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There’s Strong Internal Support For McClaren At Newcastle

10:20 pm, Monday, June 1st, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 186 Comments

The Guardian is reporting there is still strong internal support for Steve McClaren at Newcastle, and we assume that’s coming in the main from from Chief Scout (Director of Football?) Graham Carr, who knows Steve well and has been pushing for him to get the job all year – since Alan Pardew left the club.


Steve McClaren – strong internal support at Newcastle

It looks like the top two contenders are McClaren and Manchester City U21 coach Patrick Vieira,  who has excited the Newcastle fans and in our poll between the two, Patrick got 97% of the vote so it tells the Newcastle Board who the fans want.

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But it could be that Steve McClaren was always the top choice at Newcastle, ever since Alan Pardew left quickly by the back door after the Everton game.

This is bolstered by a report  in the Telegraph which  basically says Steve is the number one choice and Patrick Vieira  may not even get an interview for the job this week.

Steve McClaren is said to be wanted for his coaching abilities, which is what the hierarchy sees as the main job of the new head coach.

Transfers into and out of the club are handled by Graham Carr with Charnley being the person who does the actual negotiations, and the coach has little say on transfers.

We’ve said before that any good coach who wants to be successful will not abide by these strict rules in place at Newcastle, where the head coach has little power to determine who comes into the squad – and good players can be sold at any time.

And that seems to be true for Patrick Vieira – who wants to be given the tools to succeed at Newcastle – before he would accept the job on Tyneside.

It seems that rather than get a person like Patrick Vieira in – who has great potential and could attract some top players to Newcastle – and give us some much needed success – the Newcastle hierarchy are more intent on keeping their (failed) system in place, where the head coach has only muted powers.

Steve McClaren is said to be willing to abide by those rules.

If McClaren does get the job at Newcastle, he’s probably been the number one choice with the hierarchy ever since Alan Pardew left – and it will mean there will be little change in the way the club is  run – and we cannot see how we can win anything in the near future with this structure and policies.

The fact that Steve turned us down twice this year doesn’t seem to stand for anything either.

Over the eight seasons Mike Ashley has owned the club, we have had only one top nine finish (5th), been relegated once, and come perilously close to another relegation two times in the last three seasons.

Why keep the system in place that produced those results?

If Steve McClaren is given the job,  it will be yet another terrible decision made this year by the club, and nothing will have changed.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Coaching · Head coach · Management · Newcastle News · Other News · Poll · Premier League

186 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:23 PM

    Whoever at Newcastle thinks McClaren is a good choice needs to be dropped in the Tyne with a big bolder tied around their neck

  • 2 Pokat // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Hang on I thought it was pretty much accepted that the phrase “pardewed” was virtually born from Jonas being consistently being played out of or in a restricted position, nurse maiding a poor left back and not even his ability to cover more ground than any other player during games could free him from being glued to a largely inept and poorly distributed midfield. I thought all brain – equipped observers knew that one. Apparently not I see.

  • 3 Pokat // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:25 PM

    Pretty gutted I missed the moan about cheese and onion versus ready salted, Welsh. How did it end?

  • 4 manni // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    I live in derby and while he did really well during the season, as soon as he heard newcastle were interested, their form dipped drastically ..and a few of my derby county mates said watching them in the final 3rd of the season was atrocious. If it was up to me I’d have vieira , de boer, karanka etc, but all newcastle want is someone cheap, JUST a Coach and a yes man , so we’re f****d for another season!

  • 5 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:29 PM

    3 signings on shortlist

  • 6 Ibizatoon // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    Pokat…I don’t think it’s happened yet.

    Go on Ed – give us a poll!

    Cheese and Onion

    Ready Salted

  • 7 welshgeordie9 // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:32 PM


    In bits.

    Ha ha ha

  • 8 Ibizatoon // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:32 PM

    TFL…That is literally a “short” list.

    So is the HC list too it would seem.

  • 9 Riviere Run Dry // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Manager – Vieira
    Assistant – Ginola
    GK coach – Harper

    3 appointments to get this club off the ground.

    Ginola to take over as manager once PV moves on to Arsenal when Wenger retires and we’ve won a trophy.

    Sign Austin and offer Shearer a role as ST coach while we’re at it.

  • 10 bettyswallocks // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    For Carver to agree to tell the lads they were finished like that shows how low he can stoop.

    He could have just arranged for it to be done with some dignity, would have cost nowt.

  • 11 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:36 PM

    hmmm the new poll
    would you like
    A) Steve McClaren
    B) McClaren, Steve
    C) Steve McClaren cos that’s who you are getting anyway

  • 12 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    I really hope Newcastle changed their ways and policies otherwise I see walkouts from managers.

    Viera will certaintly not be hung out to dry, infact any manager with any self respect would not agree to the policies in place at Newcastle.

    I can’t see Viera agreeing to these policies and so would have to be changed, if they tell him porkies or do not back him, like Keegan, he will walk.

    McClaren on the other hand im not sure, but he will well be aware of the stick Pardew recieved and why take that stress on.

    Im well aware players can and will move on, especially when you have lowered yourself to be a stepping stone club anyway. But, the not replacing players for years and limping on throughout campaigns is just a disgrace really. Everyone connected with the club deserves alot better than that.

    These money making and greedy agenda’s need to be cut from the club sharpish if they want any decent coach through the door.

  • 13 bettyswallocks // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Welsh, you are as much use as a one legged man in an arse kicking contest.

  • 14 jane // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    this could come in useful


  • 15 Pokat // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    I dunno I think it’s a pretty motivating message for the other players to see how their future will pan out, a nice phone call to signal the end of their cherished time at nufc. I’m certain Jonas good buddy is all fired up to captain this great club next year. Good times ahead

  • 16 Pokat // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Welsh – really? Crumbs.

  • 17 ITUNDERASHELL // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    steve is an excellent choice because he will not rock the boat demanding money to spend on players beyond a figure set by Ashley NOT CHARNLEY. Charnley is a director and will pocket millions to do Ashleys bidding, the supporters are the last thing these people are thinking of.
    Its a business and millions can and are being made by exploiting the mugs who pay for a season ticket. You have to understand these people will do anything to make a massive profit and screwing a fan is an amusement to them, they literally see you as prey. Check out the word PSYCHOPATH.

  • 18 bettyswallocks // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:45 PM

    Ibiza….. No , not thus far but I’m determined to live in hope until we see what he does.

    He has to make a move soon and woe betide him if he makes a backward step.

  • 19 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    As for Jonas and Taylor, I was concerned a few days back they might of been treated poorly when Campbell wasn’t even told and he found out on Twitter.

    They should think themselves lucky they got a phone call haha.

    Shocking management.

  • 20 Munster Mag // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    Sadly i think viera is a dead story now. We saw a new light and then the club switched it off. If we get mc laren it will be a move up from pardew and we will need to back him.

  • 21 will die for the toon army // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Btn Viera and Mclaren. I wld choose Mclaren any day

  • 22 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    McClaren now 8/11
    Vieira 6/5

  • 23 NezzaNUFC // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    “Steve McClaren is said to be wanted for his coaching abilities, which is what the hierarchy sees as the main job of the new head coach.”

    What coaching abilities? he’s a poor man manager and he can’t develop young players, where’s the logic in this?

    If McClaren is a smart man he would stay away from NUFC!

  • 24 AndyMac // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    “If Steve McClaren is given the job, it will be yet another terrible decision made this year by the club, and nothing will have changed”

    Jeez the amount of people jumping on the PV bandwagon is staggering considering the bloke has never managed at PL level.

    FGS we’ve had some shlte managing this club in the past ten years. If, twelve months ago, I’d asked the members of this blog if they’d be happy for Pardwho to stay or have McClaren as his replacement, 99% of you would have plumped for Wally at least he’s won something !

  • 25 croftus5678 // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    @19 munster

    i agree not that i’d be impressed by mcclaren tbh as we would just be back to square one.

  • 26 will die for the toon army // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Chanley made e signings we needed but just missed out on CB.

  • 27 NezzaNUFC // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    will die for the toon army


    Because he’s british? a Dinosaur? has no plan B? can’t develop players? can’t develop young players?

    Some people!

  • 28 bettyswallocks // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:49 PM

    Apparently Viera is refusing to go into the starting stalls.

  • 29 Blofal // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:50 PM

    It’s Clear that Carr wants McClaren. It was also Carr that wanted Pardew.

  • 30 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:52 PM

    More to the point why would Newcastle go after a mediocre manager who refused them 3 times?

  • 31 p // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    McClaren is a complete loser.

    We don’t know that Viera is a loser (yet).

  • 32 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:54 PM


    Because he may be willing to accept the policies at the club. Shambles.

    That short list, and lets be honest, for a club like the Toon is shocking. It’s really a shortlist on who may be willing to take us on under the pathetic policies.

  • 33 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Standard nufc really these days

    Jobs for the boys, all old pals all f**kin useless

    Jeez McClaren and Carver……..oh the ambition of the dream team, lead buy a man sacked for crashing and burning in spectacular fashion in the fizzy pop supported by his knuckle dragging assistant who thinks pass and move is a technique to walk past tramps at a bus stop

    Canny wait

  • 34 will die for the toon army // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Wat is do exciting abt PV. I really dont get it. Mclaren is a proven manager and a safe bet. he has made his mistakes. Forget England. Every one has a bad spell.

  • 35 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Oh dear Lee another ill advised Bishop PR fumble…..

    @elgalgojonas: The coments that coló has supposed to have said about me to nufc are un true i have spoken to him about this matter.

  • 36 count // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Sweet Jesus. Can’t wait for all this regurgitated speculative crap to be over. Hope it is someone that hasn’t even been mentioned by any media/blogs.

  • 37 NezzaNUFC // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Don’t forget Pep and Jose M were reserve/under 21 managers and look how that turned out.

    PV is in a similar mold to these two, if McC comes in as head coach we will see the same playing style as we have already because McC is known for his long direct play ( Boro and Twente can confirm this )

  • 38 p // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    what’s all the faux outrage about Jonas and RTaylor told they were not getting a new contract by phone?

    if I was a millionaire footballer, I could not be bothered to come in to LC’s office just to be told something I already had figured out.

    A text would have been just fine for me.

  • 39 Ibizatoon // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    betty…Refusing to go in to talks with us? Surely not 🙂

    “Hope” is all we have really. I wont knock you for it. I have hope too. It’s somewhere around here. Maybe I leant it to someone?

  • 40 Belfast // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    It’s Stevie! It’s always been Stevie.

    They aren’t bothered he’s turned us down previously either. The same football board repeatedly try and sign players who have turned us down previously.

  • 41 beermonkey // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:58 PM


    whats that about colo and jonas

  • 42 bettyswallocks // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    I don’t think all the speculative leaks are helping. Ashley seems to like to keep all appointments private, only to announce them when concluded.

  • 43 Our Toon // Jun 1, 2015 at 10:59 PM

    Does it matter who the new manager is, I still haven’t got over how Jonas and Raylor were dealt with. I’m glad I didn’t buy into Ashley and his BS.

    Jonas made this club 80m quid by scoring that goal. They are employees so imagine just what he thinks of you punters that turn up weekly!!

  • 44 Ibizatoon // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    tads…Which comments is he referring to?

  • 45 will die for the toon army // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Real Madrid and Barca have the same policy. Head coach not Manager. If they bend low for those teams why not bend low for Nufc.

  • 46 Canny in Canberra // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Well whoever it ends up being we have to support them and that might leave a sour taste in some mouths but if we don’t we guarantee ourselves the same sort of season as last year.
    I think Viera would surprise everyone. First big time appointment he’d want to do well. City don’t do to bad each year if he brings some knowledge about what’s going on there it could only help. the French connection and all that. And yes of course it’s a riskier selection than some others might be but what ave we got to loose?
    We’ll have him out soon enough if he’s not cutting it!!

  • 47 NezzaNUFC // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    will die for the toon army

    PV playing style with Man City under 21 –

    Attacking, possession and pressing ( similar to Klopp style )

    He was also involved with the first team training to better development towards MC players

  • 48 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Will die for the toon
    Shall we ignore Wolfsburg Forest and this seasons implosion at Derby?

  • 49 bettyswallocks // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM

    Ibiza……. Try and find it and hold onto it tightly. It’s likely to be taken away very soon.

  • 50 BandB // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:01 PM


    You didn’t see a new light. You have always favoured McClaren.
    It’s highly debatable whether he will be able to fair any better than Pardew when he’s placed in the cage.
    If the fans’ don’t want him, why do they have to just shrug and back him anyway?
    He is the continuity candidate. The business as usual candidate.
    I was under the impression we had been promised a rethink.

  • 51 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Fenebache have approached Vieira too it seems

  • 52 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    The official drafted club release which they claim is colo I’m guessing, apparently not Colo’s comments at all

  • 53 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    Add in the fact aswell that whoever comes in will have a ready made coaching set-up because Ashley dosn’t want to pay them off.. That in itself is ridiculous.

    It’s no wonder the shortlist is pretty poor. Out of all of them, unless things change within the club, I can only see McClaren willing to do this under the current policies.

    I can’t wait for a change of direction where we give the manager a free role, not just coach. Maybe then we will get somewhere and push on.

  • 54 ITUNDERASHELL // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:04 PM

    When they tell you steve was the best choice and a safe pair of hands just remember where the money will be, yes, in the director’s SAFE.
    But yes, I will renew my season ticket because its my club, NO IT IS NOT.

  • 55 Our Toon // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:04 PM


    It’s about having some respect for those that have worked for this club, what’s millionaire got to do with any of it. You bitter mate by even mentioning millionaire.

    A simple thank you for your hardwork and for sticking with the club when we last got relegated. You have been excellent servants and we wish you all the best.

    Simple, by treating players like this expect to see more relegation battles as they won’t give a fcuk, also it speaks volumes to just what his impression is of the fans!! Does matter if you have 1 pound in your account or millions, we all have feelings and more importantly we all want to be treated with respect!!

  • 56 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    “Please Schteve come work with Carr, you like him! C’mon, throw on a Geordie accent and mention Bobby a few times they’ll love ya!”

  • 57 Thump // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    “Vieira may not get an interview”

    Uh… we approached him?

    Sorry, I forgot who we were dealing with.

  • 58 lochinvar // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    McLaren would be like using matt paint – dull.
    Viera would be like using gloss – brilliant.

  • 59 jimmysmith // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    It would by ironic for one capable manager to walk because he hadn’t been backed, only for another to take his place and be backed as result. Mcclaren will most likely deliver if given the tools, as would have Pardew, not Champions League, but solid top ten, a tilt at the cups, and the odd bloody nose to the senior sides. If it is to be McClaren and he is backed he should, and we do play some nice football and punch at our more natural weight, Pardew’s decision to quit, to some degree in protest, will have played no small part, and history will judge him with greater respect, as his happening already.

  • 60 NezzaNUFC // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    So is it defo by the end of this week a new HC will come in?

  • 61 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    All over twitter and youtube
    Fenerbahçe’s new coach Patrick Vieira

  • 62 Ibizatoon // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    tads…Sound about right. I had just been reading that actually. Glad I didn’t quote Colo in my Jonas discussion 🙂

    betty…I still have hope in the fans. We shall see what the club does.

    Nezza@59…Thanks for that. Needed a laugh.

    Night one and all.

  • 63 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:12 PM

  • 64 banjax // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Lee Charnley and Co have an opportunity to capture the imagination of the faithful by wiping the slate and starting fresh with someone like Viera. He is young with fresh ideas and great ability. Whereas McClaren has had some success but his star is fading. If not Viera then go for De Boer or Moyes and show new found ambition to start as we mean to go on !

  • 65 BandB // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    I am sure many Newcastle fans are made of polymers and no matter how much they are battered, they soon return to their original shape.

  • 66 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    Would love it if Patrick turned up to the interview and read Charnley and Ashley the riot act about what they are doing wrong with this club !! We need someone with big club experience to show these fools the way to go !!!

    Wonder who our transfer targets are and would they change depending on which manager we get ??

  • 67 croftus5678 // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:13 PM

    @54 our toon

    they may still have got all that just over the phone instead of face to face !

    would i want someone calling me into an office to tell me i’m no longer needed ? i’d more than likely have a go or more esp if i allready knew it’d be like rubbing salt in the wound imo. atleast both parties can react in there own way over the phone and if it was me i wouldnt have a problem with that in fact i’d think they saved me the embarassment of the matter

  • 68 bettyswallocks // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    I think we are all favouring Viera in the hope it might be the start of an exciting new era.

    The guy will certainly want to make an impact in his first managerial position and will be judged on his results. He is undoubtedly a winner and appears highly ambitious.

    Is our fat friend ready to give him the tools for the job. We all must wait for the outcome of this season determining decision. How exciting!

  • 69 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Perez did well for a young lad. But he wasn’t good enough for us up front at that level. Not his fault. We had no choice but to rely in him heavily.

    Janmaat was hardly a “find” and although he was voted player of the season, he was only steady; nothing spectacular.

    The comedian’s dad is the football half of the director of football team. If that team cocks up, he’s jointly responsible. The tea boy and he should be sacked for the way they’ve neglected our defence alone.

  • 70 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    It’s like the club forget that players and ex players have easy access to social media….
    And unlike honest John, i can’t see Guti eating sh1t just because they’ve told him he has too…

  • 71 p // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    OT – not bitter, just saying if I were in their shoes, I could not be bothered to meet Carver at SJP to be told what they most likely already knew.

    I love the 2 guys, I have never slated either of them – many people on here have over the years.

    I am thinking possibly it was a matter of Carver needing to be the one to do it (he was after all in charge of the playing staff and likely was his recommendation) and I think he may be out of the country.

    Either way, I think it something again being blown out of proportion.

    I would not disagree that the club hierarchy are a bunch of amateurs and pricks but, this really should not be the outrage some people think it is.

  • 72 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:19 PM

    Every player should of been told behind closed doors and thanked personally for their contributions after the last game of the season. This is a professional football club isn’t it? Im taking Carver has phoned from his holiday resort? He is on holiday isn’t he?

    Why do they continue to run NUFC llike a third rate pub team..

  • 73 jane // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    “So is it defo by the end of this week a new HC will come in?”

    “Newcastle, who finished 15th in the 2014-15 Premier League table, hope to make an appointment in the next fortnight.”

  • 74 optimistic prime // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:20 PM

    I never bought into Ashley’s statement, he never said he was going to change anything he said he’d “continue to invest”

    Which to me says more of the same, PV was IMO PR for both parties which looks to have back fired on the club.

    Mclaren can’t be to happy to see how un welcome he’d be so if he knocks them back which is very likely it’s Carver until Xmas.

    I do have a little bit of hope that a dark horse that hasnt been mentioned may get the job, but I expect Carver or Mclaren.

  • 75 BandB // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:20 PM


    Because this is how you run a third-rate shop.

  • 76 will die for the toon army // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Moyes no. He is jst like Big Sam but in an exciting way. Never won anything jst keeps u in the league.

    Bringing Mclaren doesnt guarentee we wont spend. We fans if we get some one we don’t want he will b a yes man and we will never b that good. AP & Big Sam

    if we get who we want then he wasnt given time or enough funds. Alan Shearer & King Kev.

  • 77 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Please let the dark horse be Klopp or someone og that ilk

  • 78 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    When the comedian’s dad was a manager, what was his talent spotting record like? As far as I am aware, he wasn’t acclaimed for it. Others may know better but I believe there’s some evidence he was even criticised for his recruitment.

  • 79 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:26 PM

    Could be wrong but hasn’t Klopp ruled himself out management for a season?

  • 80 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Supposedly TADS

  • 81 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    You look at smaller clubs and they manage to fight above their weight. Their recruitment is arguably better than ours giving the good scuddings we suffer.

  • 82 p // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    you can forget Klopp, do yourself a favour and keep your expectations low, then you won’t be disappointed.

  • 83 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    They will be receiving outdated kits from Gateshead’s second string soon..

    No disrespect to Gateshead.

  • 84 toonarmydownsouth // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Sorry missed your earlier post

    Well said, no matter what new lows the club sinks to, the West Ham game will always belong to Jonas and the fans, it’s his legacy and let’s be honest he sealed his place in Tyneside Folklore as an NUFC great that afternoon
    He’ll always be fondly remembered by the majority of the Geordie Faithful
    Where as MA LC and JC shall always be remembered as cowards

  • 85 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Why doesn’t the club go all out to deliver a fans’ choice? After all, it is in the entertainment business. And remember, it is OUR club.

  • 86 bettyswallocks // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    When he is out partying with his mates Ashley has been known to splash out on the best Champagne, no question of the cost.

    We have to make do with a cheap Cava.

  • 87 p // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Cava gets the job done, Carver does not

  • 88 jane // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    “We have to make do with a cheap Cava.”

    I feel happy to make my Clippity Klopp pun now.

  • 89 will die for the toon army // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Good nyt will wait for who MA will bring. Or tealady.

  • 90 lesh // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Thinking about it, Ashley and his cronies have painted themselves into a corner.

    Viera’s untested at Prem level – yes, neither was Keegan – and is probably trying to force Citeh’s hand to move up their ladder. He probably wouldn’t want to be a minor player in a triumvirate that presents managers/ HCs with fait accompli.

    Remy Garde is the token candidate and they’d not be impressed at his desire to bring in his own support. What would they do with Carver?

    McLaren won’t rock the boat and more to the point, would have a very strong board ally in Carr, whim we know Ashley values highly.

    So, like it or not, as far as the fans’s preferences are concerned, the choice seems to lay between McLaren and Carver. If McLaren says no, we’re in deep doo doo.

    If he says yes, well he’d be better than Carver.

    What a freeking mess – another one.

    But, I presume based on our experience of Ashley but you never know what to expect from him. Maybe Klopo’ll appear out of the blue.

  • 91 Canny in Canberra // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    It occurs to me, and I don’t know if anyone will agree but all this mention of Viera, Garde etc is just a smoke screen to hide the fact it’s a one horse race and they’ve been trying to get McLaren over the line this whole time.
    The dudes knocked us back twice. How good is he going to be if its taken this long to convince him. Lets at least get some one who gives a shit!!

  • 92 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Blackley has always said the next man has to be young and ambitious. Like Bobby Robson at Ipswich, someone who sees himself as being here for many years. Mclaren is washed up and past his sell by date.

  • 93 Our Toon // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:40 PM


    You.miss the point completely, they were phoned by Carver, not by the person who employs them. The owner or a director at the club should have made that call. I haven’t saif they should have been called into an office and told as they knew they wouldn’t get a contract. It’s about showing some respect and having some decorum!!

  • 94 ITUNDERASHELL // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    This would be amusing if it was not my club but we are the laughing stock of the football league.

  • 95 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Wonder who the mystery 4th manager is on the shortlist ?

    Bert van Marwijk would be a leftfield choice at the same level as Koeman and would do well ……

  • 96 Canny in Canberra // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Our Toon
    “Respect and Decorum” that’s funny!
    Obviously you were joking because you’re not silly and to expect such from this lot would be pretty silly considering!

  • 97 BandB // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    As things stand the holidaying John Carver remains heir presumptive to the crown.
    The question mark may be Hoddle-shaped. As an absentee DOF on a zero hours contract to keep Charver and Carver right.

  • 98 one fine day // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:45 PM

    I would have thought carr would have backed Vieira .
    reason.. he has a lot more chance of getting the French to produce next season and carr for me has lost credibility in bringing in cabella ,riviere and even de Jong so far has fallen way short.
    I have heard the argument thatr carr recommended PEA and others and they weren’t signed but then they weren’t exactly a secret. Pretty much anyone on this blog can do that without leaving the house
    get online look at the top scorers in each league in Europe and put them on a list for charlady , who in turn will not get them over the line.
    So if Carr honestly believe Malaren will bring the nest out of riviere and cabella then he too needs moving on.
    The fact we brought in facundo on colocinis say so is prob the most embarrassing but of business we have done since Denis wise was soiling our corridors .
    #carr oot

  • 99 Our Toon // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:46 PM


    Raylor was asked to pass the phone onto Jonas….Jonas didn’t even get a phone call he was told via Raylor’s mobile. Sorry but is the common practice?

    No doubt the owner didn’t like Jonas comments after the game against WH where he said a team like ours should be doing better and we should have more squad members!! This to me was a bit of payback Ashley style….classless!!

  • 100 Toon-Prodigy // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:47 PM

    You know your scraping the barrel when your short list consists of a youth coach, a man who has knocked you back twice already and a man who seemingly prefers art over football.

    And erm, Carver.

    Seriously though, just get some quality players through the door and atleast start to build and make some changes to the squad.

  • 101 one fine day // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    taking a hammer to my F@@king auto correct

  • 102 jane // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    the young ambitious manager I wouldn’t mind seeing is Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and as NUFC hang on my every post 🙄 he will probably be next on the shortlist.

  • 103 Our Toon // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:50 PM


    After I pushed the publish button I had a chuckle myself, I don’t expect any better from this mob but it does tell me nothing has changed.

    Remember Ashley released a statement through Llambias that the Ashley will only look at selling after the 2016 season!! Then 18 months later he wants to win something before he sells. Basically please stop boycotts….give me a free ride for a while, let me keep robbing you blind and then I’ll piss off when I have no more tricks left

  • 104 ToonFromLeeds // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    LCBP I keep hearing Walter mazzarri as a potential candiadate

  • 105 Blackley and Brownlie // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    If the comedian’s dad is in charge of recruitment, he should be fronting up to players he’s sacking. He should also be talking to fans from time to time about his recruitment strategy and his progress reports. And answering serious questions -for example the lack of defensive options and the long term neglect of the defence.

    Mark Lillis at Huddersfield is so refreshing when he talks in regular fan meetings at the Canalside. Even the players mill around the place with the fans before games when they’re having a pre match meal. Okay, Huddersfield is a much smaller club but they show how a club can reach out to the fans and have a warm and relatively open and relaxed relationship with them.

  • 106 BandB // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Perhaps it will all boil down to a choice of Wallies.

  • 107 Canny in Canberra // Jun 1, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Spot on. I did let myself get a bit excited after the Ashley interview but I hoped more than believed him to be sincere. Would he send us down before he sells? Sureley he’d bring the price down if that was the case. He might do it out of spite!!

  • 108 BigB75 // Jun 2, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    the WHO said it best:

    “Meet the new boss, same as the old boss”

  • 109 Our Toon // Jun 2, 2015 at 12:05 AM


    Since telling lies to pre planned questions which were controlled by the regime you’d think we’d have a new man in charge who should already be assisting in the planning for next season. The new man should be having his say on who should stay and who should go.

  • 110 Canny in Canberra // Jun 2, 2015 at 12:32 AM

    The mistake you and many on here still seem to be making are expecting this club to be run like a football club.
    What you’re suggesting would indeed be common practice for a club in our situation ie, without HC.
    We are not run in this way. to expect this lot to make decisions etc as men of football interested in the betterment of their club is a sure way to disappointment.

  • 111 JackButler // Jun 2, 2015 at 1:01 AM

    The class of this club just astounds me

    Raylor has given an interview alongside Jonas and he says’

    “I get a phone call from John (Carver) telling me that the club are not going to renew my contract, he sounds upset but I know he’s only doing what he’s been told to do, then he ask’s me to pass the phone to Jonas and he gets told that his contracts isn’t getting renewed”.

    You couldn’t make it up

  • 112 JackButler // Jun 2, 2015 at 1:03 AM

    Word for word

    Taylor said:

    We had just finished in a lecture and John Carver rang me and he told me the club weren’t going to offer me a new deal. I had a chat with him, he’s a good friend of mine, I’ve spent a lot of time with John in and out the club and after we finished talking he asked me to pass the phone to Jonas which was unbelievable.
    A shocked Gutierrez added:

    It’s not about the new contract because you’ve got to move on. I understand the football issues and that type of thing but the more important thing for me is that they can pick up the phone and call me or my agent and say ‘thanks for all but we are going to release you’, that’s more the way it should be.

  • 113 canuckmag // Jun 2, 2015 at 1:04 AM


    You are spot on, what other club in professional football would have a man who has no more qualifications than the average fan and a scout whose only claim to fame is his comedy star son, running a muli-million pound EPL team…… This will continue until the fans walk away and stay away, treating those at the top with the disdain that they treat the fans with.

  • 114 Reyantoon // Jun 2, 2015 at 1:32 AM

    So looks like it’s b/n McLaren & Viera..
    I’d take McLaren because he has more experience than viera.Moreover,McLaren is perfect fit for Lee and co.
    Ofcourse McLaren will not be my first choice but I like to see him what will he do after boro if he gets the chance to manage the club. He can identify and hire good players.He can settle the players,the dressing room & the backroom staff.
    Moreover,he can speak & communicate well,much better than John carver.
    If it is McLaren & viera as his assistant,
    that will be more exciting!!

  • 115 Canny in Canberra // Jun 2, 2015 at 1:55 AM


    No if you look further up. Someone said that its all over Sky the Viera is with Fenebach now.
    That would make it McLaren Carver, Oh the Joys!!!

  • 116 Grumpy // Jun 2, 2015 at 1:57 AM

    If theres a god in heaven please let it not be Mclaren

  • 117 Canny in Canberra // Jun 2, 2015 at 1:59 AM

    Pretty sure who ever the God up there is that it’s not McLaren GRUMPY. Oh I see, sorry, with you on that one 🙂

  • 118 Canny in Canberra // Jun 2, 2015 at 2:01 AM

    Sorry that was bad. the situation is so depressing sometimes I resort to my inner Welshie. No offence Welsh 😛

  • 119 Reyantoon // Jun 2, 2015 at 2:04 AM

    Canny…is viera headed to fenerbache?

  • 120 Reyantoon // Jun 2, 2015 at 2:04 AM

    Speaking of Flaurian Tauvin..
    Haven’t seen him much but I don’t think he is good enough.Started well at Marseilles before Bielsa but became bench warmer under Bielsa.I’d prefer Dimitriy Payet or Nebil Fekir.
    And who the hell is James chester? & why w’d we sign a player from relegated team?

  • 121 Canny in Canberra // Jun 2, 2015 at 2:16 AM


    Found this, haven’t read it yet but looks like Viera is out 🙁
    Can’t copy the link but he’s going to be their new director of football.

  • 122 Canny in Canberra // Jun 2, 2015 at 2:17 AM

  • 123 BURNLEY FOOTBALL CLUB // Jun 2, 2015 at 2:19 AM

    Steve McLaren would be a great fit at Newcastle for many reasons. But the main reason is because he is a dropkick, like the entire Newcastle team.

  • 124 Canny in Canberra // Jun 2, 2015 at 2:25 AM

    Burnley Mate

    gan and boil ya Heed.

  • 125 Sazzer // Jun 2, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    I’m sure Vieira can call one of his former managers for advice if he need it: Wenger, Mourinho, Mancini, Capello, and Pellegrini.

    Or former teammates like Bergkamp, Zidane, Deschamps, Blanc, Garde.

    He’s won:
    The World Cup, The UEFA European Championship, The FIFA Confederations Cup , Champions League, Premier League(3 times), Serie A (4 times), FA Cup (5 times).

    If you think Vieira isn’t experience enough in actually coaching a team then go with Garde with Vieira as assistant.

    McClaren experience didn’t help him from getting sacked at Derby.

  • 126 theartfuldodger // Jun 2, 2015 at 2:44 AM

    You need to look at your competition.

    Would we finish higher up in the league table if the likes of Sunderland and WestHam both get better managers and more investment.

    If not a relegation scrap, we will finish between 12-15. Top 10 is out of our reach if other clubs pull up their socks. They have the cash and the desire to spend.

  • 127 lochinvar // Jun 2, 2015 at 2:53 AM

    Read and weep ( from the BBC )
    John Carver (left) and Jonas Gutierrez
    Gutierrez (right) scored 12 goals in 205 appearances for Newcastle
    Ryan Taylor was told he was being let go by Newcastle in a phone call from John Carver, who then asked the player to pass the phone to Jonas Gutierrez so the Toon boss could tell him too.

    United secured their Premier League status on the final day of the season.

    “John Carver rang me and told me the club weren’t going to offer me a new deal,” Taylor told Sky Sports News.

    “So I had a chat with him and then he asked me to pass the phone to Jonas, which was unbelievable.”

  • 128 Sazzer // Jun 2, 2015 at 2:54 AM

    Chester is 26 year old shorter version of Willo. Behind Dawson, Davies, and Bruce at Hull, when they are not injured. Maybe he’s better than Bruce but father Bruce don’t think so.

    Rumour say we can get him for £4m that we will never get back when we sell him.

  • 129 Seba29072 // Jun 2, 2015 at 3:09 AM

    Can you start referring to the betting market as a whole rather than skybet. Just because one firm has someone at a certain price doesn’t mean it’s a reliable indicator of where money is going. You should maybe start quoting what the best price is or the average

  • 130 BURNLEY FOOTBALL CLUB // Jun 2, 2015 at 3:10 AM

    Canny, are you speaking english?

  • 131 Shot Bru // Jun 2, 2015 at 3:36 AM

    It looks like McLaren is the only real candidate who is willing to work with Carver etc.

    Vieira is obviously too much of an independenT minded young gun for the twats in charge of the club.

    Phillip Cocu is obviously available if he is being linked to the Mackems..he would be exactly what we’re looking for surely?

  • 132 Canny in Canberra // Jun 2, 2015 at 3:58 AM


    It’s closer to English than the clap trap you were spouting! 😛

  • 133 Reyantoon // Jun 2, 2015 at 5:03 AM

    I heard McLaren and his team were in poor run of form b/c he had a number of injuries in his squad.That might affect the performance considerably,that led him to the sack..
    In the mean time,just because viera was a good player doesn’t exactly make him a good mgr.Yes he won a number of trophies and had great experience on the pitch.However,interms of official team & tactical mgt and set up,he’s still raw and will be a gamble hiring him.That’s why a club like nu need matured mgr who has deep experience in outlying tactics and setting up the team.And as long as JC is here,only SM can work with him,not PV!!

  • 134 Canny in Canberra // Jun 2, 2015 at 5:15 AM

    The PV debate is gone. He’s sign with Fenebache, still not spelling that right but anyway he’s out. Link further up the page.

  • 135 Mr Magpie // Jun 2, 2015 at 5:31 AM

    If Mclaren gets the hc job then nothing has changed apart from instead of Ashley giving jobs to his mates he is now giving jobs to mates of Carr.

    Next thing Kinnear will be back as Technical director & all the pals can work together.

  • 136 Reyantoon // Jun 2, 2015 at 5:43 AM

    canny…I’m glad Viera headed to Turkey!!

  • 137 BURNLEY FOOTBALL CLUB // Jun 2, 2015 at 5:56 AM

    Canny, Enjoy McClaren and another relegation fight next season! 🙂

  • 138 John Tudor // Jun 2, 2015 at 5:59 AM

    enjoy yours sucka

  • 139 expatmag // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:05 AM


    As far as I can see, there is no confirmation as yet about Viera and Fenerbache although I do believe it was never the intention of Ashley and Co. to sign such a high profile head coach.

  • 140 Reyantoon // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:05 AM

    Jail is right though, said those people are not kind of learnable regime.
    And I agree.If McLaren is appointed, nothing has changed.But I like to see what Steve can do in EPL after boro.I like his player signing and stuff like that.So let’s give him a chance and see if he can change matters on the pitch!!

  • 141 John Tudor // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:06 AM

    no no thrice no

  • 142 expatmag // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:08 AM


    And you enjoy the championship and mid table mediocrity under a no doubt nameless non entity once Dyche moves on to better challenges.

  • 143 expatmag // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:12 AM

    I think many of you are being unfair to McClaren. I saw someone earlier say he couldnt bring through younger players which totally untrue.

    I think he might surprise a few people on here if he takes up the job.

    I, for one, would not be too disappointed.

  • 144 BURNLEY FOOTBALL CLUB // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:12 AM


    Don’t you worry mate, the mighty Clarets will be back in the premier league next season. The real question is if Newcastle will be there with us!

  • 145 John Tudor // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:21 AM

    remember 74

  • 146 Canny in Canberra // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:29 AM

    It’s there in that link. PV is out.
    What evs, Troll!!

  • 147 BURNLEY FOOTBALL CLUB // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:41 AM

    John, just live in the past mate it’s all your team has now.

  • 148 expatmag // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:48 AM


    Once Sky or the BBC confirm it.


    Why arent you on your own forum?

  • 149 Canny in Canberra // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:53 AM

    Their fans are too busy crying into their pints. He’s probably the only literate one anyway. 🙂

  • 150 davis_toons // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    like we knew before Vieira is just smokescreen…
    we know whos coming ..”Strong Internal Support For McClaren At Newcastle”

    Why mention Vieira when we are going to get McClaren?

    Its the Owners club, players are paid by his pocket. Why borther to deal with fans? Who cares..Thats MA.

  • 151 firebug666 // Jun 2, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    More lies from the club… Coloccini quotes.

    More poor management from the club……re: Players released.

    More smoke and mirrors from the club……re: Head Coach candidates.

    More season tickets sold by the club……. JOB DONE!

  • 152 expatmag // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:01 AM


    Aye. You really have to pity them clarets……lol

  • 153 mindshaft // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:03 AM

    Well given that board of directors effectively consists of penfold and Carr and at least one of them is 100% behind McClaren it’s almost guaranteed he’ll get the job and Carver his assistant – oh how exciting
    This club is a joke , fatty may have said he’s staying until we win something but I guess what he meant was do it on the cheap

  • 154 theartfuldodger // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:04 AM

    I must say McLaren is playing a good game here. Showing no desperation. May even reject us again.

  • 155 mindshaft // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Most people voting for Viera know its a huge risk and he’s not my ideal choice but given the choice between him and McClaren he represents a risk worth taking

  • 156 firebug666 // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:09 AM


    Don’t be bitter mate, think of it this way, the balance has been restored and both our clubs are now exactly where they belong.

  • 157 hibbit // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    you all must know by now viera is PR bullshit they want steve and only steve no ons else in it

  • 158 firebug666 // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:17 AM


    I would take Viera over McClaren, but like you I don’t think Viera was ever really in the running, he was just a big name leaked to increase ST sales.

    Charnley doesn’t have a clue when it comes to appointments that much is very clear, so Carr basically has a free run on who comes and goes.

    Charnley was quoted as saying the appointment of HC would not be because the person is a friend or a friend of a friend of someone at the club.

    Mmmmmm McClaren is one of Carr’s friends, says it all really.

    Trust nothing this club says!

  • 159 Mag52 // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:20 AM

    The people I feel sorry for in this whole coach/manager saga are the bookmakers.
    Their heads must be in a complete whirl with names coming in then disappearing, odds going down then increasing, and all this happening on almost a daily basis for the last six months.
    Who’d be a bookie eh ?

  • 160 firebug666 // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:23 AM



    I was just thinking after reading your comment, Once Ashley has manipulated the odds enough in his favour he slams a bet on and signs the manager up.

    Wish I was an ITK.

  • 161 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    Who are these signings that you like of McClaren’s? The only real successes he had were maybe Viduka, an ageing and free Hasselbaink, and then possibly Yakubu in nearly 4/5 years there.

    McClaren has been away from the Premier league for almost as long as Joe Kinnear! Things have changed substantially since his time at Boro, which ended in failure and a sacking as he lost control of the dressing room.

    He isn’t a terrible appointment, would be a safe pair of hands, but it is not an inspiring choice, or evidence that the club and owner have turned a new leaf.

  • 162 davis_toons // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    Even Derby sack him, why do we want him for?

    Coaching experience?

    There should be tons of better CHEAPER coach.

    e.g. Sending Free Kicks to Williamson all season..and expect us to support the team AGAIN..AGAIN N AGAIN..

    Some even say give him a chance..come on bro…you must be new to English Football.

    That oldest is of the same kind like Alan Pardew…He dont coach good football.

    Remember how Boro with so many good players got relegated?

    Ask the man.

  • 163 davis_toons // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    “He isn’t a terrible appointment, would be a safe pair of hands”

    How sure are you? 100%?

  • 164 theartfuldodger // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    So how long before McLaren is announced….

    Former England Manager !
    League Cup Winner ! Eredivisie Winner ! Great Pedigree !
    Managed Clubs in different countries !
    It wasn’t easy to get him !
    Wonderful job at derby till injuries took over !
    Well Respected !
    Great style of play !

    Just make a paragraph out of those lines and there you have it: The Club Statement on McLaren’s appointment.

  • 165 theartfuldodger // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    Ed Should run a poll ..

    Whom do you prefer as HC :
    A returning Alan Pardew OR Steve McLaren
    Might be one of the closer polls on this site…

  • 166 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    So reading between the lines Graham Carr runs NUFC and vets anyone coming into the club.
    Was it him you decided who should stay and who should go last week.
    If so then why does he not put his name forward for manager – seems to ‘know a lot about football and managing’ brought some decent players into the club but some dross as well
    As far as I am concerned bring in Viera at what ever cost with his own set up and get rid of the rest including Carr

  • 167 davis_toons // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:36 AM

    Even Alan Shearer, Joe Kn, can be a hc at the club.And Jc almost got us relegated.

    Why cant we just giving this HC position to PV..but main problem here is PV might not want to accept this position due to MA such condition..

    Well, take it if u want Mr McClaren.

  • 168 LGFUAD21 // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:38 AM

    What evidence are people pointing to regarding mcclarens lack of coaching ability?

    He brough along some decent youngsters at Derby. May not have developed them but certainly fine tuned Will Hughes and made Ince look unplayable in the championship at times.

    Viera is the Hollywood choice. The risk that could become a fairytale like Keegan. But Mcclaren strikes me as a man that knows what he is doing, has made enough mistakes to learn from (unlike young managers, you sometimes have to find out the hard way what doesn’t work to work out what does). This could be a good time for both Mcclaren and Nufc.

  • 169 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:38 AM

    Yeah, fairly certain he would be a safe pair of hands. He didn’t take Boro down as you allude to. He is actually the most successful manager in Middlesbrough’s history.

    McClaren is a far better coach than Pardew, and then most English managers with managerial experience. He has a track record of bringing young players through into teams as well.

    I’m not saying he is a great choice and I want him, but he is a safe pair of hands, a step up on both Pardew and Carver in terms of coaching ability, and would be capable of keeping us safe in the Premier league.

    As I said, not inspiring, but a safe pair of hands.

  • 170 Pizzicato The Arizona Geordie // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    Well, one good thing if we could stick with McClaren: Will Hughes. There are definitely some good gems in the Derby County squad. I think McClaren could help us to get them.

  • 171 hibbit // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    McLaren is a huge gamble i just dont see what the club see in him to keep going back………if Mc has knocked us back 3 times he must be pretty sure of himself making sure he gets what he wants in a cast iron contract

  • 172 LGFUAD21 // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:41 AM


    I suggest you go and look back and how far he moved dre by along. I think it was harsh sacking him.

    Even Sam rush said in his statement yesterday when they hired mcclaren they had a 5 year plan to get promotion. He nearly did it in 1 and sadly fell short at the last hurdle in his second.

    There is absolutely nothing to suggest Viera would make a great manager or a better option than Schteeve. People are blinded by his playing career which sadly means sweet f all when it comes to management.

  • 173 Mag52 // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    I wonder if McClaren will reject us for the third and last time via twitter.

  • 174 Klam3r // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    McClaren is not my first choice. He’s pretty far down the list actually and I need to prepere my self for it…

    So one thing struck me. If he’s so close to Carr as they say then he probably would have a say in which players the club brings in. That isn’t negative at least, unless he’s completely clueless.

    Cross my fingers for Vieira. Would love THAT kind of gamble from Jabba the Hutt.

  • 175 davis_toons // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    No wonder our club always lacks behind the likes of Swansea and such..while they adapted to new modern games we went backwards to lurk retirement oldies and beg them to take up a role at the club.

    McClaren : Well,.. so you have approach me 2- 3 times..what do you want from me?

    MA whisper to LC:…Just ask him if he’s fine with all my regulation. He wont have much to do anyway.

    LC: eemmm…ok…basically, what you need to do here is make sure no one gets hurts during training..and of course the weekend selection of the players to play.. do you see?

    McClaren: mmm…mm…i thought that the wages was rather low given for a Head Coach like me but for now i’ll accept it and i will need to review it again come Jan, What do you think?

    MA: GREAT, Thats Marvelous. We’ll be making the announcement right away.

  • 176 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    McClaren would be another Pardew just with trophies!

    Those hands will not be more safe than with Pardew. Football was alot different back when he coached Middlesbrough.

    I my opinion football has run passed him and he would bring nothing to the table here…it would be interesting to see where he goes if not here!

    It’s difficult for me to see him getting a job bigger than this one…alot like Pardew!

    Each their own I suppose

  • 177 mindshaft // Jun 2, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    McClaren has been sacked by the last six clubs he has managed – hardly confidence inspiring , he’s living on long gone glories of a league cup win and a Dutch title donkeys ago – talk about milking it for all you can get !!

  • 178 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Jun 2, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Mag52…if that happens the club is a bigger laughing stock than I thought it could be!

  • 179 Pokat // Jun 2, 2015 at 8:01 AM

    Croftus and P.

    OK so you personally couldn’t be bothered to even acknowledge that your contract was terminated etc.well that’s fine I believe that’s how offhand you could be about it.

    But the fact the lads mentioned it in disbelieving tones suggest they did care. And that they were amazed at how friends and colleagues for many years did not have the courage to mention on one of the inevitable days they would actually be at the club that they would be letting them go. Thanks lads, it’s that day sorry but we knew it had to come but all the best, handshake etc. Tell me how much that would have cost? Bet your anniversaries are a hoot.

  • 180 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 2, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Rubbish. He has only managed 6 clubs, plus England. He left Middlesbrough of his own accord. Sacked by England. Left Twente first time of his own accord. Sacked by Wolfsburg. Resigned from Forest, and then again from Twente before being sacked by Derby.

    He wasn’t successful at Forest, or on his return to Twente but he wasn’t sacked. Sacked twice.

  • 181 Average_Contents // Jun 2, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    It must be true then. It’s on his dictaphone.

    More importantly how did colo know straight after the west ham game (it’s been over a week and the club decide to release it yesterday after the slating they got) when by all accounts jonas only officially knew a few days ago himself. Trying to cover their arsed but it’s failed. Spectacularly.

  • 182 Lilongwe Geordie // Jun 2, 2015 at 8:12 AM

    Sorry, pressed enter too quickly. Sacked twice by clubs.

  • 183 Chris // Jun 2, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    I think people need to take those Vieira > Fenerbahçe rumours with a large pinch of salt

    NUFC 360 ?@NUFC360 9h9 hours ago

    Reports in Turkey are claiming that Vieira is off to Fenerbahçe! #NUFC

    Daniel Liam Brown ?@DanielBrown666 9h9 hours ago

    @NUFC360 apparently false according to some fener fan that’s messaging me

    NUFC 360 ?@NUFC360 8h8 hours ago

    I thought Vieira wanted to be a manger? Would be a strange move for him. It is, though, being said that these reports are inaccurate.#NUFC

  • 184 davis_toons // Jun 2, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Lets see if MA wanted a saver pair of hands or making our own luck and winning he said it.

    i dont like to watch Williamson fighting for free kicks again. Its not effective at all and you all know it.

  • 185 davis_toons // Jun 2, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    if an ineffective set play moves is not corrected for the whole long Season after Season… What are our coaches doing in training?

  • 186 andrewsneill // Jun 2, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    And yet strangely no external support. Viera or Garde (of those mentioned on the shortlist) for me. De Boer if we’re widening the net a tad

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