When I Speak, I Don’t Have Any Regrets

John Carver gave maybe his second last press conference as the Newcastle head coach yesterday and in general it was good, and John is doing exactly the right thing that all he’s doing is concentrating on the final two games of the season and it’s up to John and the players to get the points necessary to make Newcastle safe.

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John Carver – only concentrating on final two games

And if we are to believe some of the transfer stories Newcastle may already have some players already tied up – but dependent on Newcastle staying the Premier League.

John didn’t make any gaffes during his press conference,  but he did talk about him saying last week that he was the best coach in the Premier League.

This is what he said about that quote that was national headlines in England a week ago:

“I don’t regret what I said because I also believe I am the best golfer and the best cricketer in the world,”  “Listen, sometimes you say things tongue in cheek, OK.   “Sometimes you say things to try to motivate people and motivate myself.”

“When I speak, I don’t have any regrets over what I say. What I was a little bit annoyed about was how people took it out of context, and especially those people who actually know me.”

“The way we got the point against a side who were in form, against a side who had just won at Old Trafford, was pleasing – it was very important not to lose the game.”  (you’re right there).

‘To go 1-0 down sometimes can test your character, and we were all questioning the character the week before.”  “But to come back into the game and show the desire to want to try to win it – and I thought we were the side who tried to win it – was a good thing”

” It’s always good when you break a run of form like that.”  “The spirit has been good, it’s been upbeat, but we are not taking our eye off the ball because we haven’t done a job yet.”

“There’s a huge job in front of us, starting with Saturday and then the following Sunday, so we need to stay focused.”

Tomorrow’s game at QPR is indeed one of the most important games for Newcastle in many years – and a win could save us – so 3 points is what we are hoping for.

But it will take all our players to turn up for the game, and give 100% effort and passion for the full 90 minutes in London.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    May 15, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #1

    When you speak you talk bollox honest john


  • Lindisfarne

    May 15, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #2

    6) QPR take on Newcastle in a potential resistible force paradox. It is a measure of how far Newcastle United have fallen under Mike Ashley’s ongoing and apparently interminable spell as club “custodian” that a home draw with West Bromwich Albion was enough to generate patronising front-page headlines in the sport supplements of several British newspapers last weekend. A draw with West Brom as headline news? Yes, it has really come to this.

    While the delight generated by thoroughly disillusioned fans witnessing their team secure a solitary point from the past 27 available was insufficient to prompt John Carver and his players to parade around Newcastle city centre on a Sports Direct-branded open-top bus, it was certainly better than nothing. But with safety far from secured, Carver must bring his team to Loftus Road where they will be hosted by a club that is already consigned to the drop and arguably even more dysfunctional.

    Quite what will happen once they get there is anyone’s guess. With the slim hope of survival on the line against Manchester City last Sunday, QPR failed to put up any sort of fight and raised the white flag of surrender within 10 minutes. Football being the rum old do that it can occasionally be, it would surprise nobody – except perhaps their own fans – if they played out of their skins against Newcastle, rather than flip-flop their way through the motions and make life easier for visitors who may well be paralysed with fear. Will both teams give their all? Will either team give their all? Does either team even have an “all”? On the face of all available recent evidence, even Mystic Meg would tie herself in knots pondering those imponderables. BG

  • lesh

    May 15, 2015 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #3

    Carver just never misses an opportunity to make himself look an even bigger idiot.

    He just doesn’t learn does he. He tells the world he’s the best, then thinks about it to justify it as a little motivational trick. If that’s the best he can do, someone should really stitch his gob up – for his own good.

    It’s just a pity he didn’t show some modesty and humility – like his supposed mentor and role model, Bobby Robson, bless him. Even Sir Bob’d probably describe his behaviour and utterings as daft at best. I can’t see him owning up to Carver as a product of the Bobby Robson School of Management!

    Mr Carver really should refer to Frank Spencer’s one time words – “Every day, in every way I’ll be getting better”

    In Carver’s case, he’ll be wondering how much better he can really get!


    Oh and Ron Knee, a song especially for Mr Carver


  • bettyswallocks

    May 15, 2015 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #5

    BandB. From previous thread.

    I agree that relegation would be justice for Ashley and a huge gamble gone wrong.

    I’ve thought long and hard though and my heart still won’t come to terms with us going down.

    Fate will run its course now as I don’t think we or anyone at the club can have a big enough influence at this stage.

  • lesh

    May 15, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #6


    Aye, fate can be cruel and it can be kind.

    I’d like to think it’s been cruel to Ashley and managed to persuade him of the folly of his ways and as a result, kind to the many fans who’ve been hurt by his greed and short-sightedness.

  • Toon-Prodigy

    May 15, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #7

    If the unthinkable happened and we go down Carver would just be given the reigns to bring us back, just like Houghton as the cheaper option. They will spend money to get us back into the Premier and all will be rosy again for Mike. It’s happened before.

    Personally, I’d much rather see the protests against Ashley in the Premier League. I don’t want to see the club go down and don’t believe for a second it will shift Ashley. We have the money to bounce straight back up.

  • lochinvar

    May 15, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #8

    When I Speak, I Don’t Have Any Regrets ( by John Carver )
    3:27 pm, Friday, May 15th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

    John caught live on stage singing to the French players


  • sing in the corner

    May 15, 2015 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #9

    Yeah John, but when you speak WE DO have regrets.

  • Big Archie

    May 15, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Lindisfarne – are you American by any chance?

    Or did you just cut and paste that from an American website?

    Very Americanised use of the word “bring” where it should have been “take”.

  • davis_toons

    May 15, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #11

    We were LUCKY to get 1-1 ..we were SAVE BY THE POLES. We did tried hard to attack but it comes to nothing.

    And their Effort was Goal Bound!

    Its the same like the previous relegation fight where our players did tried hard but just could not score a goal.

    We got to score a Goal somehow this time.

  • monty

    May 16, 2015 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #12

    This idiot should concentrate on coaching and keep his stupid mouth shut, unfortunately he’s shite on both counts.


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