Carver set for Newcastle return?

Posted on December 26th, 2010 | 56 Comments |

Come home John, please!
Come home John, please!
The Daily Mail is reporting that John Carver could be set to return to Newcastle and complete Alan Pardew’s backroom staff setup by becoming our new number two.

Carver has been is temporary charge of Sheffield United since the departure of Gary Speed, but any hopes of him getting the job full time at Bramall Lane have been dashed by the fact that Port Vale have given The Blades permision to talk with their manager, Micky Adams about the vacancy.

If that does go ahead then I expect that Adams will want to bring in his own man, just like Pardew is doing, and much like many managers do when they get a new job. That would put Carver out of work and would mean that no compensation would be payable for his services, and we all know that would be to the liking of the club!

Carver is a local lad who was assistant to Sir Bobby Robson when we were flirting with the Champions League. Carver knows Newcastle like the back of his hand, and is respected by a lot of fans. Now whilst it may be a cheap move on behalf of the club, it would also be a very popular move amongst fans who are still perplexed and angry over the sacking of Chris Hughton.

It makes sense doesn’t it?

Unfortunately, very little at Newcastle makes sense, but appointing someone like Carver would make a hell of a lot of it.

I hope, for once, that the Daily Mail is correct and Pardew is looking at Carver. One thing is for certian, he won’t get a better sidekick than him. Carver has cut his teeth at levels of football right from Europe to League One and MLS in America. It would be a shame to miss out on all of that experience.

Still, as I said this is Newcastle, and common sense doesn’t seem to rule at times, so I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens with regard to Pardew’s assistant. Interestingly, Malky McKay is now making sounds about being ‘honoured’ and ‘privilaged’ over being linked with a move to us, so there is definately more to come on this story, of that there can be no doubt.

Carver would be great though!

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56 Responses

  1. He’s surrounding himself with Geordies, a good move by Pardew. No doubt some will slag him off for it.

    But it is the Daily Mail so front end loader full of salt needed.

  2. Would be good move for Carver and for us imo.

    Aye Stuart he’s gonna get slagged off some cos of the way he was brought in.Nobody liked it but thats football I’m afraid and Pardew would have been a mug to turn it down.It’s been done before and will be done again.

  3. Yeah I tend to agree with above. I must admit that I’ve been impressed with what Pardew has done thus far, the way he has conducted himself and the things his said have been just what we needed. This would be a good move for all concerned should it be true.

  4. I dont thik we can have too many geordies at the club. The more the merrier for me. We all know the heart of a proper geordie is Newcastle United, and conversely, the true heart of Newcastle United is geordie. Bring him on.
    How many have slipped the net in the past, and how many of them would have made a massive difference to our fortunes had we managed to secure their services.Keep em coming.. A narrow win today will do me . I expect a real tight game with us just squeezing it 2-1. HOWAY THE LADS.

  5. Not sure if this one,s been done before, but how about offering Sol a position as defensive coach. The last one was such a disaster with Lawrenson, but this guy has a wealth of understanding in the modern game aand is still reasonably fit .

  6. why does everyone think that just cause a players is older that they shold get a coaching role or that they can ‘bring the younger ones on’?

    Who says they want to?
    who says they have the qualifications to coach?

  7. Sounds like a plan but then again, who ever knows what is really happening at the Toon.. lol

    I see Carrolls being linked today with a £20m move to Manc Citey becuase he was seen with his current girlfriend visiting a certain shopping center in Manchester only a few seconds before Tevez arrived!!!

    What the frak…. so if I was seen there, would that mean I was going to play for them too…. lol

  8. If its only in the mail then i doubt it, I would certainly back it like but i hope he’s being hired because of his coaching ability and not to curry favour with the fans like Sourness tried to when he brought in Terry mac and that Alan Murray fella…

  9. I can guarantee you , John Carver was in talks with the Toon on crippa eve. My source spoke to him . . He said he would be considering the offer and would give a decision by the New Year.

  10. Aye aye daft dafties!
    Just woke up! Big Mick stayed at wor gaff last neet! Him and me mother are like love birds man!
    Anyway, Big Mick made the Crippa dinner. Turkey flavoured monster munch and stuffin flavoured pork scratchings! Pure muckle lush like!
    Good news like, cos Big Mick was wearing his Toon shirt wi Carroll written on the back! Mind, me mother is called Caroll and she bought it for him.
    Anyways, am gannin noo, cos the bizzies were knockin on me door this morning. A kna they’ll be back like cos a hoyed a snodger off the back of the bizzy’s napper and legged it owa the allotments.
    Laters Gaters!!!!
    Toon Toon!!!

  11. @I love Mike
    You hate it when I get all the scoops. !
    These are the facts. Deal with them.

  12. My day is to start at 12pm with a light lunch and a few pints, then onto the match.

    Tight one today, I can see a draw. Could win if the fans are up for it though.

  13. Bobby Shinton number 9 says:
    December 26, 2010 at 10:27 am

    @I love Mike
    You hate it when I get all the scoops. !

    that’s my point you little fcuktard, it’s already been reported, so how is this a ‘scoop’? You’ve just added an common sense assuption to it that he will give an answer after everything with Sheff Utd is sorted.

    You’re really a sad little man. I’ll be the first to appologise when you actually tell us something some information that is a ‘scoop’, as you put it, but until then, you’re still a gimp.

  14. Belated christmas wishes to everyone, hope you all had a great day and Santa brings us all a belated pressie with a win against City today.
    Worky/Toonsy just trying to make a donation to the blog. Can i not just pay by credit card or do i have to use paypal? I cant remember my paypal details as its so long since I used it.
    Anyway welldone Worky and Toonsy for all the work you both put in the blog. I’m sure it’s appreciated by Toon supporters the world over. Merry Xmas

  15. Well get jealous! The beer is flowing, the supporters are up for it and its going to be a great atmosphere!


  16. Toonsy, please can we run a poll:

    A) Bobby Shilton no. 9 is a douche
    B) Bobby Shilton no. 9 needs to get a life
    C) Bobby Shilton no. 9 is dillusional
    D) ILM is spot on… Bobby Shilton no. 9 is a fcuktard
    E) All of the above

  17. Radio recons Taylor and Collo at the back. Taylor prefered over Willo? Trying to get him to sign? Putting him in shop window?

  18. and if taylor wasnt playing you’d probably say it was because he’s being sold. Think you’re reading into things too much.

  19. ————Krul————

    From Leazesterrace

    ‘Leaving him to one side, winding up Mario Balotelli is both incredibly easy and helpful – get right on his back from minute one and he’ll do well to last the night.’

    Good idea

  20. Newcastle vs Man City

    Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Barton, Tiote, Gutierrez, Nolan, Carroll

    Subs: Harper, Williamson, Guthrie, Perch, Smith, Best, Ranger

    Man City: Hart, Boateng, Lescott, Kompany, Kolarov, Milner, De Jong, Barry, Silva, Toure Yaya, Tevez

    Subs: Given, Richards, Zabaleta, Adam Johnson, Vieira, Jo, Balotelli

  21. Normally i wouldnt want to see us use underhand tactics such as winding up the opposition. However seeing as just about every team playing us has targeted Barton it’s now fair game in my eyes (plus, Balotelli is the ultimate twunt)

  22. Newcastle: Krul, Simpson, Steven Taylor, Coloccini, Jose Enrique, Routledge, Barton, Tiote, Gutierrez, Nolan, Carroll. Subs: Harper, Williamson, Guthrie, Perch, Smith, Best, Ranger.
    Man City: Hart, Boateng, Lescott, Kompany, Kolarov, Milner, De Jong, Barry, Silva, Toure Yaya, Tevez. Subs: Given, Richards, Zabaleta, Adam Johnson, Vieira, Jo, Balotelli.

  23. ranger on the bench then, I have to say I completely agree with that line up. On paper City’s squad is terrifying…

  24. Replace Gutierez with Ben Arfa and Routledge with someone of Ben Arfa’s quality, tell you what, that’s is a Europe pushing 11 in my opinion.

  25. Well Lads and Lass’s I hope you’s all had a good Christmas day and hopefully get another present today with 3 pts from Shitty.
    any links up and running yet ?

  26. agreed ILM. Players like Gosling, Guti, Ranger and Wilo on the bench is not a bad place to be in whatsoever.

  27. We are only a couple of good players away from pushing for europe, Probably the best position weve been in since Ashley bought the club, But he is probably too stupid to capitalize on the opportunity in january…

  28. Geordie Deb says:
    December 26, 2010 at 11:01 am

    “Worky/Toonsy just trying to make a donation to the blog. Can i not just pay by credit card or do i have to use paypal?”

    Fiestly, Happy Christmas Deb!

    To answer your question, follow the ‘donate’ link and on the donation page you should find a bit lower down which says:

    “Don’t have a PayPal account?
    Use your credit card or bank account (where available). Continue”

    The “Continue” bit will be a link, follow that and it should process as an ordinary credit card payment.

  29. hmm, found a brilliant stream but they seem to be talking at large about Manure. Reckon they’re showing their game instead. bugger!

  30. Routledge starting, Barton, Tiote in the middle, Carrol & Nolan up top. No room for Ranger or Shola?

  31. toonsy says:
    December 26, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    “It’s up. I drove 100 miles back from Gloucestershire like an arsehole to get it up.”

    Bloody miracle that was Toonsy! Well done. Was hammering away into my ‘notepad’ there to get out a late one but you beat me to it.

  32. Big Dave says:
    December 26, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    “Worky Toonsy slacking again mate”

    Au contraire, Dave. He seems to have cracked one off in record time there!