Shearer – Congratulations And Good Luck Steve


There are a lot of people associated with Newcastle getting right behind our new head coach Steve McClaren, and we’ve just watched the nufcTV interview Steve has given, and he’s an impressive guy, and extremely professional.

Steve said something that’s really important – his success and failures in the past have been learning experiences – and you will always get better and improve if you can only learn from those experiences – so hes got a real good attitude about things – and extremely positive and professional.

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A smiling Steve McClaren at St. James’ Park today

And we all know that Steve has had a lot of difficult times in management up to this point, including his England manager tenure, which he smiled about when it was mentioned in the interview,  but he’s a person who knows just exactly what he’s got himself into, and what’s expected of him at Newcastle.

His remit for next season is to finish in the top eight in the Premier League and try to win a trophy.

We cannot get anywhere near winning the Premier League anytime soon, so Alan Shearer tweeted this to Steve after the announcement  – which came around 6:00 pm tonight

McClaren talked about  the Newcastle structure being nothing new to him, and that things that need to be done at a football club these days were just too much for the old way of doing things – where the manager did everything.

Steve said he was very happy to be doing what he does best – coaching.

The 54 year-old was on the Board of Directors at FC Twente,  when he coached them to their first ever Dutch Championship back in 2010.

We already knew Steve was a loyal guy and he stressed that he wanted to remain loyal to Derby County and finish the job and get them promoted, and that was probably in reference to him turning down Newcastle more than once this year.

But now he said his loyalty is to Newcastle, and he wants to be successful at the club and while he’s on a three year initial deal, that can be lengthened to eight years, presumably if he makes a good start to his career at Newcastle.

We hope that’s exactly what he does – the only thing we want to see is a successful Newcastle United side on the pitch.

We don’t care who the owner is, who the top executive is,  or who the head coach is – we just want Newcastle United to be successful again – and if this team can do it – great!

Comments welcome.



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115 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #1

    We feel 2 blogs are too much for you welshie.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #2

    You could just stay on the Swans blog and we could drop you a line once in a while. Do you have postal service in Wales yet?

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #3

    R- – – – – – – – M. That’s a better clue for for Welshies club. Just outside Bury.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #4

    Ramsbottom? betty

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:35 PM

    Comment #5

    TFL……… Well done.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #6

    There must be some positivity in the air. It’s been a while since the gang gave themselves so many high fives and back slaps or Welshie suffered so much childish, boring sheep baiting craic. If you’re going to bait, be original. Perleeeeze.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #7

    10.10
    Newcastle United are close to agreeing a deal with QPR to sign striker Charlie Austin.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Blackley

    What are your thoughts after today on Ashley’s intentions?

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #9

    Hang on Ed. I thought you had McClaren down as more of the same rubbish.

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  • Toon-Barmy

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #10
  • Belfast

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Austin would be a good signing. I think he’ll end up at Southampton though.

    Despite Joey Bartons comments yesterday I think if push came to shove he would advise him to sign for us.

    He’ll probably sign for Southampton because they’ll pay the 15 million and we won’t.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #13

    More like 1 million lines on a chalkboard for being naughty and flirting with Europe.

    Naughty shteve

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #14

    £6m over 3 years? Now that is funny.

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #15

    tfl

    what does steve get if we get to the semi final of the league cup and in the jan we sell our top striker and midfielder cos were safe in the league and the cash was to good to turn down

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Beermonkey

    lol

    Shite defect vouchers and a chomp?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #17

    firebug666
    June 10, 2015
    Welshie, I just wanna ask you:

    How can you call yourself a Newcastle supporter?

    When you come on here, you slag off the other supporters, go out of your way to wind people up with your Carver and Pardew love in comments, and spout off continuously about how great the Swans are, and how poor and sh1te Newcastle are.

    You couldn’t make it up!

    So come on then Sherlock When did i slag off other supporters, also when did i say newcastle are shite.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #18

    True Beer! lol

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 10, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #20

    A shite defect brolly?

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Tfl

    We’ll soon find out if that’s true about the mirror – Simon bird isn’t exactly an Ashley fan so if he changes his tune it’s tantamount to they have indeed.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #22

    @Toonfrom Leeds

    NUFC are pleased to announce – A Wally with a Brolley sponsored by W@nga appearing exclusively for Sky UK Ltd in association with Trinity Mirror courtesy of Mashly Holding and Sports Direct …

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #23

    oh aye AC
    Sounds bout right Archaeomag

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #25

    Betty
    Ashley is continuing to run the club so that it wipes its own chin. It’s not an easy job getting it right in sport. Fan owners would need to follow similar financial policies and wouldn’t do much better in terms of footballing success given the strength of the top teams.

    I’ve criticised Ashley for appointing incompetents on the football side. I can see why the club has gone for Wally because he’s the obvious top choice for anyone without a footballing background and for many people in the game. He’s safe but he’s not inspirational or an inspired choice.

    The cones guy had to go and the Board had to be transformed. Ashley’s clearly recognised this. These are major moves. But I still wouldn’t trust Ashley’s display of determination. He will be judged on his deeds not his words.

    Good start so far. Even though Wally would not be my choice, you’ve got to give him a decent chance. I said the exact same thing about Pardew when he was appointed.

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  • Belfast

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #26

    The daily mail wouldn’t be complaining if they where the “preferred partner”

    Does trinity mirror not own the chronicle ?

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #27

    Belfast I believe you are right

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  • stripes1009

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #28

    Spoke to a Derby County supporter tonight. He’s really disappointed that Derby have sacked Steve McClaren because the football they were playing was great.
    The Board have made their choice…we can only get behind the guy and hope.
    With the right signings and the right clearance policy, we could overhaul our squad and have a great season next season.
    Am looking forward to making some great signings…..not superstars, just team players that will gel and give 100% every week and take us where we belng….near the top of the Prem!

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #29

    Should I trawl the last few threads or head straight on over to IMDB..

    Haha..

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #30

    It would not surprise me if we have a player or 2 signed by this weekend just to get the buzz going

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Cabaye has told L’equip that if he comes back to the prem it will only be NUFC as he said it wouldnt feel right anywhere else

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #32

    Seriously though, only time will tell if they seriously push this squad on and give us a team to battle all season long. It’s a waiting game.

    You could put mickey mouse in charge of the squad, unless there is quality players ready to come in through bad spells, we will struggle. You can’t rely on players being fit for a full season nevermind with our sicknotes in this league. Youngins are no good either, look at Jak Alnwick, ruined. Campbell, ruined. Get Armstrong out on loan where he should be.

    Expecting big things with the squad with the money available, if not, get the bedsheets out for the first game.

    Just got to wait I guess.

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  • geordieboy83

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Tfl, where do you get your info from mate? Im addicted to newsnow but you seem to find other stuff. ????

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #34

    That was from Twitter but I check all sort of Sources

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #35

    That’s why I like to keep peeps upto date so they know

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  • geordieboy83

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #36

    Good work mate keep it up. I live the runours although 99% is bollocks it still is fun to read and get hopes up

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #37

    I know but its better than the sniping. I will mate

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #38

    TFL
    Really appreciate your effort. I’m too lazy and time poor to be scouring the newsfeeds for info so just clicking on your links is cool.
    Still would love Cabaye back. Don’t think we’ve had anyone like him since he left. Strong leadership, great on the dead ball, awesome playmaker. All relatively speaking in comparison to what we’ve had since. Heart warming too if that’s how he genuinely feels.

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  • Canny in Canberra

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #39

    OK, so HC sorted. Lets get some players in. Please please lets get some defenders over the line!!
    I know scoring goals wins games and we need some one who can knock in double figures for the season but letting goals in looses games and now Raylor is gone and Jonas and possibly Colo. We are really threadbare at the back.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 10, 2015 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #40

    you are more than welcome canny

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