This Is What Happens When You Cannot Do The Job

Any normal – or should we say – proper football club, would have fired John Carver last Sunday after he took Newcastle to their eight Premier League defeat in a row for the first time ever, with definite signs that Carver was losing it in his press conference, where once again his hot-headedness showed him up and also showed up the Newcastle club.

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John Carver – not up to the job – in fact nowhere near

But no – Newcastle kept on a coach who has tried his very best this year – but he just hasn’t got what it takes to be successful at Newcastle, especially in this crisis he has got us into.

There is now a decent likelihood we will finish the season with 11 defeats on the trot.

Steven Taylor has been out since January 1st – and even though that took us down to only two experienced center-backs for the rest of the season,  Ashley and his crony Lee Charnley didn’t bring in any new players in January, and John Carver fully agreed with that decision.

It’s so ridiculous and depressing.

This is what Steven Taylor said about John Carver after the Sunderland defeat – the first time ever we have lost to Sunderland five times on a row in our 123 year history.

“After the Sunderland game, I saw him on the Monday and it looked like he’d aged. He was devastated. It was like he hadn’t slept for a few days. It’s horrible seeing someone like that because he’s one of the fans.”

“He hasn’t had the players to play a full-strength team. What can he do this weekend? Jose Mourinho or Sir Alex Ferguson couldn’t do anything different.”

That last sentence is nonsense and Steven knows it – it’s a bit of PR for John.

Of course those top managers could have done something – and they would have started by inspiring their players – not blaming them for every defeat and giving them -10 out of 10 for last week’s effort.

It’s very hard to ever accuse John Carver of being  a leader.

Alan Pardew put a six game winning streak together earlier in the season with much the same players available as we’ve had this year.

And he didn’t have as good players at Palace as he had on Tyneside, and look how he’s transformed that team – with the players now seeming to be  completely different players under Alan Pardew.

We had no Siem de Jong or Rolando Aarons for those games.

If you are not good enough you are not good enough – and you suffer for that – and that’s what we are seeing with John Carver.

And the stuff John tells the press after each game just makes it worse, and reflects badly on the Newcastle United club.

You either get the results or the reasons in any job – and John tells us all the reasons we have lost a game again, during his press conference.

Did I say it’s not good?

22 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    May 9, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Has anyone read the full piece from thumper? Hilarious.

  • Average_Contents

    May 9, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #2
  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #3

    AC…Do you have a link? I imagine there are some goodies in there, he’s been quiet for a while.

    Ferguson or Mourinho couldn’t do any better? That’s because we have the best manager in the LLLLLLLLeague!

  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4

    I see you do have a link.

    Mighty good of you. Mind reader.

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 9, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #5

    Another anti-Carver article.

    Pro-Pardew? Short memories.

    ASHLEY is the problem.
    Carver is a symptom.


  • NezzaNUFC

    May 9, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #6

    2-0 on the cards today for WBA

  • mindshaft

    May 9, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed – can you stop with the Pardew love in – he left because he tripled his money, was told he would actually be the manager at palace and could pick which players he wanted to buy within palace budget, it was also well known he wanted to go back down South where he spent all his free time.
    He had a terrible end to last season, a terrible start to this season, somehow managed to win 6 games on the bounce before the rot set in again – carver is a downgrade on my pub football manager – the blame for all of this goes to Ashley

  • Obertan's better than Messi

    May 9, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #8


    The six game blip came because the PardewOut campaign started and he snapped out of his ‘routine’ and kicked the players up the arse to save his own skin.
    He was useless.


  • Average_Contents

    May 9, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #9

    I aim to please lol

    Riveting read it is 😉

  • lochinvar

    May 9, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #10

    Lee Clark resigns from Blackpool
    At least he’s man enough to recognise when enough is enough
    Heading back to Toon on a blacknwhite charger ? Ashley wouldn’t be so stupid as to think that’s a solution or to placate fans , would he.
    “Carver and Clark” – sounds like a Variety club act.
    Silly me I forgot , that’s what The Impresario Ashley thinks we are. The way things are going he’ll have us as the top act at ” Saturday night at the London Palladium” instead of on MOD
    Gruesome isn’t in it

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 9, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #11

    After reading that article it’s clear as daylight what the problem at Newcastle is ( besides Ashley)

  • Ibizatoon

    May 9, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #12

    AC…That was an awful read.

    So it’s the fans in the stadium and in the city that are causing the problem?

    They really need to just concentrate on what they’re doing. It’s telling that all of the players seem to focus on JC being a fan, a real Geordie. Not much about having faith in him as a coach / manager. Funny that.

  • Average_Contents

    May 9, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #13

    What do you mean awful?

    That was thumper at his best mate.

    Engaging his mouth before his brain..again. Wait, what? Does he have a brain. If he does its about as large and as useful as honest john’s.

    As if the fans didn’t feel alienated enough, that neanderthal comes out running his mmouth.

    You couldn’t make it up.

    He just did.

  • beermonkey

    May 9, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #14


    a week or so ago carver said cisse was out maybe for the rest if the season
    the otherday he said cisse has made himself available

    has cisse decided that ok he will play for carver and he aint as injured as he claimed
    or is it again a player against medical advice is going to play cos carver begged him

  • juan

    May 9, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #15

    ED why do you continue to slag the team down? yes were are total crap. yes carver is crap. weve lost 8 in a row.
    can you not get behind the team for 3 games instead of slagging them off… i hate everything ashley and his team stands for but im going to st james park today to show my support for a team i love.
    its easy for you living in canada sitting in your armchair on this blog picking stories up from different sources (non of which are your own)
    i could understand your comments if you were attending games not watching them from the comfort of your front room.
    i will be leaving this blog as i do believe your only in it for money. the more hits the blog gets the more advertising you get paid for…. personally i think bang out of order.. but thats my opinion…

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 9, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Usually when the employees have a problem with their working conditions (and they should have if they really care) they take it up with their employer!

    …if that doesn’t help there are other options. Our support or lack there of won’t change anything!

    But the players especially the Geordie ones just don’t seem to get it – they thing it’s about just showing thick skin and fight on unconditional!

  • dave 1961

    May 9, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Let’s all blame Carver
    Ashley to Charnley Lee who have we got for the vacant managers job.
    Charnley-we have 79 world class coaches or John Carver.
    Ashley-Lee what are our options well the 79 want paid Carver will work for peanuts.
    Ashley-well Lee I have just purchased PK so we will have Charver then.
    Ashley what’s Charvers record in management, well Mike he has managed four top clubs and he did better than anyone else could have done.
    Ashley-Lee how do you know that, john told me so, he’s the best coach.
    Ashley-Lee what experience does he have, he used to put the cones out for Bobby.
    Ashley-Lee he won’t get us relegated will he,- No Mike no manager has lost 8 games in a row before.
    Ashley-Lee he lost all the games when Pardew was banned, Lee trust me mike lightning never strikes twice. It’s a fact Mike.
    Ashley-Lee what happens if things go wrong, well Mike I have a bucket of sand in my office to stick my head into, and if that fails, we just blame the fans.
    Ashley-Lee that’s good go seem to have this well planned do it. Job Done.

  • Sav

    May 9, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #18

    Coloccini isn’t starting today. Apparently he hasn’t finished his homework. He’s having to write out ‘Please get behind the team and Mr. Ashley’ 100 times.

  • catchy in norway

    May 9, 2015 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #19

    saylor , shut up u K-Nob

  • frankie

    May 9, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #20

    Ed, go support Palace and leave us to discuss NUFC.

  • Malta Mag

    May 9, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #21

    Ok so we agree Carver is not the man for the job but let’s give him some respect? Any of us would have jumped at the opportunity if we’d been offered it’s clear he’s lost the dressing room and although the players are showing a United front it’s clearly a PR stunt and behind the scenes there is clearly a lot of turmoil. None of us can envisage going down but it’s a reality and you have to say a more than likely outcome. The team need our support more than ever before and I’m calling for all differences to be put on hold until we’re safe? Let’s turn SJP into a cauldron of noise then take action towards the Owners once we’re safe?

  • Lynny

    May 9, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #22

    Steven Taylor once knew what it meant to pull on that black and white top. Now he’s just an overrated dick head


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