John Carver Mounts Astonishing Attack On Player


In an astonishing claim by John Carver he has come out after the 3-0 defeat at Leicester City and accused center-back Mike Williamson of deliberately getting himself sent off – so he is not available for Newcastle next game two games at West Brom next Saturday and then QPR the week after that.

Daryl Janmaat was also sent off so Newcastle ended the game playing with 9 men.

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Steve Stone and John Carver today
It’s far too big a job for them


This is what John Carver said after the game talking about big Mike Williamson:

“I thought he’d done that on purpose – it looks like he did,” “The ball was off the pitch – he had no need to make the challenge. He will miss two games. Is it an easy way out?”

“On a scale of one to 10, it the performance is a minus 10,” “I can’t accept it. I wish the players had as much determination and fight as I had.”

“We can talk about systems and players but if we’re not willing to compete, get your head onto the ball and risk getting an injury, you won’t get anywhere.”

John has to take responsibility for this terrible performance – he’s the one who prepared them so he cannot just criticize the players and say it’s all their fault – that’s also the easy way out as a coach.

And it seems to us the players have given up playing for him – and he hasn’t got the necessary leadership to turn this disaster around.

The very fact that a player may have got himself sent off doesn’t reflect well on the coach, and it’s abundantly clear John Carver is out of his depth – and his record shows that.

In the 17 games he’s managed this year he’s lost 12 of them and eight in a row.

CompetitionPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
League1934121835-1713
FA Cup100101-1
Overall2034131836-1813

Just like it wasn’t Jak Alnwick’s fault when he was thrown in at the deep end last year, and it’s not John’s fault that he cannot deliver, and the decision to make him the stand-in coach has been a complete and utter disaster for Newcastle United, and will likely cost us our place in the Premier League.

The real responsibility for this catastrophe lies at the feet of Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley, and we are hoping the two of them will come in and do something to save the club – like bringing in a new coach now.

But we’re not holding our breath.

It was simply a stunning embarrassment  Newcastle United today at the King Power Stadium.



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75 comments so far

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #1

    I expect Carver to be removed Monday the latest!

    lesh…hear hear

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  • Belfast

    May 2, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #2

    It did look like he got himself sent off on purpose, but Carver should not be coming out in public with such statements.

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  • optimistic prime

    May 2, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #3

    The most remarkable part of that statement is JC’s first two words.

    I’m astounded, I may even lie down.

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  • roblee7

    May 2, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #4

    lesh – I know what you mean but today was just a disgrace to football. Never have I ever seen a team that didn’t give a s**t as much as that, totally unproffesional, whether they dislike Carver or not, regardless of tactics, worst NUFC Premier League team ever by a country mile. Far worse than the team that got us relegated last time around

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 2, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #5

    Toon-Prodigy // May 2, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Like i’v said, some players don’t need an excuse to hide.

    He knows his rep with the fans and he has been terrible of late.

    Complete bottler. And no, not Carvers fault.

    Carver is out of his depth but lets not forget the quality and arses going massively at the moment. Far too easy to blame the manager but there is a huge lack of quality also and that is dow

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 2, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #6

    Down to mike ashley.

    We should not even be here.

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  • sing in the corner

    May 2, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Dead man… not even walking now. Surely not even ashley can let this bufoon continue?
    If there is a God…let Southampton get an equaliser from somewhere. Not that Newcastle deserve to be saved…

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  • lochinvar

    May 2, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #8

    Carver and the club have to fine Williamson to back up his claims.

    Williamson has two choices.
    1. Admit he did it deliberately to get sent off.
    2. Sue Carver for defamation of character and involve the PFA

    Either way Carver has opened Pandora’s box and should be sacked for gross misconduct.

    The stench is inbearable

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  • Belfast

    May 2, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Sissoko done the same thing against Liverpool in my opinion

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  • G

    May 2, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #10

    life without honour JC is no life at all, so come on, do the honourable thing and f@ck off

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  • roblee7

    May 2, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Toon-Prodigy – Dam rite, everything is down to Mike Ashley

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 2, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #12

    roblee…see my post to you on the last thread!

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  • optimistic prime

    May 2, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Look at the clip of those two on that picture, .2nd and .3rd in a bonny baby completion.

    I bucket of pig shat was 1st.

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  • Slank

    May 2, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Charnley should be brave and sack Carver.

    This would lift the players as they will have closed ranks.

    I haven’t seen the interview but was Janmaat also accused of deliberately getting himself sent off ?

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  • scout

    May 2, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #15

    No way he done it on purpose. It was just pure frustration.

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  • roblee7

    May 2, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #16

    Jesper – You’re right. We are just a total circus all round!

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  • optimistic prime

    May 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Slank

    He stopped short of saying it, he implied he thought Janmaat was rash.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #18

    Whumpie says, “The only silver lining is that today was SO bad that it might shake the idiotic scabs who turn up to home games outof their complacency. They are the reason Ashley is still here and Ashley is the single root cause of this situation.”

    When did you wake up and stop going Whumpie?

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  • toonbrother

    May 2, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Carver really has no business managing any football team at any level

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  • Graeme

    May 2, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Villa winning 3-2 – its Final score!! More shit for toon!!!

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  • roblee7

    May 2, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #21

    scout – thats what I think too. He doesn’t seem the type to do such a thing IMO. Good for us he won’t be playing mind as he’s that bad, wish Colo had got sent off to come to think of it! We may as well play the under 18’s defence, would probably do better

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  • BandB

    May 2, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #22

    Two points above the relegation zone.
    Second worst goal difference in the league.
    Eight game losing streak.
    Players getting sent off apparently for fun. Floundering head coach.
    Half the team with every motive to be relegated. It would get some sold and it’s the best chance others have of getting a new contract.
    Expect Colo and Sissoko to be sent off before the end of the season.
    Will 35 points be enough?

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  • bobby mango

    May 2, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Just watched the interview and I’ve got a lot of sympathy for Carver. I’ve been very critical of him but he’s blatantly being let down by the players.
    Think Willo won’t be here next season, which is positive. He can’t stay after that.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 2, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #24

    Who T.F. is this charnley we’re relying on to sort the club out? Proper f’n charnley!

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  • firebug666

    May 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Oh I think this is Carvers fault, for weeks now he has been saying that, the players are not good enough, they know who they are and they will be shipped out.

    If I was a player I wouldn’t give a fcuk either, Carver has zero man management skills, and continues to slag players off in the press.

    If your boss was telling you, you were useless, but also naming and shaming you, would you give him your all every day.

    Carver is a total prat, he has totally destroyed the team moral, we will get relegated through his incompetence, and the players will move on…..Most back to the premiership.

    Having said all that, lets not forget that the ultimate villains here are Ashley and his pet Charnley, They have known Carver for years and must have known he was not Head Coach material.

    God Help Us!

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  • roblee7

    May 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #26

    bobby mango – 100% agreed

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  • keith

    May 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #27

    Carver is a nougat. The players are a disgrace. A boycott next week will be a big mistake

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  • Belfast

    May 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #28

    35 points isn’t enough after the Sunderland result, 38 I reckon.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 2, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #29

    prodigy

    yeah leicester have got such a talent pool!!! hardly chelsea are they but rhe coach has them motivated

    It’s the way we play and tactics that are so sh–e.

    8 losses in a row is scandalous

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  • nut meg

    May 2, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #30

    Sendings off, the last four have been deliberate IMO. Regardless of how many players were wheeled out saying we’re all behind JC, the performances proved otherwise & today was no different.

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  • Ciaran

    May 2, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #31

    Don’t let anyone convince you of anything different. Everything that is happening on the field is the fault of one man and one man alone.

    Mike Ashley Out.

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  • geordiemark

    May 2, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #32

    well by the results I think QPR and burnley are gone its just down to the 3rd spot now

    if we do get relegated then I don’t really think mike Ashley will have the bottle ever to show up at st james while he owns it I think he will stay well away as any coward does

    going back in time I wonder what kevin keegan will be thinking about whats happened aye its in the past but all that hard work and gone by one coward and that’s mike Ashley if you have any sence sell up and just go back under your rock mr Ashley your time is up

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  • Slank

    May 2, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #33

    Optimistic

    This can easily be interpreted as favouritism and will annoy the players.

    How he thinks this will be motivational I don’t know as he never said anything against Janmaat or any of the other players who have previously received red cards.

    Carver should resign or Charnley sack him.

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  • Ron Knee

    May 2, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #34

    jesper@1
    Do you really see Charnley doing ANYTHING constructive?

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  • Thump

    May 2, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #35

    Christ, and he wonders why the players aren’t playing for him.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #36

    The club is looking to appoint a head coach not a manager. What t.f. is that about? The club needs a strong manager not some head coach with his balls in the hands of a pox doctor’s clerk using an old scout’s credentials.

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  • geordiemark

    May 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #37

    mind Williamson is at best is a league 2 defender really but a so called top coach wouldn’t insult a player like that and the other players will get there backs up about it john carver has just upset the applecart in a very big way don’t think the club has any choice but to sack carver straight away

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #38

    Its been coming for two years they have watched us drop while letting the bloke in charge take all the flak.

    This squad now is not good enough and is full of foreign players who just dont know enough. And steven taylor? Raise your head out of the sand eh? Wtf? Good wages aye? What have you done? Easy to hide is it? Adam Armstrong …

    This squad deserves to go down. But it aint Carvers fault.

    Mike Ashley – there is not a word to describe what im feeling amongst this man.

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  • Uncertain Toon

    May 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #39

    Roblee7

    I tend to agree that I’d like to think that Williamson’s tackle was out of frustration and therefore not deliberate especially as they were ran ragged by the Leicester forwards.
    It’s a shame we only have one defender(Dutch bloke) good enough for this league and he got sent off as well!
    Because we’re not getting owt at the other end of the pitch, the defence stands out like a sore thumb for their lack of ability.
    We all knew they would come guns blazing from the off and Carver should have been drilling that in to them all week.
    Struggling to find the words to express how proper gash we are mate!

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  • Bri

    May 2, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #40

    How would any player feel when Carver comes out with ” I’m in pole position for the job”. He hasn’t got what it takes and i would imagine the players are of the same opinion.

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