McClaren – We Want More Signings – Things Will Happen

Steve McClaren was upbeat at his press conference for the game at Swansea tomorrow, and he paid many compliments to the south Wales club, who have done extremely well over the last few seasons, and are a very well run club by Chairman Huw Jenkins.

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Steve McClaren last Sunday

The Newcastle head coach also hinted rather strongly that there will be some transfer business still to complete before September 1st, and he said the club were searching for more signings before the window closes.

This is some what Steve as said today:

“We’re still searching for more signings but I’m happy with what we have at the club.” “Things will still happen in the window.”

“There’s still a long way to go in terms of the squad, but we are getting towards what we want to move forward with.”

“It was good to get that first game against Southampton out of the way – we did OK, played nice football and our attitude was excellent.”

“It’s an away test at Swansea who, over the years, have been one of the clubs who certainly that lower league and Championship clubs have modeled themselves on, or tried to.”

“They are a perfect model for coming up through the leagues and not just consolidating, but going on.” “They had a change of manager and the transition was smooth.”

“I think a lot of credit goes to Huw Jenkins the Chairman. He runs that club so, so well.” “From the outside we look in and it’s a club the size of Swansea that everybody needs to follow.”

“I’m a big admirer of Swansea’s style. Garry Monk has done a fantastic job, coming straight from being a player.”

Swansea are like Southampton and although they are smaller clubs, they are extremely well run and have good teams – probably better than Newcastle have at the moment.

And while there are the big clubs like the Manchester clubs, Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham and Liverpool, other clubs can still compete if they use the (big) money they are making from the Premier League wisely.

Under Steve McClaren we are hoping Newcastle can become a force again in England, and from what we’ve seen so far – with Mike Ashley even looking like he’s willing to spend the money now – that can happen.

But the fans also have to be patient, and there will obviously be some difficult times ahead, and it would be great if the fans stand together with the coach during those times..

But the very fact we have McClaren as coach, and he wants to play good football and wants to bring success back to Tyneside, there’s  a good possibility we can soon have a very good side.

Let’s leave it at that at the moment.

Tomorrow’s game is going to be a tough one for us, and we’ll be happy enough with a draw quite honestly.

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16 comments so far

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 14, 2015 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #1


    Not everybody will agree with me, but personally i think the pelle goal was a goal of pure quality. The cross was top quality. Now the header, ppl are forgetting pelle is a big lad, he’s about 6’4, with the massive leap that resulted in the goal, he must have been about 7 foot in the air. Sound accurate as considering he was about a foot higher than both Janmaat & colo, who are both about 6 foot.

    As mcclaren said himself, they weren’t in the game at all at that point, it was there first attack. Only way to stop that goal was cut out the cross. Once that cross is made, Barcelona & madrid couldn’t stop pelle from scoring.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 14, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #2

    Eight years of this scumbag and we now want to emulate Swansea !

  • the broons

    Aug 14, 2015 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #3

    On paper I still think were stronger than swansea, its the way they move the ball about and how they go about their job which is ahead of us.

    Having said that I have seen improvements under Mcclaren already so heres hoping he really can take us to the next level. A performance and a result to match tomorrow can really kick start our season.

  • toonicle

    Aug 14, 2015 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Ayew up against Haidara tomorrow is going to be ugly.

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 14, 2015 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #5

    I can see a win for us tomorrow. Swansea & alot of other teams will seriously underestimate us, thinkin we’re a team who’s gonna fight relegation. Alot of these teams don’t realise the quality we have.

  • Thump

    Aug 14, 2015 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #6

    @Shadow: I don’t think you’ll find many people arguing that the goal wasn’t well taken, but you will find a lot of people complaining that the cross was taken so easily.

  • spaghetti bandit

    Aug 14, 2015 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Shadow I see your point and half agree but as I remember it th cross was virtually a first time hit n haidara whowas cocoming in had no chance in blocking it but for me as much as mbemba had a decent debut he should of done more,, I hadn’t seen much of him bar his champions league games v arsenal but every body who has spoken of him fans and pundits and even I think his ex gaffer always mention his pace and great leap but he got no where near,, as much as it was a gd header he should of been pressured,, also I don’t know if this is being harsh but I think tim should of kept it out,, he’s watched tht long cross float in and been beat from a header from past the penalty spot.. Thoughts??

  • Noel Worst

    Aug 14, 2015 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #8

    Swansea have so many weapons. Gomis is a presence and can rumble with the strongest CBs, pace and power on the wings in Ayew and Montero. Shelvey and Gylfi are two of the best pot-shotters in the league and the whole team is comfortable keeping possession. An awkward team to defend against. Going for a repeat 2-2.

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 14, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #9

    gomis= ordures

    this looks like another 2-2 tie. Haidara is a liability no defense. Really hope perez, SDJ or arrons start over ober. WOuld love to see colt 45 instead of cisse. He goes silent for most of the game. His goal was the first time he touched the ball and he WAS very lucky to get that oppurtunity

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Aug 14, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #10

    I always cringe when I hear our manager odder the words “I am happy with what I’ve got” 😉

  • toon kk

    Aug 14, 2015 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Swansea’s pace will rip our shoddy defence apart and there quick passing will be too much for us to handle, but you never know we are capable of some good football, thing is you never know which Newcastle turns up.
    We did well against Southampton but we also showed the other side of our game in the last 15mins, something we were very familiar with last season.

  • Ravostag

    Aug 14, 2015 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #12

    We need a big experieced defender and a full back never mind strikers or more midfielders

  • brklyngeordie

    Aug 14, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #13

    going to be a real proper test for the back 4 tomorrow believe even more so then Southhampton and we are away really interested to see how they come out of the fire hopefully for the better

  • Dennis Twice

    Aug 14, 2015 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Attack Toon attack attack!

  • lochinvar

    Aug 14, 2015 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Dok the not so horrid colonial
    Don’t know who’s been riling you but they aren’t worthy of being a true blogger
    Keep up the posting – the more views and humour the better

  • Sav

    Aug 15, 2015 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #16

    Q. Are Mbemba + Colo the shortest CB pairing in the Prem league this weekend?


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