An Apology From A Player Thoroughly Abused By John Carver

John Carver claimed after our last home game – the 3-2 defeat by Swansea – that he needed protection from the club because he was being abused by Newcastle fans, after registering his 7th defeat in a row and could be the worst head coach Newcastle have had in many decades.

mike williamson sent off

Mike Williamson sent off

But that didn’t stop Carver from abusing one of his own players after the match yesterday, when he foolishly and stupidly accused Mike Williamson of getting himself deliberately sent off in yesterday’s game – which was our 8th defeat in a row under Geordie John.

Mike has hardly been playing well – and yes – that’s an understatement and he’s had a terrible time of it this year, but his character is beyond reproach whatever nonsense John Carver said yesterday – and we’ve heard a lot of nonsense from Carver recently.

Here is Mike’s apology and denial that he got sent off deliberately:

“I would like to apologize to the Newcastle supporters and my fellow teammates for getting sent-off during yesterday’s game. There was absolutely no intent to hurt Jamie Vardy or get sent-off, but I recognize that I should have been more composed in my determination to win the ball.”

“Unfortunately, it did the one thing I never wanted to do, and that was hurt the team. I will do whatever I can to help my teammates prepare for the next two games and fight to get back into the team when I am available.”

” I’ve had the honor to play for Newcastle for five years now, and I can genuinely say I feel privileged to play for this club. I would never do anything to intentionally hurt the team or its supporters.”

Mike will almost definitely leave Newcastle in the summer – but he will be accompanied by a lot more players who will be rushing for the door following our final game on May 24th at home to West Ham.

That comes after the complete mismanagement of Newcastle United which ended up early this year putting an inexperienced and untested coach in charge and allowing him to lose eight games on the trot – while the powers that be were again hoping  we could get by.

And we don’t even know if anything will be done today to try to save the club after yesterday’s complete calamity.

We wanted to give Mike a platform to restore his professional pride after the abuse he received yesterday from gutless John Carver.

But we also don’t defend the daft tackle Williamson made – and he deserved to be sent off.

John Carver should be fired – he has lost the dressing room – and he has also shamed Newcastle United Football Club, once a great club,  by the ridiculous comments he has made in an effort to shield himself from his own responsibility for the team.

Some leadership that is.

Fire him – it’s the only slim chance we have of staying in the Premier League this season.

Maybe Steve McClaren can be brought in as a last-ditch effort to save our PL status?

The first thing Steve will need to do is to get the players right behind him, and that is why John Carver cannot be his assistant – John has shot himself in the foot with a large-bore rifle and blown it away.

22 comments so far

  • jayphoto

    May 3, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Easy way to solve this! Sack both 😉
    Williamson has cost us a hell of a lot of points this year! Carve even more so!

  • Ibizatoon

    May 3, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #2

    jayphoto…It is a funny situation. None of them really deserve defending. It’s just a case of picking the most innocent party.

    I see no hope anywhere within the current set up.

  • Mister Tuff

    May 3, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #3

    Carver has been suggesting recently that his contrct has 5 years to run and that he will be at the club in one capacity or another for that period.
    Really after yesterdays outbursts he no longer has a future at the club – even being second in command to a new coach – if he has lost the respect of the players he has to go.
    This however may be a stumbling block as Mr Tubbs will not want to pay him off.
    What a mess and a mess contructed by the hierarchy in their ineptness and gambling about the second half of the season.
    However the real villain is Mr Tubbs – not just this season but going back several years.
    Mr Tubbs……………………………OOT

  • mecannylad

    May 3, 2015 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #4

    No amount of clattering angrily on our keyboards will do any good.
    Be fatalistic and just accept NUFC are cursed …

  • scout

    May 3, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Carver would miss his foot with a 12 bore

  • jayphoto

    May 3, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #6

    @jesper – interesting in that article mclaren hasnt blamed speculation for derbys derailed season! Nice to see hes not an excuse merchant!
    Think hel be here to take tuesday training! Carvers position is untenable and its win win for schteve! Derby operate worse than ashley with zero budget, just freebies and youth!
    If he keeps us up hes a hero. If he relegates us its carver/charnley/Ashleys fault and he spends next season walking the championship and building a reputation there cz if we go down there will be no takers for Riviere, Obertan, gouff, dummett and colo and add vuckic, arma, dejong, perez who would likely stay with darlow and lascelles and they might not be doung it in the top league but they’ll walk all over the championship

  • banjax

    May 3, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #7

    I would have to agree with Carver this this time. I don’t think it is abuse to let a highly paid professional footballer that Williamson made a stupid and senseless error that he should have known better. All of the players should be reminded that it is their responsibility to be professional and play their socks off for their supporters and teammates and if from time to time they need reminding of that- then so be it ! There is no more time for pussy footing about with some (not all) these players. It’s tough shit if they can’t take the criticism. If they don’t like it then they have no right to pull on the shirt of our great club. Ha way the lads !

  • cyprus

    May 3, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #8

    Whoever is running this show, bring in a NEW COACH (Interim or otherwise) tomorrow, 8 am.
    We are about to do the impossible: get relegated with 35 points since February!

  • armchair fan

    May 3, 2015 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Apparently they’re making a sequel to that film about the basketball coach with Sam L Jackson in.

    I hear they’re remaking it based on Newcastle’s recent stories and calling it “Coach Carver”.

  • Slank

    May 3, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #10

    If Carver is in charge on Monday then the outlook looks grim.

    We now know that the recent row between Jonas and Carver may not have been the only one between him and the players.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Williamson and Janmaat are not the only players who are cheesed off with Carver. Both players will have friends who will support them.

    I feel sorry for Colback to be singled out by Carver as the only player who works and fights for the shirt. One Geordie praising another Geordie. This will hardly endear him with other players like Perez who never stops working.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 3, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #11

    mecannylad…Never! HWTF 🙂

  • scubydu

    May 3, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #12

    Banjax It’s one thing to criticise him but not in public. Carver is a buffoon and should walk

  • jayphoto

    May 3, 2015 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #13

    @ibiza – its funny because i think most of us will agree with Carver that Willo has bottled it and apparently he told fans on friday willo isnt good enough and only plays because theres no one else! Problem is Carver needs to realise a head coach/manager doesn’t get to say what he thinks! He has to be diplomatic!
    John carver needed to stop being a fan the moment he got promoted to HC! He needed to be cool and analytical aswell as immune to insult/criticism and diplomatic. Problem is he hasnt done any of this and has lost himself to negative emotion.

    If Carver wants to resign, come sit next to me in the stands and chat about how poor Williamson is il probably buy his next round! But as a Manager i can’t respect him hanging players out to dry! He needed to be more intelligent than he is! He certainly never saw sir bob lynching players and we had some shocking players under bob

  • Harley

    May 3, 2015 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #14


    You’re right about what you say, but the lambasting should have been done behind closed doors not to a TV camera.

    Carver needs to be nowhere near the players for the rest of the season. He is a disaster.

  • jayphoto

    May 3, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Part of me wonders if the ‘attack’ on Willo was a thin attempt to earn favour with the fans? JC will know we all think Willo is terrible, wonder if he was trying to get us onside by showing that he thinks like a fan? Its stupid enough to be out of the Carver playbook!

    Ultimately it’s possibly an act that will see fans get 2 wishes at once as i can’t see how Willo or Carver can come back from the incident

  • scout

    May 3, 2015 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #16

    No way he’s gonna quit, he’s waiting for the bullet from the Big man. Problem is they probably won’t sack him because there’s no one to replace him.

  • Sav

    May 3, 2015 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #17

    IMHO, Carver should have taken up the post of HC with far more humility as what he is – a second-in-command stepping into the breach when needs must. If it went well, he could indeed have been ‘in pole position’. But if not, he would have been cut a lot more slack and he would hardly have had the fans on his case as much as he has.
    Instead, he has talked himself up so much that I can’t see how anyone coming in over him now could accept having JC behind him and Carver surely hasn’t earned the top job after overseeing this car crash of a season as ‘Manager-elect’.
    The players (those who are kept), won’t forget his behaviour so he has to go from the club now. It is hard lines but no-one can say he hasn’t brought his exile upon himself.
    As for Williamson, he has been our player of the season. He is never less than committed and a decent bloke who takes a lot of flack while our whole defence has generally been well below par. His statement is a lot less inflamatory than it could have been. His manager has accused him in public of the cardinal sin in the eyes of fans and he has responded with dignity and humility, two qualities JC could use by the bucketful.

  • Malta Mag

    May 3, 2015 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #18

    I feel for John Carver because I’m sure with hindsight he’d have done things differently but there’s no escaping the fact he has gone one step too far and has without doubt alienated the players. I don’t think Ashley will bring in the persons we all would prefer like a Klopp or a Benitez but I think at this time a Steve McLaren or a Terry Venables would fit the bill because this simply can’t continue.

  • dannitoon

    May 3, 2015 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #19

    You can’t blame a player for not being good enough… you can only blame the manager who picks him… ok Williamson is not up to the standard we expect but who currently is.. I believe he does give 100% which is all u can ask of him. . Remember he was the previous fans player of the season. Look no further than moussa’ colo’ those two players used to move us forward now it looks like they’ve already packed their cases…

  • Carl819

    May 3, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #20

    Are people forgetting what a good season Willo had last year. As the second ‘told what to do’ centre half he has been worth his place as much as anyone. Our headless coach is a disgrace to the club and should resign no matter what happens

  • jimiley

    May 3, 2015 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #21

    Bring in brolly man to save us? hahahaha. What will survival bring us? More of the same crap and more cash for Mr Tubbs, Relegation would be a salvation.

  • jimiley

    May 3, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #22

    Who picks the crap manager. It all comes back to the fat controller.


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