Former Newcastle Manager Dismayed At John Carver

We had been hoping in yesterday’s press conference that John Carver would not make some outlandish statements like he is probe to do when he keeps talking about himself, but alas he again made national headlines by absurdly saying he thinks he is the best coach in the Premier League.

And that’s after setting a record of eight defeats in a row which we think will be nine defeats in a row tomorrow afternoon after our game with West Brom.

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Sam Allardyce – dismayed by John Carver

Sam Allardyce believes that the pressure of dealing with a relegation battle at Newcastle United could “destroy” manager John Carver.

The Magpies boss was given the backing of club chiefs earlier this week, despite losing eight Premier League games on the bounce to drift within two points of the drop zone.

Carver criticized his own players in the wake of last weekend’s 3-0 defeat at Leicester City – an outburst which West Ham United manager Allardyce insists is simply down to the love his opposite number has for the club.

This is what Sam Allardyce has written in his London Evening Standard column.:

“It looks like our final game of the season at Newcastle could have some added significance following their spiral,” “I watched John Carver’s outburst after last week’s defeat at Leicester with some dismay as he accused Mike Williamson of getting sent off on purpose.”

“I like John enormously, I’ve known him for many years and I have nothing but respect for him and particularly the great success he enjoyed with Bobby Robson at the club he loves.”

“It was an over-passionate reaction from him, though, as he searched for answers – and it was totally down to pressure.” “It’s an awful shame it hasn’t gone well for John because he’s a football man through and through, he loves the club and it’s hurtful when you are as attached as he is.”

“It could destroy him for a while but if you are going to say what he said about one of his players, then do it behind closed doors.”

It looks certain that big Sam will leave West Ham in the summer when his contract runs out – but he’s done a good job for the Hammers over four seasons.

We just cannot see how Newcastle can halt this alarming slide – and maybe our best shot at a win is at QPR a week come Saturday, but even if QPR are relegated by that time it will still be a tough game for us to win.

We’ve ran this blog now for just over eight years, and we are back again in the relegation stakes accompanied by fan protests,  and it’s getting just a little bit too painful to have to keep writing about Newcastle every single day of the year.

The club seems to be tearing itself apart – and hurtling towards another relegation.

It’s not good.

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  • lochinvar

    May 8, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #1

    Pot calling the kettle a dark shade of grey

  • croftus5678

    May 8, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #2

    ed no time to be sulking concentrate on winning just 1 game !

    cisse back
    rolando back
    wilo out

    theres 3 positives there 😉

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 8, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #3

    Is Carver wanting us relegated?

    Seems to me he’s trying to, it’s the only way he will become head coach at Newcastle.

    If we stay up he won’t be head coach and I don’t get why many fans think he will! Why because he’s an cheap option? MA maybe a tight ass who likes to take risk and get things done on the cheap but to risk all of TV money and lower income on sponsors just to save a few thousand is beyond stupidity.

  • lochinvar

    May 8, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #4

    Replace the grass at Benton
    Replace blade style boots with heavy leather and metal studs
    Replace pies with pasta
    Replace the owner
    Replace the MD
    Replace the Coaches
    Replace some of the players
    Replace , well replace just about everything

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 8, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Ashley Out says,

    “As before, we call on (season) ticket holders and members to make their own minds up about whether they attend the upcoming game against West Bromwich Albion.”

    Who do they suppose might be making season tickets holders’ own minds up for them other than season ticket holders themselves?

    I call on Ashley Out to make their own minds up about whether they continue their campaign against Mike Ashley. Blackley will not be making their minds up for them.

  • Shot Bru

    May 8, 2015 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #6


    What are you on about?

    Ashley Has/Is right now, this very minute, taking the cheap option and gambling insanely with his business investment.

    Do you think he will have learnt his lesson come the summer? Just like he learnt his lessons from the last time we were relegated?

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 8, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Could you make your disdain for AO a little more obvious, I didn’t quite pick up on it !

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 8, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    I honestly don’t know what to think. I definitely don’t want us to be relegated but it won’t really bother me if we do go down as I will take grim satisfaction that Mashers won’t be getting his tacky brand advertised round the world and he won’t be getting his mucky paws on that obscene TV money. So I agree with both Demented man and Morpeth Mag, I won’t be going to the game and it is up to others to decide in what way they want to support the team. What will be a complete waste is that if all those who think they are doing the right thing by going don’t just sit in muted silence like they have done for the majority of the last seven years.

  • toon kk

    May 8, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #10

    If people give a glimpse of care about Nufc, boycott everyone keeps letting the fat man get one over on them.
    “Mugs” comes to mind. Our club has sunk to an all time low.
    Walk away.

  • sweendog

    May 8, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #11

    besides the threat of relegation, I thought the shining light was we would be looking at a good continental manager, looks like another one gets away.

  • sweendog

    May 8, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #12

    looks like its either Carver or an unproven assistant at Real .. not amused at all.

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 8, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #13

    Shot bru

    So in your case MA will keep Carver even if we survive because he’s an cheaper option?

    Hatred of MA really affects your judgement mate, and on the business side of things MA wants us in the premier league to make money and do you honestly think he will keep Carver on full time when he is a major risk to his money?

    I very much doubt it.

  • Shot Bru

    May 8, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #14


    I don’t particularly hate anyone, and I’m not having a go at you.

    I was just intrigued to know why you think Ashley would make a sensible decision. When all other footballing decisions he’s made in the last week alone have been abysmal.

  • NezzaNUFC

    May 8, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #15

    Shot bru

    Next thread

  • Cuppak

    May 8, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #16

    Santon is leaving is for Internazionale… super…

    I just can’t believe! He was our best defender… noob Ashley!

  • Shot Bru

    May 8, 2015 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #17

    See you on the other side Nezza brother!

  • toon kk

    May 8, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #18

    The stadium should have been left as the SD arena and the team should be called SD unt. You can’t say it’s Nufc, it has very little to do with us anymore.
    Boycott walk away from their own pathetic mistakes. A kid could see what was going to happen ffs.

  • Sav

    May 8, 2015 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #19

    For a club that has prioritised the league at the expense of cups and Europe, we are making a helluva hash of it. Fact is, we haven’t prioritised anything. Its just lazy, unsupervised, unambitious mediocrity that has got us to this point. I’m surprised that is good enough even for Ashley.
    There is a culture within it of ‘don’t bother me and it’ll be ok’ from owner to playing staff. That is why it is very important to continue to protest.


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