Newcastle Statement – Carver Staying On – We’re Going Down

We had thought this may happen as Lee Charnley hasn’t the guts to fire John Carver and he has just emerged from a meeting and the news is that John Carver will stay on.

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John Carver – staying on means we’re going down

We really hope we are completely wrong on this – but this means we will get zero points in our last three games and the players will not be too happy either.

Yet another wrong decision from the top.

This is the Newcastle statement that has just been issued:

Following the result at Leicester City on Saturday, there has been two days of frank dialogue with John Carver and senior players.

The outcome of those discussions is that the Board, John Carver, his staff and players are absolutely focused on our current situation and the three hugely-important fixtures that remain this season, two of which are at St. James’ Park.

All parties accept responsibility for the current situation but are determined, together, to ensure this Club – your Club – retains its Premier League status.

That is the only focus at this time.

It’s just too late Lee – where have you been these last three months?

This is simply not enough to hold a meeting, make up and then hope things will be OK after losing eight games on the trot.

And I’m not sure I can take another one of John Carver’s press conferences.

Comments welcome.

33 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    May 4, 2015 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #1

    Lee CVahrnlay? A new Indian manager?

  • BandB

    May 4, 2015 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #2


    How can they express confidence in a man they have, according to sources within Derby County, just tried to replace?

    How can it not WEAKEN Carver’s position in the dressing room if the players think the club just tried to dump him?

    Will McClaren issue a denial?

    Or will he play a game half truths and omissions to mislead his own club’s fans.

    That at least would make him perfectly qualified to come here next season.

  • scout

    May 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Ive seen enough, goodbye all

  • Trent Toon

    May 4, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #4

    ‘your club’ …. surely they can’t be serious… This pathetic rhetoric disgusts me

  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #5

    At least all parties are accepting blame…

    The board are included in that. Who sits on the board again? Charnley, Carr and Ashley?

    Have we finally given up our pursuit of a top 10 finish now?

  • one fine day

    May 4, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #6

    32one fine day // May 4, 2015 at 1:29 PM

    Did we honestly believe they’d sack carver?
    It’s not going to happen for the same reason pardue would never have been sacked.
    Think back to the grief he was getting ,did charnley/ Ashley at any stage come out in support of him ? No
    Ash is playing his ” who blinks first game ” again because he will not pay our carvers contract .. It’s just not in the tw@ts nature to pay anyone if he can find a way around it.
    Carver looks like he is on the verge of a breakdown, he is making JFK seem rational ,yet fat boy is simply rubbing his hands knowing without support carver will eventually crack and walk for the sake of his health.

    He will still be gloating on the fact pardue left and he didn’t have pay off his contract and actually made money on the deal.
    Trouble is he is so caught up in cash he hasn’t realised getting 3 mil for pards without a plan to replace him is about to cost him so much more
    Watched the dispatches show tonight (finally ) and heard a very telling opinion about how ash sports direct see employees .
    Most well run companies see employees as an asset at sports direct they apparently list employees as a “cost” . I think in that one sentence we have everything we need to know of where we are heading .
    So performance does not matter one iota ,carver could well be given the job ,Ashley knows fans will make his life hell ,he quits and mike saves a few more pennies .

  • Munster Mag

    May 4, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #7

    I referred to this yesterday when i said 24 hrs was all we needed to see if ashley was bothered if we went down or not. We have his answer. Importantly he knows that SD can carry on fine without us. This is critical.

  • Belfast

    May 4, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Hi everyone we’re f***** but it’s going to be ok we’ve had a meeting ya know !!

    Lee stamp licker Charnley

  • investinyouthtoon

    May 4, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #9


    No leadership on the pitch, and certainly no leadership off the pitch. Ashley wants to run the club this way, and relegation hits, then it’ll hit him as well, who’ll want to pay his inflated and deluded price for a mid table Championship club, cos if we do go down then it’ll not be as easy to return, just ask Leeds, Pompey, Blackburn and Wigan.

    Except for Perez and Janmaat this season has been a total write off, just hoping Cisse comes back and bangs a few goals in straight away but don’t even know where his head is at since Spitgate.

  • BandB

    May 4, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Does Ashley not realise that relegation will do nothing for our Uefa club coefficients?


  • EllaGuru

    May 4, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #11

    I want to be shocked, surprised and sickened by the statement just released. The most sad thing is that I am not all all. In fact, I felt it was inevitable.

    This is par for the course from NUFC management. Lack of respect, leadership and honesty all in equal measures.

    It does not matter who Carve-Up picks on Saturday. He has lost the dressing room, lost the fans and lost any respect he once had.

  • Munster Mag

    May 4, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Just to make that clear…..we now know for the first time fully that ashley isnt bothered about relegation in terms of how it affects SD. This is bad bad news . So many people said here that he cared about his brand and how relegation would affect its value. He doesnt and this has serious implications for us.

  • Trent Toon

    May 4, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Comment #13

    I have to be honest i am so utterly disillusioned by Nufc that i actually wanted Leicester to win and win heavily on the weekend. Aston Villa and the scum winning was a blessing as it has well and truly turned relegation into a probability. I a swift death is needed to this regime.

  • Trent Toon

    May 4, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #14

    I find it a hard that people are taking out all their anger on Carver, sure he isn’t up to the job but we must see the bigger picture, its the footman’s head we want and he just throws his minions in front of him for us to feed on.

  • Trent Toon

    May 4, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #15


  • dok - the horrid colonial

    May 4, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #16

    I simply give up on this club….

  • EllaGuru

    May 4, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #17

    @Trent Toon

    Ashley, Charnley, Carr and Carver all must bare responsibility to some extend.

    While I think it is obvious to most that Ashley is the architect of this sorry situation, the engineers are Charnley and co, through their denial, deceit, lies and lack of any moral backbone.

    Not to mention the lack of any observable talent whatsoever.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 4, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #18

    It’s diabolical this situation but it’s festered from the top with taking too many gambles. And we are still taking them. We do deserve to go down and it’s difficult to say that. It looks as though Owen could be right, if there were more games we would go down.

    We shouldn’t nor do we deserve this sorry situation. A club like NUFC should be no where near this sort of situation. It’s been caused by Ashley and Charnley and I feel for John Carver. He’s doing his best but out of his depth in such horrible circumstances.

    These two home games should see us pick up some points but I worry about the suspensions and injury list.

  • EllaGuru

    May 4, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #19


  • Tinman

    May 4, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #20

    Call me crazy but I still don’t think we will go down. We will find a point somewhere, don’t ask me where but we will.

    As to the rest of the club it’s an absolute disgrace. We are pathetic. We have played the worst football in the league for 2 seasons now and with Carver in charge we have looked despicable.
    It’s embarrassing beyond measure. I hope everyone stays away for the last 2 home games

  • BandB

    May 4, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Thank God Ashley’s prudent spending hasn’t risked us doing a Leeds or a Portsmouth.

    The worst we can do is a Wigan.

  • Our Toon

    May 4, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #22


    Got to disagree with your sentiments regarding MA and whether he’s bothered if we went down or not. He is bothered as it will hit him in the pocket, the problem he has and has always had is that the MA, Charnley etc were to arrogant to believe we’d be in this situation so never had a back up plan.

    No forward thinking no planning, now they need a new man in and no one wants to touch us. Nothing has been learned….absolute jokers

  • Sliema

    May 4, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #23

    Carver is not to blame. Yes he’s a moron and he’s damaging us immensely at the moment, but he’s a bloke from the city who was offered the managers job, of course he should’ve taken it and of course he isn’t going to walk away either.

    He is absolutely 100% out of his depth though is very much alone at the club. The players are taking the absolute p out of him, the fans want him out because he’s inept and a tool, the board might appear to be on his side, but don’t worry John, it’s nothing personal, they’ll hang you out to dry if it helps them out at all or saves them 50p.

    I feel sorry for the situation he is in.

  • Dondatta13

    May 4, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #24

    So the bile waterfall keeps raining down on the masses,,,,

    I expect he didnt get sacked because nobody wants the job…..Rancid club.

  • kakaobi

    May 4, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Ohh well it was nice playing in the premiership while it lasted I’ll not be at as many games next season and will probable now cancels ticket for the season after sadly

  • hibbit

    May 4, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Mcclaren refused to meet charnley last night he then phoned his chairman and reported the illegal approach…….derby are furious newcastle did not talk to there chairmen first they are blaming there drop in form on these rumours and uncertainty created by newcastle

  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 4, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #27

    My two cents is McLaren has been asked and said no so they come out and back John. Can’t imagine John would be happy about it all it will take is a text to Steve to see if he has been asked. Maybe John is completely in the loop and knows of asking McLaren..

    Actually i’d be astounded if we had tried to get McLaren in. They don’t move off their arses. But saying that, they are desperate and it’s the only time they shift.

  • RAM

    May 4, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Ron Knee… what did you try to mean by an “Indian Manager”? Didn’t you try to ridicule Indians implicitly? Stop doing this kind of stuffs, please.

  • kakaobi

    May 4, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #29

    Lee Charnley Taken away any hope we had of staying up now we pray other teams lose

  • Sav

    May 4, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #30

    2 days of frank dialogue? Talk about exaggerating your contribution! Cardew has already told us it was a nice ‘how are ye?’ chat. This lot will still be lying about it when the roof caves in. It is endemic, institutionalised BS and as for the, ‘this Club – your Club’, remark, you can have it Lee. Its entirely yours for now. The fans will return to help support whatever is left after you and your boss have rode out,

  • gazzaforever

    May 4, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Incompetent people can’t take a decision, that s what Charnley is. A useless piece of sht. I really hope we go down, I really do.and I still think Beardsley would be a better Solution for this 3 games.

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 4, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #32

    this club …. Ashley’s club …

    this club … has nothing to do with the NUFC which I used to support.

    this club … deserves to go down.


  • magpiefifer

    May 4, 2015 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #33

    I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve thought ‘it can’t get any worse’ – but true to form the total mis-management of our club gets worse by the day.
    Unfortunately,our relegation will probably mean that Ashley will stay – no doubt expecting another miraculous one-season return to the PL.If we go down (and I think we will) we will not be back in the top tier for quite a while – so sell up Ashley and let us return to being NEWCASTLE UNITED!!!!!


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