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McClaren – Judge Us After Ten Games Not Six

11:54 pm, Saturday, September 19th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

Newcastle did not play well in the first half today and we looked too vulnerable again in defense and striker Odion Ighalo helped himself to two goals, but set up by his strike partner Troy Deeney.

In that first half,  it even looked as though we could be more than two goals down at half-time, but we survived and managed to miss a couple of chances we had to score.

odion ighalo scores first goal

Odion Ighalo easily scores Watford’s first goal

Things improved in the second half and Daryl Janmaat pulled one back for Newcastle, but we couldn´t score any more – and we’ve been woeful in front of goal so far this season with 3 goals in 6 games and Janmmat´s goal was the first in 464 minutes for Newcastle – that´s how bad we have been.

But Steve McClaren is sticking to his claim that we shouldn’t judge the side until 10 games have ben played.

“I know the Premier League and we have to find a way to win. We have been searching for that win for six games.” “You are where you deserve to be,” said McClaren. “Judge us after ten games not six.”

“We are changing a lot of things here. In the short time I’ve been here I’ve seen good, bad and indifferent. I can understand the fans’ reaction.”

“We have too much experience to panic. The players will have to take a lot of criticism, from me and the fans.” “But we must stick together.”

“We must have a dressing room that stays tight and look at the positives.”

I´m not sure I can stand yet another season fighting relegation – there must be something wrong at the club that we have been so bad all this year.

25 league games played – 3 wins and 6 defeats – that´s utterly pathetic.

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Sep 19, 2015 at 11:58 PM

    Ashley Out!

  • 2 Sliema // Sep 19, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    Alright Shteve, you really reckon we’ll have more than 5 points within the next 4 matches? Not a chance. Relegation form is relegation form, you can’t dress it up as anything else.

    A defeat v Man City and Chelsea in the next 2 has us on 2 points with 20% of the season gone. That is poor form indeed.

  • 3 Llort muw // Sep 19, 2015 at 11:59 PM

    After 10 games say we somehow beat the likes of Chelsea and Man City and the other two teams. We will still have the record…

    W: 4
    D: 2
    L: 4

    That is still not “top 8” form. And we’re never going to win these next 4 games. So whatever we judge him on its only going to be worse than what it is now.

  • 4 Tsunki // Sep 20, 2015 at 12:01 AM

    Steve I would make that 15 just to be on the safe side.

  • 5 Tsunki // Sep 20, 2015 at 12:03 AM

    I think we should all be very concerned about our continuing record against the unscrubbed. Very concerned

  • 6 BandB // Sep 20, 2015 at 12:04 AM

    Even with Pardew’s good run, we averaged fractionally over appoint game last season.
    If w lose the next two games, as is possible, a point a game after that would get us 33 points.

  • 7 stan anderson // Sep 20, 2015 at 12:06 AM

    So after 10 games we will see improvement Steve.
    And if we dont you will resign and walk into another job.
    Well that is what you should do,but no you will have an excuse for our plight.
    We have had shit for many years now and expect shit,so please be straight with the fans.

  • 8 Lindisfarne // Sep 20, 2015 at 12:08 AM

    2 points for every match played is equal to second place in the league. As usual 1.5/game would have us in the top half and 1 point above relegation. A win and a draw would be more convincing

  • 9 Tsunki // Sep 20, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    Shockingly, the blog is not exactly awash with Pro Ashley ‘Blue Sky’ wait and see, give it time apologists tonight.

  • 10 BandB // Sep 20, 2015 at 12:09 AM

    33 points would have been FIVE short of safety last season.

  • 11 Tsunki // Sep 20, 2015 at 12:13 AM

    I think the main lesson today is we were at home, against newly promoted Watford, at virtually full ‘strength’. And we looked out of our league. How do you actually go up from that? Hats off to SM if he manages to turn this one around. I bet Charnley still has JC on speed dial just in case. 😉

  • 12 Mister Tuff // Sep 20, 2015 at 12:24 AM

    Wallys first job should have been to clear out the deadwood. Quite obvious who the useless players are – didn’t need t have a clean slate policy at all – a crap player is a crap player is a crap player. Now we are stuck the the useless ones – and the clubs gamble not to improve more in the summer looks like it might be going to back fire. For the sake of a few extra millions they are potentially gambling away our club into relegation and losing millions to boot.

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  • 13 KevinLee // Sep 20, 2015 at 4:26 AM

    Judge You after relegation, right?

  • 14 terencelim // Sep 20, 2015 at 6:26 AM

    Thats why Ashley keep hiring a yes man. Ashley ass lickers are proven noob and wrong again and again. Shame on them.

  • 15 Tubai // Sep 20, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Steve Maclaren looks the same old man who lacks the sting and ambition to manage a club like Newcastle.Like his previous two predecessors he lacks the motivating factor and once again lacks courage to speak against Ashley.How can you relax in the transfer window and say we have completed our business before two weeks of the transfer window remaining.He slipped away the chance to strengthen the squad and now we are paying the price.I am sure he will take us into relegation and then Ashley will pay the price for being so frugal in approach.

  • 16 toonaus // Sep 20, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    What the f#@ken hell is going on at this club. Its so frustrating to see the same old shite game after game how can you play worse with new players. Its clear that ambition in this squad and the hunger to win is not in the hearts of theses player.If you look at a team like leciester who were behind last week and had the heart and determination to fight back and other team who are playing some great football you have to really worrie for newcastle. Ten games is 10 games to long to wait and judge in todays premier league theirs no time to wait the league moves fast and points count early on to surviving. If we had a coach like tony pullis i wouldn’t be worried but we look doomed already. Im given them one last game to turn it around then im giving up on this team. This club was great now its getting turn into a laughing stock and the stock us plummeting fast sell sell sell.




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