McClaren – First Ten Games Have Been Like This

Steve McClaren was asked during his press conference yesterday for the game against Stoke – what the last 10 games have been like – and he said they had been a roller coaster.

But he also said that over those 10 games – which were up and down to say the least – he thought the coaching staff and the players handled the situation well.

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Steve McClaren at his press conference

This is some of what Steve said yesterday:

“It´s been a roller coaster 10 games in very aspect – in three of the games we played with 10 men for over 45 minutes – we been very up and down – very inconuisstenmt”

“In the last two games in terms of performance we have been kind of consistent and we need that going forward.”

“We have all got a responsibility to react well to games whether we win, lose or draw, and that’s something we have done well, I think, for 10 games.”

“The inconsistencies, the bad results, the bad performances, things that have happened, I think we have dealt with them very calmly, very well, and I credit the players with that also.

“Yes, that was very, very disappointing and it was interesting to see the players’ reaction and focus from Tuesday onwards.”

“This is a big game for us and once again we need the crowd behind us and they were fantastic last week even at the end when the players didn´t want to stay behind.”

“But they had to and give applause to the crowd for staying with them all the way through – following and supporting their team – we need that again on Saturday.”

Newcastle have 9 games before the end of the year and we must get some wins on the board so we can move up the league table.

Here´s the schedule of games through January 2nd next year.

Sat 31	15:00	H	Stoke City			
Sat 07	12:45	A	Bournemouth			
Sat 21	15:00	H	Leicester City				
Sat 28	15:00	A	Crystal Palace				
Sun 06	16:00	H	Liverpool				
Sun 13	16:00	A	Tottenham				
Sat 19	17:30	H	Aston Villa				
Sat 26	17:30	H	Everton			
Mon 28	15:00	A	WBA				
Sat 02	15:00	A	Arsenal	

How many points do you think we can get from the next 10 games?

Comments welcome.