Carver Pleads With Fans To Put Differences Aside


John Carver has just completed his press conference for the home game against the Hammers on Sunday, and he’s maybe given it early, so he can now concentrate with the players on the upcoming game, and how we can win it so we are safe in the Premier League.

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John Carver – has just given his press conference for Hammers game

John Carver has a terrible record of only two wins and 13 defeats at the club – and this is some of what he has said in his press conference today:

“There’ are no second chances. This is the final game of the season and it’s all about this one game.”

“We need the supporters this weekend. Put all your differences to one side and get behind the team. “We will have an inquest after the game.”

“Whatever you think of me, Lee Charnley or Mike Ashley then put it to one side – the post-mortem can come after the game.”

“I have enough players in that room who realize what this game means. I’m expecting the big players to step up and perform.”

“We have to win the game. If we win, we take care of our own business. Winning is our only thought.”

“It’s come to this and we have to deal with it but I’m looking forward to the challenge that this week will bring.”

It’s going right down to the wire for Newcastle United, so we hope the fans get right behind the team for the whole game.

But there are already national headlines about how the fans will occupy St. James’ Park after the game – so that’s what this game will be about?

That’s hardly going to help our players – and we would have hoped these demonstrations would be held at  some other time.

And not just after the most important game in the last six years for Newcastle United.

It’s like Newcastle is a club at war with itself.

Comments welcome.


85 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    May 20, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #1

    The press pack were heard to say when leaving “I’d give it five minutes”!

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  • bobby mango

    May 20, 2015 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #2

    Same talk, another week.
    Sure the support will be there. We’ve be aware of the risk of relegation long before he was.
    How about the team give something to the fans for a change? Here’s their big chance, I’m betting on us staying up due to Hull not winning, rather than us doing anything.

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  • Blofal

    May 20, 2015 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #3

    I really don’t think Cisse starting is a good idea. He offers nothing in build up play and is like playing with a man down. Sure every now and then he has a knack of being in the right place at the right time, but when he scores that is literally all he contributes for the entire game.

    I would rather see Riviere. He holds the ball up and brings the midfield into play. And maybe now he has broken his goal drought he might get some confidence and stop falling over whenever he tries to shoot.

    To be honest I would rather play De Jong as a striker if he is fit and just see what happens.

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  • jayphoto

    May 20, 2015 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #4

    Unfortunately if hes picking players on attitude then R Taylor is possibly the first name on the team sheet! Just doesn’t have the ability or legs anymore…
    Carver places too much emphasis on the crowd for me..
    How would these players fare if they had signed gor Galatasaray lr besiktas? Far more intimidating atmosphere!
    Or bayern or madrid where the fans turn on the players if its only 1-0 after half time…
    Sorry but our players have had to deal with sod all from the crowd! Only time ive seen a negative atmosphere or any atmosohere for that matter at st james was cardiff last year and they won 3-0.
    Heres an idea John! If you want the fans to get behind them how about asking your boss why he removed all the singing sections!

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  • dave 1961

    May 20, 2015 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #5

    Ticket sales must be poor

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  • Jail for Ashley

    May 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #6

    Go on Winston, you deserve a cigar !

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 20, 2015 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #7

    Neil Redfearn fo Head Coach?

    Might improve the the quality of the free kicks.

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  • jayphoto

    May 20, 2015 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #8

    @lindisfarne please tell me thats a joke and not an actual rumour 🙂

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  • beermonkey

    May 20, 2015 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #9

    jayphoto

    is willo available now ?? if he is he will slot into the defence and dummett will goto left back
    he will then shoe horn Jonas and tayor into midfield
    he wont drop sissoko or colback
    its not really a midfield that inspires a win to me

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  • dave 1961

    May 20, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #10

    This is the most important game for six years because the clubs incompetence and the fact the fans have excepted it for so long, the result will be the same no matter what, it was put to one side for the West brom game we got a draw thanks to the heroics we seen from the woodwork. Not the team. they want to sell tickets and no more the club sees the balance sheet and no more.

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  • one fine day

    May 20, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #11

    Has anyone given any thought to how this would be panning out if HBA was still at hull ?
    You really couldn’t make that up

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  • BandB

    May 20, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #12

    This morning’s statement by the Newcastle United Supporters Trust

    “There is no doubt that this Sunday’s game is vital for the future of Newcastle United. The ‘Ashley Out’ protest group have announced their latest plans for the game. In order to ensure that there is no divide between supporters who wish to support the team and those who wish to protest, supporters are encouraged to stay behind after the game to voice their feelings. NUST have been concerned as to the ‘direction’ in which the club have been heading for some time and are saddened to see recent results which have left the club on the verge of relegation. We feel it is entirely appropriate that fans should come together to express their feelings. As the club have acknowledged in a recent statement this is ‘our club’

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 20, 2015 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #13

    jayphoto – just testing the water for an opinion. As we know not all the best players make good coaches. Redfearn had good technique and has done well in the conditions at Leeds, or am I wrong?

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  • magpie6699

    May 20, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #14

    one fine day – are you serious? I’m sure I read somewhere HBA was being given part of the blame for where Hull find themselves (not sure how, like)

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  • jayphoto

    May 20, 2015 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #15

    @beermonkey – yeah Willos available! Hes awful but I’d probably start him. Sad state of affair when you need willo to sure up defense…
    Imagine if Carver went 3 at the back…. Mind would be blown

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 20, 2015 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #16

    beermonkey – I am surprised I had any left but when I read the name ‘Williamson’, I literally felt drained.

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  • jayphoto

    May 20, 2015 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #17

    @lindisfarne if im honest ive no idea how hes done at Leeds but he’d be a huge risk with less than little top level experience as a player or manager

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  • Blofal

    May 20, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #18

    @jayphoto

    like this?

    ——————-Krul
    ——Willo – Coloccini – Dummett
    Janmaat – Sissoko – Colback – Jonas
    —-Perez——-Riviere——-Aarons

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 20, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #19

    dave 1961 – every game is important, it is just a shame the players did not realise that in 19 of the games this season and the coaches gave as much importance to technical training.

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #20

    jayphoto – that makes him cheap right?!!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 20, 2015 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #21

    Hba was as useless and petulant at hull as he was here. Finally proved that most of the trouble here was caused by him rather than him being the victim imo. He is a tool.

    I really cant see us winning this weekend. We are rank awful. And i am convinced Carver is here for the forseeable. Fatso does not give a funk.

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 20, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #22

    ———————Krul
    ——Coloccini –Willo – Dummett
    Janmaat – Sissoko – Abeid — Colback
    —-Perez——-Riviere——-Aarons

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  • Average_Contents

    May 20, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #23

    Fcukoff honest john you turncoat twat.

    Where were these so called big players at the start of this atrocious run?

    Getting themselves suspended and pulling out of tackled tackles that’s fcuking where.

    Where were you? Stood on the sidelines with a face like a kid who’d just been explained the theory of relatively then slagged off the players whilst defending your fat fcuk of a boss that’s where.

    Where was penfold when the fans needed answers? Too busy up his bosses arse that’s where.

    Where was the slug? he couldn’t even be bothered attending and showing solidarity with the club he owns yet the spin out of the club and bullshit bishop asked everyone to get behind the team.

    Too busy fcuking about with rangers that’s where.

    Get to fcuk.

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  • jayphoto

    May 20, 2015 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Just a note but when Carver was manager at Toronto there was a game they absolutely had to win! Bit like sunday!
    Carver tried to be clever and surprise the opposition with different tactics.
    His idea was to play 4 target men upfront! 4!!! And then plsy absolute long ball all game! They got overran in midfield and lost 4-0 i think! After the game this was what a TFC blog wrote:

    John Carver flipped out on some reporters at the post-game press conference this afternoon. 2 guys in particular got new ones ripped for them (i won’t say who out of respect), but if you read all the MAJOR newspapers in Toronto you can probably figure out who…he’d printed out some of their articles from this week and confronted them on it. Basically said there’s nothing he can do about the lack of scoring at this point and that he’s tried different formations, players etc. and it seems no matter what he tries the press is on him. He mentioned TFC are still actively searching for strikers (plural) and that he’s doing what he can with what he’s got.

    Sounds familiar but worth noting no team invested more than Toronto that season in wages and their squad was huge and expected to walk the playoffs

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  • John Tudor

    May 20, 2015 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #25

    bang on ac

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  • jayphoto

    May 20, 2015 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #26

    @blofal that looks canny decent!
    Doubt honest John will trust someone as young as Aarons to start or that 3 at the back is a thing! He won’t take any risks, my guess is itl be a similar set up to West Brom game with maybe willo and cisse playing

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  • Average_Contents

    May 20, 2015 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #27

    Boils my fcuking piss!

    Ignorant dinosaur.

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  • Sir Braveheart

    May 20, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #28

    The sit in protest can actually have a positive effect, if the fans are cheering the players on for the 90 minutes. It’s the best of both worlds Ed, a full stadium to cheer the lads to victory and then any protesting after the game is done and the players, precious dears that they are, are safely inside, away from the mean old fans saying nasty things.

    If I was a player I’d take a full house and protesting after instead of protests during the game or a boycott.

    What you’re asking for Ed is unconditional support then we all go home after. What fans are saying is we can’t do that anymore. That we need to be heard. This is our last chance this season to make a statement, and fair play, its being planned for after the game so it doesn’t distract the players. I’d say that more than fair.

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  • kimbo

    May 20, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #29

    We are going down, we are going down,we … are going..down.

    No matter what Carver says or does the only way we are staying up is if Hull does not win,it is totally out of our hands as we will get beat by Fat Sam. Carver should be sacked today!!!!!!!!!!!then we have a chance.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 20, 2015 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #30

    Jayphoto

    Geordie two has occasionally mentioned Carvers time at TFC. Nothing positive either 😀

    I cant imagine even the MLS having much in the way of hoofball. It seems to focus on bringing in ball players.

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  • Average_Contents

    May 20, 2015 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #31

    Thought if repost this for amble hall who I thought wouldn’t bother reposting it him/herself as they stated they don’t come on much. Worthy repost. Thanks.

    amble_ball

    May 20, 2015
    Right. This blog has always been absolutely terrible – attention grabbing headlines with no content to back it up. For some reason it always appears on Newsnow and I very often over the years have been unable to resist winding myself up by reading the articles. However this takes the biscuit – the author is so completely out of touch with the majority of Newcastle fans and very importantly the feeling across the region. How dare you suggest that NUFC fans should swallow what’s been offered them and support the team regardless? It simply doesn’t make any sense – it’s the equivalent of suggesting that if the club’s performance becomes so bad then they automatically occupy some sort of bizarre loophole where they are rewarded with unwavering support. No. The fans have been behind the team all the way through Ashley’s regime – from the championship to to Europa league. Now they (the regime, the “manager” and the players) have to repay that blind faith by DOING THEIR JOB. Not because of the support of the fans, but because they owe it to the fans. No-one has the right to tell the fans what to do any more. It’s insulting for any member of NUFC staff to think they do. If we’re relegated then 100% of the blame lies with the regime. To suggest that the fans should shoulder any of the blame or burden is unbelievable and highlights how appalling and detached this blog is

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 20, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #32

    A_C

    JC is living in an alternate reality. He reminds of that poor Steve Keane when he was in charge at blackburn. Rabbit in the headlights totally unaware of the reality around him. The only difference is that i felt a bit sorry for keane, wheras i feel pretty much the same way as you do about JC.

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  • hibbit

    May 20, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #33

    if your going to the game DON’T WEAR WONGA

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  • Average_Contents

    May 20, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #34

    Jay

    Interesting info about honest john that.

    I wonder if he used the “if they had as much passion as me we’d win” belter.

    The guys a neanderthal.

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 20, 2015 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #35

    jayphoto – I am concerned that with two days off on the golf course to have a moment of inspiration that there will be a mad cap idea to try something different. With only four days to go drastically changing the playing system would be a major risk and I am not even sure playing 3 central defenders is adequately safe. I seem to remember JC playing Gouffran in a four man attack earlier in the season which ultimately was a failure. But although change needs to happen and the need to be a difference in the match, I hope against hope that it is the coaching and motivation that is altered.

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  • jayphoto

    May 20, 2015 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #36

    @youcouldntmakeitup
    Mls is different now to in Carvers time there! Now its pretty technical but back then it was kind of like the premier league in the 1990’s! No long balls but teams focused on pace power and athleticism! Trained more without a ball than with etc
    Toronto put big money in under Carver tho! At the time football was bigger in Canada and they have a big backing!
    His press confs were thing of legend! Surprised Ed hasnt touched on them more!
    Once accused a ref of giving a pen (a blatent pen) against TFC because Carver isnt a handsome man and the MLS doesn’t want him to be successful because hes not good looking enough to be a main face of the game as he doesn’t look good in advertisements….
    Keep in mind at this point he’d led them to 7 games without a win

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  • Average_Contents

    May 20, 2015 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #37

    Mark

    Where honest john presides hasn’t been discovered by science yet.

    My best guess is the whole club opened up the space time continuum and decided it was cheaper to jump through than do anything right as a club. That would cost money. The jump was free.

    People can say he’s got passion, he’s a fan but at the end of the day that’s not enough and certainly backing his boss every week isn’t endearing him any further.

    He’s detached. From everything.

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 20, 2015 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #38

    52,000 shouting:

    WE ARE HERE, DO YOUR JOB!!!
    WE ARE HERE, DO YOUR JOB!!!
    WE ARE HERE, DO YOUR JOB!!!

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  • Average_Contents

    May 20, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #39

    Off out for a bit. Gotta go for my drugs and alcohol test to get back on the rail. Piss piss.

    Laters all.

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 20, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #40

    Detached with a crumbling facade

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