Carver Getting Closer To Permanent Newcastle Job


John Carver according to the local press – well at least the Chronicle – seems to be getting closer to  a permanent appointment at Newcatsle every day – or at least that’s one of the stories being reported today.

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John Carver – is he getting closer to getting the job?

But how can that be when we have lost four of the last five games,  and Newcatsle didn’t even turn up for two of them on the road – at Everton and Manchester City – when we shipped eight goals and didn’t score any.

It’s very true that the upper management at Newcastle have recklessly let the squad be decimated by not reinforcing in the January transfer window, and we have only 15 fit and available senior players – with possibly Mehdi Abeid adding one to those numbers for the game at Sunderland.

So it’s not like Carver has had a full squad to choose from either, but on the other hand John has shown nothing that says he can become a successful head coach at Newcastle.

We had a good first half in the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea and we had an excellent second half last time out at home to Arsenal – but we still lost 2-1.

Most of the other performances have been mediocre or worse.

However, more performances like we saw in the second half last Saturday and yes – John will be doing his case a lot of good – but so far this year his record is very poor – just two wins in 12 games.

And if we can play as well as we did with a patched up side on Saturday afternoon in that final 45 minutes, how come we haven’t seen Newcastle play like that more this year?

Surely whether John gets the head coach job or not should be decided almost entirely on the results he gets – because the head coach job is all about results.

It should not be given to John Carver because he’s (very) well in with Lee Charnley and Graham Carr, and that he wouldn’t upset the apple-cart in any way, and things can continue the way Mike Ashley has run the club over these past eight years with little success.

All the polls we’ve seen show that over 90% of fans don’t want him to get the head coach job on Tyneside, but the local press seem to be upbeat (periodically) about his chances?

Why is that – maybe they know something we don’t?

Could be.

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12 comments so far

  • Sleepin Giant

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #1

    We will not sign Ayew – there is too much competition from more ambitious clubs. But unfortunately we may end up with an even more mediocre head coach than Pardew

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #2

    Apparently Carver is statistically the worse manager in our history.

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  • Sleepin Giant

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #3

    A shoo in then

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #4

    Appointing Carver is a sure fire way for Ashley to ensure that ambitious “expensive” players such as Ayew reject our bids. That way the blame or fault lies with those players in turning us down so that then justifies Ashley’s policy off picking up unknowns and low value targets as alternatives. Worst case scenario is that Carver “couldn’t get them over the line” so he takes the flak.
    Only way to break the mould is for the appointment of a high flying manager who then attracts the calibre of player we need to move on up.
    Ashley and Sports Direct trades in broken brands and cheap deals – makes Del Boy look classy.
    Think we’ve been here before with Pardew.

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  • Blofal

    Mar 26, 2015 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #5

    I really want a top flight manager too. But I reserve judgement on Carver.

    Despite the whiners on this blog I think the football under Carver has been far better to watch than under Pardew. Plus he really has been left with the worst defensive players in the league and a truckload of injuries.

    We’ll get 2 more wins max this season I predict, but thats not on Carver. It’s on the board for running the squad into the ground and not investing.

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  • lesh

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Blofal

    So you’d be happy to see us play beautiful football but losing all games?

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  • nufcursed

    Mar 26, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #7

    @ lochinvar

    that’s the best comment i’ve ever read on this blog!
    i’ve never seen it like that but that’s exactly what ashley’s doin!
    makes me lose every last bit of hope for an improvement of our club any time soon…

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 26, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Nufcursed
    Don’t loose heart – we live in hope !

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  • miggy

    Mar 27, 2015 at 12:46 AM

    Comment #9

    Blessing in Disguise if he gets the job Ashley downfall in the long run bring it on

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  • scout

    Mar 27, 2015 at 5:48 AM

    Comment #10

    Rewarding failure good old Mikey. Crack on son he will have us in League 1.

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  • tynesidetommo

    Mar 27, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #11

    Gets better for Carver – he’s guaranteed a living wage from next season

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  • bladeuser

    Mar 27, 2015 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Most of u deserve carver as a permanent coach and all his superstar signings next season if there were separate season tickets for ten years of cup matches nufc fans would b first in line .
    joke club joke owner joke coach joke players and joke sheep

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