John Carver has been asked whether he would support the boycott of the Spurs match if he was just a fan.

The Newcastle Head Coach replying that he wouldn’t ‘…because I support the team’.

John Carver:

“(As a fan) I would go to the match because I support the team.

“I think they (anyone who boycotts) do support the team but they’ve obviously got their own issues.”


“I respect those issues but I was asked ‘would I go?’, and I would say yes – I would go because I support the team.

“I never thought I would see it (boycott/campaign to stay away) to be perfectly honest, especially in the North East of England because we love football.”

Something triggered in their heads:

“So obviously something has triggered in their heads to make them not want to come and I respect that.

“I’m feeling it as well though, my family are feeling it, we are all feeling it, but no one more than me because it is my job as well and I can’t run away from it. I can assure the people out there that I am giving it every single minute of my time.”

A predictable answer from John  Carver and he does cover his back by saying that he respects those who stay away, but the implicit message being put out is definitely one of …if you’re a proper fan then you will be at the match.

For Carver to try and come across as being bewildered in terms of not really understanding why fans would stay away, is surely pathetic.

To say that he never thought he’d see it because Geordies love their football…well that’s exactly the point. Fans feeling strongly enough NOT to go despite having already paid for the privilege.

How can there be a stronger message of love for their football and their club?

Willing to pass up their seat at the match even though they have already handed over their money?

When John Carver says he thought he’d never see the day fans would boycott, his memory isn’t exactly the greatest.

He was in his twenties when there was a massive organised boycott campaign when Sir John Hall was trying wrest control from Gordon McKeag, thousands committed to staying away until change happened.

John Carver does have his job that he has to get on and do, which fans understand – even though they may not think he is up to it.

However, he can get on with the job and just say he understands fan frustration and so on, he doesn’t have to publicly humiliate himself further with feeble claims that he doesn’t understand why exactly so many supporters are unhappy.

  • Bills frollocks

    Well you go to the match then. I’m NOT.

  • NottsToon

    We do love our football, not seen much of it being played by the current crop of cowards though.

  • LeazesEnder

    It might get closer to home when the ‘Corporate Clientele’ who cant give away their hospitality tickets, then start to jack in the private boxes.

    We do like football…. but this isn’t it…..Charnley is an Accountant who doesn’t like football, he likes figures.

  • vin1892

    I think the toon would have a better chance of winning is Carver joined the boycotters in Leazes Park with Ameobi, Obertan, Gouffran, Williamson and Riviere.

  • PeterRobson

    Let´s face it “Geordie (I worked with Sir Bobby Robson don´t you know) John, you´d pull your pants down and grease your arse cheeks if the boss told you to !!!

    Until you´ve got something worth saying, I suggest you keep your inane comments to yourself !!!

  • Brian Standen

    Then the answer is easy John, pack in your job ( very honourable) and watch from the stands, let someone else have a go at being Ashley’s puppet!

  • ilullissat

    So who actually has been turning up at the games for decades and winning nothing.That wouldn’t be the fans by any chance would it?Maybe some of the fans could get a game

  • Andgeo

    John if you were a genuine fan of the club you would pack your bags. The only reasons you could have for staying on as head coach is that you are delusional and believe you are good enough or you know if you weren’t there fatty still wouldn’t appoint a manager ANC we would be stuck with shola as player manager or something equally as bad. The biggest problem here is the continued denial in what is going wrong at NUFC and acknowledging the obvious reasons why supporters are upset, 1) getting ripped off to the tune of millions of £’s 2) being dished up pathetic displays on the pitch for nearly years now. 3) real concerns for the future of our football club. We are all understandably devastated with what is being allowed to help with our club. As a fan how could you stand by and condone what is going on??? CARVER YOU ARE NOT A FAN

  • Peter Lamb

    Wonder if JC ever paid at the turnstiles

  • Peter Nealon

    Was a fan till he decided to continue to spew out Ashleys lies!!

  • howaymebonnylads

    “… I can assure the people out there that I am giving it every single minute of my time.” …apart from when you spent 6 hours on the golf course before the mackem game!!!!

  • Sickandtiredstill

    He must the be the only ‘fan’ on the planet who doesn’t understand what is going on, and why. Say’s it all really.

  • RexN

    Supporters have been proving £25m of gate revenue every year and are getting very little back from the club. his “proper fan” comment is odious. There is a difference between supporting the team and supporting the long term future of the club. You wouldn’t really expect someone who can only get 2 wins in 10 games and 1 goal in 6 games to have the wit to appreciate the difference.

  • Demented_Man

    PeterRobson Another graphic triumph, Peter.  Keep them coming!

  • Simon Sharp

    When he does get sacked, he’ll never be able to go to St James again.

  • PeterRobson

    Demented_Man PeterRobson I´m working on a class graphic mate, but old dog new tricks syndrome is taking it´s toll lol

    I wouldn´t be surprised if it got me sued by the fat man when it´s finished, but as I´m always skint anyway, good luck to him !!!

  • Sickandtiredstill

    PeterRobson Demented_Man Knock some posters/placards up and bring them along tomorrow! be great to see this stuff on TV!

  • PeterRobson

    Sickandtiredstill Are you going to visit me in prison mate lol

    I´m still working on some good ones but like I said: old dog new tricks syndrome is taking it´s toll lol

    Feel free to nick the pics and use them if you want !!!

  • PeterRobson
  • onedavidmccreery

    Thanks for your thoughts JC (you f**king plum) but let’s be honest you should boycott full stop and assist me in managing my misary that “your” useless bloody team imposes on me!!!!! KNOB.

  • toon tony

    I tried using that toilet paper, but it just spreads the $#!t everywhere. !!!!

  • KevinBrown11

    Hate carver with a passion!! It’s like he thinks we have no right to boycott because we’re Geordie’s, we wouldn’t have to if the club showed us respect not treat like sh*te,

  • Gary Linney

    Carver must be sitting uncomfortable since he said that ‘cos HE KNOWS that he is telling lies – dunno how he dares! He’s become another Ashley puppet!