Carver’s Bravado Continues – But We’re Now In Trouble

Newcastle United interim head-coach John Carver has admitted today that Newcastle are now in a relegation fight, but as usually John’s after match interviews are full of bravado, and he even suggested the players he has are not good enough.

He may be right about that, but that doesn’t seem a good man-management move to say that to the press.

john carver mauricio pochettino

Carver and Pochettino yesterday

Newcastle again looked less than ordinary yesterday, and Tottenham were the better side and deserved to win and our record under  Carver in 14 league games of 9 points – if extended over a 38 game season would be 24 points and certain relegation.

In the last ten league games we have one win and two draws.

And even taking over when we were in 9th place on 26 points after 19 games, we could still take the drop down to the Championship, and if we cannot win another game this season we may deserve it.

This is some of what Carver said after the game yesterday:

“People are sitting in their seats and they want something to spark a reaction and don’t get it. This is the most difficult situation I’ve ever been in, but I’m a fighter and I’m not going to shirk anything.”

“We will take the stick and the responsibility because that’s the type of person I am. I’m not going to give up on it and I have enough experience to deal with the situation.”

“It’s not getting any easier but this job is never easy.” “There was a subdued atmosphere which I’ve experienced before and it’s not easy to deal with.”

“I have to come up with the solution and try to find a method to play that gets results and points. People might not like what they see but I have to do it.”

This is the worst situation John has been in because he’s never been at this level before in coaching, and that’s part of the problem – he has very little experience as a head coach.

But the players aren’t exactly working their socks off for the side either, and in our two relegation struggles coming up at Leicester and QPR we could be outfought in those games.

That’s what’s so worrying about those games, they want it a lot more than our players seem to want it at the moment.

But it could also be a reflection of the utter chaos at the club this year  – not unlike our relegation season in 2009 – and the powers that be have really messed things up this year in different ways.

And what do we hear from Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley in this time of mounting crisis at the club – absolutely nothing.

It’s just a terrible way to run a football club.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player Against Tottenham?

View Results
Loading ... Loading ...

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far


    Apr 20, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #1

    Howay Ed let my post have at least an hour before you gan on to the next

    Alreet people, as we are all negative and rightly so, can anybody find a Newcastle United Premier League team (apart from our current team) poorer than this lot?

    GK Hooper

    RB Hamilton
    LB Pistone
    CD Boumsong
    CD Marcelino

    RM Gonzalez
    LM Luque
    CM Fumaca
    CM Brady

    CF Guivarch
    CF Xisco

    SUB Andersson
    SUB Geremi
    SUB Williamson
    SUB Orbetan
    SUB Karelse
    SUB Capaca
    SUB Bramble

  • spitfire_

    Apr 20, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #2

    “I have to come up with the solution and try to find a method to play that gets results and points. People might not like what they see but I have to do it.”

    The people already not like what they see… but this can’t stop him.

    It’s funny how Carver speaks about how he will get Newcastle out of this difficult situation… while he is forgetting to mention that he put Newcastle at trouble.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 20, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #3

    Johnny boy – we don’t like what we see now so how could it possibly get any worse?

    You’d think we’d been trying to play tika taka or something.

    Hoof it upto perez. 5″ fcukall. What can you change? Hoof it more? Not possible. Idiot.

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 20, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #4

    I think that the comments of Carragher,Quinn and Hoddle along with the comments of Lawrenson and Jason Roberts, plus adding Wrighty’s comments might all have an effect on those extolling the virtues of Mr Tubbs in the southern based press and cause them to have a re-think and what REALLY is going on at SJP.

  • firebug666

    Apr 20, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #5


    Spot on; it’s his fault we are where we are, the man is a blithering idiot.

    What was he saying last week…. The majority of fans will come and get behind the team, I’m positive on that.

    He cut a lonely figure yesterday, but he deserves all he gets, begged for a job he is not up to doing.

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Apr 20, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Mr Tuff
    Same here,spent the afternoon by myself pretty much talking to people here and there.I went up to a guy in the corner of Bar Loco’s garden and asked him if goes on the blog,thought it was OP from the pic he posted Saturday night,tallish bloke with long hair but it wasn’t him.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 20, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #7



    Is it possible you were talking to each other.


    Didn’t really do much mate. Just posted a few links to pics. The hard work was put in by that silly tit on a rock. And BandB of course.


    Excellent effort mate. I don’t use twatter so I’ll have to wait for that tit on a rock to link them on here….not long now….

    I watched the Carragher/streak of piss/oddball summarisation after the game and found it refreshing. I posted the link a couple of hours after the match finished because it summed it up pretty well.

    It’s only taken them 4-5 years to figure out what most of us knew but better late than never I suppose. Perhaps they’ve only spoken up because now the fans have unified at last.


  • Mag52

    Apr 20, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #8

    What we would really like to see John are two points from the remaining five matches. Only two. Not too much to ask is it ?

  • MrMojoRisin76

    Apr 20, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #9

    Cheers bud,it was a pleasure to represent the blog.Getting a new phone soon so hopefully i’ll have Instagram next time.

  • hibbit

    Apr 20, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #10

    well done lads and lasses if your proud to be a geordie clap your hand’s ….clap…clap…clap….all honorary geordies love you all …..we went to the park as we had kids with us lots of families maybe 700 to 800 hundred there like a party ……….jail agree with most things you say but if people choose to go in that’s up to them our job is to bring them on board not fall out with them it took me a long time to come round after having a ST for 35 years but i did we need them on our side not fighting us ASHLEY OUT…….. going to watch the game now,,,,, ac it does not matter how long it takes to come round as long as they do

  • sickandtired

    Apr 20, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #11

    Should be enough of an analysis and critique to shut up the pro Ashley amateur accountants out there.


You must log in to post a comment.