John Carver Makes Another Preposterous Claim

For the second season running, the second half of the season has been simply hopeless and it’s been even worse than last year at this time.

In the first 19 games last season we got 33 points, which means that in the second half of the season – the final 19 games – we got only 16 points – relegation form.

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Whoops – yet another goal conceded

In the first 19 games this season Newcastle got 26 points through the home game at Everton at the end of the year.

That was the last game Alan Pardew managed before he left for a more ambitious club than Newcastle, and were he is hoping to build a good (and lasting) side at Crystal Palace.

With 12 games played in the second half of the season, we have only 9 points, and last year in those games we had 13 points.

If we get 7 points in the final 7 games, we’ll be safe in the league and equal last season’s pathetic performance in the second half.

That’s where we are at the moment, and things have been so bad we’ll be happy enough – very happy in fact – if we can get a win somehow – somewhere before the end of the season.

Perhaps one of the clubs we play can score an own goal to help us out.

Such are the lowered expectations of Newcastle United.

And the fans want to see Newcastle be more attacking, and for some reason we have been far too defensive under John Carver, but he makes the claim today he wants them to express themselves and play more like the Entertainers of old.

That sounds like a preposterous thing to say – when our lads seem scared to go on the attack at all, and hardly show any passion – let alone joy – in playing the games.

The players don’t always turn up for the games, and this is what John Carver has said today about the players:

“I don’t put shackles on these players – I want them to express themselves.” “I was around with the Entertainers side and I was around with Sir Bobby’s team.”

“That was two sides that played on the front foot.” “So I don’t want to see us get into the final third then end up with the ball back at our goalkeeper. I want us to be progressive.”

“I’ve never stopped them being progressive but at Sunderland we weren’t.” “I’ve got a job to do.” “You try telling our thousands of supporters the season is dead.”

“We can’t do that.” “The guys in the dressing room have to do something about this.” “We have 35 points and that might not be enough.

“There’s seven games to go – we need to win some games.”

By John talking like this, where he seems to not know why his players are so poor in the some games, it’s getting scary.

That’s because he’s virtually admitting it’s hit and miss as to whether his players turn up for games – which they certainly didn’t do at Sunderland.

But surely John needs to get a better handle on our players’ attitudes and inspire them to at least give 100%.

That’s the minimum standard, yet how many times this year have the players met that standard?

We are still not safe on 35 points and have managed to lose our last four games and score only one goal in the process.

We also may be the worst performing team in the Premier League this year, and that’s a really scary thought –  especially when we haven’t reached 40 points yet.

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13 comments so far

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    Apr 9, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #1

    I used to love this club so much ….

    F’ing Ashley.

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 9, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #2


    if you want them to play like the entertainers ( Keegans team ) why do you still let P45 pick the team and tactics ?, it’s like he never left the club,

  • hibbit

    Apr 9, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #3

    i read so many comments on here about st holders but there are so many on here who dont go to games who are happy just to roll over and put up with ashley happy to blame others but not prepard to do anything themselves

  • stan anderson

    Apr 9, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #4

    Entertainers alright to all fans everywhere except the fans that pay hard earned cash to watch others laugh at us.
    Just go and be a real Geordie and admit your no good for the benefit of all fans.
    And slug Ashley OOT.

  • John Tudor

    Apr 9, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #5

    in the word of sugs
    your an embarrassment

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 9, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #7

    More guff from Carver.

    I love reading the argument that it will be hard for the players to get points if the crowd don’t turn up and support them.

    What a croc of shit, how many of the games when the team didn’t bother it’s arse was the stadium empty?

    Poor excuse, grasping at straws and utter BS

  • mindshaft

    Apr 9, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #8

    JC is an entertainer, albeit a p155 poor comedian

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 9, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #9
  • lesh

    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #10

    “The guys in the dressing room have to do something about this” says friend Carver.

    That’s a terrible thing to say and in effect, he’s abdicating any responsibility he should accept and foisting the blame for our abject displays on the players.

    Carver’s responsible for coaching, selection, tactics and results and his utterances are more akin to a bad workman blaming his tools!

    The man has been an unmitigated failure as HC.

    I would hope that Charnley, Ashley and Carr see him for the failure he’s been.

    But there is the real and worrying prospect of them being taken in by him, moving good players out and buying new ones thus giving Carver the chance of proving himself.

    Stranger things have happened.

  • Sav

    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #11

    His bosses are brilliant and his players are letting him down. Cardew, should take a look at himself. He pitched for the job. He said the garden was rosy and the squad had plenty in the tank, when 50,000 can see that is not so. He has defended his employers to the hilt for no apparent reason than to ingratiate himself. Now he should be a man, stop turning his palms to the heavens and either live up to his promises or get out and let someone else do it.
    A condition of JC getting this chance ought to have been that he relinquish his Assistant Coach contract. He has already warned everybody that if he is replaced, he will cling onto it. It would have been a better incentive to show his self-confidence by tearing it up.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #12

    Believe there might be some “fire sales”coming up at selected Sports Direct outlets shortly. Bargains to be had no doubt…
    Can’t say any more just at the minute..

  • peterk3

    Apr 9, 2015 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #13

    What a total tosser he is. He keeps bringing Sir Bobby and even KK up as though he is in the same class. Carver your a nobody that hasn’t got a clue. They say Pardew has an ego, well that’s fine. He has managed and been successful. Why is Carver bigging himself up. he’s done nothing. Cant coach let alone motivate or manage players.
    I’ve supported Newcastle United for 48 years and got excited every time we played, until the last few seasons. Now I don’t give a toss. My love of the toon has been ripped out. I went to the FA cup final in 1974 and thought that was it, my idols were going to win a cup, Every year from then I have been dreaming of us winning something. Now that dream is gone for good. I wont see us win anything in my lifetime. Its so sad what MY team has turned into.


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