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11 comments
killyted
killyted

I thought Mike sounded very honest and upfront about is vision for the way to push nufc forward.I was so happy great then I got those old grey brain cells moving.....

just one fraze which marked the SAME old cashly (AS LONG AS WE GET VALUE FOR MONEY)

TonnekToon
TonnekToon

They're probably looking for no one . they've had their man since January .  Oh by the way , he's a Geordie and he used to work with Sir Bobby .

1957
1957

As bad a manager as he was and how poor his own coaching staff were, he saw through Carver's reputation and got him away from the first team. Perhaps Souness knew that Sir Bobby was hands on and Carver was little more than the water boy.

I'm always amazed by people referring to Carver's reputation, after he left NUFC he didn't appear on the staff of any top teams only ones in decline.

TonnekToon
TonnekToon

@1957  Carvers only reputation is a bad one , But he's a legend in his own lunch time ! Ha . He's had no success on his own anywhere , you only have to look at the the other Clubs he's coached , I bet none would want him back and not many in the lower leagues would want him either.

Wallsendstu
Wallsendstu

They have had since January to sort this out. How much more time do they need?

A lex
A lex

They'll have a post-mortem of what happened, and learn lessons from what they did wrong.

Procrastination - clearly, one of the lessons they've not learned.

(Or could it be that they STILL haven't found anybody who wants the job, other than Carver?)

1957
1957

The clear problem in appointing any external coach will be the fact he will have to deal with having the self proclaimed best coach in the Premier League at the club in some capacity.

Clear the staff out and start again, but appoint someone quickly, the new coach is the man to set the direction for the club not Charnley.

Davidelder888
Davidelder888

I can't see us "winning something" with any of the above. If Ashley was serious we would be aiming higher. I do agree we shouldn't rush but if it goes over two more weeks without a manager we are wasting time. They've had 5 months to look at people.

prestondave
prestondave

Cant wait for the FCB apologists when we are 2 weeks from kick off and weve signed a couple of knackers and Charver is in charge. Better get your thinking caps on you fools cos I cant wait to hear the reasoning coming from you all. But hey,ho support the regime and the (team) eh.?

NicholasDryden
NicholasDryden

Well sadly it won't be Garde or Laudrup because they wouldn't work with a total non - entity and dinosaur in Carver and his fellow 3rd rate coaching staff.


We're nailed on for the completely underwhelming Mclaren with puppy Carver as his sidekick.


Charmless is a spineless fool who knows nothing about football and Carr will just nominate his mate McLaren. Move along, nothing to see here, same old, same old.

Polarboy
Polarboy

@NicholasDryden Well apparently Ashley wasn't impressed that McClaren turned us down after the Leicester game so we just have to hope he's still sufficiently annoyed to not sanction the appointment. He may have said he won't be involved but you would have to be naive in the extreme to think he won't have veto or final say.