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Breaking News – Carver And Stone Sacked By Newcastle

3:22 pm, Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 62 Comments

John Carver had a terrible time of it at Newcastle this year and news coming through is that he has been sacked by Newcastle United.

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John Carver – fired by Newcastle

Carver’s record at Newcastle was not good, in fact it was terrible, and we were almost relegated because of the ineptitude shown by the Newcastle-born Carver, who seemed to alienate his players with some of the ludicrous comments he made in his media briefings – he certainly annoyed us many times.

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This is not yet official on Newcastle’s web-site, but is being reported by various media outlets.

Also sacked is John’s assistant at Newcastle this year – Steve Stone – so there’s been a clear-out of the coaching staff ready for Steve McClaren to be brought in as the head coach – maybe later today.

So the three top coaches at newcatsle in december – Alan Pardew, John Carver and Steve Stone have all left the club – so hopefully we will be turning a new leaf at Newcastle United – at least in the coaching side of things.

And maybe Steve will bring back Lee Clark as his assistant manager – since Lee is out of work and Lee would just love to come back to Newcastle – and he would be a popular choice if Steve does make him his assistant manager.

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Steve Stone and John Carver

We had talked yesterday about how there had to be accountability at the club, and John Carver did not do well at all and blamed the players for the mess we got ourselves into.

And while this is hardly good news for John Carver and Steve Stone it does show that Lee Charnley can make a difficult decision when he has to.

This will help clear the air a little bit at the club, after the second half of last season – which was a disaster for the club.

The only positive was in the last game when we avoided relegation and put in a very good display with the great Geordie crowd right behind the team.

We had expected John Carver to stay on as the assistant to McClaren – mainly because we didn’t think Lee Charnley would fire him.

But we were wrong on that – and it reflects well on Lee Charnley that this is a difficult decision he has made – but it’s also the right one.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Head coach · Management · Newcastle News · Premier League

62 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    what odds on Carver going to palace?

  • 2 richyg01 // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:24 PM

    Shame for him, but really he didnt cut it when he had the opportunity. Shows that Stevo wants to bring in his own team I guess.

  • 3 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Good on you MA, now improve further

  • 4 Reyantoon // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    WTF! The best news I ever heard after long time….well done charn!!!
    Get in..

  • 5 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    Is Carr the next one out of the door

  • 6 NezzaNUFC // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    I wonder if also the players had a say in this?

    UP UP and Howay 😉

  • 7 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Ed……… I can sense your disappointment ! I know you held him in high regard..

  • 8 mickalfas // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    That’s an improvement already

  • 9 NezzaNUFC // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:27 PM


    I very much doubt it mate, it was probably Carr who recommended McClaren.

  • 10 toon1707 // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Well some lucky club will be announcing that they have signed the best manager in the world now he is availiable

  • 11 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Nezza………. Let’s keep up the momentum. McClaren out.

  • 12 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:28 PM

    hahaha Betty

  • 13 NezzaNUFC // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:28 PM


    McClaren OUT

    Klopp IN


  • 14 manxpie // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    R.i.p Rotonda he’s surely had a heart attack at reading this news

  • 15 Spellcheck // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:31 PM

    Hip hip ???? ???? ???? ????

  • 16 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    I know we haven’t a manager but I am exstatic

  • 17 Byker Boy // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:32 PM

    Not a big fan of McLaren, but sincerely hope he proves us doubters wrong, and at least he’s clearing the dead wood out. So it’s a good start !!

  • 18 manxpie // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Well i hope this means people will give McClaren a proper chance now he’ll be relishing to prove he’s a good manager and this is his chance

  • 19 NezzaNUFC // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:34 PM

    Byker Boy

    Same here, I want to see what he brings on the pitch first before I change my opinion of him.

  • 20 Graeme // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:35 PM

    Woodman going to Palace, Beardsley and Watson will continue with the Academy.

  • 21 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Get in !

    Great news.

  • 22 NezzaNUFC // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:37 PM

    Ayew may go to Swansea!

    So we didn’t learn from the Bony situation?

  • 23 stan anderson // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Oh no they’re not.
    Lets all join in the panto fun.
    Why is the man who installed J.C. not going also,he is even more responsible than J.C. for our end of season near disaster.

  • 24 NezzaNUFC // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    HAHA epic

  • 25 jayphoto // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:38 PM

    Bit of a shocker that Charnley got Carver to end Taylor and Jonas’ Newcastle careers first knowing he was going to give him the bullet a few days later…

  • 26 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:39 PM

    John Carver reckons he was unlucky.

    If it was raining fannies he’d get hit by an asrehole.

  • 27 Average_Contents // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:39 PM


    You summed it up perfectly on the last thread.

    My only fear is they’ve been used as sacrificial lambs and those at the top have got away with it. Still, it’s good news for once 😀

    Serves him right for being a lickarse gullible judas.

  • 28 barkel // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:40 PM

    I’m interested to see what happens with Woodman and if it will have any effect on Freddie wanting to stay with us or not

  • 29 jayphoto // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:41 PM

    think it was reported Woodman was in talks with Palace??
    I actually had a coaching session with Woodman! I was only 11 mind, was when he was GK for Northampton, him and Ali Gibb came and did a session, can’t remember if he was any good like

  • 30 JP...from The Rock // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:42 PM

    OMG GREAT NEWS AT LAST!!! Maybe now we will see different set-piece tactics instead of the old and useless ‘lump it long to Willo’ tactic!

    How exciting!

  • 31 Average_Contents // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:42 PM


    That confirmed?

    A wave of optimism has has just washed over me, I’m going for a lie down now before I pass out 😉

  • 32 BandB // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:43 PM


    The pressure shouldn’t be on McClaren.
    The ball is right in Ashley’s court.
    He’s got his choice.
    Let’s see him backed with spending and players.

  • 33 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:45 PM

    Definitely a good start from McClaren getting rid of the not so wise men.

  • 34 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Ok. McClaren still is not the prefered option, but this news raises his appointment a notch or two, since he can now chose a couple of his own options as coaches. Back this up with 4 or 5 players, and i actually have a SMALL amount of optimism coming on.

  • 35 JamesToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    Carver, Stone, Woodman OUT
    McClaren, Simpson, Round, Steele IN

  • 36 NezzaNUFC // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:47 PM

    And who was it that said that Carver will be the new head coach?

  • 37 swemag // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Lets all act surprised when John comes by, ok?

  • 38 optimistic prime // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Thank fcuk

  • 39 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:48 PM

    Woohoo! Truly a chance at a fresh approach. Them along with Pardew and Woodman (who I assume will be off to Palace), are major reasons for our terrible tactics, style and general lack of identity.

  • 40 JamesToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    “Hi john, you’ve just been fired, can you pass the phone on to Steve?”

  • 41 manni // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:49 PM

    Best news I’ve had all year, new start , new coaching drills, it just showed how bad Carver was , only when he got the main role have we found out how bad of a coach he was , and all these years he’s been coaching our players wrong. Not a big fan of Mclaren buy with a fresh coach staff, and investment in players, there’s still hope! I was so excited that I rang my dad at work to give him the good news ! Lol

  • 42 beermonkey // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:50 PM

    can you imagine how the players feel
    I bet there even happier

  • 43 N1CK06 // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:52 PM

    Carver is gone but Charnley gets another chance to repeat the same sh!te all over again…

  • 44 barkel // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:53 PM


    I’d say some of the players are fairly annoyed that they’re going to have to actually work now

  • 45 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    James toon @ 40

    I actually loled at that! Well played, sir.

  • 46 JamesToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Get Lee Clark in as well, then we’ll have a proper coaching setup

  • 47 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:55 PM

    Carver’s kicked off. Nutted Charnley and phoned Ashley and offered him out.

  • 48 jimiley // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:55 PM


    How is it a difficult decision for Charnley to sack Carver? Does he have to lose every game? The difficult one is for Charnley to sack himself and go back to sharpening pencils.

  • 49 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Stuff Lee Clark, if there was ever a Carver incarnate in the making, he’s it. No more hangers on just because of their origins.

  • 50 JamesToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:57 PM

    Mcclaren is what you call a proper head coach, not a traditional manager. Loads of players have spoke highly of him and say they developed under him as individuals

  • 51 Graeme // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Looks like McLarans assistant could be Lee Clark. Evidently he had a meeting at NUFC last week.

  • 52 beermonkey // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:58 PM


    most wont mind I bet
    I would think most of the time they were bored

  • 53 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    I hope not. Clark is a Carver clone.

  • 54 dexter53 // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Hope its the start of good things to come.My heart is suddenly not so heavy. I will go to work night shift tonight and my lathe will turn that little bit faster. Well,lets not get too carried away.

  • 55 Slank // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    This should remove any animosity that I’m sure must have existed between some or all of the players and Carver and Stone given the way Carver publically tried to humiliate some of them.

    McClaren can now have a clean start.

  • 56 geordie157 // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    He’ll bring Paul Simpson with him.

    I think he’ll move for Hendrick too who would a good addition to the midfield

  • 57 Munster Mag // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Nobody likes to see guys lose their jobs but this is a good development for the club and for those who love the club. It also shows that Charnley and Ashley can get decisions right and make big calls. We now HAVE to get behind the new coach and hopes he chooses better than the numpties we have had here. We done McClaren – it was clearly his decision that these guys are not what he wants on his team, and that makes a lot of sense. It also says a lot for the new coach.

  • 58 jimiley // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:09 PM

    Bring on Big Steve to grasp the poisoned chalice. Lets hope he is more successful than the other sacked managers we take on. We seem to specialize in managers who have just been sacked.

  • 59 Big Archie // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:15 PM

    Now – 2 things that would really make my week.
    1. It turns out that Carver and Stone were not sacked – they quit. That would at least show that apart from having black and white blood they also have a sense of decency.
    2. I would just love it (as somebody once said) if Ashley and co surprised us all and brought in a manager other than McClaren.
    Rather odd that the dynamic duo have gone before the manager comes in!

  • 60 Big Archie // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Jimiley – there are very rarely any other kind of manager available than the sacked ones.
    You don’t often see quality managers quitting their jobs to join clubs in our position, thats for sure

  • 61 NYMAG // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Great news, we need a complete new approach, keeping either of hem around would been a mistake. id like to see Pedro brought into the first team coaching staff but would also be happy with clarkey

  • 62 nufc 11 // Jun 9, 2015 at 6:13 PM

    Ashley created the shitstorm that was jc worded off he couldn’t sack him because he was stupid enough to have him on an 8year deal same with parses if their one learning in all this is never ever give anyone related to a pl team an 8 year deal never.

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