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Newcastle Fans React To Graham Carr Leaving Newcastle

Newcastle fans took to Twitter last night as the news was put out by the club that Graham has left Newcastle by mutual consent.

That leaves the transfers to Rafa Benitez completely and now it’s a good question if Rafa will bring in his own man to replace Graham, who made some excellent signings for the club early in his Newcastle career.

Players like Cheick Tiote, Yohan Cabaye, Papiss Cisse, Mathieu Debuchy and lots of others were good signings and responsible for how well Newcastle did in the 2011-212 season when we finished 5th in the Premier League.

72 year-old former Chief Scout Graham Carr

But lately the good deals tended to dry up although overall we think Graham did very well at Newcastle but now it’s a different era – and it’s the Rafa Benitez era at Newcastle.

It seems that owner Mike Ashley was happy enough to allow Graham to leave and give even more control to Rafa Benitez at Newcastle United.

We wish Graham all the best for the future.

Here are some of the tweets coming in from the Newcastle fans.

9 comments so far

  • Spoof

    Jun 22, 2017 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #1

    I’m glad he’s gone, I never rated him.

  • Markaccus

    Jun 22, 2017 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Good luck to GC. No bad feelings towards him personally. He did manage to dig out a few diamonds now and then.

    A few reports saying we are close to getting Fernando from Citeh. 29yo. Certainly knocks Colback down another place if he arrives.

  • martoon

    Jun 22, 2017 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #3

    We all know his successes and his failures but what we don’t know about his failures is how far down his recommended list they were and who was at the top. He could probably write an interesting book about his time here but no doubt he has signed a non-disclosure agreement for a nice pension.

  • posada

    Jun 22, 2017 at 8:04 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m afraid that does not make any sense to me.
    Saivet, Riviere were so bad they should not have been on anyones list.
    Cabella and Thauvin had some talent, but did not want to be here from the moment they arrived.

  • Spoof

    Jun 22, 2017 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #5

    Were his success’s really down to good scouting ability though, first off Tiote wasn’t Carr’s, Tiote was first recommended to KK by Chris Hughton, KK said no but when Houghton got us up his priority was Tiote.

    We then say Cabaye, Ba and Cisse, for pitties sake they were well established and well known, they may have been good business but not good scouting as a blind man could already see that they were good, and after that he was appalling, for me the only bit of good scouting he did was for Perez as he hasn’t done to badly.

  • DubaiMicky

    Jun 22, 2017 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #6

    Guys, forget the bitterness, the guy has gone, he’s 73 (if i recall), wish him well.

  • Phil K

    Jun 22, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #7

    All very well giving him deserved credit for Cabaye and to a lesser extent Tiote (More miss than hit) but Carr’s record over the last few seasons has been appalling. Rivierre and the rest of over priced Div 2 level crap – Cisse for one season’s contribution.
    And thats it.
    Still good luck to him. Sunderland would snap him up in a second, considering the far worse crap they’ve brought in

  • NUFCadon

    Jun 22, 2017 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #8

    For me, I think Graham Carr did a fantastic job with what he had to work with. I think some idiots expect every player you bring in to hit the ground running. The premier league or any other for that matter does not work like that at all. Short sighted people love bringing up Riviere, yes it didn’t work but given there was massive constraints on spending it was a sensible risk, he was playing well and scoring goals at the time. It didn’t work, so these things happen. Graham got told to go to France and get some players for cheap who were good enough to play premier league football. He done fantastic to get any player to come in and play well, never mind a few great signings.

    Having said that, the club have done the right thing and give full control to Rafa (if thats what they have done). The man managing and working with the team should be picking the players. Its just common sense

  • Moonraker15

    Jun 22, 2017 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Rafa will have someone lined up to replace Carr. He did sign some good players but the ones we needed never made it. (and we’re never likely to)! Rivière, Saivet, etc etc.


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