Video – McClaren´s BBC Interview – Second Best In Every Area


Here is Steve McClaren’s BBC interview after the game and he says he understands completely why Newcastle fans were unhappy at the end of the game.

Newcastle fans were unhappy because we were hopeless especially in the second half and we were no threat up front at all and that’s the seventh league game in 13 that we have failed to score.

Steve McClaren Close Up B+W 2015

Steve McClaren – we were second best today

And with the three goals we have conceded today it? now 25 goals in 13 games – so those are some of the reasons why Newcastle fans are upset right now.

Steve has said today what he has said a few times when we have been beaten – we are too inconsistent and we were poor – but we were badly beaten today.

At some point the results must come – and the sooner the better – we were as bad today as two weeks ago at Bournemouth but Leicester took three of the chances they had – and in truth the scoreline could have been a lot worse – it was that bad.

Here is the video of the interview.


92 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Not convincing, no mention of the utter dross against Bournemouth two weeks ago.

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  • stestickle

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #2

    aye same old drivel

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  • jane

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Jail you must be revelling in it.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Catchy, your only consistent contribution to this blog was to slag off Pardew, who then goes and laughs in your face and proves you conclusively wrong by taking a nice payrise and saving Palace and establishing them as a top 10 team. You have never allowed for the fact that some managers improve over time, and this clearly is happening here. This Catchy, is your contribution . And you call me a dinosaur because I dont rate Thauvin , a player who has done next to NOTHING since he has arrived here. Are you having a laugh or just on the sauce a bit early tonight.

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  • jane

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Liverpool’s turn-around in form shows the difference a good manager can make.

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  • hibbitt

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #6

    not sure how many on here understand just how much trouble we are in to many look at fifa/football manager and think they know it all well lads were in the shit and sinking fast piss poor players piss poor manager piss poor owner big big problems that wont be sorted overnight

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  • andrew84

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #7

    Munster

    I think it’s a bit early to call Palace an ‘established’ Top 10 club. They scraped a top 10 finish last season but there’s plenty of time left this season for them to slip down the table.

    When we finished 5th nobody considered us an ‘established’ top 5 club. As I remember the vast majority of neutrals and pundits considered it a major fluke. And sure enough look what happened the season after…..with Pardew still in charge.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Ibiza, hope all warmer where you are….re OMC ( old man carr) , what were his outstanding signings? Cabaye ? ( who was a french international anyway ) . And then we see the pile of softcocks he signed ….Thauvin, Santon, Cabella , Gouffy, Mbiwa etc. Whats his love of french flimsy wingers all about ? Why didnt we compete for Mahrez? I know other teams have scouts etc and we cant win them all , and I know Ashley doesnt help but how come Watford and Leicester can put together teams of hard working honest sprinters who WANT TO WIN , and we get ….Gouffy and Amalfitano. I know they didnt cost loads but its friustrating. Catchy will blame Pardew, and some of that is undoubtedly fair but jeez…..

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #9

    Pathetic. Embarrassing. Humiliating.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #10

    Only ones to come out with any credit are Anita and Elliott.

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  • Graeme

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #11

    I would take issue Ed. We weren’t badly beaten, we were easily beaten.
    We were a very poor excuse of 11 people pretending to be a football team.

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  • toon kk

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #12

    We’re sh.t, unfit useless lazy bunch of no
    hope r’s totally out of their league.
    we’ll go down and it’s no more than the players deserve. I honestly can’t see the attraction of paying too watch so much dross..
    how much longer will it take before the pathetic scouting will see the errors of their ways.

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Graeme
    Under Ashley it’s a pretence football club.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Leicester’s centre backs were like two doorman throwing a young buck (Mitro) out time after time. Even giving him a clip for his impertinence.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Munster…Perhaps I take your posts on Carr to mean more than you actually mean. Clearly responsibility will be spread out between all involved.

    I hear the argument he has too much control, I’m not sure it’s true, but can see the logic behind it. However, surely that’s the owner and MD’s fault for elevating him above his position?

    As for being a scout, he is no messiah and yes, people did go over the top at first. He’s a good scout though, imo. The last window, Thauvin aside at the moment, the players look like decent buys. Perhaps not what we needed at the time, but decent all the same.

    He picks some good ones, like say Perez, and he picks some rubbish. Although I don’t agree with your list, as you’re aware.

    “hard working honest sprinters who WANT TO WIN”

    Honesty, hard work and a desire to actually win are fundamental issues at our club. Not just in the playing squad. That has very little to do with Carr, and very much to do with one man.

    Sorry, I may sound like a broken record, but I am yet to see one reasonable argument as to why it doesn’t lead back to Ashley and the way he wants the club run.

    Just like you think Catchy goes too far with Pardew (I do too), you seem to be doing the same with OMC. I guess you’d view that I do with Ashley too. Getting dizzy yet?

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #16

    Thauvin. F******** Tragic. I said it would be when he came on.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #17

    Ron Knee
    As to your earlier questions

    Yes the team were booed and with about 10 minutes to go i say it was the biggest walk out I have witnessed at the TOON
    Lucky there were 10,000 in the ground and 3,500 were leicester fans
    And at the end for 7,000 TOON fans to a man booed the useless tw**s of the pitch.
    And yes something has too change at the TOON players come players go managers come managers go yet we turn out the sam cannot be bothered performances week after week. Did any one see a player run today bust a gut to get on a pass play a one two – not me.

    If i had to single out players who tried Janmaat first half and Anita who I felt sorry for – given the ball/carried it out of defence looking for a player to pass to -but – no sod wanted the ball
    As for Mitrovic bloody waste of space all he wants to do is chest the ball down then argue someone had nudged him – reactions slower than a slug – sorry the boy has a lot to learn

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #18

    The worst part about it was watching Danny Simpson stroll through the game with a cigar even had the cheek to nearly score a goal !!!

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #19

    The players looked goosed in the warm up. Half hearted. Always a bad sign. And to think I was called a dinosaur on here for saying the players need to be hammered to get fit. I was told how clever Makro was for having the lads doing ball skills.

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  • isleofmanman

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Look. Its not difficult. The CEO is Ashley’s bag carrier. He is a jobsworth. EVERYTHING cascades from the top.

    I strongly recommend that when this Limited Liability Company is sold to a new shareholder every official should be vetted so that noone could ever be accused of complying with the BMA’s definition of clinical obesity.

    Lardiness and success in Premier League foorball are rare bed fellows

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #21

    Charlie
    Wijnaldum was anonymous except when he cocked up. Thauvin was tragic. Mitro was bossed. Mbemba wasn’t great. I wouldn’t trust Graham Carr with my Tesco Clubcard points.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #22

    Munster grabs a opportunities to express his lofty views on the ascendancy of King Pardew, even when it doesn’t call for it. How he is relevant to what is happening to nufc today? Anyone? Who is the last one out of the Blue Sky Lounge? Can he turn the gas off?

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  • Ron Knee

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #23

    Charlie
    Thanks. At SAFC a walk-out means time to change manager, but I can’t see it happening at SJP.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #24

    Tsunki, I dont have lofty views on pardew. You know that, but you’re too stupid to accept it. Pardew is a mid table mgr, not the monster portrayed by many here. Geddit ? No ?

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #25

    Blackley it’s been painfully obvious we haven’t had a fit squad for years. Injuries, anyone?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail – the model of Mr Tubbs – doing things on the cheap/bucking the system would have been tremendous – if it had worked. Unfortunately X number of years later we now have plumetted to depths of the football world. Joke club/joke staff-hierarchy/embarassing PR.
    Unless they really do change their ways (they say they have but folk are sceptical) we will be playing in the Championship next season.
    Mr Tubbs could have injected emergency cash into the system to get us up and running properly at decent level and then slowly build from there -but they gambled again in the summer to build over this season – might be a costly error (yet again).

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #27

    moanster – stop your lovefest with King Percy it is becoming very worrying.

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #28

    9 points off Palace in 10th and that’s 12 if they rip us apart.
    Mclaren has no place to hide. He’s as inspiring as a wet mackerel.
    The players have no interest, it’s not even funny it’s an insult.

    The tactics are inept, how does it go.
    McLaren ” Footballs a game of two halves. In the first half I want you to pass sideways and backwards and try to keep the ball if you possibly can. Then in the second half just do the same. If they don’t score we’re on for a point. Jobs a good un. Isn’t it ?”

    Leicester fed their 3,000 fans before they travelled . Newcastle failed to offer a cup of tea to visiting press.

    Ashley has no class, no idea, no plan. It’s shameful and embossing .
    The club has been sterilised.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #29

    In fact Tsunki, he’s probably mid table at best. Ibiza, I agree re Ashley – he has undermined the club at every stage, and although we are sound financially, we have no soul left. But Carr is the de factor DOF, he will choose our next manager ( interesting that his other choice was Garde, who is a banana and will fail at Villa ) and he has chosen, and will choose, all the players we buy. Of course its not all his fault, and i dont mean to go OTT in that sense. But his input is so significant that he is culpable in the tragedy .

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #30

    You think I’m stupid, Munster? You’re probably right. For instance I don’t understand why you twist my observation of your blogging staple into a personal attack. You don’t come out of this looking good do you?

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  • toon22

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #31

    For me todays “game” was like Leicester was the toon under KK and we were like Leeds,both teams going in very different directions.
    Under KK at the start we had a similar team with similar eithics,untill MA sells we are a non club.
    Nothing more than an a tatty advert.

    No new manager to X amount spent on more mercinaries who are only bought with a sell on in mind will fix anything for us.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #32

    I used to read the craic on here that Makro has made a noticeable improvement in the playing style. Some people talk shite. Where has the improvement been? We’re top relegation candidates, Jib.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Ron
    have you a answer for the TOON cos I bloody well haven’t.
    Sack Mc what will the powers that be bring in another useless old twa* who is passed it.
    Stuff the Money – Maybe as I said earlier maybe relegation wouldn’t be a bad thing – SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE !!!!!!!!!!

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  • toon22

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #34

    Imho even AF coulnt fix the shambles of a club atm,its rotten to the core and for a very good reason.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #35

    Old Blackley’s dressed in a DJ sitting in the corner next to the bar at a ball ignoring everyone. Dinner is now being served so I’ll have to go and mix I suppose. What a day. Tragic.

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  • Tsunki

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #36

    Remember the days when the likes of Ipswich, Leeds, Blackburn and Bolton were immovable mid table regulars season on season and then, all of a sudden….welcome to that world, welcome to the slide down to obscurity.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #37

    Tuff, use your brain instead of your muscles. You might see what I am trying to say then. I dont rate Pardew that highly at all, it just suits numpties on this site to think so. In fact I rate Pardew as average or probably below, but dont let that get in the way of missing my point entirely.

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  • toon22

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #38

    We are undoubtedley are doing a Leeds atm,its a slow death.A one which we may never recover from.

    Hope the fat greedy get looses his shirt with us.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #39

    Tsunki, our problem as I said weeks ago, is now Sunderland, or more to the point, Fat Sam. If Sam is good enough to save them ( and he probably is ) , then we are running out of teams to stick below us in the bottom 3. Whatever team is 3rd or 4th last is crucial to our survival. Had Sunderland chose some overrated foreigner like Villa, then I would be happier, but Sam knows how to survive. The good news is that Sunderland are terrible, but he may be good enough to get them the extra 12 points that saves the buggers.

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 21, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #40

    1 to 2 points , not 12 points sorry.

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