Newcastle’s Choice – Change Or Continue Precipitous Decline

There’s a way to look at Newcastle’s pathetic start to this season in a positive way – it’s been so bad that the powers that be at Newcastle (namely Mike Ashley) should look at how the way the club is being run and realize it’s simply not working.

We can continue with the way it’s been run and we will probably end up in the Championship next season and after that – it’s anybody’s guess.

There’s too much control at Newcastle by the people who are running the club and it’s even like they don’t want to give up their power.

That could be  a statement solely about Mike Ashley.

worried looking mike ashley yesterday

Mike Ashley – will he change?
Can he change?

The manager is simply a coach who doesn’t get involved with the transfers and therefore it’s not surprising that Newcastle cannot build up a decent side.

Who’s actually in control of the Newcastle team?

And here’s a hint – it’s not the head coach or  manager – or whatever you want to call him.

We keep hearing it’s a long term deal that Newcastle entered into with Steve McClaren in the summer and therefore he will be given plenty of time to get it right.

– and that’s not a complimentThat’s may have been acceptable after our lucky win at Bournemouth a few weeks ago – but things seem to have just fallen apart in the last two games.

The team looks in complete disarray and the players don’t seem to know what they are doing  or what they are supposed to be doing.

That doesn’t reflect well on the coaching staff at all.

It’s making Steve McClaren look like he’s just not a strong enough character to handle the discipline of his players and get the best out of the players available.

He doesn’t seem to be much better than John Carver was.

We don’t think the players are as bad as they have looked this year and if we got a decent manager in then the performances would improve and pretty quickly too.

Just think how long it would take a classy, dedicated and experienced manager like Jurgen Klopp to make a difference at Newcastle and have St. James’ Park sold out again.

And Newcastle winning – whoa – I’m getting carried away again – must return to reality – hang on  a minute.


OK I’m back in the real world.

Mike Ashley,  Lee Charnley and Graham Carr want to keep the control they have in a system that hasn’t worked and will not work.

Steve McClaren should have only two games left to turn things around and if we are beaten by Liverpool and Tottenham it may be time to get a new manager in – before the Aston Villa game at home.

It would be a good time to get the fans back behind the team – but that’s only possible if we get a really good manager of the caliber of a David Moyes or Brendan Rodgers in.

But it has to be a top coach this time and not somebody who was just fired for failing at a Championship club.

We don’t mean to be nasty about  that – but that’s what Steve McClaren was when Lee Charnley appointed him, with the help of Graham Carr.

Did Lee Charnley really think Steve would be successful at Newcastle or does he just not have enough of a football background to realize the chances of success were very low at best?

Change is needed at Newcastle and now’s the time to do it – before it’s too late and we are locked in a  relegation fight for the rest of the season.

How Will Newcastle Fare Against Liverpool?

  • Lose (90%, 5,410 Votes)
  • Win (6%, 355 Votes)
  • Draw (4%, 214 Votes)

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