Can This Man Do The Job At Newcastle – New Poll

Steve McClaren 1/2 odds on at SkyBet to get the job at Newcastle in the summer, and while our poll out on Steve shows 84% of fans didn’t want to see Steve in as the head coach – that poll opened up on January 26th when some of us even thought Newcastle would being in a top foreign coach – but more and more it looks like Ashley wants somebody who can coach within his (very) rigid financial system, where making money is the highest priority and the strength of the playing squad is very much a second priority.

No top coach who wants to be successful, would want to coach under those stringent conditions where Ashley looks at the financial results and thinks he’s been successful..

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Steve McClaren – likely to be  Newcastle’s new head coach

Alan Pardew’s results at Crystal Palace shows how the environment and policies at Newcastle seem to stifle any possible success on the field – which is very sad.

But attitudes may have changed about Steve McClaren over the last couple of months, as John Carver has struggled with just two wins in 13 games and the job simply being too much for him, and Newcastle looking hopeless.

With the results of this year under John Carver Newcastle are 3rd bottom of the Premier League.

Steve is a top man as far as character goes, if not exactly a top coach, and he certainly would be a good front man to the press for Newcastle United.

So here’s a new poll, with the wording exactly the same as in the previous poll – so please vote and we’ll see what the attitude of our readers is now,  to McClaren coming in over the summer – which looks more and more probable.

Do You Want To See Steve McClaren As Newcastle's New Head Coach?

  • No (73%, 6,518 Votes)
  • Yes (27%, 2,462 Votes)

Total Voters: 8,980

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16 comments so far

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #1

    6 Responses

    April 8, 2015
    Mr Tuff/lil

    Think it was BandB who mentioned something along those lines. Could be wrong though.

    Ron knee

    I said as much lastnight. As far as the regime’s concerned he’s ticked another box for them.

  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #2

    With regard to searches and confiscations, efforts must be made to ensure there is a plan to combat this.

    People will often behave in a different way if they believe they are being observed than if they don’t.

    Almost everyone can take mobile video and send it to Twitter on their mobile phone with a hashtag in seconds.

    I am sure stewards who live in the area would behave with less zealotry if they believed they would be watched searching your wife and kids on Twitter.

    Oh, and Lil. I’ll be there. I will be using my phone to record and question stewards. I suggest others do the same as part of the organisation of the protest.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Solano telling it like it is. Again.

    If an ex player can see it, imagine how the current crop feel. I suppose it’s because nobbys a fan though.

    Where’s your honesty “honest” John. Ah that’s right. Too busy collecting your silver.

  • stuart no9

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #4

    Maclaren would be a good man and a good choice for ashley , however , that’s where the compliments end for me I’m afraid . Not good enough . Every one thought he was the man for England and we all know hat happened there don’t we ??. No. Not for me .
    For me it dosnt matter who comes in as head coach . The fatman is still there . We need to concentrate on getting rid of him not bother even thinking about players or coaches . They are irrelevant ,

  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Video footage of police officers assisting in the confiscations would also leave the chief constable with questions she’d rather not answer.

    As a general tip, hold your phone horizontally when filming. It creates the most useful aspect ratio for most media.

  • stuart no9

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #6

    Good little article there with nobby. Just can’t help smiling as he refers to Newcastle as “we ” after all this time .

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #7

    Good to hear. I wasn’t expecting you to get involved as you had previously said you wouldn’t be, happy to hear the change of heart!

  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #8

    It’s not a change of heart.
    It’s a change of plan.

  • Average_Contents

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Comment #9


    Unfortunately in this instance (smuggling in banners for the spuds game) people subconsciously act differently (guilty) when they feel guilty like you say. Human nature triumphs every time. Typically the signs are small but to the trained eye they become beacons of dishonesty.

    Sweating profusely. Shaking. Unable to make eye contact. Diverting their gaze quickly when eye contact is made. Forced smiles where the corners of the mouth are strained. Just a few giveaways.

    Unless of course they are adept at deception. It sounds silly but even the slightest “naughty thing” can make people act shady so to speak.

    Sorry about the waffling it’s just another passion of mine.

  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #10


    Are you in touch with anyone at

  • stuart no9

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #11

    BandB. Good tip .

    Any video clips that would show the big man up for what he really is would be a useful bit of ammo to send to the relevant party’s to show this man as a dictator and that there is no place for anyone with this characteristic in sport or any where else for that matter . What can he do??? Confiscate our phones ?

  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #12


    There are many ways of protesting. They can’t confiscate your arms, your hands, your legs, your voice.

    If everyone wore high-viz clothing or turned their backs on the pitch for two mins it would work. If we score, we can all claim to have shamed them into a goal 🙂

  • karasu

    Apr 8, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    Comment #13

    At this point, my grandma would be a better manager than John Carver and she’s dead. So yes, I want to see anybody other than John Carver be the manager. Even Steve McClaren.

  • BandB

    Apr 8, 2015 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #14

    I will stay on this thread.

    I was priviliged a few years ago to observe policing of a derby match as the guest of the senior police officer in charge.

    Their priority and duty is public safety and the prevention of disorder. Matches are a huge drain in the force’s manpower. There is no justification in police officers standing guard on stewards with bin bags.

    This is a situation where the people used to dealing with the club need to know that their boss will see what has been going on.

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Apr 8, 2015 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #15

    McLaren is far from being the best coach in the championship. He’s got half the best players in that league and is being overshadowed by Karanka, Howe, Warburton. I’d probably take a few others above McLaren. He is the reason I stopped watching England years ago. Watching his teams is like watching paint dry.

  • Wandering Geordie

    Apr 8, 2015 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #16

    Charver as a manager is on par with Bill Mcgarry.He stood on touchline on Sunday arms folded like an inanimate housewife gossiping to her next door neighbour over the fence(Aka les Dawson.Totally devoid of tactics and inept……God knows who is line for the job


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