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Joey Barton Key To Getting Charlie Austin To Newcastle

4:20 pm, Tuesday, June 9th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 86 Comments

Newcastle are starting to bring some stability to the Tyneside club – at least in the coaching area – with Steve McClaren to be appointed as the new hard coach, and he will be bringing his own people in with him, after Newcastle cleared the way for that by sacking both John Carver and Steve Stone today.

charlie austin and family

Charlie Austin – to be married later this month

And it turns out that our number one transfer target Charlie Austin, has been continually asking former player Joey Barton what life is like at Newcastle, and Joey is positive but with one caveat – there’s instability at the club at the moment.

But once Steve McClaren is announced as the new head coach, maybe later today, then Newcastle will look a lot more stable than we were in the second half of the season, and maybe we can persuade Charlie to join the club.

Certainly it would be a very popular signing since Charlie looks like a goal machine.

This is what Joey Barton has said in the Shields Gazette:

“I spent four years up there at Newcastle and it’s a fantastic place to ply your trade.” “There’s a great support base who support their team home and away.” 

“The only issue for him is maybe a little bit of instability going on, in and around the place.” “Will they be the best opportunity for him should he decide to leave QPR? “

“Will they provide a more stable environment for him to kick on to that next level?”  “He gets married towards the end of the month and no doubt I’ll have a conversation with him.”

“He’s always asking questions like ‘what’s it like there’.”

Those are actually good words from Joey in that he wants Charlie to make the right decision for himself and his family – it’s an important next move for the 25 year-old.

And Joey’s right that Newcastle have looked unstable this year and in a bit of a mess if truth be told.

We almost accompanied QPR down to the Championship, and they also beat us in the second last game of the season 2-1 – even though they were already relegated.

If Steve McClaren can persuade Charlie Austin to sign on a Newcastle, it would be a great start for the former England manager at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours · Transfer Target

86 responses so far ↓

  • 1 swemag // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Bilic takes over West Ham. Inspired choice. 55% win percent. Not bad.

  • 2 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Bilic is rubbish. Done absolutely nothing in club football. Won’t see the season out.

  • 3 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:26 PM

    Come on who are the sympathiseres?

  • 4 shaun__ // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    From last thread as there’s too many!! – Not tough at all Ed, clearly the new head coaches call (I’m still hoping it’s not mcclaren) and the cynic says this is to buy goodwill. Either way they are gone, I’m glad but they shouldn’t be a scapegoat either, part, nowhere near all, of the problem

  • 5 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:31 PM

    I think they may have been a large part of the tactical problem. And Carvup was certainly the main part of the man-management problem.

  • 6 Sazzer // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:33 PM

    Bilic manager for Croatia when McClaren was managing England.

  • 7 JP...from The Rock // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Barton can shut his big trap! He may be right about the instability within the club but that’s not helping us sign him one bit.

    I would have loved for us to sign Ings but Austin is of the same ilk and Shearer rates him highly too.

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:35 PM

    Good to see that McClaren is being allowed to bring in his own staff. Hopefully he will be after some proven quality. Not sure why people seem to be keen on Paul Smpson coming in, his record is far less than stellar. I’d be much happier to see Steve Round come in to work with him.

    Eric Steele would be a good appointment as a new goalkeeping coach, and for those who like to maintain local staff, he is a local boy.

    Steve Black would be another interesting and forward thinking appointment.

    Those are just based on who he has worked with in the past. If he pulls a few other well qualified and talented coaches in then even better.

  • 9 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:36 PM


  • 10 BandB // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:36 PM


    Charnley himself said the managerial situation would be reviewed at the end of the season “if the need arose.”
    Clearly the need has arisen.
    I couldn’t believe he could possibly get the job after the record losing streak. But nor do I believe McClaren has been signed up since Christmas.
    The job was Carver’s to lose and he lost it.
    Until he was definitely ruled out I was always going to have a sweat on. He remained heir-presumptive and was still second favourite for the job with the bookies.
    I myself have never suggested Carver would get the job.
    I wondered who would be the first to play the recriminations game.

  • 11 richyg01 // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:36 PM

    God help us if we have to rely on Joey to get us our top target!

  • 12 Sazzer // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Can we get Garde in as assistant manager just in case big clubs like Palace comes for McClaren midseason?

  • 13 hibbit // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    looks like Mc has won he wanted his own staff now lets see if he takes the job ………. said for weeks Mc and carver were not mates …………. have been told nufc are now looking for a director of football to work above Mc…..

  • 14 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    Not sure why people are getting worked up about what Joey has said? HE hasn’t talked us down at all here, he has sung the praises of the fans and just queried whether it is right for Austin at this time. For all we know, when they chat the pair of them may come to the conclusion it is.

    He hasn’t said anything out of the ordinary here in the slightest. Austin and Matty Phillips would be a good start to the window. Follow that up with a commanding centre back all in the next 2 weeks and the summer will have started well.

  • 15 richyg01 // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:40 PM


    Thats probably where the Rene Meulensteen link came from then

  • 16 Our Toon // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    Excellent news that Carver has gone along with stone, praise seems to be going to penfold, I’d be surprised if he actually made this decision. I think it’s probably Steve McClaren who’s asked for there removal!! Either way this is excellent news

  • 17 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:40 PM

    On a personal note im happy for the change but still remain cautiously optimistic, as I felt over the Ashley interview also.

    I’ll never be truly optimistic until I see these transfer policies ripped up. Only then will I know the club are serious about pushing the club on.

    While we sell the club as a stepping stone, show a lack of ambition and don’t possess a squad capable of fighting all year round, I can’t see any manager pushing us on.

    Fingers crossed for me this manager is backed otherwise it will be more disappointment im sure.

  • 18 Essex Geordie Bill // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    No to Lee Clark, he always looks as if someone has nicked his dinner money. Has an awful record as a manager, Blackpool were worse under him than Carver with us.

    Don’t know if Joey has his coaching badges but I reckon he would make a fantastic assistant to Steve. Has a lot of clout with his team mates, I mean empathy not villainy.

    New era, bring it on!!

  • 19 JP...from The Rock // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:42 PM

    WTF HAS THIS GUY BEEN SMOKING??..(I hope he doesn’t represent the majority of fans, way off the mark)…

    Steve Wraith, of supporters group NUFC Fans United, said he was personally sad to see Carver go it was “the right decision for the club.”

    “John’s a good friend and to be honest it’s sad to hear news like this as he took the job on when Alan Pardew left and essentially gave it his best shot with limited resources and a diminished squad and no chance to buy anyone in January.

    “He was left in the lurch and ultimately suspensions and injuries cost him dearly.

    “Obviously we hoped he would get the five points needed to stay up quite quickly but they were a long time coming and ultimately that led to his downfall.

    “It’s hard because John Carver is black and white through and through, but football is a results driven business and ultimately over the games he was in charge they were not good enough for the football club.

    “I think this is the right thing to do for the football club, and I think for John he would have found it quite difficult to go back to being number two with a new manager coming in.

    “I wish him all the best and hopefully he will not be remembered by Newcastle United fans with only bad feeling. Hopefully people still respect him for what he did under Bobby Robson, because that was a cracking job, though under a different regime and owner.

    “And we must remember that he was brave enough to take the top job when offered. He could have said no and let someone else try to come in and perform miracles.

    “It was a very, very tough time for Newcastle and I don’t think Jose Mourinho or Sir Alex Ferguson could have taken that team and done better. And ultimately he did enough to keep us up, and that’s what he should be remembered for.”

  • 20 Our Toon // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:43 PM


    I think Joey is spot on with what he’s said, if anything he’s been reserved in what he’s said. Joey has given Austin a toned down bit of advice and we complain daily about the regime!! Why should a player whose on the up throw it away by joining us at the age of 25 when all we want is 10th or below!!

    Truth hurts, Barton is spot on….A poor start to the season or a poor transfer window could spark off all kinds up here!!

  • 21 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Will die for toon et.c…

    From last article…

    You are going to miss Carver!?!? WHY?

    I think you are the only one! How bizzare

  • 22 one fine day // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:43 PM

    Not sure if carver and stone will be too worried .
    They will have a few years of pay left on contract .
    Wonder if Ashley will attach a gag order to the pay out conditions ?
    A bit like when Jose was fired from chelsea .?
    Can’t see carver being able to not mouth off though not in his nature

  • 23 BandB // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:44 PM


    With a head coach almost in place, a director of football is the next logical step.
    It needs to be a football person.
    Lee Charnley isn’t a football person, and he never has been.
    That will hopefully be a credible appointment who can take on some media duties.
    I would hate to see McClane sent out to field questions on all and sundry as Pardew was.

  • 24 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:45 PM


    Its almost as if JC wrote that himself, isn’t it 😀

  • 25 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:45 PM

    Finally some good news

    Bye John bye Steve, won’t be missed

    In there 5 years here as integral members of the coaching set up has any player actually improved?
    All I’ve seen is players coming in looking full of potential only to steadily decline

    Woodman seems to be walking before he’s pushed

  • 26 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Also heard that an experienced DOF is being sought. Surely they’re not going to restructure things in an organised way.

  • 27 firebug666 // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:46 PM

    Whoooooooooo Hoooooooooooo!

  • 28 Our Toon // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:47 PM


    I’m shocked to read that from Steve wraith…personally thank fcuk carver has gone. The self proclaimed best coach in the premier league is no more!!

  • 29 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:48 PM

    OurToon was making a case based on “evidence” X. I was making an opposite case and criticised his use of “evidence” X. I felt he was adding 2 and 2 and coming up 1000. It’s perfectly reasonable to make that point. Other bloggers can make their own minds up having heard both sides. That becomes the end of it and we move on.

  • 30 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    MA got Charnley to get on the phone to Carver and get him to give Jonas and Ryan the boot before dismissing them

    Let’s hope now Charnley’s got shot of Carver and Stone he’s next out the door

  • 31 BandB // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:49 PM


    I imagine the delay in an official announcement is partly to do with the terms of the pay-off deal…including those all important gagging orders.
    John may be a bit miffed….and he does have a lot of friends who will be happy to listen if he is feeling talkative.
    And McClaren isn’t confirmed yet.

  • 32 JP...from The Rock // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:49 PM

    YouCouldn’tMakeItUp – Lol exactly! Word for word, good riddance.

  • 33 firebug666 // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    TADS @30

    Oh that would be the icing on the cake. Wow such positive feelings, I think (just like AC) I need a lie down.

  • 34 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:53 PM

    Munster from previous

    Given the shambles of last season and the ridiculous appointments and board decisions don’t really think it’s accurate labelling people as negative, downtrodden and disillusioned maybe but can understand why

  • 35 one fine day // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Betty @ 26
    A new DOF? Really? Where you hear that .?
    If so today is just getting better and better

  • 36 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:54 PM

    Would love to see Penfold hoyed out right behind Carver, no sympathy for any of them, inept at every level

  • 37 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Our Toon/JP,
    Steve Wraith is an absolute knacker. For some reason people give him a platform to spout utter drivel.

    I don’t dislike Carver, and appreciate the difficulties of his situation when taking over, but he hasn’t done the job. It really is that simple. It is a shame it has ended like this, but his actions, words and results made his position untenable, and for that he can’t complain about the decision.

    As for it being brave of him to take the job, it would have been far braver to admit he wasn’t good enough for the role.

    More guff on his work with SBR, the fact his only redemption in his own and certain people’s eyes is his role with SBR speaks volumes. Funnily enough, Wraith doesn’t mention that Carver was also part of the Ruud Gullit coaching set up when Big Dunc and Shearer were left out one fateful night.

  • 38 firebug666 // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:57 PM


    With two new directors to be appointed it could happen. Just so long as it’s not Llambias and Leach.

  • 39 giimps // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:57 PM

    Be quite ironic if Charvew and Neanderstone found out they had ben sacked by twitter…..Kama !!!!!

  • 40 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:58 PM

    André Pierre Gignac on André Ayew, per France Football: “A motherf***er, he should get lost. With his brother, all they did was moan.”

  • 41 one fine day // Jun 9, 2015 at 4:59 PM

    B Andy
    I think ” miffed” will be an understatement,he has prob already chinned Charlady.
    One thing puzzles me is we were always hearing Garde would not be coming due to not being able to bring in his own staff …. The plot thickens. Surely had garde requested this or indeed even be offered the post they would have indicated that they were prepared to grant him his own set up?

  • 42 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:00 PM

    Steve Wraith is just another member of the bonehead clique, see also Lee Ryder.

  • 43 nut meg // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    I’m happy the new broom is sweeping the place clean. It was badly needed,I just hope it’s not quite finished, Beardsley & Watson next.It’s about time we moved the elite coaches we have further up the food chain.I’m feeling more optimistic now than I have been for a long time, I hope that’s true about a DOF, hopefully it will be someone who brings some respectability to the club & not a old crony of Ashley.

  • 44 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    Yohan Cabaye: “My representatives are working to find the best solution. In the future, what’s important is to play every weekend

  • 45 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:02 PM


    That has me thinking also!

    And I hope it’s not because McClaren has took the job on under the current policies of selling and not replacing or weakening the squad mid-way through the season.

  • 46 one fine day // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:02 PM

    B and. B I meant in reply

  • 47 BandB // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:03 PM


    I answer to Bandy 🙂

  • 48 JamesToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:04 PM


    Let mcclaren pick who he wants, if he brings in paul simpson, then back him.

  • 49 firebug666 // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:05 PM

    one fine day @41

    The point is Garde is not a mate of Carr’s.

    Mind that’s cannot be the reason McClaren has the job though can it?

    Charnley will not be employing someone just because they are mates with someone at the club.

  • 50 dok - the horrid colonial // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:06 PM

    while were cleaning house, how about the Wonga logo/sponsorship?

    then today would be near perfect….

  • 51 geordieboy83 // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:07 PM

    As someone mentioned on an earlier thread it would be funny if there was a curveball thrown amd it was garde or de boer

  • 52 geordieboy83 // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Hypothetically speaking of course what would people prefer?
    1. A semi safe manager and a budget of 50-60 million
    2. A left field manager wirh bigger credentials and say 25-30 million warchest?

  • 53 one fine day // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    Seems strange this
    Carver fire jonas and Taylor
    Ok thanks now your sacked and give stoney a lift home .

  • 54 MacToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:11 PM

    I attended FansUtd meeting for quite a long time. They were chaired by two Steves (mainly), one being Wraith. They now have a permanent position on the Fans Forum.
    They do not hold meetings anymore, as far as I know, but I wouldn’t be attending them anyway.
    Wraith claimed a while ago to be retiring from being a voice of the fans. He’s never shut up since.
    I have no time for the people involved with FansUTD. FansDivided would best serve their intentions.

    I see the “wait and see” group’s growing by the day.

  • 55 firebug666 // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:11 PM


    For me it would be the second choice.

    A better manager would be able to get more out of the players for less money, and would have the drive and passion to try and win something.

    A safe managers could spend all his money on players and still only aim for survival.

  • 56 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    Mactoon………….. what would you suggest as an alternative to Wait and See?

  • 57 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    If this dof thing is true,then i wonder if this will distance Penfold from the football a bit? Seems sensible. He can be the go-between from Mash to the new DOF.

    I.e…. charnley passes on mash’s requirements, and the new dof is given enough scope to carry them out in the best footballing way

  • 58 geordieboy83 // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Firebug, im the same. A part of me wants the fantasy football manager to see countless players coming in. But id rather a gifted manager bring in 3 or 4 top quality players and get the best out of the rest of our players who aint turned crap overnight

  • 59 one fine day // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    Firebug 66
    Oh god no charnley would never do that .
    Just hope our new DOF isn’t announced as CARR .
    He seems to be emerging as the real power broker.
    If so I think it’s unfair he is isn’t following the others as he would have had In put in January on incoming coaches available then and also would have been in on discussions where it was decided we can not bother signing anyone in January despite a glaring lack of first team players available
    Dok toon.
    Seeing the back of wonga would truly. Make this the best day in quite some time

  • 60 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:21 PM


    You should realise by now that, if you’re not part of the “xyz – OOT” group, then you’re part of the problem. Its how its always been on here. 😀

  • 61 MacToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:22 PM

    bettyswallocks, my mind was made up years ago. Recently people jumped on the back of the AO bandwagon. I’m guessing they’ll (AO) be dropped like a tonne of bricks if a few “decent” signings are made.
    Some people never learn!

  • 62 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:23 PM

    Having said that….

    I really still want to see the back of Mash. He is bound to fk it all up again. He always does.

    JFK mk 3 as DOF, anyone?? :-p

  • 63 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:24 PM

    YCMIU………….. I’m just curious to know what we could be doing today to implement change.

  • 64 swemag // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:26 PM

    ToonfromLeeds, on Ayew, interesting comments.

    Having had those kind of moaners as colleagues in a work environment, all I can say is, it does not matter how skilled or good they are, they make everyone else worse.

    It does not matter what you give them, sooner or later they will start moaning again.

    I was in an extremely luck position where a team got a pay rise of 30% from one day to another for doing essentially the same job. Most of us were ecstatic.

    The moaner: They have been ripping us off, they should have paid us retroactively. (??!!)

    We were earning quite well before…I hope we stay away from him.

  • 65 catchy in norway // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:26 PM


  • 66 firebug666 // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Harry Redknapp Speaks Again!

    At least he’s positive, and I hope he’s right and we do win a trophy.

  • 67 BandB // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:27 PM


    Remember that the possible changes you are “waiting to see ” would have been brought about by protests against the club by those who were not prepared to wait and see.

  • 68 Tsunki // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    Blackley agreed, moving on. Until you do it again 😀

  • 69 hibbit // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:27 PM

    dok i read a bit in the independent last week that wonga were reviewing all there sponsorship so you may get your wish

  • 70 one fine day // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:28 PM

    That’s how I’d hope they’d do it too with the DoF being more of an ambassador for the club too in attracting top players and selling us to them .
    Ginola. Would be my choice or rob lee ( but no chance as he has said a few things that have criticised the regime )

  • 71 dok - the horrid colonial // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:33 PM

    ill back McLaren as soon as I see us beat the unwashed,… until then, its wait and see…

    one fine day, being rid of that horrid blue rectangle would be a moment worthy of several beers, wouldn’t it? 🙂

  • 72 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    I get what you are saying, but I think that most fans are still a lot more wary. Whilst this is a promising development, the fact we look like we are going for McClaren shows that we aren’t really looking overly ambitious. There is little fans can do at the moment though, until the season restarts, so a little bit of hope is not a terrible thing. ended the season poorly, both with a mixed message on protests, and with the letter response to Ashley. I understand that speed was of the essence when it was set up, so confused and rushed protests were always likely. I hope that they are taking this time to prepare for a continued campaign, and actually develop a well considered and structured plan.

    If we don’t have to use it because Ashley has seen the light then great, but it needs to be in place so we can start from a strong footing if this summer once again leaves us ill-equipped and ill-prepared.

  • 73 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Mac……”……. I agree that Mashley is the root cause of our misery for the past 8 yrs.

    I despise the man and all he stands for and would love to see him out.

    However to affect change after protests have hopefully been acknowledged, the target of the protests now that he has responded has to be allowed to act.

    If his actions don’t meet his words then we can re attack with more vigour

    I am not saying we have done enough to get our club back to where we want it and that we should be eternally grateful that the club are making more sensible decisions at last. These things are a process and the process from the fans side and also from Ashley’s side have just started.

    Wait and see means no action is required today, but may well very soon.

  • 74 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    Old Blackley’s bulls1t detector is supercharged. Trouble is I’ve never been able to find the off button.

  • 75 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:36 PM


    Not sure really, in all seriousness. Maybe some of the anger is finally getting through to those in charge, so maybe it will snowball into something great, but there is always the chance that it wont. To be fair, the “wait and see” idea foes not l

  • 76 YouCouldn'tMakeItUp // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:39 PM


    Yeah, Ginola is a good shout, unless he ends up as FIFA president!

  • 77 bettyswallocks // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:45 PM

    BandB………… Do you mean presently or previously.

    It would be difficult to organise a worthwhile protest during the off season and would be only half hearted.

    Amidst the current uncertainty , I think we have to wait and see.

  • 78 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:50 PM

    Anyone know why Woodman is still here? …are we hoping for Palace to come and safe the day 🙂

  • 79 GeordieTwo // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    The club finally did something right. Clear out the dead wood first. I’m not convinced McLaren will win us anything but it seems likely he’s our man for the next season or two. Well Johnny C. should be in big demand anyway as he is the best head coach around. 😆

  • 80 John Tudor // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:54 PM

    loose him loose his son

  • 81 GeordieTwo // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    In other good news the club is bringing in a top, top silverware man! Me! Yes your testimonials on my behalf did the trick! When you bring in a top silverware man from overseas it shows commitment. Well, I’ve got a lot of work to do now….packing me polish….where are the good polishing cloths?….Huzzah!!!

  • 82 JamesToon // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    I though Carr was technically our DOF?

    If there is a brand new dof coming in, then ginola would be a good shout, not sure if they’d let him go but sir les ferdinand would be a good choice i think.

  • 83 Belfast // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Woodman won’t leave until he gets his bargain bucket.

  • 84 GeordieTwo // Jun 9, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    As Managing Director, Silverware I’ll make certain we get it right. As the trophies pour in they’ll be treated like part of the family. You can rest assured mates the club’s silverware is in good hands now!!!

  • 85 lesh // Jun 9, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    According to the Chronic, Steve Raith tells us that we must remember that Carver was brave enough to take the top job when offered. He could have said no and let someone else try to come in and perform miracles.

    But the way I saw it and read it, Carver was the one who publicly felt he should be given the job when Charnley was said to be looking outside.

    I sympathise with him to a degree in that Charnley or somebody should have had the guts to say no, given his lack of impact during Pardew’s period of suspension.

    No doubt Carver’s gutted, angry and severely disillusioned and in fairness to him, he should have been gently relieved of the HC role after the first few games.

    But no, they allowed him to carry on, making himself look foolish and potentially unemployable in football. Employers do have a duty of care for employees and there may even have grounds for constructive dismissal. I doubt it though, the whole thing would have been carefully monitored by the Club’s legal eagles.

    Nevertheless, moving Carver and Stone on can only be good for Newcastle United.

    Now for Charnley?

  • 86 will die for the toon army // Jun 9, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    Kloop to NUFC

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