Carver Wants To Stop The Rot – But It Will Be Difficult


John Carver has held his news conference for the Leicester City game on Saturday and he has praised Nigel Pearson, the former Newcastle coach,  for picking up four successive wins until they lost 3-1 to Premier League Champions in waiting – Chelsea – but the Foxes played well last night and we’re not sure that 3-1 was representative of the game, with Chelsea having only like three shots on target all night.

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John Carver – must stop the rot

We’ve been wondering what John Carver would say in his press conference today and he was at the game last night at the King Power Stadium.

This is some of what he has said:

“Saturday is a tough game. Leicester are very well-organised, very strong and are a big, physical team.” “It’s the biggest game of the weekend, and huge for both sides. We need to stop this rot and get a result.”

“Siem de Jong is ready for this weekend, having played 90 minutes for the U-21s. He is not ready to start, however.” “Paul Dummett and Moussa Sissoko coming back into the group this week has given us a lift.”

“Four weeks ago Leicester were dead and buried, but Nigel Pearson has turned them around and they are in with a chance of staying up.”

And after exchanging words with a number of fans last Saturday because they were upset at our seventh defeat in a row on Saturday and another pathetic second half performance, Carver says he has invited the two  in to have a chat with him:

“I’ve invited the two lads in.” “Thomas and Allen will come to my office for a cup of tea.” ”It’s important to speak to them.”

“I am one of them and should relate to them.” “It’s important to get behind the team and not distract me from my job.” “It’s about getting them in and answering some questions.”

That’s simply a political and PR move – probably for the benefit of Mr. Ashley and Mr. Charnley.

What John still doesn’t seem to get is that the Newcastle manager (head coach) will always significant criticism – call it abuse if you like – when results are not going our way.

It’s part of the manager’s job – especially at a passionate place like Newcastle – and it will never ever go sway.

And we suggest John meets with Thomas and Allen before Saturday,  because if we lose again – and our readers think we will and they’ve been accurate in all of the last seven games – he may get even more abuse from them.

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It’s going to be extremely difficult for John Carver to turn this thing around given his lack of experience.

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61 comments so far

  • WWSBRD

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #1

    59% think we will lose? Hells teeth miserable beggers on here

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #2

    Yo…You think we’ll win?

    “It’s important to get behind the team and not distract me from my job”

    There you have it folks – we need to stop distracting him from his job! Perhaps an empty stadium is what JC is after?

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  • Belfast

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m a positive guy wwsrb 🙂

    Draw!

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  • Toon_Tom

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #4

    “I am one of them and should relate to them.”

    You’re also the fekin Head Coach John – get that right first before chin wagging with fellow fans FFS!

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  • mindshaft

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Carver now inviting in fans to personally tell them how much of a fan he is and that he’s doing a great job. Guess my invite must have gotten lost in the post

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #6

    Ibiza
    I think we will draw mate

    Belfast
    Thats the spirit pal

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #7

    It would be funny if Pearson said four weeks ago Newcastle were safe as houses but they have managed to turn it round and the management deserve full credit for that.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #8

    Jail from previous thread
    I’m not a first time poster, I just haven’t logged on for a while. I’ve never used bad language and don’t have multiple accounts so I would assume it’s just a temporary thing.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Yo…What’s a goal between mates? What’s a goal in football? A draw or loss, or a win for that matter, will likely be fine margins. Nevermind our recent form…

    To be honest, I stopped voting on Ed’s polls over a month ago. Mainly due to me being an armchair fan mind, my opinion matters little it would seem 🙂

    So, how have you been, apart from attempting mild optimism?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #10

    Rolando…Was there more than 1 link in your post?

    If so, that’ll be why.

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  • Belfast

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #11

    That Pearson is a very strange bloke like. I used to think he was just arrogant, but no it’s just strangeness.

    Wouldn’t fancy being stuck in a lift with him, put it that way.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Ian Toon – stop squealing like a piglet -again trying to protest your innocence. Now trying to compare yourself to the Clevinger character in Catch 22. Totally inappropriate comparison as he was a highy educated intellectual – I’m afraid you aren’t.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Rolando,
    It’s annoying, I have been moderated myself..a couple of times.

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Ibiza

    I moved onto the sofa so I could vote and have a opinion 🙂

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  • Mint

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #15

    So there will be a 100 strong queue outside JCs office next week now. I bet he thinks its to sign Sports Direct merchandise! Rock Star John!

    WTF is going on seriously!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #16

    Talking about moderation, where’s Jeffrey. He’ll still be too busy tweeting Bruce Jenner.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #17

    OP…Are sofas allowed? Seems like cheating to me, but then again, as an armchair fan, I’m probably not in the postion to comment.

    When a real fan is next on, be sure to check.

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Ibiza
    Haha I very rarely vote on them bud, just find them interesting in gauging the general opinion on here…entertaining swings

    Arent we all armchair fans these days? I dont want to be called a scab after all, fate worse than death

    Ah well Ive not been too bad and yourself? Well optimism may be a push but I dont see us losing all of our remaining games, we have a lot of players coming back and form is temporary, I reckon 2 draws and 2 wins left

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Ibiza

    Yeah thanks, that’ll be it as I had two links on it.

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #20

    Belfast
    Bloke is nutty, fighting off a pack of wolfs nutty

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Comment #21

    Does he expect us to sing Johnny Carvers back and white army after becoming the worst manager in our long history

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #22
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #24

    WW…,
    Ha, and class is permanent. We’re fcuked then !

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #25

    Yo…Not sure tbh mate, not sure I can comment, I’ve never even been to SJP!

    My current issue is that I’m stuggling to know how to call anything other than more of the same. I do see the benefit in the idea that it can’t continue as it is. After all, we’ve never been one for consistency. Doing pretty well on that front at the moment though.

    I will say though, we shouldn’t be relegated. We’re not in the bottom 3 spaces, yet 🙂

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #26

    Catch 22,
    One of only half a dozen books I’ve read twice.

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #27

    JfA
    Never said we needed class mate haha, though I think we have players who have that in them

    Am I to assume then that u see us losing all 4 games?

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Rolando…Glad to be of help 🙂

    Just seen this part of the first link

    “Then there is Jemez as a character. A man who refuses to toe the party line or suppress what he perceives to be right, could easily become a nightmare for the current Barcelona board.”

    I really struggle to see how he’s going to fit in with our current regime. He does appear to be just what is needed mind.

    It would certainly seem to test the theory of Ashley only hiring yes men.

    Over to you Mike.

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Ibiza
    Mater Ive been a fair few times doesnt give me any more of a right to comment than u…unless its on the quality of the pies then I think I have u beat

    Yeah I dont see us getting relegated, not even sure if we need another point

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Obviously I meant mate not mater…am not THAT friendly

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  • Belfast

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #31

    The fighting a pack of wolves story was definitely made up like. Him and Carver could have a spoof telling competition.

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #32

    Personally I can see us getting a draw at the weekend. Admittedly I was very impressed with some of Leicester’s play last night though.

    We only need one half decent performance, and we don’t even need to score! Just don’t concede and the likelihood of relegation will be all but dispelled.

    I also think we can manage results against the likes of QPR and West Brom. Whether we do remains to be seen. We’re only in real danger of going down if we lose the rest of our games and Sunderland manage 5 point in their last few games which is a big ask for them.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #33

    Yo…I’m not sure a fair few times gives you the right to comment either. I’ll be honest, this is a grey area for me.

    Is there a higher ranking fan about that can help?

    I don’t remember reading pies having much to do with it 🙂

    Who knows what will be needed? I’ll certainly be happier with some more points on the board and don’t feel comfortable in saying that we’re fine as we are. I’m more concerned that this even needs to be discussed. We were sitting pretty not that long ago. We’ve seent this slide before. I am genuinely concerned, even though we SHOULD be fine.

    At least this is a form of excitement.

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  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #34

    Krul
    Janno Willo Colo Dummo
    —-Colobacko—— Abiedo
    Sisoko
    SDO
    ———-Cabello—–Perezo

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #35

    Potential bananaskin getting those fans to meet Carver! Bet theyre surrounded by press officers and it’ll be over the moment they ask a non pre prepared by the club question!
    If they hold their nerve and actually question Carver on tactics and team selection he’ll lose his temper!

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  • jayphoto

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #36

    @Ciaran – I reckon he’ll notch at least 4 points! We possibly have the best last 3 fixtures of any team! A safe west brom who have very little quality and their star player looks burnt out, QPR who for me are the worst side in the league and West Ham who are probably sat on the same beach as us and have horrific injury problems. I wouldn’t even be impressed with 7 points from the last 3 games to be honest! From the last 4 games a toon team of old, even a pardew team I’d say anything less than 10 points from 12 is underachieving! Under Carver we pray for 3 points from 12….. shows how bad its got

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  • WWSBRD

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Ibiza
    Haha fair point, I am yet to receive my Newcastle badge of honour maybe a well to do ST holder can confirm or deny my ability to comment

    Oh mate the pies are often the best part of a visit to St James.

    True ideally I would like to see another 12 points, lets all pray bing is right eh

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  • optimistic prime

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #38

    JFA

    I’ve been suspicious of his absence, his side kicks hardly been on either.

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  • Ciaran

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #39

    Jayphoto

    It would need an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions for us to be relegated, I agree.

    We should be beating teams like these no sweat at all, but I think we’d do well to win even one of our last 4 games, but I can see us nicking a few draws, if not drawing every game from here to the end of the season.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Apr 30, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #40

    JFA / OP…Perhaps he recently got a yo-yo, so his 2nd hand is occupied?

    Yo…Well, your call for 2 wins and 2 draws looks the part mate. I think you may be in, even if you don’t follow the toon everywhere they go.

    I really should stop commenting though. Getting right above my station.

    You’ve got me in the mood for a pie now. Can I get them on the SD website with free shipping?

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