Alan PardewThanks to the last two matches yielding six points, Alan Pardew was relaxed enough to be a little philosophical in defeat.

As the manager says, Newcastle played well but the second goal was the killer – not the best defending in the world but it isn’t every week you are up against Gareth Bale and he was the clear match winner.

This is what the manager had to say at full-time;

“Tottenham started really fast but after that we dug in and played some good stuff.

I was pleased with the performance though not the result.

It was an even game really, other than after the second goal when it opened up.

Their first goal was class but we should have done better with the second.

His (Gouffran’s) shinbone looks sore so it is fingers crossed. We don’t want to lose him, he has just come to the club”.

It would be a massive boost if there is more positive news on Gouffran’s shin but at the very least Alan Pardew has a couple of weeks before the next Premier League match against Southampton, a chance to get the new players really bedded in.

Though we do have the two Europa League matches in between so all eyes will be on exactly who plays and maybe more to the point, how strong overall the team is.

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1957
1957

A man under pressure who has form for this type of oafish behaviour.

For many people violence becomes their default position when they are unable to cope with pressure and this is clearly an issue for Carver. Not a great quality for the job he coverts.

Angels North
Angels North

I'd like to speak to him about his "tactics" How do we organise an appointment?

1957
1957

Me too. I would actually love to go through a game video with him to see how he and I see things so differently. Maybe he needs to take a seat in level 7, the view of what's happening on the pitch must be better from there than at pitch level

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

Carver sent away a lady in tears, after she tried vainly to stop his aggressive behaviour.


The scumbag should be suspended. 

PeterRobson
PeterRobson

As a person, Carver has every right to react to criticism or intimidation, However, when he puts on his coaches hat and steps into the dugout the fans have every right to vent their displeasure at his tactical ability, it´s all part and parcel of the job !!!


If he can´t take the stick he should get an easier job (bouncer at Mothercare perhaps).


The problem lies not just with his tactical/selection decisions, moreover the simple fact that he hides behind every excuse he can think of.


It´s alright us making fun of him and posting funny pictures (guilty as charged miludd), but I think he would have at least had us on his side if he´d simply come out at the start and said: "look, I know I´m not your (the fan´s) first choice but I´ll give it my best shot, it´s the best I can do" !!!


Instead, we´ve been fed a steady diet of inane plattitudes about who he worked with, and that he´s a fan and a Geordie, but worse than that are the lies and excuses !!!


We all know we don´t have a God given right to win, but ask any Newcastle United fan and they´ll tell you (apart from the deluded regulars) we love a team that tries, and that is not what we have !!!

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

A new poster, welcome mate, who do you support?

Demented_Man
Demented_Man

I hope people have put in a complaint about Carver's behaviour to the FA,


The low-life guttersnipe should not be allowed to get away with this.  Ordinary fans would be banned from the ground.

terriertwo
terriertwo

I heard in the pub last night that Carver and Nicola Sturgeon are going to elope to Transylavania.

toon tony
toon tony

Never mind Mayweather v Paccio. ..get this fight on Sky. ...now that's one ticket I'd buy. !!!!

LeazesEnder
LeazesEnder

Hilarious..... I don't remember Sir Bobby or Keegan offering to have the Leazes End 'ootside'

Andgeo
Andgeo

Shambles! I'm embarrassed to be a Newcastle supporter, and I certainly do not support Fat Ashley or this bumbling fool. cardew is being made the scape goat, given enough rope...

Paul Cruddas
Paul Cruddas

Maybe he could channel his aggression towards the belle*nds in the dressing room and get some sort of reaction and effort from them.

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave

His ineptitude and general moronic behaviour is a perfect distraction for FCB, no wonder he promoted him.