New Newcastle Low For Both Coach And Players

In our poll for yesterday’s game at QPR, the majority of readers (48%) thought we could win the game, and that was the first time since February 28th when we beat Aston Villa 1-0 that the fans thought we could win the game.

leroy fer hits winner

Leroy Fer scores winner yesterday

But even against a team who a number of players clearly gave up last week in their 6-0 loss at Man City, were still  too good for this woeful Newcastle side, and this is a new low for Newcastle – and that’s saying something.

Newcastle lost their ninth game in the last ten, only breaking the losing streak with a 1-1 draw last week at home to West Brom.

Some of Newcastle’s players put in a poor second half performance – in short we collapsed –  after we were 1-0 up to a goal from Manu Riviere at half time.

Yet in the second half after going 2-1 down, some of our players clearly didn’t want the ball,  which is a classic display of a complete lack of confidence.

How these players – the team we started was a good one on paper – can be so hopeless now, we don’t know.

But John Carver again tried to separate himself from his players after the game, by saying that although they gave 100% effort, some of them are just not good enough.

That’s a complete lack of professionalism by John Carver and poor man-management too – and another example of not taking the responsibility for the defeat.

John has lost both his players and the fans in his reign this year, which is even worse than his record suggests,  because he has alienated the players and the fans.

It’s been a disastrous short rein at the top for him and the coaching staff we have in place at Newcastle, and it’s obviously shown itself to be second class at best.

But watch in the summer how Lee Charnley will say he’s determined to keep them all on board.

At a proper club where success matters, they would all be in danger of losing their jobs at the end of the season, for taking Newcastle from a rather boring middle of the table side, and dramatically putting the club in very real danger of relegation.

One point out of the last 10 games played is almost unbelievable – but that’s what has happened.

But Newcastle are no longer a proper club under Mike Ashley as we all know, and we are simply an advertising board for Sports Direct.

Under John Carver this year Newcastle have played 19 games and lost thirteen, and won only two – and his record will be one of the worst ever for any manager in the Premier League when it ends next Sunday afternoon.

If Hull City don’t beat Manchester United in their final game next Sunday, we will still be a Premier League side, but the truth is we don’t really deserve to be on the form of this year.

We are the worst performing team in the Premier League since the turn of the year.

Comments welcome.

25 comments so far

  • Bambams

    May 17, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Ash will only leave if we are in the Championship for two or three years.

    He needs sd to be shown all over the world. That was the reason he wanted to buy us according to Sir John Hall .

    If we survive it will be bare minimum spend, Carvs will have his ‘tools’ ….. another relegation fight. Ash has his money back in other ways but the greedy man will still want the loans paid back as he flies off …eventually!

    Club is rotten to the core, players don’t want to know and coaches look after their own salaries by being ‘Yes Men’

    Rant over

  • toonbrother

    May 17, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #2

    we fans brought it on ourselves
    this blog is symptomatic of everything wrong with the club

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 17, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #3

    If Newcastle is getting a new HC next season now would be the right time to announce it!

    …really pointless to keep Carver on if you are not going to keep him…which tells me Carver already has the job.

    This season has not only been a failure on the turf, but it’s been s season where we as a fan-base have achieved absolutely nothing.

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 17, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #4

    We all know Carver is not going to get anymore points so if he’s not our man next season make the announcement now and let Peter take charge the last game.

    It’s going to be down to Hull anyway…

  • sparky55

    May 17, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Comment #5


    yes we did bring it on ourselves but only only ED is symptomatic of every thing wrong with the club by supporting the regime the way he does…the rest of us simply want change because he’s running the club into the ground…and what exactly is wrong with that?

  • John Tudor

    May 17, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #6

    what a load of shit tb

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 17, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #7

    John Carver got absolutely everything wrong yesterday, everything

    From the starting line up to the subs nothing flowed naturally and the players looked genuinely confused what system they were using, what position they were supposed to be playing in and what their role was

    We were grouped tight together following the ball round the pitch and when we got possession we couldn’t go anywhere because we were all huddled together in the same spot
    It was a joke

    Half Time came, QPR, managed by Chris Ramsey trying to get something out of a team of out of contract relegated mercenaries, made two changes and had them looking to play football and attack us

    At this point in time any manager in the world would of seen we were being torn apart in midfield and on counter attacks and would of tweaked the system, hoyed on Abied/Anita to anchor the midfield and got Cisse on to go looking for a second goal to give us some breathing space
    Not Carver
    Carver screamed at them to sit back, defend the lead, whether the storm…then blame them for the loss?
    It was clear the lads weren’t comfortable doing this and just encouraged fluffed clearances one after the other from Tim “crisp bag hands” Krul who had a mare yesterday

    The fact Carver waited until we’d gone 2-1 down before making a change says everything you need to know about the gutless bottle job

    Now he’s putting the responsibility of staying up on the fans?
    Howay man John have you no shame? You’ve blamed the players the fans ffs you even blamed the “hot conditions” yesterday! (16 in west London hardly Brazil) start blaming yourself man because after Ashley your next in line for the state of this club

  • sparky55

    May 17, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Comment #8

    and I agree…put pedro in charge for the last game…the players have respect for him and he can be a breath of fresh air for all concerne

  • John Tudor

    May 17, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #9

    there is more to meet the eye
    investigate betting patterns

  • Bambams

    May 17, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #10

    I appreciate no announcement has been made re any coach. Pundits will suggest it is because we do not know which league we will be in.
    However a source from the training ground has stated Carvs has announced to the players he WILL be the coach next season – whether that means he is the HC or a manager is coming in and keeping him on the staff ???

    The players know if we go down or survive most of them will be away so what is the point in them putting the extra effort in…none.

    Shearer was spot on, Krul has not performed for weeks. Could this be because he has no competition ?

    Colo has been clueless
    Taylor has no legs
    Sissoko has left
    Riviere is not even championship
    Remy has been a waste of money

    …..Fed up

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 17, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Throw Charmless on that list as well…and Pardew (though he wouldn’t have relegated us he just comes close)

  • hibbit

    May 17, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #12

    sparky agree with all most every thing you say about the club……… beardsley was a great player but he is not a good coach he is one of ashleys men and no better than carver and should be shown the door with the rest of them

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 17, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #13

    Bambams…I think you are right! The club gets back from the players what they put into it…absolutely nothing!

    …and Carver has the job – that’s very clear I think 🙁

  • Ron Knee

    May 17, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #14

    The only thing that matters is getting rid of bloodsucker Ashley. I don’t care now if we go down. If we stay up, it will only be more of the same next season.
    Perhaps relegation will hasten his departure.

  • hibbit

    May 17, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #15

    sparky one other thing the under 21’s have no respect for him not liked at all

  • sparky55

    May 17, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #16

    Hibbit…as a one match gig I think Pedro will get more out of the players in our most important match for 5 years than Carver ever would.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 17, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #17

    Ashley should sack Carver today and let the players take charge of their own destiny – might see who the real leaders are – couldn’t make a bigger cock-up than Carver.

    As my son said yesterday it might not be a bad thing in the Championship – we win more games – hopefully- meet a better bunch of supporters from other teams (were the last time in Championship) might get to Wembley in the Play Off’s or even promoted again.

    Because at the minute it is AWFUL watching the shit dished out week in week out wether at the match or on dodgy TV/radio.

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 17, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #18

    I’d be amazed if he’s manager, me dad knows Ryan Taylor through golf and he’s said Carvers lost the squad
    There’s no respect for him, he’s viewed as a bit of a weasel, a bully boy and the players are having bust ups in training with him every week

    The set up sounds so amateur we deserve to get relegated

  • lochinvar

    May 17, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #19

    The Little Dictator
    Carver now thinks he can ban the players from reading the papers and watching TV before next Saturday so they don’t read about the mess they and him are in.
    Take him away and throw away the key.
    This is not management.
    This is not coaching.
    This is the rankings of the lunatics running the asylum.

    And Steve Bruce ” wants Man Utd to help him as they owe him a favour ”

    Rotten to the core – all of them

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 17, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #20

    Ron…I think you need to look at what happens between now and when Ashley decides to go!

    …you need to look at who comes in and exploit us and the situation we are in.

    When Ashley sells we could end up with someone just ad bad and as s club and fan-base we just haven’t moved sn inch in the mean time.

    We don’t just have one problem we have a situation!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    May 17, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #21

    Maybe he has been given the job for next season and the players are showing their resentment dislike at the thought.

  • Lynny

    May 17, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #22

    I think he did a deal to sell the club in the summer. Hence Pardew leaving and not being replaced – I.e no settlement for a manager the new owner doesn’t want! No players brought in, cos why should he invest in something Hes selling? Problem is its backfired big time! If we were a garden and he owned our land the garden would be deed! I feel like a skitso, cos half of Me wants us to go down, cos Ashley deserves no less, but as a fan, who loves the club I want us to stay up. My only hope is that hull get beat and my hunch is right he does one in the summer!

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 17, 2015 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #23

    No doubt he’ll still be at the club but not even Ashley is dumb enough to give him the job, they’ve seen the damage he’s done interns of on the pitch and off the pitch

  • Fostino

    May 17, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #24

    An we please remove carver..stone etc from the building. I ans I think fans woukd love to see Beardsley stand in for last game…at least he’d pick a team right. Our players are certainly low on confidence and don’t seem to care but yesterday’s game was lost on the sideline. John carver has an inability to read a game as it’s happening. He must be a terrible motivator and he has defently lost the dressing room. What really annoys me is the shocking performance of some players but yet he still names similar teams with similar crap ways of playing. If you are watching John. won’t coz you head seems to be permanently in the clouds please not the following:

    1. Your team do not try hard enough to play with 2 up front. This hasn’t worked at all. Opposition teams are ripping through us. This was so obvious to see yesterday. ..the game was cringe out for abeid….A player essential in the unbeaten run we went on with pardew

    2. Ryan Taylor is not pirlo. Shouldn’t be near the starting 11. You Keep Hauling Him Off After 60 Mins Every game. .you’d think you’d learn by the now. He can’t even take a corner for Christ sake.

    Jonas is not a l.b. …so many of our goals have come where he should have been there. Anita should have kept the jers ed y at rb yesterday with dummett l.b. and janmaat c.b. I woukd sympathise with you over the l.b. position but you and your inflated ego was the reason we got rid of Santon. Oh how that has come back to bite you now.

    Please stop making excuses and telling us how good and unlucky you are in interviews…its so embarrassing. We have become England’s most hated team under Ashley and you….hated by even our own fans. We are a laughing stock. Please stop sharing anecdotes you have with managers who tell you how unlucky you are..bla bla bla. ..face up to this and be a man. Jeep your mouth shut.. you go from blasting the players to commending their terrible work rate quicker then it takes to boil an egg.

    You probably think you’ve uncovered a mobster goalscorer in riverie now..normally when 1 goes in after 18 hrs..A few will follow. I suspect..we may have to wait a couple more hours of football to pass so that the ball might hit him in the face and go in. He has been a total flop.

    Cabella…..will I. ..won’t I. ……I wouldn’t. This pretender should only be used as an impact sub at the moment. He has clearly struggled to adapt to English football. . Yet we are entrusting g him to get us out of this dog fight. I’d sooner see him come on then Sammy. Sammy really put the final nail in his out of season contract yesterday. Very frustrating to watch. I don’t want to be too hard on the guy tho…would have liked to see him starting over cabella some of these past few games and with cabella coming on. When you play with 2 up top…do we really want cabella as one of our wingers.

    My team for West hame woukd be as follows


    Anita janmaat colo dummett

    Abeid colback

    Perez sissoko Aaron


    This is a decent team carver so please no more excuses.

    On that note…I think time is up for many of these underachievers and should be the last games of colo…Anita. ..prob cisse too…whose knee is crooked. I wouldn’t shed a tear of anyone left being truthfully honest.

    And certainly from the extended squad I would add these deadweight players to the list too…r.taylor. s.taylor….Jonas. ..goufran…Cabella…Sammy. …williamson…Our fat reserve keeper who seems to be injured all the time…alnwick too..He was pants.

    We’ve already lost Ben afra…yanga…Santon in last windows so that us a lot of players gone. You can prob add Marvo to the list too.

  • G peart 83

    May 17, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #25

    Carr should be removed from his scouting post with this shovel of s**te he’s brought in


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