It’s Difficult To See How Newcastle Can Survive


We could have had a chance to survive in the Premier League if the club could have brought in a new coach today, but it looks like Steve McClaren was no mug – and didn’t want to come into the club with three games to go, with everything being in such an awful shambles.

Steve’s no fool.

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John Carver –  ineffective coach

So John Carver remains to coach the side for the final three games of the season, but John himself has caused a lot of the infighting going on with his players, and when you have caused the problem it is very difficult to be the one to put it right.

The decision to keep Carver was made by Lee Charnley – amazing as it seems – after John’s terrible record at the club – but we suppose Carver and the players now just have to get on with it – and try not to fight amongst themselves.

Here’s John’s record.

CompetitionPlayedWonDrawnLostGFGAGDPoints
League1934121835-1713
FA Cup100101-1
Overall2034131836-1813

Maybe we can get a win at QPR a week on Saturday, because they may have already been relegated by the time we play them.

But it’s difficult to see us getting any points in our final two home games against West Brom and then West Ham on the final day of the season.

We hope there are no demonstrations against Ashley during those  games – but we are probably wrong on that one – we just want the players to be given the best chance of winning so we can survive.

Demonstrations against Ashley can take place over the summer in an attempt to get him out of the club, because he’s been completely found out this year, as to what he’s doing at Newcastle and the national press have finally clicked on about what he’s about.

That can only help us to get the guy out of Newcastle – but it would be good to still be a Premier League club at that time.

Hull City play Arsenal tonight and certainly a Gunners win in this game will help us – but we don’t rule out Hull even being able to win this game.

Such are some of the shocks when your PL existence is at on the line – and the players are playing like their lives depended on it.

it’s all about what the other sides do – since we have been on 35 points now since 28th February when we last picked up some points – a win at home to Aston Villa.

That’s just two days over nine weeks ago.

🙁

Such has been he complete collapse of this Newcastle United side under John Carver – and it could well be the greatest collapse ever in the Premier League by the time the end of the season rolls around.

Hope not.

Here’s the current bottom part of the Premier League table – and remember we were in 9th place at the end of the year, and we were only 14 points from the 40 points safety mark, but after another 16 games played we are still 5 points below that 40 points total.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
Crystal Palace38-1242
16Bournemouth38-2242
17Sunderland38-1439
18Newcastle38-2137
19 Norwich38-2834
20Aston Villa38-4917

First things first though, and we have to hope Hull City don’t get their third win in a row tonight or even a draw against Arsenal – because that single point would take them above us in the league table.

Should John Carver Have Been Fired By Now?

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158 comments so far

  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Blackley…Do you consider, as a present regular attender, yourself to be a better fan than those who began going before you did, but have since stopped?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 4, 2015 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Ibiza…I need some help with some English building language!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 4, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #3

    When the State or the City are the builder/developer what do you call ’em?

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  • BandB

    May 4, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Steve McClaren will remain the Derby County manager next season, according to The Daily Mail.
    The newspaper has reported that the Englishman informed his bosses in a meeting today that he is committed to the club for the 2015-16 campaign.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Jesper…English you say. You may be best asking someone who still lives in England…. 🙂

    Send me an email if you like mate.

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  • aidytoon9

    May 4, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Anyone of 5 can go down in final spot.
    And we are in the worst form.
    The dressing room dowt want to play for him and most of them want away including captain colo. So what does that tell us?

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 4, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Send me a message on Gtalk if you have the time 😉

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #8

    Jesper…I imagine that’d fall under council housing / development.

    BandB…He was worth waiting for then!

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #9

    aidy…We’re in the brown sticky stuff.

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 4, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #10

    FANS:
    “It’s a hard-knock life for us!
    It’s a hard-knock life for us!
    ‘Stead of treated,
    We get tricked!
    ‘Stead of kisses,
    We get kicked!
    It’s a hard-knock life!”

    JayC:
    “I’ve seen pies let the thing between my eyes analyze life’s ills
    Then I put it down type braile
    I’m tight grill with the phony, rappers y’all might feel we homies
    I’m like still, y’all don’t know me, shit!
    I’m tight grill when my situation ain’t improvin
    I’m tryin to murder everything movin, feel me?!”

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  • sparky55

    May 4, 2015 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #11

    jesper…crooks!

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  • Belfast

    May 4, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Bricklayers jesper bricklayers

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Sparky… 🙂

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  • frogonthetyne

    May 4, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Stan and saggers discussing our plight on talksport

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  • martoon

    May 4, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #15

    Repost:
    Like the rest of you I am absolutely p*ssed off with the way the club is run from top to bottom and agree that Carver is seriously out of his depth. However with 3 games to go and without a viable alternative I don’t see the point of simply sacking Carver and leaving us completely rudderless. Reading between the lines I think they’ve all sat down and thrashed out some of their differences and agreed to put them aside until the end of the season (at least I hope so). Yeah it’s not great but just might be enough to scrape the couple of points we need.

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  • optimistic prime

    May 4, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #16

    IMO we need 4pts minimum.

    Judging on past selections and formations I just can’t see us doing it.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #17

    martoon…I fully respect your viewpoint, but does this relationship between club and fans not seem totally one way?

    At what stage do we start looking at it as abusive?

    Why is it always the fans that get left dealing with it? The club have tried to put full responsibilty on the fans to stay up. It’s outrageous in my opinion.

    I understand the desire to stay in the PL, but this is all so wrong. Emotional blackmail comes to mind.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 4, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #18

    BandB,
    So out of the 80 people within football that applied for the job we waited for the offchance that McLaren wouldn’t get Derby promoted before getting our man, he didn’t and we didn’t, why don’t we start looking at the other 79 candidates to see whose available for three games.

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  • frogonthetyne

    May 4, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Good old collymore blaming the fans for Ashley being tight.if it was his beloved villa he would be doing his nut. He did make a good point though it’s no point 10k fans not turning up on match days it’s all or nothing.

    If we go down and there’s no tv money and no-one wants to buy us Ashley will need the ticket revenue. That’s when we will have our day. At the minute he is getting massive tv money. So he doesn’t give a Damn about us and our protests.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #20

    Jail…My guess is we already have the guy who topped the list.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 4, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #21

    martoon,
    Not sacking him and leaving us rudderless, sending the cnut on holiday and paying someone the required fee and bonus to keep us up.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 4, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #22

    hilarious how charmless prattled on about getting someone who could develop the youth etc etc but still we get linked to underwhelming Mclaren and not so thrilling moyes.

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  • aidytoon9

    May 4, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza

    It is really worrying now after carver not getting the boot this morning.
    This man can motivate the team.

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  • Belfast

    May 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #24

    Heard Lee Clark has been ringing the club all day to make sure the club definitely got his application form in the post. He sent ten applications just to make sure.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #25

    aidy…It’s been worrying for weeks now. The club have basically come out and said they have no answers. They’re just sticking with what works and hoping for the best. Even if we scrape it this season, they don’t deserve to represent this club. They haven’t a clue what it stands for.

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 4, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #26

    How about Redfearn from Leeds?

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  • Belfast

    May 4, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #27

    The rest where probably from that kid who applied for the Aston Villa job.
    Wants to bring his mum and dad in as assistant managers.

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #28

    Belfast..So that’s 10 from him, Joe must have sent in 5 or so, 1 from Carver, we can presume McLaren was one of the 80, so that’s 17 accounted for.

    Apparently the club have 63 other options, but let’s stick with LLLLLLLL

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 4, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Since we played Leicester, I think the Board have been infected with that Ostrich disease.

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  • aidytoon9

    May 4, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #30

    Ibiza

    Not sure if it works but yes they hoping for the best!
    Until Ashley sells we seem to be stuck in this rut.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 4, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #31

    I thought the Leicester fans joining in with our fans on Saturday was the lowest of the low.

    Getting turned down by the wolly with the fcuking brolly definitely tops that.

    It actually makes it worse that they looked like they were banking on him to come in lmfco. How utterlllllllly pathetic.

    Jesus wept.

    Ashleymostdefinitelyout

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  • toon22

    May 4, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #32

    So what happens next season if MA dont sell us?
    Exactly who are they going to get as manager?
    Who in there right mind is going to join us,its not like we pay massive wages.

    So we will be left with the worst squad we have probably ever had and can be sure whats sellable left here will be gone within the first week.And a coach as a manager as nobody else is stupid enough to manage us.

    No Manager
    No Team
    And an owner who is a disgrace to football,an owner who has no intention of us ever competeing for anything other than keeping his tatty adverts on the telly.

    Exactly what is there for the fans next season?

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  • aidytoon9

    May 4, 2015 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #33

    No manager with any real ambition would come to us at this present time.

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  • martoon

    May 4, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #34

    JFA @21 – I agree that’s what they should have done a while ago but I think it’s too late now. Who would take the poison chalice now? Although I have to admit I’d even accept Harry Redknapp on a 3 match contract at the moment 🙂

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  • sparky55

    May 4, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #35

    Let’s try and put smile back onto this blog after yet another vicious kick in the knackers this afternoon at 13.30pm…take a look at the picture in this article and write what you think Charnley was saying just as the picture was being taken?

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/05/nufc-official-club-statement-why-try-and-fix-something-that-is-broken/

    “If only me knob was this big I’d have the balls to make a decision”

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  • toon22

    May 4, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #36

    Myself i wouldnr be payed to go an watch the utter shite on offer.

    MA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUTTTTTTTTT

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  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #37

    aidy…Sorry mate, no idea why I wrote that bit 🙂 Definitely not what I meant.

    Perhaps “stick with what hasn’t worked”.

    There has been nothing to suggest Ashley wants anything better than this. By some accounts he isn’t even interested now.

    He’s not the right man for this club.

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  • toon22

    May 4, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #38

    “I was hoping we could give this much of a f00k next season”

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  • aidytoon9

    May 4, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Ibiza

    No probs ????

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  • aidytoon9

    May 4, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Ibiza

    Sorry my phone playing up and for some reason typed question marks.

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