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News and Commentary On Newcastle United By Ed Harrison, A Proud Exiled Geordie And Lifelong Fan

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McClaren Clings To Job After Another Complete Shambles

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 · 247 Comments

Steve McClaren has become very adept at explaining in some detail the reasons why Newcastle have lost a game – and that’s because he has lost over half the games in the league this season  – 14 of 26 and so he’s had a lot of practice at it.

That’s a 54% loss rate and with only six games won a 23% win rate – and at any other club he would have been fired by now.

We remember famously one of the times we were taken apart this season away from home  at Manchester City when Steve said we played very well except for the 20 minutes when we conceded 6 goals.

Yeah right.

And yesterday at Chelsea we were 3-0 down after only 17 minutes and we were wondering how many Chelsea would score before the break – maybe eight?

It was simply a shambolic display from a gutless Newcastle side and the players should be ashamed of their efforts yesterday – there were too many bottlers in black and white shirts yesterday at Stamford Bridge.

And McClaren is the head coach and he has to take the responsibility (call it blame if you like) for that display.

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Steve McClaren reacts to yet another defeat
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The Three Massive Mistakes Newcastle Have Made

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 · 23 Comments

Newcastle have been a very poorly run club over the last three seasons – and our results in the league have shown that – and we wont even mention how we’ve done in the cups – it’s too depressing to bring that up all at once.

But there are three really big mistakes the club have made which are the major reasons we are in a terrible mess at the moment and odds-on favorites to be relegated in May.

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Lee Charnley – this man is culpable at Newcastle
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McClaren’s Annoying Interview After Another Debacle – Video

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 · 14 Comments

We’ve heard all the excuses in the world this season from Steve McClaren, as he has gone through explaining what happened in his press conference after each of the 14 defeats we have suffered.

In life you get the results or you get the reasons and with Steve’s record we have had many reasons and very few results.

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Steve McClaren at his press conference following the game
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Newcastle Edging Closer To Most Humiliating Relegation Ever

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 · 2 Comments

There’s just no way in the world that Newcastle’s squad is one of the worst three in the Premier League and in fact if some pundits were put together to judge the strength of the squads in the PL  we would be somewhere in the top ten.

Newcastle should be after spending £81M on new players since last summer, but with our record in the Premier League you would never have believed it.

Yesterday’s disastrous display and result – a 5-1 hammering at Stamford Bridge – was not the first time we have been humiliated on the road this season – when our players failed to show up and were 3-0 down after only 17 minutes and the game was already lost.

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Steve McClaren – yes – it’s really bad
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McClaren Explains What Went Wrong – Says There Are 12 Cup Finals Left

Saturday, February 13th, 2016 · 170 Comments

Newcastle turned in one of their most pathetic performances of the season tonight at Stamford Bridge and this with only  12 games left in the season to save ourselves.

And Steve McClaren is saying the same thing he said when we had just 3 points from the first 8 games – we need to become more consistent.

So when is that going to happen?

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Andros Townsend and Jonjo Shelvey
Now look at the mess we’re in

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