Shearer Has It Right On John Carver


Newcastle legend Alan Shearer has been talking about Newcastle’s situation after a simply horrendous season, when we almost found ourselves relegated after a terrible eight game losing streak under interim head coach John Carver, and after that record the fact John is still on the short list tells you something about the current Newcastle Board of Football (Mike Ashley’s words).

john carver jonas gutierrez

A great shot of John and Jonas on Sunday – we were safe!!

In a proper football club, John’s record would have had him sacked before the end of the season – but in the end the lads pulled out a famous win and good display to beat West Ham 2-0 and that was thanks to two great performances from Jonas Gutierrez – he’s that new Newcastle legend, and an unlikely hero in Vurnon Anita who played his best game ever for Newcastle in their most important game in six years.

Alan Shearer doubts that John can get the head coach job full time this summer:

“Ashley is staying but clearly a lot needs to be sorted out to make sure they are never in the same situation on the last day again.” The first thing that needs clearing up is the managerial situation.”

“John Carver was appointed until the end of the season and wants to keep the job but I would be surprised if he stayed on.” I know how much he loves the club, how hard he has worked and how much he has been hurting during their recent run.”

“I see him staying on in some capacity but it will be very difficult for him to stay on as manager.” Whoever is in charge, the playing squad needs a massive overhaul. As we have seen, the team is lacking a lot at the moment.”

“Goals, creativity, defensive leadership, a bit of everything really.” Funds need to be made available and, if they are, then the right players have to be brought in who care about the club.”

John may well be kept at the club in some capacity, and let’s be clear – you can never question John’s love of the club.

There were some fantastic scenes on Sunday when each time we scored, with John rushing over to Daryl Janmaat and hugging him, and then assaulting Jonas Gutierrez after he had scored that sensational second goal.

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On NBC over here they pointed out just what it meant to John,  the coaches and of course the great Newcastle fans – who were simply monumental on Sunday and definitely helped the lads get a famous win.

The next step is for Lee Charnley to appoint a new head coach – and we hope we get a very good one.

That’s going to be crucial to Newcastle’s short term  future, and we have to hope it’s not Carver or Steve McClaren – which would be another easy and comfortable choice for Lee Charnley to make – but the wrong one.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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220 comments so far

  • nut meg

    May 27, 2015 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #2

    @ 1
    That can only be good news for us. Krul is 27 (?) years old & can’t kick straight & can’t throw a ball out, he only bowls it out underarm.Time for a upgrade !

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  • Lindisfarne

    May 27, 2015 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Autopsy:

    1. Charnley can not make football decisions, he can only facilitate.
    2. Carr is not acting as a Director of Football, otherwise Santon and Mbiwa would not have been sent out.
    3. Irving has become frustrated with the questionable financing of the club.
    4. The Coaching is diabolical.
    5. Tactical planning is diabolical.
    6. Motivation and performances are diabolical.
    7. Community relations are diabolical.

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  • Rotonda heights

    May 27, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #4

    carver must go at all costs, especially if the only other person who would tolerate him is mclaren.

    stone, carver, woodman and watson, not to mention the fitness and medical staff are a 3rd rate abomination

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  • optimistic prime

    May 27, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #5
  • rwpoynter

    May 27, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #6

    It has been a long time since I posted on this blog but now the season has ended I will make a few observations. Mike Ashleys interview on Sunday surprised me. We all are aware he has done a good job in turning the finances around but it was good to hear he actually may have ambitions for the club rather than it just being a cash cow. Time will tell if his comments were sincere. The people of Newcastle deserve better than they have had since Bobby Robson left. A new manager/head coach is imperative and I firmly believe that he should have the final say as to which players the club signs obviously within the budget that Ashley sets.Any good coach will soon get fed up with having players he does not want forced upon him and ones he wants to keep being sold over his head. Robson had it with Kluviert being ‘presented’ to him by Shepherd and Keegan had it with Milner being sold by Wise. We will only get a good manager if they have a free rein. The alternative has simply been a massive failure. Some of the players have badly let the club down this year and they should go. Finally , if it were left to me , I would scrap the January window. It causes endless unrest and is exploited by agents bent on getting yet another fast buck, and turns the heads of players and when they don’t move on as hoped for we are stuck with them underperforming for four months. The whole system encourages the ‘stepping stone’ culture.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #7

    I am not totally against Mclaren, like. Yeah,he is not the ideal choice, but he usually plays a decent brand of football (he had a poor pool of players for england imo. Either too young or past thier best). He also has a decent record over all. The down side is his recent record, but he has the pedigree to turn it around again imo. The fact that he isnt called Stephan le maclarren or stevio mclarinho (i.e. he is english) turns people off him.

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  • Oldgit1

    May 27, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #8

    @ OP can you imagine Roy Keane as head coach. Penfold couldn’t manage him. He would get what he wanted no bother.

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  • optimistic prime

    May 27, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #9

    Oldgit

    It would be amusing to see, for around a week.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #10

    Bloody hell,if we thought jfk was bad at pronouncing players, whats keano going to be like. I watched a barca game once where he was a pundit, and i kept wondering who “Naimare” played for!

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  • optimistic prime

    May 27, 2015 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #11

    About the coaching staff.

    http://www.themag.co.uk/2015/05/the-only-one-of-newcastle-coaching-staff-id-keep/

    Can’t argue with any of it.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #12

    Cwarr07
    McClaren appointed
    Barry Leach coming in to replace Irving
    Llambias back as a consultant
    Mitrovic 1st signing to be announced
    Busy….#nufc

    Markaccus
    @cwarr07 Shergar, elvis and lord lucan found having 3some on the moon.

    Cwarr07
    @Markaccus We’ll see ????

    He is still so full of sh1te

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  • bladeuser

    May 27, 2015 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #13

    Carver is one of the most arrogant no marks i have heard in football
    his statement of i am going nowhere .Who does he think he is better people in the game have been peddled for for doing a lot more than him
    all his team need to be payed off and a new team brought in
    if ashley is wanting a new era and i dont believe it for a second his first job is to dismiss carver and stone

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  • tequilamag

    May 27, 2015 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #14
  • Sazzer

    May 27, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #15

    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp
    Aside from crappy goalkeepers.

    Not getting to Euro 2008 with: G.Neville, Terry, Ferdinand, A.Cole, Carrick, Gerrard, Lampard, Beckham, Rooney, Crouch.

    Add Walcott, Woodgate, Carragher, J.Cole, Lennon, Downing and Dyer also in the mix.

    You can’t really say that he had nothing to work with.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Tequila

    Hahahaha. That sums it up nicely. I was unaware he had you tube fame for being pointless!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 27, 2015 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Mark…Cwarr07 is a 15 year old boy sitting behind his computer rolling the dice… 😉

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  • Sazzer

    May 27, 2015 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #18

    Owen and Defoe

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  • Sazzer

    May 27, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #19

    and

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 27, 2015 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Lilongwe…I read your reply from earlier…as much as I know where you’re coming from and going with that string of thoughts that is probably as far as it goes for me!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #21

    Sazzer

    Some of those senior players were the problem imo. Too big for their boots, and i think capello had the same issue. Over paid nancies who did not try.

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  • jazzyp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #22

    Get French Football @GFN_France
    · 35m 35 minutes ago
    TOP STORY: Nice President confirms imminent arrival of Hatem Ben Arfa http://goo.gl/l1bnoc

    Benny or Cabella……you choose ????

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Englands problem for 10 years has been the fact that our “best” players just can’t seem to be @rsed in international football, no matter who the manager.

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  • jazzyp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Soccer Sauce @soccer_sauce
    · 3m 3 minutes ago

    Soccer Sauce retweeted Soccer Sauce
    Talks progressing well between #NUFC and #QPR striker Charlie Austin.This one could happen soon

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  • Sazzer

    May 27, 2015 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Soccer Sauce ?
    Talks progressing well between #NUFC and #QPR striker Charlie Austin.This one could happen soon…

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  • tequilamag

    May 27, 2015 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #26

    YCMIU he is a Pigeon fancier, no doubt about it

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    May 27, 2015 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #27

    So we are buying players without a manager or a system!

    …interesting!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #28

    Tequila

    I keep goading him to block me but never seems to understand i am taking the p1ss.
    I thought my Lord lucan stuff would have worked, but no, he just winked……. hope i dont look like a pigeon!

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  • jazzyp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #29

    Jesper

    What did you expect mate…This is Newcastle were talking about

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  • tequilamag

    May 27, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #30

    YCMIU
    He was arguing with Joey Barton once telling him who he would be signing for.
    Utter tool
    .

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #31

    Jesper

    We havent had a manager or a system since January, and the one we had then was dull and repetitive 😀

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #32

    Tequila

    Really!?!?! I missed that! However, i did see JB call him a mug once over Newcastle signings.

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  • Sazzer

    May 27, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #33

    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp
    Both Fabio and Sven got a lot longer with similar group of players.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #34

    Jesper

    By the way, I used to post as Markaccus, just in case you missed the change of handle

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  • tequilamag

    May 27, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #35

    YCMIU we have 3 months of twitter and press garbage to wade through for the next 3 months. Not a pleasant prospect.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #36

    Sazzer

    Yeah, but sven had them when they were a bit younger, and under capello, i dont think they were any better, just had a bit more luck.

    I am not saying macca is great, but he isnt as bad as some say. Like i say,if he was foreign with the same record, no one would mind.

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Tequilla

    Yeah i know. Thats the reason i follow cwarr (and cnarr, his parody). Its entertaining watching some of the reaction!

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  • tequilamag

    May 27, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Shteeve may not be the exciting foreign manager everyone was fantasising about but he can do a Dutch accent ish

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  • tequilamag

    May 27, 2015 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #39
  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    May 27, 2015 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #40

    Da champans leak. We draw arsnaal

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