Who Knows What Newcastle Can Do In The Future

John Carver seems to be an upbeat guy, and after the game yesterday he enthused about how good Remy Cabella was, and certainly the Frenchman had a very good game especially in the second half, and it looks like he’s going to have a good career at Newcastle.

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Remy Cabella – after just missing a difficult chance against Arsenal

It’s neck and neck for Man of the Match between Daryl Janmaat and Remy Cabella with both on around 30% of the vote.

This is what John told the Chronicle after the game:

“Remy Cabella got tired a bit towards the end but you’d expect that with the medial ligament injury he was coming back from.”

“I knew he would tire but again, he showed some flashes of skill and in the first half in particular he did something which was similar to something I saw at the training ground which I mentioned.

“He’s a huge talent.”  “We’ve already talked about investing in the summer – if we invest in the right way and invest in players like him and get them around him then who knows what we can do?”

Cabella had a difficult time of things initially, but he’s come through well this year – and will only be a much better player for us next season.

And John’s right – if we can get say five good players in over the summer – and keep the good ones we already have,  we could have a decent team next season.

We just hope that Mike Ashley and company have learned from their mistakes of the last two January transfer windows, which have allowed the second half of the season to become another boring nothing for the Newcastle club and the fans.

And we did so well yesterday in that second half, even though the squad has been left threadbare by the powers that be.

Let’s hope they learn from their mistakes – otherwise history will just repeat itself, as it has this January.

And with our poor form of late – four defeats in the last five games teams – other teams are starting to catch us – much like last season.

Crystal Palace have moved above us in the table, and with Everton’s win at QPR today they are now only point behind us after being 7 points behind us just two games ago.


It’s looking like we could finish in 14th place from our current 12th place – so we need to start winning some games – and we have to beat Sunderland in a  couple of weeks time.

We have to get out of the Charity towards Sunderland business sooner rather than later.

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15 comments so far

  • toonking

    Mar 22, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s probably due to the fact all them pardew bashers were going over board, why the hell should it be pardews fault what happened to HBA when he has had problems like this twice before even joining use? Aother thing is so many of these pardew bashers were martinez lovers, why the hell should martinez deserve credit, he too caused a wigan team to go down and has now got an everton team in a relegation battle.

    If you think it’s bad now, wait until when the summer comes round, all these pardew bashers were coming out with statements, “their are lots of managers who would come here”, “we’ve got a squad that could do extremely grerat with a quality coach, that does mean they including willo, colo, rivere and obatan!

    Something i my would would love to know is where the hell is them sackpardew.com people, should they not be planning a sack ashley.come or sellclub.com? It did work for pardew or so they say so why shouldn’t it work against cashley.

    As for myself, I’m glad he is gone not so much because i can see a better manager coming in, i’m actually glad he’s gone as it now has meant ashley has no puppet ATM, who knows he might have the chance with carver soon.

    pardew himself is in the same catagory as your pulis and BFS, a manager who will do good at smaller teams and ones who’s intent is relegation, sort of like what we are ATM.

  • geordie157

    Mar 22, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #2

    A decent appointment in the summer and we’ll see cabella shine.

  • Canny in Canberra

    Mar 22, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Why are we still blathering on about Pardew?
    Who cares? He’s gone.
    Looking more and more like Carver is here to stay.
    2:1 Wasn’t as bad a result as the 6:0 drumming that some were predicting so lets take some hope from that and focus on staying up. 🙂

  • swemag

    Mar 23, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #4

    So what will happen with this squad and who are the ones that will carry it forward?

    On my list for good young players that we hopefully get to keep and that can still grow:

    Krul, Haidara, Dummet, Janmaat, Colback, Sammy, Cabella, Ayoze, Abeid, Armstrong, Vuckic, Aarons, de Jong.

    Good players still here that we know will leave or are likely to leave in the near future:

    Colo, Sissoko, Cisse, Tiote

    Useful players:

    Jonas, Raylor, Saylor, Goufran, Obertan, Anita.

    So one could think that is is the first group of players that should be the future of the club plus whatever comes in. It is quite clear that we are missing in creativity, scoring ability and central defenders.

    As per usual at this stage of the season I am already looking forward to what the club will do in the transfer window. This year must be more important than in a long time, because with this squad and this manager we will be going down next year.

    Maybe that is the only reason why we will get Andre Ayew, Ashley actually realizes that we need quality people in and will pay the money it will take to get him here.

    Always otpimistic, still hoping, cannot give up on a good transfer summer for Toon.

  • Sazzer

    Mar 23, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #5

    I see no point in blaming fans for Pardew leaving for Palace.

    Pardew had no reason to leave except for lack of support from Ashley, Carr and Penfold.

    Ben-arfa was a symbol of hope of some entertainment.

    Same with Martinez really. He might just be an average manager like Pardew but his sides win in a lot more entertaining way.

    Regardless of what we all see as the best solution: getting rid of Pardew or Ashley or buying players the underlying problem is lack of entertainment.

    Results certainly matter but it’s only part of the experience.

    Just like this blog.

  • Sazzer

    Mar 23, 2015 at 1:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Ayew is free agent mate. Ashley love those.

  • lesh

    Mar 23, 2015 at 2:23 AM

    Comment #7


    And Martinez’s teams have a more entertaing way of losing too?

  • swemag

    Mar 23, 2015 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #8


    Free agent, all it means is that they will be competing for the highest sign on bonus. Nothing is free, I bet he has three agents and 4 brothers that will be in on the deal as well…

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Mar 23, 2015 at 5:40 AM

    Comment #9

    Toonking…most of us are happy Pardew left on his own (finally)…he wouldn’t take a hint earlier and for some reason Ashley wouldn’t sack him.

    Pardew was a reminder of everything that was wrong with this club. We are not to be hold accountable for Ashley’s decisions or what other managers will or will not do.

    We don’t know if other managers have been offered the job and under what conditions. As a fan base we need to voice our opinion or else we might as well pack it in.

  • cyprus

    Mar 23, 2015 at 6:15 AM

    Comment #10

    He’s gone, live with it Toonk.

    Now, JC: well, good game and all that, first of. I want my team to compete, to have a chance and the team did give me that. I was in a pub full of Arsenal fans and you could see they were nervous.

    Even the first half. Two attempts, two goals. One kneed in, the other a result of holding (both players). Two down was unfair.

    Second half, 65% possession and plenty of chances. That was bad luck.

    This team is the best we can line up, probably, despite that it picked itself. The only exception for me would be Cisse for Gouffran, with Perez slotting further back.

    Was impressed with Ameobi, Cabs, Siss, Jan. Will is better than people make him. Anita is better than people think. Colb, though I like him a lot, was not good yesterday.

    So, summary. We’ll finish very near the bottom, but we’ll be safe through the 3-5 points we’ll pick up in the rest of the games. We have some very good players whom we must keep. JC is a nice guy, not ready to be Head Coach. We need a 20 goal CF and two more game changers. We must sell about 7-10 people…

  • Blofal

    Mar 23, 2015 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #11

    What I want to know is what happened at half time to prompt the players to put in that performance?

    Was it Carver? Who motivated them?

    What we saw on the weekend was the true Newcastle United. One which we haven’t seen in 5 years. We saw the players giving everything they had.

    For the first time since I can remember they lifted the crowd off their seats and felt the roar of 50,000 Geordies backing them to the hilt. That’s something they won’t forget. I even felt it here watching it in Australia. And the feeling they got from that make no mistake they will want that again.

    If Carver finally after all this time got it through the player’s heads what it actually means to play for Newcastle United then for me Carver stays. Because with a little investment (god forbid) and that attitude we can punch well above our weight.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 23, 2015 at 6:39 AM

    Comment #12

    I see Dulcerina banging on about us not deserving a good manager as we’re an average mid table team, it didn’t stop Southampton from appointing decent managers. I don’t know why people are upset about Pardew leaving. We said we couldn’t get worse, well we actually have, we have his former right hand man at the helm. But what’s changed, we might have been seven points better of under Pardew, the football would have still been shite and we’d have still took a thrashing off of Man City, at least now we have a little glimmer of hope that a Remi Garde type manager might come in rather than the stale mind numbing mediocrity Pardew was happy to deliver for his puppet masters.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 23, 2015 at 6:44 AM

    Comment #13

    What is with the Pardew meltdown? Regardless of how he gets on, he was poor here. Awful runs, awful tactics, talked utter drivel, lacked a backbone. Good riddance to him.

    Great second half on Saturday, gave it a real go and played with a bit of heart and determination. Arsenal have the better players, so no shame in defeat when you have a go. Why didn’t we do the same against Everton though, or most other games under JC?

    Two disappointing goals to concede poor marking and then Willo trying to play the man more than the ball. Anita should have been on his post as well, not drifting off.

    If we play like we did on Saturday in the derby then I’d be confident of victory.

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 23, 2015 at 6:49 AM

    Comment #14

    To be fair to Toonkk he was responding to my post and I was responding to the king apologetics who shower the slimeball with praise whenever possible. As if palace being above us proves their pathetic points. “Look, see he’s brilliant” bollox. We all know the slug is the real problem but fcuk me his puppet was a massive shit. I’m glad he’s fcuked off because now the slugs got nowhere to hide come summer time.

    Last night needed saying (well for me anyway)

    Oh and kuntinera. I might of used vile language (which I admitted too lastnight in the post) but fcuk me your a terrorist sympathiser. End of.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 23, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #15

    Who knows if it has got worse or not. Couple more wins and Carver will have outperformed the second half of last season under Pardew. Carver has had it much harder in terms of selection as well. Cisse and Tiote unavailable most of the time, Saylor and Dummett unavailable.

    I think we would probably have had very similar results if Pardew was still here, but impossible to say really.


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