Coach Gives And Takes Abuse From Newcastle Fans

Social media lit up after the game today as John Carver got into some altercations with fans during the game against Swansea, and fans were not happy (an understatement) that Newcastle were beaten for a 7th time in succession – the longest losing streak ever for Newcastle United in the Premier League – and passions were certainly running high,  especially in the second half after Swansea came from behind and went 3-1 up after 71 minutes.

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John Carver – at St. James’ Park today against Swansea

There are claims that Carver continually swore at fans from the dugout, and the abuse seems to have gone in both directions.

The raw emotions just boiled over on both sides, as Newcastle dropped to a seventh straight loss and after looking OK in that first half we fell apart in those final 45 minutes.

A bright spot was the appearance of Siem de Jong as a substitute in the second half, and he wasted little time in scoring his first goal for Newcastle after 87 minutes.

If  Siem is up to playing maybe even a full game soon, there’s some hope because of the Dutchman’s class and ability to put the ball in the net, and he’s a leader on and off the pitch.

Newcastle are now only four points above Hull City and Leicester City – who both won today and five points above Sunderland – who are 3rd bottom and took a good point at Stoke.

But all three teams have a game in hand on Newcastle – and only Sunderland have a worse goal difference than Newcastle, so we are now in a real relegation battle if those three teams win their games in hand.

If the powers that be at Newcastle are not worried we could be relegated this season – they should be.

Comments welcome.

66 comments so far

  • Shot Bru

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #1

    Carver should have been ejected from the ground by the stewards for using bad language right?

  • SuperShearer

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #2

    I’ve never been so appalled and disgusted by my beloved Newcastle United. Mr. Ashely, please explain to me why you chose to buy this once great football club? Was it simply for advertising purposes because I find it hard to believe that all the money you’ve spent on Newcastle wouldn’t have been better off sending a spacecraft to the moon and painting your God awful brand all over it. Mr. Carver, you say the team gave their all today? You’re either blind sir or a liar, our players look disinterested, lazy and frankly as fed up with the situation as we are, the key difference being they make more in a week what most of us make in a year. The thought of my club being treated and performing the way it currently is makes me sick to my stomach. I plead with ALL fans NOT to renew your season tickets, NOT to buy any Newcastle merchandise, NOT to buy anything on match days if you insist on going. We Are no longer Newcastle United but Newcastle Cast Adrift, DisUnited and an embarrassment to the league.

  • Belfast

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Complete eegit, Mike Basset in disguise

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #4

    It’s fair enough he’s under pressure, he says he’d be happy to talk to any fans.

    How do you think he’d react if I asked why he didn’t prepare the team better for free kicks and corners or at least have a plan to defend them.

    I bet he’d reply “cos there all fkn midgets”

    He can’t even paddle and he’s in the deep end.

  • Graeme

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #5

    This is ace -

  • jimiley

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Whats the point of staying up and Carver or Brolly guy getting the job and spending peanuts? More misery for us and another 50 million for Mr Tubbs. Better to bite the bullet now and get relegated and stay relegated til the fat controller has gone. I welcome an extended tenure for Carver and relegation. I can see something massively positive coming out of a prolonged relegation. I see only continued misery staying in the Premiership.

  • cbtoon82

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #8

    It almost as if Ashley wants us to be relegated.

  • jimiley

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #9

    The club needs to be relegated to start again. It can only rebuild when Mr Tubbs is gone. There can be no bouncing straight back up again. We stay down until he is fed up with making no money and sells up.

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Another gamble that will go to the wire.

    Can’t see Carver getting the sack, who would they bring in? Who the hell would want to come now with 4 games left? Shearer had 8 games and it hasn’t helped his management credentials.

    It’d just be someone else from within the club.

    Keep surrounding yourself by yes men though Ashley, it’s working a treat.

  • jimiley

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #11

    I hope Tubbs keeps Carver after May. It would make it obvious the complete contempt he has for the club and area. Bring it on Mike. STAY AWAY.

  • Magpie Season

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #12


    If the team was in any kind of good form none of this would have happened. We the fans have been blind & are lying to ourseleves. If we were not losing 7 games in a row nothing would have happened. No protests, boycotts, altercations, etc. I doubt relegation would do anything at all. The majority of supporters are comfortable with how things are…watching premier league football each week.

    When we finished 5th, we still had this fat, wicked man as owner. The only thing that matters to the majority are…results. No one did anything then.

    Only when things go sour on the pitch do they off it.

    It’s too late, most will renew their tickets. Too many for it to matter. Why? Because they believe that next season we will have a go at the cups, spend money, when in reality our cup is the 40pts cup.

    One thing I would like to point out that Ed mentioned: “these boycotts do not help the team.”

    Don’t they? Then tell me what does, sir? Having the support of 52,000 fans & one of the largest away supports in the division week in & week out? That has certainly helped the team so far.

  • Belfast

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #13

    There would be someone who would take it Ibiza. Money talks!

    It would probably be another heed banger though, Joe Kinnear, Mick Harford or someone of similar ilk

  • optimistic prime

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #14

    It’s all fun at the funny farm.

    I used to joke and say I wouldn’t be worried until we’re as bad as Sunderland.

    It’s here, what a complete mess the club is in.

  • Belfast

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #15

    This bunch wouldn’t stand a chance in the championship. They’d need to sign 4-5 senior pros to even compete.

    And dogs of war have no resale value unfortunately, so no chance of that happening.

  • Magpie Season

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #16


    Carver definitely won’t be dismissed. Our 2 ‘biggest’ games are still to come. The Leciester & QPR matches. Ashley know’s if we get at least 4 pts from those, & with players coming back from injury by then, we will stay up.

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Belfast…Money talks, but we don’t spend money 😉

    Money would have talked in January, they could have gone for a proper manager, got him settled, prior to this HUGE summer of ambition.

    Joe has been quiet lately…

  • Shot Bru

    Apr 25, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #18

    About 4 games ago i reckoned we might get 2 more points from WBA and Leicester.

    I was plainly delusional… we are gonna finish up with 35 points,

    We are currently 18/1 to be relegated…well worth a punt.

    jimily’s posts are always tinged with sarcasm…but he has been spot on over the last few years regarding Ashley’s intentions…and unfortunately he is right…the only way to get rid of Ashley is to get relegated and stay down.

    I think back to the euphoria of Filbert Street May 2nd 1992 and the beginning of a bright future under Keegan etc…how ironic we go to Leicester on May 2nd 2015 needing a result of some sort…

  • Belfast

    Apr 26, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #19

    I think the West Brom one is very important they’ve nowt to play for, but neither did Swansea lol

  • catchy in norway

    Apr 26, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #20

    it amazes me how big sam got fired for nothing in comparison to what both P45 and charver have gotten away with

  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 26, 2015 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #21

    Magpie…We shouldnt go down, I”m not convinced yet though. Im sure the men upstairs are still counting on managing at least one win before seasons end.

    Anyway, time for bed.

    Drinking hierbas until 5am wasn’t a good idea….catch you all later. HWTF

  • Magpie Season

    Apr 26, 2015 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #22


    It was for his style of football, also he wasn’t Ashley’s choice as Shepherd’s regime had signed him before the takeover was completed.

    Ashley has done a lot of things, which I get. Even appointing Joe Kinnear.
    One thing I didn’t get is why he sacked Chris Hughton. It’s been 5 years. Still don’t get it. Our Goals For columns was amazing with him.

  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Apr 26, 2015 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #23

    £50 on for relegation – gonna luv it. Win for me loss for FatAsh

    In the “words” of SirKK – “Id love it if we go down”

  • Shot Bru

    Apr 26, 2015 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #25


    Tday i won another $430 on us losing to Swansea. Since Carver has taken charge he has boosted my online Aussie ladbrokes account by $4000!

  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 26, 2015 at 12:36 AM

    Comment #26

    Poor Carver is totally out of his depth and floundering. The poor guy is a basic minded down to earth Geordie who wears his heart on his sleeve and reacts aggressively when challenged.

    Nothing wrong with that but for fcucks sake we are are supposed to be a multi million pound sporting enterprise with a responsibility to a massive following.

    In any other responsibly run business, club, team or institution with world wide exposure the behaviour of the head coach or team leader is scrutinised at every opportunity.

    How can they leave poor Carver to face the fans and the media as the voice of NUFC.

    There is no point berating the poor guy for his failings. He is what he is .

    Blackley on a previous thread for once made a good point.

    How can the next choice of leader be decided by an administrative clerk and a scout who is past his sell by date.

    To promote from within all sounds very cosy but for fcucks sake Ashley get your head out of your arse and sort this mess out.

  • Online Guy

    Apr 26, 2015 at 12:41 AM

    Comment #27

    John Carver is going to have a nervous breakdown

    When this is all over and he is gone he’s going to find it so hard to watch a Newcastle game .

    .It will bring it all back for him and his family ..We know his hands are tied ..we know he’s towing the party line for Ashley, and its not loosing games that is his biggest downfall.. Its the fact he stood up in front of fellow Geordies and told uz lies over the FA cup match ..

    Ashley is a first class Basta*d he has hung Carver up in front of us all ..

    Saying all that I really do feel sorry for John Carver the Man right now.

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 26, 2015 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #28

    I do have a bit of sympathy for Carver. He should, like King Percy, never have been offered the job in the first place. Guilty parties are Tubbs and his cabin boy Penfold.
    Carver is taking the daily flack and not getting any support – they’ve hung him out to dry.
    Recall when there was a rumour about a £60 million transfer pot – they acted pretty quick then to deny it – faster than lightening.
    Fans forum questions last Monday – have not even been replied to.
    Tubbs model of how to run a club is coming off the rails.

  • Magpie Season

    Apr 26, 2015 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #29

    Shot Bru @25:

    Lucky, mate. I usually make a point of never betting against my own team (nor for) but I’m kind of pissed now considering how much I could have made these past 7 weeks for an outright win againt our opposing teams.

    Too late to start cashing in? Surely this 7 loss run about to end, even with a draw.

  • Online Guy

    Apr 26, 2015 at 1:29 AM

    Comment #30

    Good Morning Tuff

  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 26, 2015 at 1:33 AM

    Comment #31

    Morning Online hows things. Agree with your point about Catver – seems like he’s going to blow a fuse.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 26, 2015 at 1:52 AM

    Comment #32

    Morning lads, what a sorry mess we find ourselves in.

    Im hoping with Cisse, Sissoko and De Jong back we will scrape enough points. I’d take a draw on saturday to begin with.

  • Online Guy

    Apr 26, 2015 at 2:00 AM

    Comment #33

    Tuff are you still there ?

  • Online Guy

    Apr 26, 2015 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #34

    I’m on with the United Nations at moment on 14.mhz ..I am handling messages for UN for aid to Nepal link via Israel To Kathmandu ..Working with American UN op’s .. the only contact they have got right now is through our link ..Earthquake has killed normal comms .

    Trying to organise VHF repeater for Nepal and get it flown out there .

    Amazing turn of events in last hour .

  • Toon-Prodigy

    Apr 26, 2015 at 3:17 AM

    Comment #35

    Carver needs to chill out and people need to get off his back. It can’t help anyone getting on his back at the minute nor the team. He is there until the end of the season so if people do go to the game they should support him not apply more pressure. Protest against Ashley yes but the team and coach needs left out of it right now. We all know he isn’t a perfect NUFC manager but we are still in a tricky situation in the league, they need support right now by the supporters that are going.

    What I’v read about the protest today seems decent but I cant find many good pictures like. Last week there was lots of pictures and video’s that had been sourced. Lee Charnley’s face was a picture on MOTD while it was going on. Brilliant.

  • lochinvar

    Apr 26, 2015 at 3:32 AM

    Comment #36

    See we are trying to sign an Inverness CT player, we should take a lead from their fans:


    ( for Brolley substitute any Manager or other name as required )
    (For Ashley substitute Carver, Charnley or other name as required )

  • lochinvar

    Apr 26, 2015 at 3:39 AM

    Comment #37

    Wonga has massive debts and huge losses
    Newcastle has Ashley and huge losses

    Has not one single Journalist or TV Company attempted to locate and interview Ashley…is he hiding in a hole in the ground like Saddam Hussein ?
    Or has he left the Country as he certainly has switched the lights off

  • N1CK06

    Apr 26, 2015 at 3:49 AM

    Comment #38

    I don’t think relegation is the only scenario which could rid Ashley of our club. Although, it is the most probable.

    But I do believe if the stories and coverage of the boycotts and protests continue and intensify to the point that football fans around the world know and fully understand that shopping at SD is supporting a force which is killing football, then Ashley will lose more money than he ever spent/earned at NUFC and will have no reason to stay owning the club.

    However, until Newcastle fans can actually be united and consistently leave the majority of seats at SJP empty, and consistently get media coverage of the Ashley Out campaign game after game, I don’t see Newcastle United in the Premier League in 16/17 and for a long time beyond then.

  • lochinvar

    Apr 26, 2015 at 4:15 AM

    Comment #39

    Waking up to the headlines in the Sunday papers:
    Pardew reported to be after Cisse.
    Bournemouth could be next to win promotion after Watford and to replace Newcastle in premier League.
    Elton John pens new song to celebrate.
    Carver John pens new version of Elton’s classic ” pisssing in the wind” and shouts abuse at fans.
    Charley does nothing.
    Ashley has disappeared down a drain pipe, search continues
    Wonga has massive losses and writes off £220m loans
    Sports Direct exposed in Dispatches TV programme
    Japanese fan of Newcastle found hiding on Pacific Island since WW2 asks to be left alone
    Apollo 13 returns to moon, it’s safer there
    Cold pork pie nominated as winner of Britains Got Talent

    Last fan switches off lights at St James Park and is awarded Freeman of the City

    TV programme “Shameless ” to be made into blockbuster ( they went bust too ) film staring Mike Ashley , Lee Charnley and John Carver .
    Location shooting to be moved from Merseyside to Tyneside.

    To be followed by remake of Teletubbies
    Dipsy ,La La , and Po

    I wandered lonely as a cloud , surrounded by a host of complete and utter twats ruining the club and turning the City into a joke.

    Ashley is invited onto the Jeremy Kyle show and allegedly could fail lie detector tests when asked “are you the right and responsible man to be running a Premier League football club”

    North Korea flooded by asylum seekers from a football club in the north east of England in search of a better life disappointed to find that their Illustrious Leader is already living there.

    The end is nigh.

  • headtheball

    Apr 26, 2015 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #40

    I have little sympathy for any staff associated with the product on display at NUFC. Ashley is the paymaster.

    Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.


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