Newcastle’s Problems Worse Than We Thought


John Carver has said today that Newcastle had a couple of problems before the game at Sunderland on Sunday, which could have meant we were without two of our best players – Tim Krul and Daryl Janmaat, and we were aware of the Janmaat situation.

In the warm-up he seemed to have a calf injury, and we were wondering who would play at center-back when it looked like Daryl couldn’t start – but he did – and he played another good game at center-back – but we weren’t aware of the Tim Krul situation.

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Tim Krul – almost missed the Sunderland game

Daryl is coming across as one of Newcastle’s best performers both on and off the field – he plays well on the field and when he gives interviews he’s a no nonsense type of guy – and that’s refreshing.

John Carver has explained today what happened before the game last Sunday:

“Without going into too much detail, before Sunday we had a situation where Tim Krul had food poisoning the night before.” “I got a call from the doctor, and it was touch and go whether he would play.”

“During the warm-up, Daryl Janmaat had a little strain in his calf, so I was busy just before the game trying to sort out a totally different team to go and play in a big game like that.”

“They are the sort of blows I’ve had to deal with, and I can’t pull a rabbit out of a hat with nothing available. I’ve just got to deal with it.”

“I’m just going to get on with the job. I’m in this situation. We have a depleted group of players, and I’m working with what I’ve got.”

“We’ve already made our opinions known on the reasons why we’re in this situation – it has been public knowledge – so I’ll just deal with it, and I’ll do it until I’m told otherwise.”

Those are words John’s used before in his interviews.

We sometimes feel a little sorry about the position John Carver has been put in – it’s been caused largely by the mistakes made by the top brass at the club.

But we never hear from them, and the coach has to explain all the nonsense that went on in January, even though John  was not responsible for that shambles.

But he also does himself no favors by supporting the actions that were taken in January, when most people realize  there were huge mistakes made yet again in a January transfer window.

We really want to hear from Lee Charnley on what he’s doing in the current situation, and whether he thinks the stupid decisions made in January has exacerbated our situation.

In other words we want him (and Ashley) to be accountable.

But yes – we are probably whistling in the wind and it will not happen.

Lee’s avoiding some of his responsibilities – that’s basically what’s happening – it’s a lot easier to have John Carver sweat through the difficult questions from the press.

That also is what happened when Alan Pardew was the front man – and the top brass took the easy way out – that’s the way it is at the club these days.

There’s  no leadership from the top and certainly no accountability.

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16 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #1

    Thing is John, it’s all well and good getting on with the job, but results, and performances show one thing loud and clear:

    You’re NOT GOOD ENOUGH!

    Please take Ashley by the hand and both of you pi$$ off into the sunset.

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  • John Tudor

    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #2

    do not feel sorry for this poor excuse of a coach
    has has taken your money and ashleys money
    greed and such like
    poor poor poor excuse

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m telling you John stop trying to do the job go elsewhere.

    Glad that’s done, see ya later John.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #4

    john its such a poor excuse because he has no got an excuse he has sold his heritage and any respect the people of this city had for him for few shillings…….. SBR will be turning in his grave

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  • hibbit

    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    not got an excuse

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Krul had food poisoning?
    Bloody whole team looked like they had food poisoning.

    Call for an enquiry – who was the poisoner.

    On Aarons – he will not play again this season – most likely not play for the TOON again – something fishy going on eh!!!

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  • Toonmania

    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #7

    If you didn’t agree with the terms after Pardew left you shouldn’t have excepted the job, It would have then forced the clubs hand into getting a manager in, by giving in and accepting the job albeit until the end of the season you do it on their terms as you have no bargaining tool to use.
    And the only tool seems to be JC

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  • bassongs_of_praise

    Apr 9, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #8

    “…but we weren’t aware of the Tim Krul situation.”

    They clearly mentioned it in the commentary of the game a couple of times…..next….

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  • Sav

    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #10

    JC cant run with the hare and hunt with the hounds. He defended the squad depth and the transfer window where players were released when every dog in Newcastle streets knew better. Now he should live with it or go. If we can’t have a team worthy of the fans, don’t compound it with BS and expect sympathy.
    If Charnley asked him ‘Are you confident you can reach a successful end of season with the players at the club?’ and Carver sucked up with ‘Yessir!’, then he can suck it up now.

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  • bobby mango

    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #11

    “We sometimes feel a little sorry about the position John Carver has been put in”

    Erm, I don’t feel sorry for him. Looking at these comments not many others do either.

    You’re on your own with the sympathy here Ed.

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  • runheed

    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #12

    Everything seems to point to Lee Charnley as a total incompetent. We have no evidence he has actually done anything ….

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  • sickandtired

    Apr 9, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #13

    Look, can we put this nonsense to bed,. This isn’t SD, or Republic, it’s NUFC, an alleged professional football team and Club.
    It’s supposed to exist in order to compete for footballing honours, not simply for profit.
    It isn’t just another business, it’s a sporting club who is now so far removed from listening to, responding to, or catering to it’s ‘customers’ that it defies all logic and belief.
    The owner won’t speak. The MD despite his propaganda piece in January is still nowhere to be seen or heard.
    Now, if Ashley want’s us to be just another business then guess what – if the ‘customer’ isn’t happy then they are going to complain and turn away from what is on offer.
    On one hand he uses the support to advertise his retail empire thanks to the clubs reputation and beyond loyal fans, and the coverage that brings. On the other hand, he is squeezing every last penny out of it and investing nothing in order to make the club anywhere near close to what he promised 8 years ago.
    One of the worlds richest men owns this Club. When he bought it he was worth 975 million. He is now worth close to 3 Billion. The money he put in because of his relegation mistakes, he then loaded onto the Club ‘debt’.
    The debt so many people believe was going to kill this Club (i.e. the Hall/Shepherd propaganda) has actually increased. And the very same people now tell us having debt is actually a GOOD thing!
    Good for MASH no doubt. Good for ‘the group’ structure, which likely means he offsets the Club ‘loans’ against his other income (his SD shares etc).
    This Club is ran for the benefit of MASH. Not NUFC. Not Newcastle. Not its supporters.
    Ashley out!

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  • nufc 11

    Apr 9, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #14

    To be honest I am quite excited by the prospect of an empty SJP in front of sky and the world, fans pushed to far this what to expect, poke a dog with a stick long enough and he will bite back, I hope and pray those thinking off attending dont and stay outside in the street protesting, what will fans get for attending notting if they stay away it might just set the wheels in motion for change…. comon please BOYCOTT.

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  • Keith in France

    Apr 9, 2015 at 11:24 PM

    Comment #15

    Sickandtired – one of the best comments that I have read on this blog for sometime.

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  • leonado_keng

    Apr 10, 2015 at 12:25 AM

    Comment #16

    Ashley and Chanley GET OUT, you both are not staying this club because both not value , fans will not support you to destroy anymore , both was more selfish than we thought

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