Coach Blasts Star Player – Who Could Leave This Summer


John Carver has given his press conference for the next game against Tottenham, and he took the opportunity to blast our captain at Liverpool – Moussa Sissoko – who let his frustration get the better of him in that second half after the Reed went 2-0 up, and was sent off for picking up two yellow cards.

moussa sissoko red card at liverpool

Moussa Sissoko – sent off at Liverpool

John Carver was talking about the game on Sunday, where a boycott is being pushed by a section of fans, who now want the local papers – Chronicle, Journal and Sunday Sun to join the boycott, which is to protest against Mike Ashley’s running of the football club.

We are suffering this year from some indiscipline from our players on the field,  and Jack Colback, Papiss Cisse, Fab Coloccini and now Moussa Sissoko have been suspended for a cumulative 14 games.

That doesn’t help the team and, we are shooting ourselves in the foot – yet again – and the club have more than enough problems with injuries.

This is what Carver has said about Sissoko today:

“You’d think a captain would lead by example,” “We have to improve our discipline which hasn’t been great. It’ s something we are looking at.”

“Sissoko knows he was wrong and was quite fortunate he didn’t get a straight red card which would led to a three match ban.” “He agreed with me and apologized afterwards to Lucas, and rightly so.”

“We saw some light at the end of the tunnel thinking we were getting Colo back and then we go and lose Moussa.”

As well as looking at the indiscipline at Newcastle, we hope John Carver will actually do something about it.

It seems that Moussa is just fed up at Newcastle, and he certainly doesn’t appear to be all that happy at the club, and we could see him push for a move in the summer.

It wouldn’t surprise us too much if Moussa is not a Newcastle player come September.

Maybe he’s realized that Newcastle are going nowhere as a team with Mike Ashley as the owner – and he’d be right about that – unless Ashley totally changes the way he runs the club and prioritizes the playing squad over making money.

That’s something that may be difficult for the Billionaire owner.

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92 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #1

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/04/lunacy-or-stockholm-syndrome-for-some-newcastle-fans/

    This is spot on IMO, I’ve a feeling he read the scab comment here.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #2

    “You’d think a captain would lead by example,” “We have to improve our discipline which hasn’t been great. It’ s something we are looking at.”

    Yes yes John you would!

    Care to explain why Colos been captain for 4 years?

    If you want to look at something, look in the mirror and accept you’re a big part of the problem.

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  • Phil K

    Apr 15, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #3

    The rank idiocy in leaving a useless pillock like Carver in charge for quarter of a season beggars belief.

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  • Pokat

    Apr 15, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #4

    No no I think looking at problems will be ok for now. We can leave all the actual doing something about the problems for our championship pre season training lol what a farce.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 15, 2015 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #5

    can any one tell me are these carver quotes from one interview or is he in the press box all day every day we seem to be getting ten or more a day why

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  • barkel

    Apr 15, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #6

    maybe it’s because we were frustrated at the lack of communication that the club has decided to bombard us with comments from JC .. that’ll show us!

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 15, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #7

    OP

    He may have read it here, or perhaps there are other forums with other people expressing similar sentiments. It’s a very emotive, and provocative word with sharp connotations both from the person using it and the person/people it is directed at.

    He is right though, it’s reflective not only of the situation we are with Mike Ashley, but what impact that has on a divided fan base.

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  • lesh

    Apr 15, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #8

    One thing’s for sure and that is if Sissoko wasn’t pi$$ed off before Carver’s press outburst, he will be now.

    Carver’s got as much idea about managing people as the man in the moon!

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 15, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #9

    Ok – so now we know how it works.
    Sissoko wants out.
    Carver doesn’t want to be seen as responsible for that.
    Nor does Ashley ( wasn’t my fault guv )
    Sissoko gets sent off ( Colo style to avoid being blamed for team failure ) and sits on the naught boy step.
    It’s his fault not mine says Carver.
    Sissoko takes blame
    Carver is the man and thinks he is blameless . ha !
    Anyone remember what Suarez did to accelerate his departure – wasn’t Rodgers fault was it, so off Suarez goes and everyones a winner.
    It’s so transparent.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Do we have a financial wizard amongst us, because those figures still don’t add up!

    Take the increase of TV revenue of £35M and add the player sale of Cabaye and it doesn’t really add up does it?

    A profit of £34M. That would mean if the TV deal had nit been renegotiated we would have made a profit!

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  • Belfast

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #11

    Couldn’t care less if he leaves. All he’s done from the moment he arrived is talk about leaving. The fact that him and Coloccini share the armband says a lot about the club.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #12

    So now the profit is actually 34M pounds, not 18.7. Is that the final figure? As jesper says I don’t think they have to include the sale of Cabaye in the figures. Whatever the real number is we know Ashley has been sitting on a large sum at the club watching us fall apart with lack of investment. Ashley out.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Bloomin’ 3rd world internet 🙂

    Barkal…Thanks for the response. I know what you mean, the blog had become a bit petty and embroiled in little spats.

    Do stick around though, there is a much better feeling at the moment.

    Where do you stand with regards to protests etc?

    OP…You got me! I snuck in, took the pictures, dumped them in tke skip. The swim to Newcastle was tricky, but I got there and back.

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #14

    *we wouldn’t have made a profit

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #15

    We will never really know how much money Ashley has at his disposal because he is a lying liar who lies for a living. It doesn’t matter however. The club is highly profitable but the money isn’t spent on improving the squad. Ever. It hasn’t improved for years now with Ashley. As soon as we make progress he sells several players and then hides in the weeds saying the squad is strong enough. Bollocks. Ashley out.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #16

    Ciaran

    Maybe he did read it else where.

    Obviously people have strong opinions either side of the argument but a fan going into a match or a miner crossing a picket line to feed clothe and keep his kids warm isn’t even in the same ball park for comparison.

    Personally I’d tell them why I wouldn’t enter SJP and hope they saw sense.
    Name calling fans harassing them and getting in their face isn’t going to help.

    When I’m outside SJP on Sunday I’ll happily take critisim off other fans, I’ll simply smile.

    There’s a 1000 routes to every destination, it’s upto each person to choose how they get there but none will go by force.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #17

    Good to see you on here more often again Ibiza mate. Your seriosity is a credit to you Muffinness if you know what I mean. 😯

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Ibiza

    I bet the swim was a struggle in those blue stripy boxers.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Ghastly Ashley must go. He’s a huge embarrassment to the city. A pauper billionaire. A football fool. Ashley out.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #20

    Press comment: Reflecting on the need for a change, Klopp said: ‘I am sure that the decision is absolutely right. This team deserves to have the absolutely one hundred per cent right coach.
    ‘I believe that Borussia Dortmund actually needs a change. A major problem certainly is – as long as I’m here, we are always considering the successes of the past.’

    Well JC what do you learn from that then ?

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #21

    G2

    “Ashley is a lying liar who lies for a living”

    Haha

    Mike is as honest as the day is 27hrs long.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #22

    Ibiza wears his famous Stud Muffin thong for long distance swims optimate. The Spanish ladies weep as he struts down to the shore flaring his nostrils and prepares to leap into the waves. Beautiful.

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  • magpiefifer

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #23

    I don’t know how much more we can take as fans of a once-great club!?
    Ashley is making fools of everyone who lines his pocket at SJP.
    Boycott!!!!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #24

    OP…I busted out the blue stripy speedos for the task – there’s a blue stripy garment for every task. Well, maybe there’s not.

    Just going to have a read of that article you posted.

    G2…You know me any my seriosity mate! As for “Muffinness”, sorry, you have lost me a little 🙂

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #25

    Fong the owner while singing Rule Britannia!!! Ashley oot!!!!

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  • IndieGeordie

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #26
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  • beermonkey

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #27

    g2

    we made a profit of 18mill after tax but the club has in the bank nearly 40mill built up cos we don’t buy players

    but don’t worry we wont see any of it

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #28

    “We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in the dugout , we shall scream like chickens, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the Toon, we shall defend wor club, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight in the papers, we shall fight in the terraces, we shall fong him in his castle and in the streets, we shall wear the thong of righteousness; we shall never surrender. Amen to that lads.

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  • barkel

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #29

    Ibiza – I’m all for the protest, although being from Ireland & living in London it’s very easy for me to say. I think it’s unlikely that we’ll get anything from the game anyway so talk of “get behind the team” seems a bit redundant for me. Honestly I can’t see a huge amount changing either way but there is zero chance of change if we don’t do anything. Us fans need to stick up for ourselves & really make our disappointment felt by everyone associated with the club.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #30

    Spot on beermonkey @27!!!! Ashley ooootttt!!!!

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #31

    Barkel…Stick around. The fans need each other right now. The worst thing anyone can do is stick their head in the sand.

    Whatever your viewpoint, we’re in this together.

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  • Pokat

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #32

    Ashley doesn’t do interviews, he gets his goons to spout anything but what’s relevant, he has the accounts look like he’s not making much money, he only buys cheap injured or second rate players and regularly performs business shenanigans that hack off the magpie masses. What’s not to like about the guy hahaha

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #33

    What Ibiza said Barkel mate! We stick together!!! We attack the castle!!! We drop honey badgers down Ashley’s underpants!!! It’s the only way! Ashley Oot!!

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  • Pokat

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #34

    Aye Ashley ooooot!!!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #35

    There can be no future with Ashley! None! We have become a ghost club. A zombie club. A club for those with no passion! No love of the game! Ashley oot!!!

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #36
  • cyprus

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #37

    G2,
    Love your posts, you know that. But calling for this MA to go without a backup plan is a recipe for disaster and a future in the lower leagues. Who or what will take over once he’s gone? Is there a billionnaire willing to spend half bil on this team, given the demands of the fan base, ie. another 30-50 mil a year on new players?

    So, ‘MA, find someone who has your money and is crazy for NE football’ is not as catchy as ‘MA out’, but has more substance… or ‘MA INVEST in us you bxxxxxd’… I’d go for that. Or even, ‘MA fire all these incompetents’…

    Sorry to disappoint, it’s just that I keep thinking, what next. I’m not in the ‘let’s ruin this team so that he walks away school’. It don’t make sense. Saw a post by someone else (jayphoto?) about the number of internationals and prospects we have… surely a real coach could do something with these people, with the addition of some players? The money is there…

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 15, 2015 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #38

    OP…Interesting read. I understand the writers stance and do agree that a quicker and perhaps more effective method of change is to simply boycott and protest in numbers.

    However, to date the numbers who are willing to participate have not been enough. People are still going to SJP, for whatever reason. Does it really matter?

    He doesn’t seem to understand that there doesn’t need to be one way forward. For those that are happy to proceed his way, fantastic, but why not offer an alternative to engage those who, even if he doesn’t understand, feel differently?

    I never like to read “My view is clear, and will not change”. Stand by your guns by all means, but where’s the understanding?

    Ashley seperates himself from people and it can be his undoing, I cannot get my head around why we wouldn’t want to try something different.

    One of the biggest put downs of protests to date has been that not enough people will participate, so why bother? That has bred the apathy imo. This is just a start. Get some pride and belief back. Some solidarity.

    Let’s clear up these misconceptions of fellow fans intentions, it’s so counterproductive.

    We are united, no matter what anyone thinks or says, we are.

    That’s my opinion on it. Mind, between Ed’s brainwashing skills and my recent Ibiza – Newcastle swim / skip activities, I’ll accept I could be off the mark 😉

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  • GeordieTwo

    Apr 15, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #39

    Good thoughtful post cyprus mate @37. But I’ve worked meself up into a frenzy now. Howay lads, rip out some chest hair!!! Scream and throw things at the wife (not the good China mind)!!! Pull out the fongbats and wave them menacingly!!! Boycott!!! Ashley Oot!!! Richard Branson in!!!!!

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  • Pokat

    Apr 15, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #40

    Haha I’ll tell you what’s crazy the idea that the worlds running out of billionaires who want a slice of the five billion quid the premier league got for tv rights haha it’s mental here most days but I do like that one lol. Tell you what’s not crazy, mike is onto such a good thing here I don’t know why he’d sell it the big bucks are just round the corner and we’re still lapping up his crappy stuff like flies on ye knar what.

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