In advance of Saturday’s game at QPR, John Carver was asked if he thought the relegation battle would go down to the final day of the season.

The Newcastle Head Coach replied that the word ‘Relegation’ isn’t even in his vocabulary.

Carver then went on to make a golfing comparison, asking us to imagine him walking down the 18th hole with the championship in his sights…

Alan Pardew’s former assistant saying that he has to just fully concentrate on Newcastle’s matches rather than the bigger picture.

Or as he puts it in his golfing analogy, he must resist the urge to ‘wave at the crowd’ – not that there is much chance of John Carver doing much waving to the Newcastle crowd judging on his recent ‘interaction’ with United supporters!

John Carver:

“That word (Relegation) is not even in my vocabulary, trust me.

“All I’m thinking about is Saturday against QPR – go and win the game and then see what happens. If I start thinking about everything else…”

I’m on the 18th:

“It’s like a golfer coming down the 18th, he’s got the championship in his sights.

“All of a sudden he starts waving to the crowd and bang, he misses a putt and loses the championship – I’m not going to be distracted.”



  • NottsToon

    Did he have to use the word “championship”?

  • Lawrence Cant

    Is useless missing as well?

  • keeganRescueUs

    It effing wants to be in his vocabulary but like a lot of words it’s a bit long for him!!!

  • John Watson

    Because of you, it’s in mine…

  • Setterman

    There is deluded.
    And there is effing deluded.

  • Scott Sloan

    Relegation is a word at the forefront of every toon fans mind….. As the “Best coach in the premier league” you should be fully aware of this.

  • Scott Heffrey Roberts

    It may not be in his vocabulary but its defiantly in his coaching abilities

  • Paul Kemsley

    Clueless clown carver

  • Bills frollocks

    Not in your vocabulary. Neither is winning games, winning cups or the word Europe. Prat

  • toon tony

    Here’s another two for your vocabulary. …VILLAGE and IDIOT.

  • Alsteads

    WOW! seagulls and trawlers and all that rubbish and then theres our own Geordie John..TxAT!!

  • GToon

    Haha. Just what I was thinking!!

  • mirandinha9

    In order to prevent constant drivel coming out your mouth, please keep it shut Carver. You’re right Newcastle will not experience the despair of the Championship under you. However, that’s only because you’ll be gone before the start of next season with another Ashley ‘yes’ man, seeking to try and get us promoted.

  • Drumbo

    Relegation has be in our vocabulary since the day you took over John.

  • Peaco

    Dignified more like (as in dignified resignation).

  • Give it a rest

    Just like to say I think it’s pretty distasteful to sit behind a keyboard and tear into a man who bleeds black and white and who I’m certain would do anything to keep us up. To lay the blame for our current plight at carvers door is ridiculous. The man has had literally every single thing that could go wrong go wrong, unpresidented number of injuries, suspensions to key “Proffesionals”, a divided dressing room, protests, cut adrift from senior management and guys like you lot slating him for just trying to do what it appears no one else wants to do and keep us up. If offered the job in Carvers situation I’m guessing all of us would take it. Before anyone says he comes out with a lot of garbage in interviews he is doing his bosses bidding. Again I inagin many of you follow your bosses instructions every day. you’ll be unemployed pretty quick if you don’t. I honestly believe some people are just sheep, lemmings who can’t even look at the bigger picture so just agree with the majority. NUFC is the club I love. I too desperately want to feel that pride I once felt when walking with my fellow fans. Ironically, although we can be the greatest fans on earth we can just as easily be the worst. For the record I don’t want Carver as boss long term. Whether Ashley stays or goes I’d personally like to see a shake up from top to bottom coaching wise. A young dynamic team of ambitious gifted coaches to implement a clear signature to the way an nufc team plays right through to youth level. All the top teams have this even some championship teams and it works so why haven’t we? Whatever comes next, for now I think i’ll continue to cut Carver some slack.

  • Give it a rest

    Who is? You?

  • Give it a rest

    I’m sure john would love to win a cup but his hands are tide a little bit wouldn’t you say?

  • Give it a rest

    Yeah I guess he injured half the squad, signed crap players and told the boys to get sent off. Proper gash coach eh!

  • Give it a rest

    You heard yourself mate? Because of carver? He didn’t injure half the squad, spit at opponents or just get sent off for meaningless tackles. He didn’t sign players with bad attitudes injury problems or just plain crap. No he’s just gettin on with it. Sort your nappa out man you sound stupid!

  • Give it a rest

    Eerrrrrrrrr way to go insult him chief. Must try harder!

  • Give it a rest

    Takes one to know one ta bad nobhead! Lol

  • Give it a rest

    If he did that you give him hell for sayin nothin you Weapon!

  • Give it a rest

    Although of course it isn’t entirely his fault. He’s just the poor sap who takes it off you uneducated muppets!

  • Give it a rest

    Come on Lawrence where’s that “can”do attitude? Lol! Don’t worry I believe in you. Lol!

  • Give it a rest

    What’s your point?

  • Give it a rest

    takes one to know one crusty U0001f44d

  • Give it a rest

    What an utter load of garbage!

  • Chemical Dave

    Good lass, got to be Carver’s mother surely ?

  • Chemical Dave

    One point from thirty would suggest you’re the one who skipped an education yer thick [email protected]

  • Give it a rest Surely even you can see that most half competent ‘coaches’ could have got a couple of more points and been safe by now? I can accept the fact that it isn’t all his fault, but come on, seriously?

  • Toon Magpie

    Utter moron

  • Toon Magpie

    Give it a rest you are an idiot la la la la la.

  • Toon Magpie

    Give it a rest one draw in 10 games.

  • Give it a rest

    Yeah guys like you think everyone’s a moron if their opinion differs from your own. I bet you find a lot of people are morons eh? Your a bellend mate! Plain an simple.

  • Chemical Dave

    The return of “no brainer”.

  • Give it a rest

    Yep an I ‘m guessing if sir Alex himself took over in January our record would be just marginally better. The team we have been able to field have been easily the worst in the league for some time, unable to score or defend due to the personel being unable or unwilling to compete. Are you blind or what? Chopper!

  • Give it a rest

    He clearly has a use, a stop gap that saves cash!

  • Give it a rest

    absolutely! There are many that I’m sure could of got us safe weeks ago and Carver is out of his depth. It’s not a question of if he’s good enough, we all know that sadly for him he’s not the answer. He’s tried and come up short. But to blame him for the situation is just plain wrong.
    I am of the opinion no-one wanted the job, at least not until the summer when they knew they’d get a full summer and pre season to prepare. Who could blame them? The only other possible option was perhaps Beardsley, but it would make no sense as carver had worked with the first team therefore was the only real option.
    I’m quite sure Beardsley was very relieved because he and carver must have known they were walking into a situation that could turn very nasty overnight.
    Carver inherited a team that was decimated by injuries that unfortunately went from bad to worse. A lot of the reserve players to come in had contracts that expire soon therefore are looking elsewhere probably been told to do so by the club. Others want to play for arsenal or whoever, add a sound track of boo’s and protests and you have a pretty toxic environment to work under. He hasn’t handled it as well as I’m sure he himself would of liked but I’m sure he’s tried avsolutley everything he knows. That being the case I can only respect the man for trying when no one else would.
    To blame him is a bit ignorant in a way and to rip into the man the way some do on here is just plain cowardly.

  • Give it a rest

    i was carvin who’s mother? I’ve never been near your mam mate, ask her.

  • toon tony

    Chris Pagan. ….The devil in disguise. .

  • Toon Magpie

    Are you Carver?

  • Toon Magpie

    @give it a rest, you’re Carver in disguise.

  • Toon Magpie

    Give it a rest You’re to blame Carver

  • Toon Magpie

    Give it a rest Carver is an idiot.

  • Toon Magpie

    Give it a rest Carver you really are an idiot.

  • Toon Magpie

    Give it a rest You’re an idiot

  • Toon Magpie

    Give it a rest cost us more than Pardew

  • Give it a rest

    Evening thicko, shouldnt you be busy sticking your tong in a pencil sharper or something similar. Keep it short so’s not to embarrass yourself won’t you.

  • Give it a rest

    Mwahahahaha!!

  • Give it a rest

    No thicko I ain’t but I’d take his salary!

  • Give it a rest

    Can you fookin read or what?, Tony tosspot up there sorted that out. Genius him lol!

  • Give it a rest

    So Dave is the chemical bit in your name to imply you are full of drugs? It certainly comes across that way. What a star you must be Dave. Go pop another pill you looser!

  • Give it a rest

    Yeah well so are you so nerner! There you go again name calling. Mske an argument against what I say or just stay quiet you dim wit. If the word idiot is the sum of your vocabulary I’d say you should perhaps lay of Wor John abit.

  • Give it a rest

    Idiot? Again? jeez quite the wordsmith eh dopey.

  • Give it a rest

    Are you thick?