After the final whistle against West Brom, John Carver was asked what he’d learnt in the last few days.

The Newcastle Head Coach said that the main thing was that he should keep his ‘gob shut’.

After falling behind to an Anichebe header from a free-kick, Ayoze Perez levelled things with a sweet shot from the edge of the box.

John Carver talking to Sky Sports:

‘What have you learnt in recent days?’

“I’ve learnt to keep my gob shut from now on.”

As for the game itself, John Carver says he saw a great response from his players to battle back, with the particular challenge of playing against what he described as – ‘The land of the giants’.

“I thought there was only one side trying to win the game.

“We knew where their threat was going to be, it was like the land of the giants. Their back four are all centre-backs – their last four goals, now five, have all been from set-plays, so we knew what the threat was and tried not to give away silly fouls.”

Great response:

“I saw a great response from the guys, they could have thrown the towel in but they didn’t. Sometimes you have to be patient with sides that park the bus.

“I have just said in there (dressing room) Vurnon Anita and Jonas Gutierrez don’t want to play at full-back but this has been going on all season, blow after blow.”


  • Andgeo

    If hull can beat spurs or Man U we are down. Worst goal difference in the premier is pathetic. Taking 1 pt today was just not good enough

  • Steven Hall

    Is that why he sent colo out after the match !!! Resign ffs

  • Polarboy

    Andgeo If we can’t get enough points from a most likely relegated QPR and a pretty woeful West Ham team then we well and truly deserve to.

  • paulmc4084

    I’m heartened to read that the old SJP roar went just before the kick off……………….maybe, maybe that old magical connection has been re-established between the fans and the team……………..f**k SD for the time being…………………HTL………………..!

  • mirandinha9

    A great response from his players in bouncing back. For goodness sake, this is West Brom at home! This club should be murdering them 3 or 4-0 as as we would have done in the Keegan days. Carver, no doubt, will go home tonight pleased with such ‘effort’, when in reality, if he only had such a conscience he would have accepted before now that he’s not up to this.

  • paulmc4084

    Kelly’s Heroes………………..”think positive thoughts Moriority”………………..they got the gold in the end………………….for the last two games, just think positive thoughts………………..

  • Chemical Dave

    Best case scenario is we win next week and guarantee survival then organize a season ending spectacular protest against the fat pig.

  • howaymebonnylads

    “learnt to keep my gob shut”… and then continued to waffle on for several minutes

  • GToon

    Andgeo the mackem game in hand is arsenal away. they might get hammered and end up with worse goal difference than us.

  • gmtoon

    GToon Andgeo wouldn’t it be luvverly.

  • GToon

    gmtoon GToon Andgeo It wouldnt surprise me if they didnt get another point. Leicester will fancy their chances at the sos next week and then arsenal and chelsea away aren’t games they should get anything from.  Lets face it, they got a years worth of luck v everton today and that wont last. here’s hoping…..

  • NottsToon

    paulmc4084 Plus points for quoting a great movie.

  • Alsteads

    Didn’t want to play full back but thats been going on all season??? Blow after blow?? Yeah thats why we let Santon go! Well done for the effort today but I don’t really know how we have got to this position where we have to be grateful and thankful for so called players not getting humped 3-0 for a change and applauding effort against lets face it shxte teams. With the confidence and organisation we are playing with at the moment QPR and West Ham may as well be Chelski and Arsenal. We got lucky today with Hull result. I’ll be supporting and cheering us on for the last two games because I genuinely worry about us if we went down but everything needs changing!

  • TonnekToon

    J.C. needs his lips stapling to keep his gob shut.