Speaking ahead of the Liverpool match, John Carver has pledged to leave Newcastle United if promises made to him about investment in the squad don’t become reality.

The first question most of us would ask (apart from ‘Can I help you pack your bags’) is exactly why the temporary/permanent Head coach is talking about promises made over transfers, when he was the one who said when he was promoted that players going in and out were nothing to do with him?

Just over two months ago, John Carver said that his job was just to coach/organise the players.

Of course over these dismal weeks under him, it has been made abundantly clear to us by Pardew’s former assistant, that at least he thinks he has already got the job long-term.

Carver has talked about being part of the process for identifying new players, plus preparing for the summer and next season.

This is what our leader has said this time:

“We are already addressing it behind the scenes, Mike (Ashley) and Lee (Charnley) know what they have to do.

“If I thought that they were giving me lip service I would then say: ‘Thanks very much but I am off, I am walking away from this’ ….but I’m not because I know what we have to do and I do know that what they are saying to me is right.”

Can’t stand still:

“They have said that we need to bring players in, first to boost the size of the squad but also improve the quality… take us forward.

“We cannot stand still because the other clubs are not standing still and they (Ashley and Charnley) know that.”


“We have to keep up because if we don’t then we’ll get left behind, they know that.

“If I did not have enough belief in what they were trying to do and the promises that they have made about the summer then I would walk away.”