Huge Surprise – Poll Results – Can McClaren Be Successful?


We put out a poll early today on whether Newcastle fans think Steve McClaren can be successful at Newcastle, given his remit of finishing in the top eight in the Premier League – and trying to win a Cup.

We expected at best the result to be a 50-50 split since our other poll on whether fans wanted Steve as the head coach was not in Steve’s favor, and 70% were against him joining Newcastle.

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Steve McClaren – a good shot of Steve taken yesterday

But surprise, surprise, at the time of writing a massive 87%  think Steve can be successful on Tyneside – that’s a huge surprise to us.

We can only think that Steve with his interviews, down to earth realism and truthfulness has swayed a few fans since there’s

There’s only one vote per reader and only 2,000 votes in to date, and we are trying to get a very large cross-section of fans – so please vote if you haven’t already done so.

Can Steve McClaren Be Successful At Newcastle?

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159 comments so far

  • optimistic prime

    Jun 11, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #3

    Ed
    Can we do this vote after he’s spent the forty quid war chest in the transfer window?

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 11, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #4

    I think the reason for the results of this poll is because of how SM came across and the enthusiasm he had

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  • beermonkey

    Jun 11, 2015 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #5

    tfl

    didn’t realise Berahino played and scored as many as he did 45 app 20 goals

    I really cant see us buying both

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 11, 2015 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #6

    I know good going be good if we could sign em both tho Beer

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  • tartangeordie

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #7

    What is wrong with people? I understand the cynicism behind the regime. Football has been awful. The mag are preaching about how patronising it is for mclaren to finish top 8 and to win a trophy. Yet only a couple of months ago they were quoting the lack of ambition ??? Give the man a chance. Let him see what he can deliver. After 10 matches I’ll agree but I take my boy as a season ticket holder and I want some hope. Join the wave of optimism and just ride it until you fall off. Until then shut up and back the club.

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Forty quid ur being a bit thrifty Prime

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  • sing in the corner

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Well this sums up football fans, Geordies in particular. Football daft dreamers just waiting to be launched. Can’t believe how much the mood has changed in a few short days. But hell, its infectious!
    HWTF
    HWTL!
    Hope springs eternal!
    Maybe things are finally on the up. So far so good, now show me the money Ashley! Get em ‘over the line’ (and I’m not talking about the season ticket holders!)

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  • p

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #10

    who do want as our next manager?

    (it’s a forgone conclusion that will be sick of smc in a couple of months)

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #11

    do we have enough squad numbers to go around with all these incoming players ?

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Woah OP, steady on matey. £40? Where did you get your info? I’ve heard it’s a 10p mix with 1p sweets added on as bonuses 😀

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Batteries dying. Night fcukfaces 😉

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  • croftus5678

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #14

    jonas / raylor / chucky are numbers out so far and players in that will need numbers are lescalles /darlow / marvaux and maybe vukic/satka/bigi.

    if i’m right we still need a good clear out before we can sign more players !

    sammy/vukic/bigi/good/ober/river/wilo/colo could all d with getting the boot imo.

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #15

    We should have a good clear out too many below par players

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Unless FatAsh has a change of heart any manager will not succeed here – unless you class EPL survival as success!

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  • N1CK06

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:22 PM

    Comment #17

    This poll shows nothing but how easily Newcastle fans can be convinced into thinking we’ve changed for the better before seeing any results or player signings.

    Most of the optimistic people would have answered yes 6 months ago to the question “Can John Carver be successful at Newcastle?”. Of course anyone CAN be successful if they have the right funds to spend, good players and an owner wanting to win.

    A more appropriate and equally unanswerable question would be: Do you think Mike Ashley has changed his ways?

    Regardless of how good McLaren does, we need Ashley’s change to make the club successful. I’m not getting excited just yet, not until I see a team of new ambitious players playing well and winning games. Until then it’s anyone’s guess really.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #18

    If Austin is a done deal wheres the photo of him in the strip with a signed contract in hand?

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #19

    The question was “can he succeed” not ” WILL he succeed”. Two very different questions. I think he CAN, but he will have to be backed.

    If the question was “will he” then i would have said no because i wont trust mash until i see evidence.

    People who think the yes voters are over optomistic and easily led, have not understood the poll question.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #20

    WWSBRD I’m waiting for that too

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #21

    It’s better than it has been in my opinion, I think the general consensus is that because things are moving along and there’s things happening we can start to enjoy again!

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  • jimmysmith

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #22

    If Ashley had brought in that striker and CB we’d still have Pards, and from the owners perspective, be on track. It’s ironic that this shake up is more a response to his refusal to stump up, almost as if he’s twisted his own arm. Regardless, McClaren and a complete squad would be a worthwhile outcome after such a rotten campaign.

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  • The Great Valerio

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #23

    If you could be a pointless blog headline; which pointless blog headline would you be?

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #24

    Let’s get to Wembley

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #25

    TFL
    Fingers crossed but am not celebrating yet, I think Berahino is a none starter though. Can see the Spanish lad coming in though with a low release clause and maybe Bas Dost depending on player sales

    Fingers crossed we could have a entirely new offensive line (barring Perez) next season

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  • Belfast

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #26

    It would contain Andy Carrolls name for sure.

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #27

    sounds like a great idea WWSBRD

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #28

    Also wheres the news on a big ugly bricks**t house CB who dines on raw meat seasoned by the ground up bones of his enemies?

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  • Belfast

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #29

    It’s James Chester Wwsbrdxyz

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #30

    We do need cb’s apparently SM is a decent defensive coach so you would think he’d get cb”s in

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  • Belfast

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #31

    🙂

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #32

    James Chester? Surely not!!!

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #33

    James Chester? He dines on rabbit and lightly roasted potatoes…..NOT WHO WE NEED

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  • Belfast

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:42 PM

    Comment #34

    Robert Huth or Shawcross would be a decent start

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  • Belfast

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #35

    Chester and Richards the only ones we’re being linked with at the moment

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:44 PM

    Comment #36

    Well Richards going/gone to villa, don’t think chester is strong enough

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  • cornishman

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Can he bring success? Who knows….I certainly hope so, after all we,ve had a lot of managers since the last trophy, not a lot to live up to really.

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  • WWSBRD

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #38

    Nar Shawcross is a all day breakfast kind of man and Richards is on croissants with a latte

    Huth is a possibility, i do like the steely look in his eyes think the age would ruin him signing though

    I want a Yaroslav Rakitskiy kind of fella, man who looks like hes seen (probably done) some questionable things and he cant forget those memories

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  • ToonFromLeeds

    Jun 11, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #39

    so basically WWSBRD u want a mass murderer or someone of Roman Reigns ilk?

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  • Welshie's Sheep

    Jun 12, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #40

    Baaa quiet on here tonight

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