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John Carver and Steve Clarke

Hughton will meet with the board this morning to discuss candidates to take over, with former assistant John Carver and Steve Clarke understood to be among the front runners.

Carver is currently Gary Speed’s number two at Sheffield United and only signed a three-year deal at Bramall Lane in August.

Clarke, another highly-rated former United assistant, turned down the Hibs job and is available for nothing.

An internal appointment should not be ruled out but Steve Stone and Peter Beardsley have only just taken over the reserve team – while it would also be a big step up for Academy boss Joe Joyce


The manager himself awoke to reports yesterday morning that his job was only saved by Fabricio Coloccini’s last-minute leveller against Wigan.

The club were at pains to deny that yesterday, but a run of three home games without a win has certainly put his future under scrutiny for the first time.

The departure of Calderwood capped an eventful day for Newcastle, with Hughton no doubt aware that the pressure is building on the club – not least that from the supporters.

Shorn of loyal lieutenant Calderwood, the Newcastle manager now faces huge selection dilemmas surrounding striker Carroll, struggling right-back James Perch and skipper Kevin Nolan, himself at the centre of a fitness riddle at the weekend.


The Newcastle boss is considering a recall for Ryan Taylor or Danny Simpson, but feels that Perch is strong enough to cope with the stick flying his way.

“He is a good enough character. I have to look at it over a period of time and so far he has been very stable,” Hughton said.

“He is still getting used to this division, I can guarantee he will work as hard as anyone to keep a level of performance. Certainly I could hear the fans’ frustration.

“I think there was general frustration because we were in a position they didn’t want us to be in.

“Some of it is understandable. They see us at home in a game we should expect to be winning, so that is understandable
19th October 2010 08:31 AM
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Perch was less stable then a dead horse

*shakes head*
19th October 2010 08:34 AM
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Well he's not going to say that is he.

I'm sure Simpson/Taylor will come in for the next game.

As for Clarke/Carver - either of them would be a good choice.

And as for the media, with this sort of shite, "The club were at pains to deny that yesterday, but a run of three home games without a win has certainly put his future under scrutiny for the first time." and that Daily Mirror article - are they trying to get him the sack??? Cunts.
19th October 2010 08:45 AM
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He's too preoccupied with not losing at the moment, a bit like Fat Sam used to be. Him and the players just need to loosen up
19th October 2010 08:47 AM
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I thought the switch to 4-4-2 was more attacking, at least, and both their goals came from us leaving too many players forward...and poor defending aswell like.
19th October 2010 08:48 AM
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Richy that was from the journal..
19th October 2010 08:48 AM
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Nah I'm on about the article in the Mirror the other day saying Coloccini's goal saved Chris Hughton.
The mail it was, sorry, not the mirror.

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Yeah it saved him and he got 2 games left Wink lmfao..
19th October 2010 08:52 AM
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If we sack him, we'll go down. Simples.
19th October 2010 08:53 AM
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He went with a more attacking formation to win the game. His only mistake for me was Guthrie on the right but to be fair to him, its not like we have any one else to step in for an out of form Routledge do we?

Its not Hughtons fault that 8 of the 10 outfield players couldnt manage to make simple passes and that a poisonous dwarf outjumped our 6 foot 4 (?) central defender.

The players were the let down on Saturday. It was a bad day but at least we came away with a point, I dont see why CH's job would be under threat, yet.
19th October 2010 08:58 AM
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I think we have to persevere with Routledge if only for his pace alone
19th October 2010 09:00 AM
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And you know why spurs and palace got rid of him in the prem he's had 2 cracks at the prem and failed both times..
19th October 2010 09:04 AM
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I've always thought we need a runner (Lovenkrands) to get the best out of Routledge anyhoos

I thought it was strange going 4 4 2 then playing someone just back from injury out of position
19th October 2010 09:05 AM
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Aye me too.

Perch has to go though, I felt sorry for the bloke on Saturday, he is way out of his depth.
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But Hughton will keep playing him cause he back him and likes him..
19th October 2010 09:14 AM
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Ah bollocks man.

CH keeps getting slated for having his faves but ALL OF THEM have now been dropped at some point, Williamson will be next.

Folk keep saying CH is weak blah blah - Why the fuck is he?? Nolan dropped, Smith dropped, Jonas dropped, Routledge dropped.

He is trying to pick the form players and dropping the out of form players. We had a mare on Saturday, we have the ideal chance to make up for it over the next fortnight.
19th October 2010 09:17 AM
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I agree Sal.
19th October 2010 09:18 AM
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I agree sal and richy
19th October 2010 09:20 AM
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so do I Sal, Richy and GL
19th October 2010 09:21 AM
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Getting back to the origonal thread, I would love to see Carver come in, would be a good experienced person for CH to have around, knows the club inside out and I think would offer a little bit of contrast to CH's cautious approach.
19th October 2010 09:25 AM
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But Carver a yes man and does what he is told Wink
19th October 2010 09:26 AM
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Don't think Carver is a yes man mate.
19th October 2010 09:29 AM
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Lmfao...
19th October 2010 09:30 AM
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Who would be the best out of them two?

Carver is obviously a good choice, cause he's one of us, and has done the job before, but Steve Clarke is highly rated.
19th October 2010 09:34 AM
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Get them both in...
19th October 2010 09:42 AM
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Steve Clarke was here once under Ruud...
19th October 2010 10:51 AM
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Forgot aboot that. he was also caretaker manager for one game.
19th October 2010 11:12 AM
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