Steve McClaren must know of the nightmare Newcastle fans had earlier this year under the woeful and self-centered John Carver.
Every week we seemed to lose a game and get closer and closer to the relegation zone and after eight defeats on the trot we could have been relegated.
That came as a surprise after Alan Pardew had won six games in a row after getting only 4 points from the first seven games and when he left Newcastle we were 9th in the league with 26 points from 19 games.
Steve McClaren on the touchline on Saturday
That´s when he was eventually forced out by the Sack Pardew crew.
Whan Steve McClaren and company came in this season we expected to stay away from the relegation zone, even if we were not fighting for a top eight position.
But in the first six games, and especially in the last two games we have looked little better than last season.
For Steve McClaren to start being compared to John Carver is not a compliment.
So when Steve McClaren asks for patience from the Newcastle fans it´s against that backdrop that this season has begun, and we don´t look to be much improved from last season.
Steve McClaren pleaded with Newcastle fans after the game:
“We have got to stick together. We are going to get a lot of criticism and that can be flying from not just media, but also fans, and in that dressing room we have got to stay tight, we have got to stay calm,”
“I am under no illusions, this is a hard job — everybody knew that and you know it. You want proof, we’ve got proof.”
“But we have got the experience in the backroom staff to deal with this. We are lucky that it’s early — it’s only two and a half months that we’ve been working with each other and there’s a long way to go and a lot of things to do.”
Obviously if we get demonstrations starting again like we had last season at this time, it will not help the players one little bit, and it will not help the club.
That could be Steve´s biggest worry at the moment because it will not help the players.
And we see there´s an article in the Chronicle today saying we need more flair from the team.
Beggars can´t be choosers and the only thing we need right now from Newcastle are wins and points on the board however we can get them.
The very last thing we want to see at Newcastle at the end of this year is to be in the bottom three as we are now.
This season we need to stay in the Premier League – that´s the number one aim right now.
What do you think?