John Carver Found Lacking In Several Areas

John Carver was talking a good game after yesterday’s fantastic performance and 2-0 win over West Ham, and that saved us from relegation and Hull City take the drop.

And that win was the first since February for Newcastle and followed the worst run in the Premier League for us with just one draw and nine defeats in 10 games, during which time we plummeted down the league table to 4th bottom place, but the win leaves us in 15th place for the season, and hey – it could have been worse.

carver meets Allardyce before game today

John Carver with Sam Allardyce before the game yesterday

John Carver was talking himself up again after the game:

“I want this job.”  “I’m not going anywhere unless they tell me I’m going.”

“There will be a big summer ahead and I want the chance to bring in new players and make this club better.”

“It’s fantastic that Mike is saying he wants to win something. We’ve seen what we can do when we are all together and fair play to him that he wants this club to be united.”

“I’ve had assurances we are going to spend and the fans can look forward to players coming through the door in the summer.”

“It’s a big, big summer. We can’t afford to get in this situation ever again. We know we’ve made mistakes and we’ve admitted them.”

John has made almost every mistake in the book this year, but he’s been found wanting in several important areas, including leadership, man-management and even common sense on occasions.

It would be a huge shock if John is given the job permanently, after he almost took the team down – whatever he comes out with in the following few days, before he goes off on vacation on Wednesday.

Carver has said too often the players aren’t good enough, but they were the same players that got us a six game winning streak in October and November.

John’s record this year is not good.

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And in the poll we launched after the game yesterday a massive 98% don’t want him as the head coach at Newcastle.

Should John Carver Now Get Head Coach Position?

  • No (97%, 9,064 Votes)
  • Yes (3%, 233 Votes)

Total Voters: 9,297

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There’s no doubting John;’ passion for Newcastel, but it takes more than that to become the Newcastle head coach.

So John is a long shot at best, but the rather simple truth is he’s not good enough for Newcastle, and we now need to bring in a good experienced coach who plays entertaining football – and there are a number of those coaches available this summer.

We also hope that owner Mike Ashley will change the way he runs the club, and invest a lot more money into the playing staff at Newcastle, and he hinted at that in his interview with Sky Sports before the game yesterday.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    May 25, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    Comment #1

    83toonarmydownsouth // May 25, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    Carver demanded it was sorted within 48 hours

    Fully expect either Carver or McClaren to be appointed

    Not because there the best applicants but because they are the easiest to get

  • sparky55

    May 25, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #2

    OP from last thread…

    LMAO…let’s hope that does count!

  • Ron Knee

    May 25, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Yes. Fatso can blame Charnley for the Carver fiasco, but who appointed Charnley? On past form I think it will be a good while before the new HC is ‘unveiled’.

  • Laurent Robert 32

    May 25, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #4

    Carver is acting in the best interests of himself with complete disregard to the well-being of the club, and the thousands who support it.

    He is drastically unsuitable for the job.

  • Bambams

    May 25, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #5

    Unless we are buying the whole Barcelona team you cannot give Carver the job….
    He would still lose games

    Fair enough he is a Geordie, give him a job with Pedro but not with the first team.

    I would still like to see Garde come in, I know the problem was he wanted to bring in his own coaches and this was the sticking point. That may have changed now given the fact our coaches are next to useless.
    Garde came out and said he had a contract of silence with Newcastle in January. …Something like that, maybe we will hear something soon.

    If past seasons are to go off the new coach will sign the night before the new season !

  • JDdubai

    May 25, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #6

    Still think it is Garde or McClaren, but at least there is a bit of hope and almost excitement for the summer.

    This is the make or break for Ashley and Co, first time with no Pardew so they get to show exactly how they aim to continue with the appointment, cash in the bank + tv money increase.

    Happy to wait and see how it pans out and make my final judgement in September.

  • midweek weekend

    May 25, 2015 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #7

    Would Mcclaren really come to us I mean he turned us down already, he’ll look rather silly if he comes now after losing his job at Derby looking likely, but as for this whole Ashley interview, time will tell but we badly need a better manager/coach and that’s not carver or Mcclaren.

    I’m not expecting klopp but someone half decent would be a great start oh and is this bolting the horse 40-50 million spend this summer cause that’s what’s required bare minimum

  • catchy in norway

    May 25, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #8

    Slaviša Jokanovi?

    got to be worth a shout

  • Sir Braveheart

    May 25, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #9

    So now this foolishness of a season is over, what would we like to see?

    Personally, I’d like the following :

    – New Head Coach / manager hired within two weeks. I don’t want to see Carver even being considered.

    – I want some ambition in our signings.

    Riviere can’t hit a barn wall from inside the barn, so I’d like to see us go for Ings or Austin – both will be available and both are natural goal scorers. Get another 15 goal a season striker alongside Cisse and thats half the problem sorted.

    Strengthen our defence. Colo should be allowed to go, because I don’t think his heart is in it, but replace with a proven experienced player. Someone to bring the youngsters on. Pick up at least one other CB so thats one exexperienced, the lad from Forest and one other.

    Replace any outgoing players. If Raylor and Jonas arent getting contracts replace them with experience. Its okay buying young players to come through the ranks but you need experienced players to help that process.

    I think four of the right sort of players in, plus replacing any outgoing, with the right management and we’ll be much better next season.

  • Ron Knee

    May 25, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #10

    Wasn’t there a report that Garde refused to come because he was only offered a temporary contract?

  • theartfuldodger

    May 25, 2015 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #11

    Ashley has put himself in the judgement booth.

    Any half hearted investment now and protests will return with a vengeance.

    Its like he used up his last lifeline.

    The key though is how much is enough and how much patience do the fans have left.

    I think Carvers dismissal is pivotal to it all..and ofcourse the new appointment

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 25, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #12

    LR32…that’s because he’s an opportunists! They all are!

    Ron…I think it’s only fair we all get judge for the job we do…if we should be able to to fo the job in the first place!

    …even if we are nit able we should be judge, because we must have convinced someone we we qualified in the first pkace

  • Bambams

    May 25, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #13

    From Evening Chronicle 24/02/15

    Even so, there is interest in the role. Garde has told friends that the major hurdle to overcome in January talks with Newcastle was the fate of long-serving assistant Gerald Baticle, who remains at Lyon and would not be able to leave until the summer.

  • kakaobi

    May 25, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #14

    Ashley’s interview coincides with season ticket renewal I personally don’t believe a word that man says he’ll keep carver and stone any buy on the cheap again

  • dig-n-dig22

    May 25, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #15

    Does anyone really think things will be any different next season? Is there a top Quality manager available that would come and work under Ashley? I don’t think so, we will get another yes man like Pardew. and we will be subjected to the same pre season rhetoric of NUFC linked with world class players that wouldn’t touch our club with a barge pole, that Ashley would deliberately undervalue just to make sure they don’t come, with the sole purpose of creating a season ticket buying frenzy.
    Unless we force Ashley to sell, we will be subjected to the same old same old. A good start would be to boycott season tickets. John Hall showed what our club could achieve with good leadership and investment. That was a time when we “REALLY”did have world class players queuing up to play for NUFC but at this moment we are a million miles from that destination.

  • nufc 11

    May 25, 2015 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #16

    They can say what they want I wont be renewing my season ticket actions speak louder than words.


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