Carver Seems To Have Run Out Of Ideas

John Carver has given his press conference today for the last game of the season at home to West Ham on Sunday, and this will be the most important game since May 24th exactly six years ago, when we lost 1-0 at Aston Villa and took the drop from the Premier League for the first time ever.

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John Carver – same old stuff in press conference

After the game Newcastle fans were seen to be crying at Villa Park,  and shots of those fans were sent around the world to illustrate the passion there is in English football – and especially at Newcastle United.

If Hull win at home to Manchester United and Newcastle don;t win then we will be relegated and we have the easier game but our form has been so appalling under John Carver not many fans think we can win this one.

And that’s especially true since Carver is up against wily former Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce, who will be going all out to win in his last game as the Hammers manager.

This is some of what John Carver has said:

“Relegation doesn’t bear thinking about I’ve seen what’s happened in the past and it’s not nice.” “If it happened it would be unbearable and I don’t know how long it would take to get over it.”

“I’m not even thinking about it. It’s about this club staying in the Premier League. In the last 10 games we’ve been inconsistent that’s for sure, but there are no second chances now.”

“They’re up for the fight. There’s going to be pressure on them, they’ve got to play the game not the occasion.” “They’ve got to stay composed. “I can’t believe it’s come to this. I’ve told the players to say keep off the internet and social media. Told them to watch wrestling – but not football! It can fatigue you mentally.”

“It’s the biggest game for six years let’s face it, and I expect them to step up and perform and keep this club in the Premier League.” “We’ve got four or five players here from the last time this team was relegated.”

“They know what it feels like and I watched on TV from a bar, I remember it so well.”  “I saw the reaction of everyone, the emotions of Alan and the players and my own reaction was I didn’t talk to anyone for more than an hour after the game.”

“I’ve explained the story to the players and hopefully I’ll get a reaction from that.”

There’s nothing much new there from John Carver,  and we think he’s run out of ideas on how to motivate his players to get the very best out of them – and if we are relegated it will be a huge hammer blow for John himself – excuse the pun.

As a die-hard Newcastle fan born and bred in Newcastle,  he will be deeply hurt by relegation – just like the rest of us  – and the last eleven weeks has been hard to take as a Newcastle supporter – very hard to take.

Did I say it’s been difficult?

There are some good players back playing for Newcastle United now, but most of them are playing nowhere near their best form – but maybe that will change on Sunday?

John’s right that relegation will be absolutely unbearable the second time around, and Newcastle will lose some significant portion of their support around the world – because we will not get the Newcastle games on TV.

We hope Hull City will not beat the Red Devils on Sunday and that we will stay up – and if that happens we will be the luckiest club in England.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • mindshaft

    May 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #1

    No JC, we’ve been very consistent over the last 10 games, we’ve been consistently sh!t3

  • sparky55

    May 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Ran out of ideas…did he ever have any????

  • optimistic prime

    May 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #3


  • Average_Contents

    May 20, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #4

    No. Just no.

    We haven’t been inconsistent these last 10 games. We’ve been consistently shit.

    Being inconsistent would require us to of won a few inbetween some losses and draws. We haven’t have we. So more bollox spews forth.


  • sweendog

    May 20, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #5

    sparky55 .. exactly .. his ideas were to not play Abeid, set up a team to not be able to attack or defend, glad he can’t think of any.

  • Average_Contents

    May 20, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Haha mineshaft. Great minds n all that 😉

  • BeeGuy

    May 20, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #7

    It may be JC has no ideas, but he may also have a roster of crocked dimwits that have no idea on how to play their positions. Or, more likely, both!

  • sparky55

    May 20, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #8

    yep…apparently the reason why he doesn’t pick abeid is he gives too many free kicks away…hahahahaaaaa….i bet if you count the fold amount Colback and Tiote give away a game on average you’ll find Abeid no where their totals.

    Fcuking dick head

  • dok - the horrid colonial

    May 20, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #9


    dok thinks blackley is just as bad as carver is, always spouting nonsense… i think Ciaran should be applauded for his efforts to support his club in the way he sees fit… while everyone may not agree with his methods (which I do by the way), at least he is doing something.. unlike blackley, the Ashley sock puppet…

    blackley, go fcuk yourself,, you’re as bad a cancer on this blog as ashley is at OUR club…

  • WLtoon

    May 20, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    Comment #10

    If Jc has ran out of ideas then maybe we have a chance of a win this wkend. His IDEAS hav,nt worked so no change there then.

  • Munster Mag

    May 20, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #11

    Carver as usual distancing himself from the team. Its always “they” ….not we…..its always “them” , not “us” . He is no psychologist, thats for sure. Can nufc not get in a motivational speaker for the day. What is the club psychologist doing? Do we have one? Hull are going to win on saturday but we wont. The only one who can save us is siem de jong.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    May 20, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #12

    The loudest voices calling for us to be relegated come from many of the expats, the foreigners, the non-locals, the internet supporters, the colonials etc., many of whom have found a nice little home on this blog where they gang together, peddle misinformation and try to root out dissent.

  • Lynxie

    May 20, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #13

    So Carver has run out of ideas has he? Amazing, I could have told him that after the Burnley game, when any half wit could see we needed to close down the game and see out a 3-2 win. The hopeless inadequacy of this moron are there for all to see. 52,000 people can see that Ryan Taylor gives you effort but nothing more, and that Williamson should have been benched months ago because he is third rate at best. What the likes of Lubo Satka, Curtis Good and Remi Streete must think when they see that dickhead on the team sheet every week is beyond me. Likewise keeping Obertan on the bench when his pace would prevent teams attacking us at their leisure……. pure insanity.
    Does he not revisit some of our better performances this season, and try to figure out that maybe, just maybe we had the correct formula for a tight defensive, yet attacking minded team (Man City away in the cup for example)? This guy is an insult to the intelligence of every Newcastle fan every time he opens his stupid mush. If he gets the job full time after this debacle, it is obvious that Ashley is taking the royal piss, and they can go and fcuk themselves, I will never set foot back in the place.

  • posada

    May 20, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #14

    Yeah see your point about past performances. We could now pick a similar team to the Liverpool or Chelsea home games.
    How hard would it be to ask professional players to do the same again.

  • toonicle

    May 20, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Inconsistent in the last 10 games John? We’ve been very consistent, 9 losses and a draw is as consistent as it gets….

  • lesh

    May 20, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #16

    Sorry John but trying to motivate the lads with negatives just won’t work – especially when you’ve been undermining their confidence and spirit by criticizing them.

    Trying to motivate a group of lads when they see no purpose, a spirit that’s been picked up when they see a management that’s totally mismanaged the Club, a management that appointed and continued with an interim HC who is not up to the job.

    An HC is supposed to be a leader of men, a figure they admire and respect but friend Carver has failed miserabl, failed the players miserably.

    If we do get the point we need on Sunday, it won’t be down to Carver but to the odd one, Colbeck for example, whose head doesn’t go down; he might just be our saviour – provided our defence doesn’t cave in.

    Fingers crossed, HWTL, HWTF – help the lads survive.

  • mickalfas

    May 21, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    Comment #17

    As a shite direct employee, surely carver must have had his 6 strikes by now ,show him the door now .
    Hopefully we’ll have no more injuries before Sunday
    Arseley out!!! Now


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