Top Brass Ruin Season For Second Year In A Row


The Newcastle fans seem to be losing faith in John Carver fairly quickly,  and maybe that’s because he has lost six of the last seven league games and five in a row, and John sometimes seems to be in a different world when he talks to the press.

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And today he is quoted as saying he’s not a quitter,  and that he will lead Newcastle in the six Cup Finals that remain this season.

We had thought in January if John Carver was not up to the job then Newcastle would have to bring in a more experienced coach than John. to at least ensure we are safe in the league.

But there’s doesn’t seem to be any sign of that happening – well not until the bottom clubs start winning more games – so there’s a possibility they could catch us.

John had this to say today:

“The one thing about me is I’m not a quitter. I will drive on.” “We now have six cup finals, let’s be honest, it’s four at home and two away. We need to pick up some points.”

“We need to get a side on the pitch and have a right go. That’s why the next two games our fans are going to be massive for us, to get right behind us and drive us over the line.”

“I have enough belief in the lads in the dressing room. If I see anything near to what we saw at Liverpool, we won’t have a problem.”

“But we need to get the points. The fact of the matter is when we go into that last game against West Ham we don’t want to be fighting for three points.”

Newcastle are repeating the trend of last season when we lost seven of our last eight games and six in a row for the first time ever in the Premier League – – and we may still be in some danger of relegation if we keep losing games.

John Carver is in a difficult situation, but we also have to remember it’s not his fault – he’s doing the best he can with a very thin squad to choose from.

Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley sold Yohan Cabaye last year in January, and that seemed to have a hugely negative impact in the dressing room, as players realized Newcastle were hardly ambitious, when they sell their best player half way through the season.

But they were more incompetent this January and they are the ones responsible for the mess Newcastle are in this season.

Let’s not forget that – John Carver is the one being asked to do a very difficult job this year, given the way the squad was allowed to become threadbare by the men at the top.

It’s their responsibility that they have allowed all this to happen, and it’s interesting we haven’t heard a word from them – not yet anyway.

And bringing in new players in the summer is like papering over the cracks at the club.

They must dramatically change the way the club is being run, and that’s not even an opinion – it’s based purely on the facts.

We have one top eight finish in eight years under Mike Ashley.

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12 comments so far

  • firebug666

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #1

    yep it just doesn’t matter how bad things are or how much worse they will get, Johnny boy will not quit, he love this club, he’s a Geordie, and if he takes us down, and down again, one thing you can be sure of, Johnny’s no quitter.

    He’s pathetic, inept as a coach, or even a head coach, totally out of his depth with the press, but he’s no quitter.

    FFS Johnny boy……JUST QUIT!

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  • Santon03

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #2

    there are no right words to say. I think JC should not do anymore interviews, less said is better. Whatever he said now positive or negative, honest or not, he will be criticized. Only good results can help him and the team now.

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #3

    Exactly the same cobblers we heard from Pardew.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #4

    this is one of those defining moments in the history of newcastle united its time to choose its them or us there’s no middle ground them or us ASHLEY OUT

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  • firebug666

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #5

    Ron

    I agree, but when opportunity knocked he was off like a rocket.

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  • Clematis

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #6

    If a company gave me a job that I was totally unqualified for, and for a rate of pay I could only dream of, do you think I (or you) would walk into the manager’s office and resign.

    No.

    However, this is hypothetical as – in the real world – I wouldn’t have been offered such a position.

    Geordie Boy Charva will cling on as long as he can, to the detriment of the club he professes to love.

    Charva sees a 2-0 defeat to the bindippers as progress. It would have been 5-0 if Sterling hadn’t been on the laughing gas the day before.

    6 games to go……

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  • hibbit

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #7

    carver is doing exactly what the board want with this crap taking all the flak while the people who pull the strings are hiding behind him ASHLEY OUT

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 15, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #8

    wow, I never new we had faith in him in the first place ,

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  • Mickalonius

    Apr 15, 2015 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #9

    I have to laugh at some of the comments here, Carver a rubbish coach, sounds familiar! always the coach’s fault. The fact is that we DO NOT HAVE THE PLAYERS. Its not Carvers fault, it wasn’t Pardews fault. Its the Senior Management. No manager will succeed without significant investment and the leadership is not there. Until that happens we will continue to drift along and make do with whatever coach is unfortunate enough to work for this lot running out club…

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  • EllaGuru

    Apr 15, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #10

    Mickalonius,

    While the fact we have a poor squad is not Carver’s fault, the fact that the football we play is awful is! He was blabbering on about having his own ideas etc, but its so similar in strategy to Pardew’s approach that one wonders if he has any ideas of his own at all!
    Further, the verbal diarrhea that he spews each interview is most definitely his fault. Its quite embarrassing to read/listen to his post/pre match interviews.

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  • EllaGuru

    Apr 15, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #11

    This nonsense about Carver being blameless for him simply regurgitating the party line is tosh.
    Carver is Head Coach, therefore a hired representative of the club and deserves all the abuse coming his way if he is willing to spew it.
    Pardew got fed up with it and jumped ship at the first chance. Can you really blame him for that?

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  • jon.c

    Apr 15, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #12

    JC be a man and admit the job is to big for you and just walk

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