John Carver Recognizes Newcastle’s Sorry Plight


Newcastle are very dependent on what the teams below us do  in the league in the final seven games of the season, and  if they actually start to win games Newcastle can still be caught.

That’s unless we can start helping ourselves – and our players decide to turn up for the away games – and we can get some wins (those are when you get 3 points) on the board.

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John Carver – we need points – right!

We’ve been OK at home over the last four games, although we’ve taken only 4 points from them, but our last three away games have been a complete disaster.

Newcastle have lost all three at Manchester City, Everton and Sunderland and we didn’t turn up for any one of those games – including the derby game last Sunday.

We lost those games by a cumulative 9-0, and of course that does nothing for our goal difference – which is now a pathetic -16.

That’s nothing less than a disgrace and heaven knows how Newcastle will fare on Monday night at Liverpool, although 94% of our readers think it will be our 5th defeat in a row and our sixth loss  out of the last seven games.

This is what John Carver has said about picking up points:

“There are only nine points in it.” “And say we go to Liverpool and get nothing at Liverpool, there could be six points in it. We have to get some points, no matter how we do it.”

“To be quite honest, I’m not that interested in how we play. What I am interested in is the final result and picking up points, and we have to do that.”

The conventional wisdom is we need 40 points to survive, so if we can get two wins soon then we could all relax just a little – but where those wins will come from we don’t know.

Our best chance are probably in the two upcoming two home games against Tottenham and Swansea – but they are also two very good teams and a lot more ambitious than present day Newcastle United.

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14 comments so far

  • davetoon

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #1

    RP:

    does anyone think Pardew wouldve done better here though.

    I would say no based on the finish to last season

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Yeah John we know you have no interest in how we play as has been demonstrated in your Head Coach audition and when you were coach under Pardew !!

    It really is squeaky bum time every other team below is having a go apart from Hull and Sunderland god it could be us 3 that go down and the rest over take us !!

    We should have a go at Liverpool not expected to get anything they are not that good especially at the back but you just know we will try and park the bus and get picked off before a 3 or 4 walk for them without really doing anything

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  • welshgeordie9

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #3

    I think we will stay up, in carver we trust, our ex hero wins another three points, see he can beat Sunderland, just not with us though.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #4

    @Davetoon

    To be honest I think we would be just a couple of points better off under Pardew but would probably have beaten Burnley , Palace and Stoke with him in charge the rest of the results would probably be the same although that would have taken us over the 40 point mark

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  • lukes26

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #5

    Pardew in!

    Based on our performance since he left…he was practically a miracle worker

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  • stuart no9

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #6

    How lucky were we today . WBA just beaten at home or they would have went above us , and how bad are we really ? Palace tear mackems apart . It’s that bad .

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #7

    I think those blaming Pardew (myself included) and Carr re actually way off the mark.

    Pardew is an average manager, perfect for survival which is what Ashley wanted, won’t excite the crowds but capable of putting a few wins together which always settled the nerves/anger with most people.

    Carr is a scout, not some miracle worker, he has found us some terrific bargains such as cabaye but ultimately if we only spend X amount on players and the selling club want Y we will never be able to get them….it’s not the scouts fault….he has a price range he has to operate in and even then Ashley might still not sign the deal off.

    I don’t think it was a bad move letting pardew leave, the bad move was replacing him with John Carver instead of going to our top managerial target and making the offer (not just wages but signings, control, etc) too good to turn down.

    Of course a lot of european managers will understand we don’t have an unlimited warchest, that’s common place on the continent, but what a lot won’t like is the fact it’s club policy to ignore cups and then for the manager to stand up in front of the media/fans and basically take the flack for the regime.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #8

    toon kk
    I was most likely one of the few on here that actually thought Pardew was a decent manager – just wasn’t allowed to buy the players he wanted. So makes me wonder at times who did picked the team, players were sold who he wanted to keep, was he told that he had to play certain players.
    Might of been better for him with the fans if he walked early and told the fans what/how the team/transfers were carried out!

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #9

    We are extremely fortunate we managed to pull those early season performances out the bag to win 5 in a row, beating chelsea and spurs otherwise we’d be in serious trouble.

    We got 15 points in 5 games and only managed 20 from the other 26 matches….shocking.

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  • davetoon

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #10

    maybe one win here or there but right now we would be talking about Pardews 8 year contract

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  • Transfer Sage

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #11

    charlie

    It is interesting to see how he is doing with a team of players that suit him, see if he can keep it going next season too though. He often has good starts….but credit too him.

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  • andrew84

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #12

    If only Geordie John’s coaching ability matched his talent for stating the obvious, and talking sh1te in general….such a shame.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #13

    The idea that King Percys’ style is attacking football is quite funny. Throughout his time at SJP his “style” was the opposite.
    Seems one or two posters are now doubting the departure of the King. Standfast fellow bloggers it was the correct thing to do.
    The King abdicated his role which now concentrates efforts on the real villian Mr Tubbs.
    Geordie regain your pride, wrest it back from the grip and shackles of these scoundrels.
    Support the Tubbs out campaign!

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  • banjax

    Apr 11, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #14

    When you see the hammering Palace gave the moggies today, the more it becomes apparent that it was’nt the manager but the players, the scouts and the owners/ directors who have buggered up our team. Depressingly it means by and large our scouts and Ashley’s policies are to blame for what he have now and the best Manager in the world will struggle with the set up at NUFC. Depressing !

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