way arsenal played against Monaco it could be gameover within 25 minutes

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 20, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #2

    Who are these 9% that think Newcastle can get something from this game – are people at St Georges allowed to vote on this blog – there’s possibly some hope of being returned to the community for the 4% albeit only a small possibility, however ….
    The 5% who have gone for a win should probably be moved to a secure mental health unit as they are clearly beyond help

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 20, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #3

    Carver the idiot – I’m not blaming him, he’s like a kid in a sweet shop everytime he goes to shake the opposing managers hand – he can’t believe he has been given the job.

    Obvisouly other managers must love him, he sucks up to them constantly and they know he’s useless and they are guaranteed 3 points

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  • Small World - Capt'n of the seat upgrades

    Mar 20, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #4

    Was at the the Emirates this season where Arsenal won comfortably 4-1, showing their strengths and weakness.

    Although having the lion share of the play had we got a goal back to make it 2-1 instead of Ayozes class finish to peg them back to 3-1 we could have got a draw. They have no battler in midfield and had they been playing a better team, would have been there for the taking

    Little chance of our current team getting a look in. The concept of spineless runs through our board, management at team at the moment.

    I’m not banking on a miracle from Carver.

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  • davetoon

    Mar 20, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #5

    The only thing that would stop a rout is the mental let down the Arsenal players mustve felt after giving everything and losing on away goals in Monaco.

    They may only win 1-0 or 2-0

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  • hibbit

    Mar 20, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #6

    how many goals will arsenal have to score for john to walk………i think 7

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  • sparky55

    Mar 20, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #7

    When every other manager in the premiership looked at their fixture list at the beginning of the season and put a 0, 1 or 3 points next to all the teams they’re playing, only five or six would have put a 3 against newcastle away.

    Now every single team in the premiership has a 3 in that box against newcastle (either home or away) for the rest of the season because the team have no togetherness, no-one understands their role, we’re down to the bones of our ar5e and we’re being managed by someone completely out of his depth

    …so yes…other managers will be kind to him..but also secretly rubbing their hands together at an easy 3 points.

    I’m not sure this club could be any lower than it is now

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 20, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Whilst you can never guarentee football results and sometimes there are freak results, I think most discerning fans will have us marked down as a defeat tomorrow.
    The only variable as far as I’m concerned is how many they put past us. Must be a starting point of at least 3 – 0. If the Gunners are ruthless it could be double that.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 20, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #9

    even if nufc bought more players they’d only end up getting mysteriously injured with our joke coaching and medical staff.

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  • mikeyconcon

    Mar 20, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Team for Arsenal:

    R. Taylor, Williamson, Satka, Janmaat
    Colback, Gutierrez
    Cabella, Sissoko, Ameobi
    Armstrong

    It’s not the best, but hey, we don’t have many players. For me, Riviere never looks like creating anything. Armstrong deserves a chance and we’ve really got nothing to lose. As for the defence, we’re pretty much screwed.

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  • toonbrother

    Mar 20, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #11

    I dont understand why we need to move Janmaat to centre back. Satka is a good centre back
    In any case, our chances improved massively with colocinni out of the way

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Mar 20, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #12

    anyone have a spot in montreal to watch?

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  • midweek weekend

    Mar 20, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #13

    @sparky55

    We can get a lot lower, relegation is still a possibility arsenal,Sunderland away, Liverpool away Tottenham home, let’s be fair that’s 4 defeats taking our tally to 6 loses in a row, we’re in terrible trouble teams like burnley beating citeh is not helping us

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 20, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Midweek Weekend
    I had a go at predicting the results for the bottom teams including the TOON as i think we will stay up but it will be close – given the TOON the worst case scenario of not winning another game

    My prediction is Leicester, QPR and the last spot is between Burnley and Hull

    Leicester City
    Spurs A – loose
    West Ham H – draw
    West Brom A – loose
    Swansea H – draw
    Burnley A – loose
    Newcastle United H – win
    Southampton H – loose
    Sunderland A – draw
    QPR H – win
    9 pts = 30pts

    QPR
    Everton H – draw
    West Brom A – loose
    Chelsea H – loose
    Aston Villa A – draw
    West Ham H – win
    Liverpool A – loose
    Man City A – loose
    Newcastle United H – draw
    Leicester City A – loose
    6 pts = 28pts

    Burnley
    Southampton A – loose
    Spurs A – loose
    Arsenal H – loose
    Everton A – loose
    Leicester H – win
    West Ham A – draw
    Hull City A – loose
    Stoke H – win
    Aston Villa A – draw
    8 pts = 33pts

    Sunderland
    West Ham A – draw
    Newcastle United H – win
    Crystal Palace H – win
    Arsenal A – loose
    Stoke A – loose
    Southampton H – loose
    Everton A – loose
    Leicester H – win
    Chelsea H – loose
    10 pts = 36pts

    Hull
    Chelsea H – loose
    Swansea A – loose
    Southampton A – loose
    Liverpool H – loose
    Crystal Palace A – loose
    Arsenal H – loose
    Burnley H – win
    Spurs A – loose
    Man United H – loose
    3 pts = 33pts

    Everton
    QPR A – draw
    Southampton H – draw
    Swansea City A – loose
    Burnley H – win
    Manchester Utd H – draw
    Aston Villa A – draw
    Sunderland H – win
    West Ham H – draw
    Spurs A – loos
    11 pts – 42pts

    West Brom
    Man City A – loose
    QPR H – win
    Leicester H – win
    Crystal Palace A – draw
    Liverpool H – loose
    Man United A – loose
    Newcastle United A – draw
    Chelsea H – loose
    Arsenal A – loose
    8 pts = 41pts

    Crystal Palace
    Stoke A – draw
    Man City H – loose
    Sunderland A -loose
    West Brom A – draw
    Hull City H – win
    Chelsea A – loose
    Man Utd H – loose
    Liverpool A – loose
    Swansea H – draw
    5 pts = 38pts

    Newcastle United
    Arsenal H – loose
    Sunderland A – loose
    Liverpool A – loose
    Spurs H – loose
    Swansea H – draw
    Leicester A – loose
    West Brom H – draw
    QPR A – draw
    West Ham H – draw
    4pts = 39pts

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  • lesh

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #15

    “That’s nice” said Carver, “because people in the game understand what is going on. Wenger understands that if he was here in these circumstances, he would have a problem dealing with it.”

    Yes, Wenger would be faced with similar problems if he’d walked in after January’s window had slammed shut.

    The difference is, had Wenger walked in as soon as Pardew left, he wouldn’t have agreed to letting Santon go and not topping up the squad!

    Furthermore, Wenger would have brought his tactical astuteness to the party and that’s something Carver doesn’t have as evidenced by nine points won out of a possible 30.

    Carver may be regarded as a good coach in some quarters but he;s not showed it when he’s been in the hopefully interim post.

    I’m sure I’m not alone in hoping that Charnely formally announces the name of the Head Coach….. recruited from outside!!

    After all and in fairness to stakeholders – Season Ticket holders – they have to decide whether to invest a lot of money in yet another year of innuendo, rumor and doubt about what they may or may not be buying!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #16

    @charlie

    Your predictions for us looks so realistic it’s scary. Zero win in the last 10 games.. Speechless. But that could be a scary reality for us.

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  • midweek weekend

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #17

    @charlie in the gallowgate

    Yeah I agree with that, looks as if it’s gonna be a depressing end to the season thank god there’s actually teams worse than us our only saving grace, if we do survive this summer transfer windows is our biggest in years new coach players etc, will be interesting

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  • lesh

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #18

    hibbit

    How many goals will arsenal have to score for john to walk?

    You suggested seven and I’d go further and say that even if Arsenal scored 77, he still wouldn’t walk.

    He’d be tw@ting on about bouncing back, reflecting, bad luck, poor refereeing etc

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #19

    And I’m sick of carver PR nowadays. Telling us how they are working behind the scenes for new signings.

    It’s been almost 4 seasons overdue of a centre back signing. We have absolutely no intention to strengthen. Carver should stop lying to us. If Satka turns out good. Wallet will be shut again. Guaranteed!!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #20

    ilovetoon8788
    I honestly cannot see us getting another win as most of our injuries are long term and are most likely to loose more players before the end of season.
    I can see us putting out a scratch team against the mackems

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #21

    And forgot the defeats could be heavy and our goal difference could go for a hammering.

    All in All if Ashley is staying hopefully this is a wake up call to spend big as we will be favourites for the drop next year

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  • mindshaft

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #22

    There is zero chance of Carver walking even if it’s 100 – 0 to Arsenal, he’ll obviously cite injuries and suspensions cost us the points

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  • toonincheek

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Seems our survival will largely be the consequence
    of Pardew’s 6-game unbeaten run.

    Let’s all put our hands together.

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  • hibbit

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #24

    if we get hammered and the crowed get on this back he will walk …. beleive me he will walk

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  • hibbit

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #25

    believe..

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  • lesh

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #26

    I suspect that when Wenger referred to Carver as the ‘permanent manager’ he was saying that a manager’s position is as secure as an owner chooses.

    And more particularly, I think Wenger’s being mischievous by stirring up fan hostility against Carver et al when things go belly up and we’re losing and in danger of a real possing.

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  • MacToon

    Mar 20, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #27

    B&B, can you believe since our conversation about Neil he’s since decided to leave the Chrony. Mackem game I think is his last.
    Although his literacy skills and reporting style were never going to win him a Pulitzer, he did consistently question the club, gave fans a voice and sympathetic to their cause. Always been honest and straight with us.
    No idea where he’s going but wish him success in ventures new.

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  • Malta Mag

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #28

    What has John Carver done to deserve the level of abuse on these pages???? A Geordie lad through and through, who was handed the reins after the last manager was successfully hounded out and he obviously grabbed it with both hands. All the whiners on here agree that he has little to work with yet he gets slaughtered every time he opens his mouth?????? Instead of getting behind him there’s a majority who won’t even give the bloke a chance. Personally I’d take Rafa tomorrow but it’s not going to happen and instead we’ll bring in a relatively unknown from abroad and most of you will be p$$$$$g your pants with excitement.
    As for tomorrow, I can’t see anything but a good slapping, and predict a 3-0 score line but is that John Carver’s fault? Not a lot to choose from but the defence is going to need some cover tomorrow so please don’t expect us to have a “get up and at em” approach because they’ll take us apart.
    Kruhl
    Janmaat Williamson. Satko. Gutierrez

    R. Taylor. Colback

    Anita Sissoko. Ameobi

    Perez

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  • sparky55

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #29

    midweek @ 13

    Relegation would be no worse than where we are now…relegation means we get rid of the players that are coasting and ashley gets rid of us…we start again from ground zero a re build because there is no owner in the world who wouldn’t be better than ashley and ashley would not sell below bar but relegation would mean he’d have to.

    It wouldn’t surprise me if all these american investors hovering around the Premiership would rather pay less for newcastle in the championship and buy their way back to the premiership.

    Relegation could be good for us…but for obvious reasons I don’t want that happen… but if there’s any chance of an Ashley free future after relegation I’d take it right now

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  • MacToon

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #30

    Cameron’s 10 questions for Ashley (shut your eyes Belfast) from September 2013. Still quite relevant today:

    1. Do you actual like owning Newcastle United?
    2. Are you actively trying to sell the club?
    3. Please explain Joe Kinnear.
    4. Are you deliberately ostracising Alan Pardew?
    5. Do you care whether Newcastle win or lose? Does a result, good or bad, affect your mood?
    6. Why do you believe Newcastle supporters don’t deserve to know what you are up to?
    7. What’s that website all about? (relates to SD News)
    8. Is annoying the supporters something you enjoy?
    9. Have we got this all wrong and in fact there is a grand plan?
    10. And finally, how much do you pay the North East Press pack to write nice things about you?

    Always loved question 8

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/ten-questions-want-ask-newcastle-5835966

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  • damma99

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Protest protest protest.Stop sitting there like cardboard cut outs. Rangers and Sunderland at least have some bottle. If Newcastle are getting stuffed at half time walk out.

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  • sparky55

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #33

    Malta

    Carver is so far out of his depth it’s scary and he’s not done himself or the club any favours by putting himself forward.

    I would suggest he deserves all he gets because I wouldn’t be surprised if he had negotiated a deal that irrespective of how badly he does he keeps for job for the remainder of the 8 year contract no matter who comes in or paid up in full.

    He’s another yes man who’s taking the money and looking after himself in return for being the scape goat.

    Wouldn’t be so bad if he wasn’t so bad at what he’s doing

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #34

    For those still confused about why Pardew left the club…from the horses mouth…

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/alan-pardew-opens-up-left-8407022

    Remember, us little ickle fans can’t do anything about anything! We’re just helpless souls who have no choice but to endure what Ashley chooses. Right?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #35

    MacToon…Number 10 is worthy of a laugh too 🙂

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  • hibbit

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #36

    malta i know john pretty well and he is a decent guy but believe me he is out of his depth and at this moment only protecting the last four years of his contract doing what he’s told

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #37

    Here’s an interview from Martinez, reflecting on the EL and it’s effect on the PL. I was going to comment how similar to Pardew he sounds. I did then spot one major difference at the end.

    “I do feel that the players in the squad, myself, my staff and the football club as a whole will want more of it. It gives you a real desire to push ourselves to become a winning team and have that more often.”

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11671/9768439/roberto-martinez-premier-league-demands-make-europe-tough

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  • Belfast

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Why have I to shut my eyes mactoon ? Am I going to be blindfolded ?

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  • MacToon

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #39

    I thought you hated the 6 questions or 10 questions etc. in the chronicle?

    8,9 and 10 would easily be my 1, 2 and 3 Ibiza.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Mar 20, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #40

    Mac…I’d be tempted to add a new one, which is “Can’t you just f**k off already?” Oh well.

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