Carver Defends Why He Doesn’t Play Top Youngster


Over the last eight years Newcastle have not been successful with their youth policy and bringing youngsters through to the first team, and that’s continued this season with players like Sammy Ameobi not going to make it – and it’s very likely the local lad will leave the club in the summer when his contract runs out – because he’s simply not good enough or consistent enough to be a first teamer at his home town club.

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Adam Armstrong – 18 year-old local lad

We have had some young players that we thought would make it, and one of them is 20 year-old striker Adam Campbell, who is currently on loan at Gateshead.

And while some fans think we don’t give the youngsters enough of a chance at the club – John Carver makes the opposite argument –  and says playing Adam Campbell in Europe in 2012 and giving him his head that season – he made 5 appearances in total in season 2012-2013 –   actually worked against his development.

This is what Carver said about Armstrong and Campbell:

“It’s very difficult. People want Adam Armstrong to play and it’s a difficult situation for Adam, because his form in the reserves hasn’t been great. He hasn’t been prolific.”

“He’s a young player developing and we had a situation with Adam Campbell not so long ago, where he got fast tracked and he got thrown into that European game and everybody thought he was going to be the next Franco Zola or whatever and he wasn’t. And it affected him.”

“I don’t want the same thing happening to Adam Armstrong.”  “What Adam needs at this football club is to be out on loan, playing in the Championship or playing in League One for a good season.”  “And we almost let him do that, until Papiss got suspended.”

“He was on his way to Bolton, I think it was, or Forest.”  “He needs a good season out on loan, in the Championship, banging in goals, as part of his development but because of the circumstances we’ve had to keep hold of him, keep him in the squad and use him sparingly.”

That’s one of the top jobs our new coach has to do – bring through the youngsters to the first team.

So Newcastle should be looking for a head coach who is excellent at coaching both the first team players and the youngsters, and bringing the very best out of them.

So if we do bring some good players in and appoint a really top head coach we may even do well next season.

But it’s looking very much like it’s  Steve McClaren’s job to turn down, and that would be very disappointing if Steve is appointed in the summer.

What do you think?

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76 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #1

    OP

    Where did you post it mate? Was gonna do mine today too lol. Thought it’d have more impact though tomorrow.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #2

    When posting pictures of the protest on Instagram don’t forget to add #Boycottspurs in the caption heading.

    I’ve already posted, works a treat.

    HWTF!

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  • scottoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #3

    Madison – you should repost your statement about the importance of a peaceful protest. Well said mate.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #4

    Ac

    Post the picture on your own Instagram page, as you go through the steps to post it, on the last step it says “caption” just above your pic.
    Add #Boycottspurs then post it.

    It will show on your wall but if you search #Boycottspurs it will show up automatically with all the pics already posted.

    You can send pics privately I’ll have a word with the AO lot when I meet up with them to see if they want us to send them the pics for their site/page etc

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  • Graeme

    Apr 18, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #5

    Repost from previous –
    Madison @4, you are completely correct. The very LAST thing that is needed tomorrow is confrontation between our own fans.

    That would be plastered over every back page on Monday Morning and it would completely negate the efforts that have been and are continuing to be made, to make the boycott a success.

    Support the boycott, support fellow fans – HWTF

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Ac

    Lol, I’ve just followed you.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Nice pic 😉

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  • MadisonToon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Repots from previous –

    The press loves a negative altercation and if one happens that’s what will get reported and the point of the boycott will get shuffled out of importance. If it’s a peaceful protest and the television crews get a good report of it all then it can go a long ways and certainly kick off the movement against Ashley. If things go south then any fans who were on the fence about joining the movement will have an easy out for not joining even if they think they probably should.

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  • scottoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #10

    mattnufc – just read George Caulkin’s piece. Left me covered in goosebumps. Brilliant piece that captures the mood and the feeling beautifully. If others have not read it yet, do yourselves a favour. Whether you support the boycott or not I dare you not to be moved by this piece of journalism.

    HWTF!

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  • mattnufc

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #11

    @Scottoon.
    Glad you liked it; I had the same feelings. The piece is noticeably poetic and describes the current situation very precisely and eloquently. I urge others to read it who haven’t already

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Armstrong should have been out on loan but people like Pardew and Carver will always have an excuse!

    …and it’s these excuses that works against our youngsters!

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #13

    Incredible energy from Leicester, and they’re winning.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #14

    OP

    Wouldn’t let me minimise it slightly so all of it all got in. Stupid crop.

    Bawls to it, posted it anyway lol.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Ac

    It’s a bit of a twat when it does that, I worked out what it said lol

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  • scout

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #17

    Bolton or forest ffs he can’t even get that right.

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  • BandB

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #18

    Hold fire on the photos folks….just for a while. Ibiza has gone shopping…

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #19

    OP

    Which one? The profile or uploaded one lol. Are you face_like_a? What pic was yours?

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  • Moonraker15

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Ashley’s pathetic PR stunt with Mehdi Abeid tweeting “we need you Geordies”. The message that sends to me is “I am not a Geordie I’m here for one reason only and that is for my own benefit.

    what has Ashley done to our club he’s now got Carver saying he can’t understand what we’re unhappy about! What a dogs dinner !!

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  • davetoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #21

    its great to see the majority of the blog all working together and supporting each other. No negativity to be seen

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #22

    BandB

    No 😉

    I’m gonna do a proper one tomorrow anyway but today was a trial run so to speak. Did you see what they might do in the email I sent? xxxxfromxxxxwants?

    OP

    Spoke to them about that yesterday mate. They were considering something similar but wouldn’t be after the spuds game.

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #23

    * but wouldn’t be till after the spuds game.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #24

    Give me Steve Mclaren instead of Clueless Carver every day of the week!

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #25

    Ac

    Yeah that’s me, the one before yours.

    I just found it on the net for a trial run

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Ac

    Both, I was going to add upload the pic you have as a profile pic but I can’t stand looking at the slugs face 😉

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  • Rotonda heights

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #27

    Ed

    Give it a rest, we’ve been losing with 52000 in the ground every game. We get it, you don’t support either the sackpardew or ashley out ”crew” as you call them.

    Would relegation realy be that bad. Following NUFC is not a happy thing and hasn’t been for a long long time.

    You moaned as much as anyone about Pardew, carver and Ashley, yet as soon as someone tries to do something about it you just ridicule them. Poor form.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #28

    Would you buy a motor from Honest John ?
    No
    Makes Swiss Tony look sophisticated – why not make him a Manager.
    Quite honestly the drivel that is put out from the club makes my head hurt.
    I’m no spring chicken but two of us won’t be at the match tomorrow but as season ticket holders no doubt we will included in the attendance figures. I suspect that should be illegal because any club, organisation, business, hotel , building site etc should be able to tell Emergency Services how many people are ” on site” . NUFC don’t know so are they in breach of any Laws ?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #29

    A man’s gotta do, what a man’s gotta do.

    In this case, shopping.

    Back online people. Sit tight 🙂

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Ibiza

    Black and white thing for the protest

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Pearson has done a good job with Leicester. It’s depressing when compared to our man “at the helm”.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 18, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Bolton or Forest a divvent kna ?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #33

    Calling out around the world are you ready…….for something completely different?

    This blog has been going seven years or so…It’s time to put it on the map.

    We have friends all over Blighty and all around the world. All of them as Newcastle daft as each other.

    You can’t come to the protest…but you can take part.
    Stage your own protest. Stage it in Malawi, Canada and Texas. Stage it down the billabong, or in the bog.
    Make it profound.
    Make it inventive.
    Make us laugh. Make us cry.
    Write it on a placard. Write it on your thumb. Spell it out in custard. (We don’t want to see your bum.)
    Ashley Out.

    Picture Your Protest, wherever you are.
    And stick it on the blog …..where we can watch all it together, all over the world.
    We have 24 hours. Time for it to go around the planet.

    Picture your Protest.
    Howay the Fans .

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  • Graeme

    Apr 18, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #34

    Nice one Ibiza lol

    HWTF

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  • lesh

    Apr 18, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #35

    From previous post

    Who’s Carver trying to kid with his utterances about criticism?

    Does it not occur to him that fans aren’t as daft as he seems to think?

    We know that coaching’s not an exact science with a right way and a wrong way to choose from.

    We know that it relies upon vision and imagination, tactical nous and man-management and it’s those criteria that separate good coaches from the not so good.

    Successful coaches get their players to implement their visionary tactics and be better motivated and it’s a pity that Carver doesn’t fall into that group. At best, he’s shown less than’s required for the Prem.

    The sooner he acknowledges that the better.

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  • BandB

    Apr 18, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #36

    There’s instructions to follow…he’s just fiddling with his fly….

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #37

    Flies! 😉

    I have, to avoid Ed’s multiple link moderation issues, uploaded instructions of how to best take part with this around the world in 24 hours “Picture Your Protest”.

    Find info using the following link:

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/cbiqefw3823glqw/PICTURE%20YOUR%20PROTEST.pdf?dl=0

    I will also later, split this out in to multiple posts for those who are on phones and may not have the needed apps. All the info is in one place for those who want it, by using the above link.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 18, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #38

    In addition to PICTURE YOUR PROTEST, we are running a much simpler and elegant way of showing that we are united, that we are in this together and maybe you can’t see me today, but I am standing there, shoulder to shoulder, with my fellow Newcastle United fans.

    All you have to do, over the next 24 hours, which will broadcast just how amazing this blog is, reaching all corners of the world, is post the following 4 letters:

    “HWTF” in a single post.

    It stands for Howay The Fans. From 4pm (GMT) today, Saturday 18th April 2015, we invite our fellow bloggers from http://www.nufcblog.com to show where they stand.

    We are united. HWTF

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  • Average_Contents

    Apr 18, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #39

    Ibiza

    Spot on but the only problem being is you cannot upload photos onto this blog. Those of us with instagram can post on their with the #boycottspurs but how do you lot see it on here?

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 18, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #40

    Ibiza

    I’ve emailed you.

    Fancy asking a technophobe to check if that works, I think it does 🙂

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