Steve McClaren Sky Sports Interview After Game – Video


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Dimitri Payet after scoring against Newcastle

Here is Steve McClaren’s interview with Sky Sports immediately after the game tonight, a game in which Newcastle looked very poor and were well beaten 2-0.

Steve  refused to blame the hold-up in traffic that caused the team coach to arrive at the ground 40 minutes late, with only 50 minutes before the kick-off.

Officials refused to delay the kick-off time by 15 minutes.

Here it is.

Comments welcome.



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166 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #1

    manxpie // Sep 14, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    ourtoon ya could’ve said that without bringing arfa into it and it would point out the need for that kind of player that we need my point remains doesn’t it?
    ben arfa wasn’t it he did some amazing things fair play but doing it so inconsistently doesn’t fit this league we only remember the great things he did he did countless shocking and frustrating things a hell of alot more!
    payet for instance tonight has the ability and the workrate for a full match so does mahrez arfa did not full stop

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  • andrew84

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #2

    I know I’m only an armchair fan, but that was one of the most gutless, frustrating and uninspiring performances I’ve seen us play in a long time. And I probably include the Leicester away game there.

    Not only do a lot of our core players need to take a good long hard look at themselves, but our Head Coach needs to seriously consider why he keeps persisting with this 4-2-3-1 formation which has quite simply never worked for us.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:30 PM

    Comment #3

    I see Carragher and Neville making exactly the major point I’ve been saying on here for ages. Our recruitment isn’t good enough. Leaving aside the budget, look at how it’s spent. A major worry. Mind you. Get a top striker in scoring goals and every player will look better. Fat chance of that though.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail for Ashley 14-09-15 nearly half eleven

    Shot bru,
    So many fans willing to jump on the negative, did you not hear him properly, he said he’s not going to blame the bus !

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #5

    Our Toon

    September 14, 2015

    Manxpie

    Mahrez was classed as poor by Pearson, a British manager who wanted workhorses in his team. Same with Arfa, it’s no wonder Mahrez amd Payet who btw is a class act are flourishing under a foreign manager. If both clubs had British managers Mahrez would be benched but Payet would still play as he has a work rate

    Who plays consistently well in this league? We have a squad of players who have been playing consistently shite for 36 months

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  • andrew84

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #6

    I’ll also add: Cisse can do one. If you think you’re better than us, by all means go and prove us wrong. Useless.

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  • BandB

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s definitely NOT blaming the bus!
    He’s just….mentioning…it.
    Mentioning it.
    That’s all 😉

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  • Belfast

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #8

    Bus w@nkers!

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  • jane

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #9

    why do we seem to do better with Obertan in the side even though he gets slated? I see some similarities with Vardy at Leicester. maybe teams need a player like that.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Blackas,
    A striker who could have complimented Cisse should have been brought in rather than one who might (or might not) sell for a profit, we should not be playing with only one guy up front !

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  • BandB

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Carver set the bar for not making excuses for his excuses.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #12

    Andrew84
    We’ve had months of cr@p performances like that and worse. Ed will tell you all about Carver. We’ve got four players in and lost a couple in Cabella and Jonas. What do we expect when we were so bad we were nearly relegated?

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  • Belfast

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #13

    To be fair to Mikey he didn’t actually say we’d be making good luck. Maybe he meant bad luck.

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #14

    Pardew blamed everyone under the sun, carver blamed the tea lady and now mcclaren seems to be insinuating the coach is to blame….next!!

    I’m off all goodnight

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  • BandB

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #15

    It’s not for him to say the bus made us lose.
    So he’s definitely not saying it.
    It’s not for me to say he’s full of sh*t.
    So I won’t mention it.

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  • andrew84

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #16

    Blackley & Brownlie

    Fair points well made. I’m just fed up.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #17

    Jail
    I kept going on about the importance of a strike partnership. Getting two very good players up top who will gel. Cisse is getting worse though. He was embarrassing. A top recruitment team would have got two players in who would not have blown the budget.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Andrew84
    You and me both.

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  • manxpie

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #19

    manxpie // Sep 14, 2015 at 11:40 PM

    ourtoon well there ya go talent and workrate works in the prem simple as that really and that doesn’t just mean tracking back i mean constantly trying to attack or make something happen or harry the opp thats wat top players do arfa thinks different

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  • BandB

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #20

    As you say Blackley, we should have signed more players.
    Maybe we could have got cracking in June, when all those ridiculous flappy birds were getting worried.

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  • jane

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #21

    I’m still confident Austin will be our top scorer 🙂

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  • manxpie

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #22

    bwt ourtoon pearson is a mentalist full blown psycho so thats not an argument lol

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  • jane

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #23

    think our tactics should have been to play more on the counter-attack and let West Ham have more of the possession to create space as West Ham get opened up at home when they have to attack more.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #24

    Our captain is a guy who really doesn’t want to be here but understands it will cost 10M to replace him so has milked us for more dough for his retirement. Our star star player, despite his putting himself in the shop window, has now realised he is not good enough for Arsenal, or Soton, basically the team ethic is being built around proving yourself for a better move, Mclaren was spared spared this situation this summer to give him a head start, but he has signed up to a failed policy which has been in place now for about six to eight years !

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #25

    BandB
    Just as well old man Carr wasn’t given any more money to burn. The flappy birds couldn’t see him spend it quick enough. Carragher is spot on. He must be. He’s saying what I’ve been saying for months.

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  • AncientC

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:49 PM

    Comment #26

    I am not completely blaming McClaren, but he should have the foresight to play something other than a 4-2-3-1 with the recruits that Carr backed up by Charnley are handing him.

    On the flip side, Carr and Charnley should know that McClaren is dead set on his formation, backing him with influential players in the positions he needs them.

    Power struggle 2.0 coming up.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #27

    Neville is scathing about Anita, Colback and Wijnaldum, the forwards and the defence. Rightly so.

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  • Bri

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #28

    I wish Mclaren would stop persisting with the two holding midfielders rubbish ie cokback and Anita. One needs to be dropped preferably both and get some attack and goal threat into the midfield.

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  • loonie-toon

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:51 PM

    Comment #29

    I fink we need to buy quality from the Premiere league who r proven not risk hit or miss hardly any of r new signings r blowing us away and adebyor free agent and as for r left back wat a load of poo he is ant got a cross in him

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  • terencelim

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #30

    Position – 20th.

    Thanks to Mike Ashley, for getting the same type of coach.

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #31

    ZERO WINS IN FIVE
    BOTTOM OF THE LEAGUE
    JUST AS I PREDICTED AT THE START OF THE SEASON WHEN COLOCINNI GOT HANDED A NEW CONTRACT
    JAIL FOR ASHLEY YOU LOST THE BET
    PLEASE BE A GENTLEMAN
    AND PAY ME £100 YOU OWE

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  • BandB

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #32

    Blackley,

    Someone asked me recently if I had noted your apparently critical new stance on various issues, and asked whether you had changed.
    I said, nah, he’s still a preening crackpot trying to stay interesting.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #33

    BandB
    It’s not all about me … or you.

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #34

    I confidently predicted we would win ZERO games whilst colocinni remained in the starting line up

    AND I HAVE BEEN PROVEN SPECTACULARLY CORRECT Once again

    mbemba, janmaat, haidara,mbiwa, saylor, willo …it doesn’t matter who you play alongside colo in defence the results will remain the same

    JFA pls be a gentleman and honor your end of the bargain
    cheers

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  • manxpie

    Sep 14, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #35

    its hardly a rigid 4231 tho is it?
    defending yes but as soon as we have possession especiallyfrom krul its 3 511 mbemba and collo are out on the touchlines and anita is in the cb position and the full backs are up on the half way line!
    thats the biggest change ya can see the problem is anita is that guy! it should be gini imo

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 15, 2015 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #36

    BandB
    It’s about Larry Lloyd, Frank Clark, Kenny Burns, John McGovern … you don’t need to spend tens of millions to build a great team.

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  • Ian Toon

    Sep 15, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #37

    We were woeful. The new era/ Brave New World, despite the optimism we really haven’t looked like scoring yet again. We were really lightweight in central midfield. We failed to put balls into the box and created no end product- so much for those obsessed with possession stats. Cisse didn’t contribute anything and should have been subbed for Perez once we went 2-0 down. Ayoze’s movement and control was first class.
    There has to be something wrong when Janmaat provides the main offensive threat- I’m told he had our three shots on target. No cause for those of a nervous disposition to panic just yet because weren’t we in the same position this time last season- Macca needs to be more positive and drop Anita and start with Perez.
    Calm down Belfast- it’s far too early for talk of a winter of discontent.
    Adidas.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 15, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #38

    Having accidently posted on two pages ago instead of this – doh! My point was that not even a total optimist like myself can call that anything other than pants. Macca might not know his best eleven now, but he must have learned that Cisse does a belting imitation of a wall when trapping the ball. Despite it being a poor performance, it did improve with the introduction of De Jong and Perez. Yes, it was crap, but that doesn’t warrant some posts apearing to gloat. Five games in isn’t the time to turn on the coaches and players – something that never does the team any good at all and never has. Macca can see what is required and will address it in January I imagine. It was never a quick fix after all. Stick together, play ourselves into form and strengthen in January. No point panicking yet.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 15, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #39

    Charnley has his choice of coach. It’s now down to Makro and Costco to pull the cart out of the clarts because there’s still no sign of a horse.

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  • lochinvar

    Sep 15, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #40

    Why does no one in the squad or coaches understand the phrase ” incisive pass ”
    Must be the only team who break with four players against a missing defence and then pass sideways allowing the opposition to get men back behind the ball when it should be being picked out of their net.
    Taylor injured – so Colo won’t be dropped
    De Jong needs to take charge in midfield but just worry that he still looks like he recovering from a bad dose of flu – get him on steroids or something.
    Colback needs a rest.
    Anita needs to face attackers not run after them when it’s too late
    Cisse – thanks -and goodbye
    Worst of all a win tonight would have put Chelski into the relegation zone – we couldn’t even get that right

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