MP0001_Mathieu_Debuchy_NUFCThere has never been more money in football and there has never been more money going to people who to the average fan in the street, contribute absolutely nothing to the sport.

FIFA’s latest statistics reveal that in 2012 there were 11,555 transfers of players around the world and that over a quarter of the money paid out on international transfers went to representatives/agents.

FIFA and UEFA have promised to clamp down on third party ownership but as always it is murky as to how they will actually enforce a ban for breaking the rules.

The Premier League already bans 3rd party ownership as they believe it affects the ‘integrity’ of the competition.

However, a recent study by the ‘International Centre for Sports Studies’ indicated that 15% of the licensed agents in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain had entered into third party ownership arrangements.

On a happier note for clubs, FIFA have announced that fees paid to clubs who have players involved in the next World Cup, will see the compensation doubled for their player involvement.

In South Africa 2010 clubs were paid $1,600 per day but this is to be increased to $2,850 a day at Brazil 2014, payment to be made based on 2 weeks before the competition until the player is knocked out.

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16 comments
KevinBrown11
KevinBrown11

Carver should thank himself lucky it wasn't the whole stadium that was having a go at him, he should ask his loved one pardew on that one, he's totally out of touch one minute he says fans have the right to have a go at him, then when some do he gets a pet lip on, he's pathetic and no Geordie in my eyes.

Sickandtiredstill
Sickandtiredstill

Get a grip. The only person talking of abuse and insults is Carver himself. The stewards did nothing - the same people who wereremoving protest cards from kids.

Carver can dish it out so he should rxpect to take some. What next - we cant shout at a referee or players?

What kind of football matches do you attend?

NotFatFreddy
NotFatFreddy

After this great run of results his ambitious managerial career is over before it ever begins at any other football club, but alas he probably has a coaching job for life at NUFC.  Now that he is criticising the tea lady, the stewards,  and the fans...the coach driver is the only position to fall back on as he can't be Mike's tea-boy or be one of the stewards, and if he keeps it up he won't even be welcome as a fan!

1957
1957

The stress of the situation is clearly getting to him, his dream is over and he knows it. I don't know what was said and wouldn't condone personal abuse, but football is about passion for supporters and sometimes that passion spills over, Carver's excuse for Southampton I believe.

In the bizzare world of John Carver offering to explain to his 'abusers' what he was doing over a cup of tea is going to solve his problems...I don't think so. I doubt there were many supporters at the game who could understand what he was doing on Saturday, let's all pop down to the training ground and he can explain to everyone.

I don't want explanations just action, the players are better than their current performances and, even accepting Ashley's lack of investment, it is the confused tactical approach of Carver that has us within sight of relegation. Just one example, playing a narrow diamond formation (his words not mine) against a team with two pacey wingers and attacking full backs.

I really feel sorry for Carver, he is just the latest in a long line of poor choices of management at all levels in the club, but most have had the sense or ability to choose their words carefully, only Joe rivals John for spouting nonsense.

Meditative Mag
Meditative Mag

Those making this personal abuse should step back and take a good look at themselves. Criticism of professional  skills is one thing but personal abuse another. It is not easy to warm to Mr Carver. He is clearly out of his depth and a deeply poor manager. Having said that shouting horrible personal insults at a man because someone appointed him to a job he's not fitted to discharge is deeply unpleasant and says more about the insulter than it does about the manager.  Instead of attending games and shouting abuse at the man these people should stop giving the owner their cash and shaming their parents. You know the situation at NUFC. You know who the manager is. You know the team. If you do hurl horrible insults at Mr Carver after handing your money to Mr Ashley to get into the ground....you are a fool. 


A lex
A lex

"I'M not going to stand out there......." or "I can take the flak..."

Which is it , John?

Stevie Cunningham
Stevie Cunningham

Exactly what I've said davey. He could hold his head high if he showed some backbone but he's just jumped on the ashley puppet wagon

Wallsendstu
Wallsendstu

Good job nothing fazes him, otherwise he might get a tad upset. Lost the resect of the fans, the players and he has definately LOST THE PLOT. Head coach next season and he will not have to worry about the abuse as no one will be there.

Sickandtiredstill
Sickandtiredstill

Yet the same stewards were taking protest messages off kids. Seems some of them had been briefed on their matchday responsibilities!

As for JC, this latest garbage is just embarassing. We all meed protecting from him!

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

@Sickandtiredstill  Theft by the club of small 'red cards'....., they have overreached their rights....


Fans should refuse.... there is no Law and No legality in their actions..... take any stewards number who makes the demand, and ask their name.


This is OUR club....

NUFC Tips
NUFC Tips

@LeazesEnder @Sickandtiredstill Are there any lawyers who read The Mag website? If so, could they advise on how to take action against stewards that infringe on spporter's civil liberties?

ToonShamrock
ToonShamrock

Although we like to think of it as our club, it is in fact Mike Ashley's club. We are just paying customers, who keep coming back for more no matter what dross he serves up. Being Ashley's club and Ashley's ground, he can decide what customers are and are not allowed to bring to the event. Technically there is no law to make a person hand cards over, but they can ask you to leave if you do not give them up. It would be nice if more supporters showed some backbone and took their placards outside what the game is on - showing the whole world they will not stand for it and even protesting outside his SD stores more often. Unfortunately, Asey has no choice but to spend this summer. 40 to 50 million would be my guess after sales. Because of this, a lot of fans will think Ashley has turned a new leaf. Little will they know that spending won't be ambition, but necessity and more of the same mid table dross will follow for a few more years and the fans will keep filling the stadium...

Andgeo
Andgeo

The club doing something about it is wishfull thinking! They will do nothing as usual, or blame supporters! The right thing would be to give cardew his p45 but we all know it takes at least 12 months got that one to arrive in the post!!

Davy Jenkins
Davy Jenkins

Carver. honestly son do you want this job that much where you're jeopardising being able to live in this area for the rest of your life. you are becoming a despised figure. remember once Ashley fcks off youll be on your own. time to pick sides kidda before you burn your bridges up here forever.