John Carver has revealed what he said at half-time to his shellshocked players.

The Newcastle Head Coach hoping to improve on what he’d just seen, especially the team handing the three points to the opposition so early in the game.

Obviously Carver’s half-time chat was as inspirational as his pre-match one had been…

John  Carver:

“Well what I said to the guys was: ‘Let’s get something out of this’.

“So if we come in at full-time with a 3-0 scoreline then we’ll settle for that, because there has been an improvement in the second half.”

Six minutes in…

“But again we conceded two early goals within five minutes and then six minutes.

“Then it is 5-0 and it could have been even more embarrassing than it was.”



  • GToon

    Well if he doesn’t feel confident enough to have a go at them after that when will he…..?

  • Hez

    Thanks for that John, almost Churchillian rousing the troops for a second half fight back. Totally out of his depth, he would better discussing his real choices for the second half, pie or pasty, hell to it, I’m manager now, both.

  • supermacsnewname

    John Carver reveals what he said at half-time – “cheerio”

  • supermacsnewname

    Hez yes, but unfortunitly it was a Churchillian rousing of the troops at Gallipoli

  • GToon

    Hez “Yeah, Stoney, get me a pie and a pasty and i’ll have a drink too. Watto, do you want anything? Don’t worry cos Ashley is picking up the tab for this. Well he said he’d lend me some money at a special rate or something. Anyway, lets get the drinks in too cos this game’s [email protected] Where’s Alan? Oh yeah I forgot he’d gone. Hey Pedro, what do you think we should do next?”

  • supermacsnewname

    and where exactly was the leadership on the pitch ?

  • Brownale69

    I thought he had a cunning plan……….

  • mick57

    John it could not have been more embarrassing.We only didn’t get beaten by more because city decided to save their energy for Barcelona. Remember when we played and actually beat them. I know it almost 20years but I have to reminisce because there is no hope for the future with the FCB in charge. Players look like they want to be elsewhere manager looks like a rabbit in the headlights and I wonder where the next 6 points are coming from. Scary times ahead because of the worst scenario happens we will face along time in the wilderness

  • Sickandtiredstill

    Blame the owner.100% his fault from top to bottom. Financial stability my [email protected]@e and when are the few left who support that parasite finally going to get it?

  • supermacsnewname

    Brownale69 yes, a cunning plan to avoid paying bonuses

  • Paul Patterson

    And here lies the problem ..

  • toon tony

    Im surprised he didn’t say ” it took us 70 minutes to get a grip of the situation, but the last 20 minutes we handled them well and looked the better side “.carver you’re a U0001f514end.

  • scotty63

    The thing that really got me was him sitting there utterly devoid of any ideas to try and change the pattern of the game, get the players motivated to get among city, in fact do anything different. Very very worrying because 32 points wont keep us up.

  • EddieJones1

    Williamson should never have given Anita the ball there was 7 players playing yesterday that weren’t good enough to get a FREE transfer

  • Sickandtiredstill

    EddieJones1 Aye, it’s ironic to say the least. Bloke known for hoofing the ball long decides to pass it short, with city breathing down Anita’s neck. He’s a plum. 
    Tech Dir of Ajax also sad Anita wouldn’t have got a place on his bench.

  • Porciestreet

    If I had been Charver at half time, It would have been…” Right lads sneak ya gear on a bit sharpish and get on the bus .Wer’e outa here.”

  • Alsteads

    I really would like to see us go down for a few seasons!! Once the parachute payments end fatty should fxck off. He has had 2 weeks to prepare for that game and that was it! I wish we had a joey Barton or some one in the squad just to let the cat out the bag and tell us what the players really think in there!! If the players carry on like this then they can expect a bucket load coming their way. Never mind the are you happy you have got Pardew out now mob and you got what you wanted etc etc if it carry’s on like this then it’s blatantly obvious the players along with this chump JC are buying into the whole sorry set up and to me that makes them fair game!!

  • magpie9

    He should have said bye bye I quit!

  • Toon Magpie

    What an idiot saying that. He is setting his targets high. Prat.

  • Toon Magpie

    toon tony How can he say that at half time?

  • ToonTone100

    Presumably 5-0 rather than 6-0 … was a success then …. an “improvement” on the first half ….