Leaders needed, apply within.

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The inquest into our utterly hapless display against Everton on Sunday will see people find various culprits to blame; but for me a large chunk of blame has to go to our captain Fabricio Coloccini.
In a game where the team seem to start brightly the wheels soon fell off big style. First up we failed to get a stonewall penalty, quite how Martin Atkinson failed to see the ball bounce off James McCarthy’s arm is a mystery. That decision was to soon haunt us as McCarthy opened the score with a shot from the edge of the 18 yard box which Tim Krul should really have done better with. Try as they might they simply couldn’t find a way back into the game and were finding it hard to keep Lukaku locked out who was afforded the freedom of the pitch by Newcastle.
Second half saw the introduction of Ayoze Perez in place of Obertan but we only had to wait around ten minutes before Everton struck again, this time the afore mentioned Lukaku slotted home a penalty conceded after Gouffran brought down Lennon just inside the box.
Then just when you need a clear level head our Captain decides that it’s fine to make a late, studs up challenge! Quite why he felt when the game was lost that a challenge like that was warranted I have no clue. To make matters worse it leaves us at the bare bones with defenders now, just one senior centre back available.
Fast forward to injury time and the impressive sub Ross Barkley rounds Tim Krul to slot home Evertons third of the game.
I don’t know what’s the sadder, the lack of leadership off the pitch or on it. Not once have I seen our Captain berate or encourage other players and it was very disappointing he chose yet again not to speak up at the end of the game in front of the cameras to explain his action and that of the team. No, that was left to Ryan Taylor the consumate professional to address.
Am I the only one here who thinks the time is well over due for a change in captain? To make a challenge like that when we are at bare bones and the game lost is unforgivable in my opinion. And so we go into a derby in two games time against what will possibly be a boyed Sunderland with a new boss in place, with one senior center Back.
I haven’t gone into our attempts as there wasn’t many to be honest, a decent free kick from Taylor and a well saved shot from Sissoko late on the only stand out moments.
Quite where we go from here on in heaven only knows, with just one decent forward in Perez and a patched up defence we are really up against it for the run in.
I feel a bit sorry for John Carver, he has had terrible luck with injuries and suspensions and to be fair his comment about not being Houdini is fair. But if John Carver isn’t the leader for this team then our captain certainly isn’t either.

BY KIMTOON

413 thoughts on “Leaders needed, apply within.

  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/31995543
    Parver has already spoken to managing director Lee Charnley to identify what needs to be added to the squad.

    “There are people out of contract, there are people who are not good enough – they know that, and I am telling you now, because I have been part of it in the last few weeks, there are things in place,” he added.

    Apparently he has only been part of it for the last few weeks 😯

    “They [the hierarchy] know there has to be a clear-out,” he said. “It’s pretty obvious to the man in the street and to the professionals. It has to be done.”

    Oh dear
    setting himself up for a fall I fear

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  2. Wow, that sounds impressive BB mate. Carvew has seen the writing on the wall. Do not ask for whom the bell tolls Johnny C. It tolls for thee.

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  3. We are the Gordies
    The Gordie boot boys
    For we are mental
    And we are mad 😛
    We are the loyalist (Doh!)
    Football supporters
    The world has ever had.

    WE ARE THE GORDIES 😕

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  4. Tory Boy @ 369
    We (the Fans) never failed
    we certainly never failed the club
    But the club has certainly failed the fans.
    Repeatedly 👿

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  5. He’s going to be part of the cleanout BB mate but doesn’t realize it yet. Whatever happens it won’t be nearly enough to make us a decent club with the top parasite still around.

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  6. NUFC is not the TOON
    The fans are the Toon.
    Fatman and his cronies have no comprehension what ‘The Toon’ is.
    They will never be part of the the Toon.
    The very soul of the club is ‘the Toon’
    The TOON have NOT failed.
    The ‘TOON’ will still be here long after the fat git has been dead and buried.
    LONG LIVE THE TOON
    Howay the Lads

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  7. Tomorrow will be interesting.
    It is debatable how many minutes we can hold out for.
    What does Parver have up his sleeve ❓
    (not much with only 15 fit players I suspect)
    YCMIU

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  8. I fancy we’ll hold up for about 15 minutes. Then Obertan will make one of his amazing runs down the wing and give the ball away cheaply. They’ll whip back up field and score. After that it could get ugly.

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  9. There are that many players to clearout G2 that even if fatty sanctioned replacing ALL of them, the chances of the new ones gelling and adapting from the get go are so slim, as to be negligible.
    Next season will be truly horrible I fear.
    Even worse if Parver is still in the job.
    God help us.

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  10. If it’s worse than this season then it’s saying something fairly horrible BB mate. I could see him spending just enough to keep us up and get the TV money once again.

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  11. Of course G2
    unfortunately the fat [email protected] will likely gamble once again that minimum investment will do.
    Can’t say he wasn’t warned when he falls flat on his fat pudgy face.

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  12. There is always hope Ashley will get in his helicopter and disappear forever. Other than that I’m not sure what our chances are of getting rid of him as long as there is a penny to be made and an SD hoarding left to put up.

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  13. BB If Carver gets the club relegated the club will automatically lose value.
    We will just end up with another 50 million pound debt which we have to pay back to fatty which will take forever. There’s no easy way to get rid of him but I he would sell up.

    The billionaires want London and Manchester which leaves us in the shit. A boycott wouldn’t work because he will just stay away and pay some cheap monkey instead.

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  14. Reargooner! Sounds like one of Troys mates! Ready those arseless chaps post haste! 😯

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  15. I give up on the result today, I just want somebody, anybody, to score a goal for us.
    😛

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  16. i fear a serious reeming today from arsenal. despite the fact they played midweek.
    one thing for sure is that sissoko will be busting a gut to show his mate wenger what he is made of.

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  17. Carver seems to be talking a load of shite recently. Quality players coming in bla bla bla… What he won’t know is that the price we are prepared to pay won’t be enough so it will be another failure to get the better players required at centre half and striker in particular.

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  18. MM, no mate he’s not but at least he doesn’t invade my dreams unlike Pards with that weird dream/nightmare I had.

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  19. Kim. The heart wants what the heart wants 😆

    Mumich aye, their midweek fixture means fuck all. Everton gave us a humping. Bit worrying when you look at the gulf in class between us, wasn’t too bad three years ago, but now…

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  20. Well if the Toon can’t give me a win today, then I’ll be left relying on my hometown club tomorrow in the Johnstone paint trophy final. 😉

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  21. I have the serious misfortune of spending the day/night in Brighton with a couple of Arsenal fans. They’re of course demanding we find a bar with the game on. I’m not totally happy about this as I have a feeling it will completely ruin my day!

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  22. Judging by what you’ve had to say over the last few months Stuart, your whole life is already ruined!

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  23. Good to see Huffstar still has the boulder on his shoulder. 😆

    What an awful way to live your life. 🙄

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  24. BB, Robins mate, we don’t talk about the blue half of Bristol where I live.
    Actually there is a gas head walking with the City fans on a charity walk from Bristol to Wembley for a young lad called Oskar Pycroft. He’s a smashing lad and a massive city fan. City have already raised a fair bit for him but this last walk will hopefully get him the required amount needed to get the op he needs in the USA. Nice to see a gas head get involved, he even wore a city scarf 😆

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  25. It makes you wonder what goes on with the training and medical staff at the toon,the Rangers manager says four of the five players from the toon were injured and some won’t play again this season apart from that they are not even match fit,so what have they being doing while at the club ffs

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