Time For Talking Is Over – We Must Deliver

John Carver seems to be getting down to brass tacks (so to speak) and he has said the time for talking is now over, and it’s time for the team (and presumably himself too) to deliver the goods – and that is a win on Saturday at home to Swansea.

jonas gutieerez - good shot warming up

Jonas Gutierrez – back in the squad – good!

Newcastle have drifted slowly towards the relegation zone over the last couple of months when we have gone six games without picking up a solitary point, and the lads have to stop the rot sometime – Saturday would be an excellent time to do that.

This is what John Carver has said in his press conference today:

“We need a win. It’s so important for everyone and may just lift that bit of gloom that’s over the city at the moment.” “The time for talking is over. We have to go out on the pitch and deliver. Actions speak louder than words.”

“Swansea will keep the ball so we will have to be patient at times, but I’ve got to come up with a formula to get 3 points.”  “Garry Monk has made a very good transition from player to manager and he’s taken Swansea on to another level.”

Swansea have been a better performing team than Newcastle in every single season since they were promoted to the Premier League back in 2011, and we have never beaten them since they have been in the Premier League.

And there was good news today in that Jonas Gutierrez has apologized to the coach and they have made up, and Siem de Jong is finally back in the squad for Saturday too.

John Carver has given out a positive assessment of the talented Dutch International midfielder:

“Siem de Jong will be in the squad and be involved. Some of his play in the U-21s at Aston Villa was excellent.”

A win would help yo raise the spirits on Tyneside, but another defeat – a seventh successive defeat in the Premier league and a new record – and we will face a nervous trip to Leicester City a week on Saturday.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Thump

    Apr 23, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s a damn shame that Jonas even need apologise. I think Carver knows in his heart of hearts that Jonas was just being honest, and that he was absolutely 120% right

  • Zero

    Apr 23, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Time for action… erm was it not time for action 6 games ago… should it not be time for action EVERY game!

    its not a case of ”crap lads we better do our jobs, people seem to be mad at us”

    FFS seriously he should walk, let PB do his thing… play the U21s even, anything but the constant crap that is coming out of the club.

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 23, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #3

    wow just wow , so the fans decision to boycott the game had an affect but his choice to drop jonas didn’t have an affect.

    the mans incompetence astounds me,

    jonas is one of the most hard working players we have , he does twice the work both goofy and obertan do ,

    sooner this clown is gone the better

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 23, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #4

    pokat – I would have suggested a more “industrial” name for the tag team. But I suppose it’s best not to as they’ll all start squealing like piglets

  • N1CK06

    Apr 23, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #5

    I remember the same was said about protesting fans causing a bad atmosphere when the sack Pardew protests were going on, that it would affect the players. Then we won 5 straight… That was the last time we won two or more consecutive games.

  • Zero

    Apr 23, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #6


    I always got the impression the players (vast majority of them) always wanted to play for Pards though… I just doint get that feeling atm with Carver.

    In the Spurs game most of them looked like they couldnt be arsed… only time will tell, if he gets the job full time it will certainly be interesting with regards to the team, who will stay and go along with who we get to plug the gaps.

  • Pokat

    Apr 23, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #7

    The Tag Nuts Team sounds pretty catchy doncha think lol? I agree about the job as thing what’s Carvew thinking oh right pressures on I’d better drop one of my key players to prove a point even though I’m up to my bellybutton in clarts that’ll show him who’s temporary boss hahaha what a jester

  • Pokat

    Apr 23, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #8

    That welshie character having a hard time stepping in looks like Carvew is cornering all the giggles

  • Macas

    Apr 23, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Mister Tuff – You said ‘no wonder he couldn’t see how many were in the ground’
    That statement kind of assumes you are saying you knew better than him how many went.
    Apologies if I read the comment you made the wrong way though.

  • tequilamag

    Apr 23, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Catchy @ 3 remember the good old days when Pardew picking Jonas was evidence of his incompetence.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Apr 23, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #11

    Aye. Aye. The Meerkat division has arrived and taken up a strategic position on the flank in a blind side manoeuvre.

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 23, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #12

    macas -no I was referring to his dialogue with others about the capacity – I was not involved in those exchanges.
    At the time I was standing outside the Strawberry on the corner having a fag – at half time. There were loads who left the ground which is what OP had resported earlier.

  • N1CK06

    Apr 23, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #13


    The reason you feel players can’t be arsed anymore is not necessarily because they wanted to play more under Pardew, but also they wanted to play more because before January we actually had a hope of getting into the top 10.

  • Jeff from Benwell

    Apr 23, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #14

    In a weird way I sort of would like Carver to get the gig and go on a Media course in the summer and come back like a football coaching Ross Noble


  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Apr 23, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #15

    HOw the F has our wage bill increased? who actually makes decent money on our squad aside from colo?

  • BoyDoneGood

    Apr 23, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Howay You Fans – not going to correct Ed?

    “Swansea have been a better performing team than Newcastle in every single season since they were promoted to the Premier League back in 2011, and we have never beaten them since they have been in the Premier League.”

  • bladeuser

    Apr 23, 2015 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #17

    Gone are the days when nufc are s$#$ does it leave a cloud over the city whatever moron carver thinks
    the city does fine without sh$#$# nufc and its rotten staff
    as for the talking is over that has been rolled out for years
    basically its the same old s$#$ so f$#$ off ashley carver and f$#$ off nufc to the championship as it is the only solution to get rid of the fcb
    as most of the mugs will turn up to watch nufc playing chess

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 24, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #18


    yes in the good old days it was incompetence by P45 to pick jonas. but not because of effort from the guy, more down to the position he was played in , a 3rd DMC , not as a winger or LB/RB,

    if you want to go back even further, I hold jonas in very high regard, our best player for a number of seasons , and for this he will always be a great to me.

    for the spurs game, he should have been in the first team ahead of goofy and obertan , all 3 offer very little threat now , 1 never has , but at least jonas puts effort in and you can see it means something to him.


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