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Adams Appointed Blades Manager – John Carver Coming Home?

News today that Micky Adams is leaving Port Vale to become the new manager at Sheffield United, after former Newcastle midfielder Gary Speed left to become the new manager of Wales.

John Carver – coming back to Newcastle?

The former Fulham and Leicester City manager appears to have beaten out competition from former Hull manager Phil Brown, and former Portsmouth manager Paul Hart, who were also interested in the job.

Former Newcastle Assistant Manager John Carver, who was assistant to Gary Speed at the Blades had been made caretaker manager, and obviously wanted the Sheffield United job, but now that he hasn’t got it,  maybe the way is open for Alan Pardew to bring John back home to Newcastle.

There was news last week that Alan wanted him as his Assistant Manager at Newcastle, a position John held with Bobby Robson in the heady days when Sir Bobby was managing the Magpies.

It’s time that Alan filled out his coaching staff on Tyneside, and the likelihood is that he will still bring in one more first team coach, and if   it’s somebody of the caliber of John Carver, then he will in all likelihood be made Assistant Manager.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • dougski

    Dec 30, 2010 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #1

    great addition if we get him back where he belongs we need people who are familiar with the club

  • G

    Dec 30, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #2

    Agree with post 1, also, he is welcome back just for being famous after the Bellamy scrap, where he got pulled into the chairmans office afterwards, and instead of a roasting, the words he heard were ‘What did it feel like hitting the little Welsh prick?’. Happy days.

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Dec 30, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #3


  • fungus44

    Dec 30, 2010 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #4

    if true will be great first Ben Afra now john coming back home ,it will help pardew emensley withwhat the club is all about,only hoe it comes off.

  • geordie_india

    Dec 30, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Micky Adams has signed a 2 1/2 year deal! So Carver coming home ?

  • tcbelfast

    Dec 30, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #6

    lets wait and and see.mr.ashley mite have some other trick up his sleeve,dont forget ray wilkins is also available but thats probably beyond are wildest dreams.

  • Thump

    Dec 30, 2010 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #7

    1. Ben Arfa
    2. John Carver

    Today is just full of (potentially) good news ;D

  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 30, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Hope so 🙂

  • Toon1978

    Dec 30, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Would love to see Carver back. Just been on North east news the NUFC are about to make their first singing in Hatem Ben Arfa. Some good news if it all comes off.

  • toon-4-ever

    Dec 30, 2010 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #10

    I think he would be in with a shout for the Burnley job – you heard it here first! Before you ask ive nothing to prove it! 🙂 love it if he came back to the toon as no2!!

  • GeordieTwo

    Dec 30, 2010 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #11

    Yes great news if it happens. A true Geordie.

  • hebburntoon

    Dec 30, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #12

    No Chance

    He slagged off Ashley when Houghton got the sack.

    But would love to see him back!

  • baro

    Dec 30, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Its always an positive to bring in someone who is very familiar with the club. I would him in and join AP

  • baro

    Dec 30, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Some good bit of news from a site that really reliable. Newcastle scouts have been at many QPR games this year before and after the appointment of Pardew and are closely watching Adel Taarabt.


  • jimiley

    Dec 30, 2010 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Where’s home like? Wouldn’t be coming here if not rejected elsewhere. NUFC is a lesser choice? Bollocks to him then.

  • archaeomag

    Dec 30, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Carver is not a cockney, never player or managed in London, and is not known to support Spurs, or have a gambling problem – so no chance.

  • G

    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #17

    jimiley @14, is that meant to be a joke? After all, I’m pretty certain JC got the sack when Souness was brought in, he didn’t leave for a job offer. I think you might want to re-examine your post?

  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #18

    @ Baro
    Do you wanna see Taarabt at NUFC?
    Seen him lately and even his team mates are annoyed with him the way he plays!
    Doesn`t want to play the ball to anyone around him,wants to do it all himself…..total glory hunter.

  • Marty-Toon

    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #19

    Saying that,
    The boy sure has talent but no team player what so ever

  • archaeomag

    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:37 AM

    Comment #20

    @ Marty-Toon
    Agreed; not ideal qualities for a “Playmaker”

  • baro

    Dec 31, 2010 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #21


    Agreed on what you said about Adel Taarabt not using his teammates often. But, would you have Routledge and Jonas instead? Taarabt can beat most defenders with ease and can cross the ball well. Routledge and Jonas at times are very good at beating defenders but can’t pass for sh*t. I get what you mean but I’d have Taarabt over them 2 any day.

  • Thump

    Dec 31, 2010 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #22

    @baro: The point is he doesn’t cross the ball. I agree he has some talent and is definitely one of the bright stars in football but until he learns to pass and knock balls through he can swing for all I care.

  • baro

    Dec 31, 2010 at 2:54 AM

    Comment #23

    Thump I see what u are trying to say.


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