Carver Attempts To Rally Fans For Sunday


As usual John Carver is trying to get the Newcastle fans who will be at the game on Sunday behind him and the team, at the same time Ashley Out brigade work in the opposite direction, and are appealing to fans to stay away from the game as a protest at the way Ashley is decimating the club the club with his policies.

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John Carver – Spurs game is always special

It’s a difficult situation for both the coaching staff and the players, and it’s not like they have a lot of experience in being in charge of the first team – so the boycott is a challenge for them.

But Carver is doing his best to appeal to the fans who will be at the game on Sunday afternoon – a game that will be broadcast live around the world.

This is what John Carver had said today about this game:

We came out in the last home against Arsenal and had a right go, got the early goal and the crowd gathered momentum from it,  and we should have got something from the game.”

“I always remember the last day of the 1995/1996 season when we played Spurs and Man United went to Middlesbrough.”

“We had to win against Spurs, it was a red-hot day and we drew 1-1. It was a great game but disappointing because we didn’t win the Premier League.”

“Whenever you come up against Spurs it’s a great game. Even this season at White Hart Lane was a good one, we were 1-0 down and Sammy Ameobi and Ayoze got a great header to win it.”

“They are always good football matches. The ball is always on the ground and both teams usually pass it. Hopefully it can be the same and we get the three points.” “It would be massive.”

“A win changes everybody’s feelings. Us as a group of people get confidence from it.” “You can get booed off at half-time and then get a standing ovation by the end – that can only happen here.”

“It was bittersweet for us because we’d lost- but nice by the same token because the fans can see when the team is giving everything.”

“This is a side that has just been put together due to injuries and suspensions.

Carver is covering over the cracks with that last sentence, because the team should have been strengthened in January and we shouldn’t have let Davide Santon go on his merry way.

This will be a very difficult game for this patched-up Newcastle side,  and the odds are against Newcastle winning the game.

But John’s right and a win could change the dynamics on Tyneside.

Wins have a strange effect on fans and it certainly cheers them up – and maybe that’s why Newcastle fans have been so glum this year.

We have only one win in nine games since the end of the January transfer window – when Newcastle made around £12M.

What do you think?

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100 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #1

    If the players have to listen to JC as much as we do then no wonder they are not fit and are getting so many injuries.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #2

    “It was bittersweet for us because we’d lost- but nice by the same token because the fans can see when the team is giving everything.”

    JC the problems right there, no one at NUFC are giving anything, they just take take take and expect us to give more without any incentive.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    Ibiza

    Haha, shitty auto correct.
    Thease adds aren’t helping, eds done it on purpose to wreck our plans of revolt 😉

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #4

    why the hell does it always have to be an English manager with ashley?

    We have foreign players why not a modern and successful foreign coach ?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    OP…Are you using the mobile version? Is it riddled with ad’s again?

    Not sure I could use this site without adblocker.

    Still it’s good practice for you. If you can dodge an ad…and all that.

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  • spitfire_

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Love when John “The Mecca” Carver speak about the past… it shows how the guy is stuck in the past while he is cut loose with the reality.

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  • lesh

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #7

    Carver’s do more good by shutting up and focus on the team and tactics!

    He’s become a bore, a real pain in the backside but as far as Ashley and Charnley’re concerned, he’s expendable but the clown just doesn’t see that he’s been set up to shield his paymasters.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s way beyond ‘giving it a go’ and all the other crap.

    Ashley out.

    Do something about it.

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  • lesh

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #9

    • Carver’s do = Carver’d do

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #10

    Ibiza

    Yes mate, it’s shocking.
    Problem is the desktop version is even more useless.

    It’s been fine for well over a year, in the last week it’s just exploded with ads.

    Every 45s or so my phone jumps to a a for to the App Store, pain in the ass.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #11

    OP…It could always be worse. Imagine if you re-directed to SD…yuck 🙂

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #12

    Lesh

    I don’t think carvers thought it through, what will he be rembered for?

    Working with SBR, being a decent coach or being Ashley’s stooge.

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #13

    Ed, the ‘Ashley Out brigade’ are pulling in the right direction for the sake of the club. Ashley’s actions are not in the best interests of the club. They are for himself only.

    So who is really going against the grain here? Those with the best interests of Newcastle United at heart, or those with the income of SD?

    Ashley out.

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  • Pokat

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    Comment #14

    This is a side that has just been clashed together due to fatso’s brinkmanship tactics you tool john. Why else are we gawping into the pit?

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #15

    Ibiza

    Haha, you may laugh but there ads have popped up once or twice, fortunately they didn’t open.

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  • Pokat

    Apr 17, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #16

    The problem is with us brit’s is it cits against the grain to vote with our feet or wallet we prefer the easy life, calm obedience stiff upper lip and all that baah baah

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  • Pokat

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #17

    *cuts against the grain*

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  • Laurent Robert 32

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #18

    The side hasn’t been put together just through injuries and suspensions, it’s been put together through lack of affordable investment, selling defenders and Hatem. Ridiculous brainwashing going on at all times from the yes men.

    That is THEIR fault for scrimping and cutting corners, not through the natural occurrence of injuries which every club gets, albeit we have a bit more. Playing unfit players contributes to this as well; management issue.

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  • hibbit

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #19

    ed your your playing dangerous game here that could come back to bite you i said it last week you have not got a feel for what’s happening do you not read the posts were 8 years in not 8 weeks and this man is still screwing us …..ashley out

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #20

    Ed is being a bit naughty saying Carver wants the fans to get behind the team while AO want the opposite. Disgraceful actually.

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  • geordie157

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #21

    I wasn’t Pardews biggest fan and his comments at times annoyed me but can someone please shut Carver up, it’s complete and utter garbage he’s coming out with.

    Talk of changing the captain. We’ve not had a decent captain for years, Tiote showed promise in the few games he was captain but then Colo strolled back into the side and Tiote has since suffered in terms of form and injuries.

    the only potential captain in the current squad for me, is Colback.

    Janmaat has been our player of the season but in truth he’s had no competition, Perez was an early contender but due our lack of options he’s now suffering because of it.

    If fans are going to Sunday’s game, then at least get to your seats 10mins after kick off

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #22

    Totally off subject but when did Dion Dublin become a host on Homes under the Hammer on BBC1?

    What’s he know about one bed roomed houses and dry rot.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #23

    OP…Oh dear 🙂

    Pokat…To a great extent, it’s an admirable trait. Throw what you like at us, we’re still here. However, at some stage, a stand needs to be made.

    It’s not anti anything, it’s pro fan and club.

    Having disinterested fans, lacking in belief cannot be good for the future of our club.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #24

    Having seen a more detailed breakdown of the protesters movements on Sunday teatime I can see why the organisers want anonymity.
    They plan to stand at the bottom of the Gallowgate ramp at games end , where a huge number of STH egress , and are clearly hoping for confontation.
    If we end up with unsightly brawling I hope the organisers are not anonymous to Northumbria Police.

    Bye the bye
    I am no racist
    However I think my choice of joke yesterday was stupid and not thought through properly.
    Therefore if anyone was at all offended I offer an unreserved apology and grovel at their feet that was not my intention it was a pitiful attempt at entertainment.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #25

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/newcastle-united-boycott-people-behind-9060902

    The guys behind Ashley out speaking to the chronicle about their aims.
    Good read

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  • AncientC

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #26

    “They are always good football matches. The ball is always on the ground and both teams usually pass it. Hopefully it can be the same and we get the three points.” “It would be massive.”

    Oh yes, I am sure we will see plenty of passing and the ball being kept “on the ground,” well, “hopefully” that is. It would possibly help if Carver instructed the players of this idea – I can only assume Carver has forgotten to tell the defenders not to hoof it out from the back since taking over.

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  • leonado_keng

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #27

    WE ARE READY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WARN ASHLEY ONLY, But we’re still close to our lovely players the same
    See you together in assembly

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  • kakaobi

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #28

    I’m not sure what all this Ashley out is going to do he owns the club it’s like someone saying to you to leave your own house and if you think negative coverage in the news will work against him think again he’s just had a hammering off the government about zero hours and that’s never moved him. He’ll get bored one day and sell up until then I’m afraid we’re fcuked

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #29

    “What did you do in the war Daddy”.

    I’ll proudly be able to say “I was there” some will be able to say how they proudly assisted the protest.

    Better than saying “well I did nothing”.

    Support the protest Tubbs out.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #30

    If we end up with unsightly brawling I hope the organisers are not anonymous to Northumbria Police.

    Jeff

    That statement sums you up!

    Doesn’t matter who starts trouble as long as the organisers of the protest are held to account, pesky fans.

    I’d say they chose to stand there as it’s the most visible open part of the ground, so tv etc can see how many and who are turning up.

    It’s people like you and the slug looking for confrontation as it’s the only way you can win this fight!

    As for yesterday it’s not the first time and I doubt it will be the last, like the clubs PR to little to late.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #31

    Fight is the wrong word

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  • Blofal

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #32

    I genuinely hope the boycott is numerous and noticeable.

    The board are not stupid. They know the fans are not happy. But a boycott the likes of AC Milan will bring world wide attention and put a huge amount of pressure on them.

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  • AncientC

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #33

    kakaobi – unless you are Mike Ashley himself, you are in no position to make that call.

    The truth is, nobody knows if boycotts and protests will work or not; there is only 1 way to find out.

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  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #34

    optimistic prime

    Fight is the wrong word

    Whoops Freudian slip

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #35

    Ancinet c

    It’s hilarious isn’t it the spin pardew used to give and now being overtaken in spades by carver. Both don’t know the meaning of ”pass and and move” foootball.

    Nothing’s changed it’s still defensive containent and can we nick 1 and the answer is usually no, not even that.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 17, 2015 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #36

    Ancient even

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 17, 2015 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #37

    Tuff

    I fell asleep last night, thanks for the response I’ve responded to you on previous thread if you haven’t seen it.

    Jeff

    Tequila spelt things out for you last night in case you missed it.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 17, 2015 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #38

    Talking about players to sign for the Toon is probably a bit like p!ssing into the wind given the cr*p surrounding the club however I do like the look of Guiediero at Watford. We aint going to sign him but there’s a good chance we’ll see him at St James Park next season in one league or t’other.

    How about Mr Farage for our next manager, he has people management skills!!

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  • AncientC

    Apr 17, 2015 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #39

    Rotonda heights – The tiki-taka was on show against Sunderland… the biggest triangle I have ever seen. Krul goalkick aimed at Sammy, with Sammy trying to knock it to Perez.

    I was not against Carver getting his chance, but I have to admit, I got it horribly wrong in my prediction that Carver would be attacking.

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  • Lindisfarne

    Apr 17, 2015 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #40

    JC would do well to continue and make more of the distinction between supporting the players on the field and being a customer of the club. Fans have every right to continue supporting the team whilst not being a visible audience. Just the like the many more thousands that do so every week throughout the world.

    LONG LIVE SUPPORTERS – R.I.P. ALDER & SWEENY

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