McClaren´s Sky Interview – Huge Step Forward, Long Way To Go

Steve McClaren was very relaxed and a matter of fact about the great win today at Spurs when we came back in the 16 minutes from 1-0 down to win the game 2-1 – our second win in a row for the first time this year.

steve mcclaren on the sidleines today

Steve McClaren on the touchline at Spurs today

Here´s Steve´s Sky Sports interview after the game.

19 comments so far

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #1

    would be typical of the TOON to blow it against Villa.
    And would start the same team that has started the last two games

  • scout

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #2

    Why write that crap about typical toon to blow it against villa haha what a mug

  • Graeme

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #3

    We need to put 6+ past villa – one of the best chances to do something about our chronic goal difference. We need to give them a right battering.

  • clinath@ed

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #4

    No one expected anything from the Liverpool and Spurs games, so the game next week against Villa takes on an even more important status. Like you say, we really need to give them a good working over, for moral and the fans…..but I’d take a scrappy 1-0 at this stage of the season.

  • the truth will out

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #5


  • eaststandgeordie1982

    Dec 13, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #6

    The last two games have made next week a must win for us and start putting a gap with the bottom 3, the fixtures are in our favour next week. Great result today lets take it into next week, imo I would change it next week just to mix it up.

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #7

    Most important thing for me is to get a decent points haul for January. Surely another 3 should be expected against Villa.
    If we are in a decent position in January there can be no excuses by the hierarchy to purchase some better players.
    The missing “jigsaw pieces” should be bought – there can be no excuses for cocking up the January window.
    Jib Jibberish………………………………………..OOT

  • Mister Tuff

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #8

    error – not to purchase some better players.

  • lesh

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #9


    If you weren’t expecting any January signings, it just goes to show how little faith you have in our ambitious owner and his exceptionally good Chief Exec.

    Oh ye of little faity

  • Dondatta13

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Ok so we were 1-0 down… Liverpool were currently 1-1 v West Brom… So I put a silly £5 bet on the toon (41-1) and wba (12-1) to win. The payout was £2445

    Come the 88th minute I was left with no option but to cash out because bet365 dont give you the cashout option in injury time. The toon were 1-1 and wba winning 2-1.

    I took the £100 on offer… Can you imagine the nauseating feeling when the toon scored in the 93Rd minute!

    Thank God Liverpool equalised in the 96th minute eh…

    True story bro..

  • Tsunki

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #11

    If SM s going to play his Attrition football against Villa as he has the last two games, I doubt Villa will pull off a shock, as they are nowhere near Liverpool and spurs even in their most ragged condition. I would say start the same and finish the same. Let them run around like headless chickens then bring on the not-too-late subs to run them into the ground.

    Today to spurs defenders, especially walker, thought they had the beating of us by bullying and harrying, but it cost them. The manner and style of substitutions were the body blow. First Perez, speed moving around the front of midfield to drag the defenders tired legs around, then Nitro to barge and bash them about, soften them up and make them retreat. Gouffran, oddly also a good sub, refreshed the midfield running after Anita has done his bit. A good tactical display today, SM lured them in into running at us and closing us down until they ran right out of steam, then the suckered punch, a dangerous ploy but evidently it’s worked. Twice!

  • Jib

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #12

    I have it on good authority that Jesper has a big faity 😮

  • geordieboy83

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #13

    I certainly wouldn’t rule us out of losing against villa tbh, however I would like to see us take shackles off a bit and give it a right good go.

    —–colback. Gini—-
    Sissoko– sdj——-ayo

  • toonking

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #14

    why not it’s happened a number of times already

    we get a 0-0 draw away to manure something unexpected yet we lose 2-1 at home to watford.

    get a great 4-1 victory at home to northampton in league cup get a great home fixture against sheff wed which you’d think was a terrible fixture and probs the worst performance we’ll see this season having got defeated to a second string sheff weds.

    we get a 2-2 draw against chelsea, 6-2 win against norwich then lose 3-0 away to scums, draw 0-0 at home to stoke and only just scrape a 1-0 win against bournmouth before going 3-0 defeat against Leicester and 5-1 defeat at palace.

    half of our points this season are from teams you don’t even expect a point from.

    we did it after decent games against maure and arsenal, snorthampton, norwich then bournmouth why can’t we say it won’t happen again?

  • expatmag

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Morning Tuff

    How are you today, you miserable old sod?

  • Tsunki

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Don’t tempt faity.

  • clinath@ed

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #17

    I think a good set of results this month might help convince Ashley to spend in the January sales. Plus we will look a more attractive propert to players out there….a team turned the corner, on the up…etc etc.
    If we’d been flying he wouldn’t have bothered and if we’d been more like Villa, no one would want to come ( no one of any good to us anyway….)

  • expatmag

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #18

    In my opinion, whoever we sign need to be premier league experienced do going for the likes of Townsend and Austin are necessary as both are English and fringe internationals.

    We should sell Cisse and Obertan, bring in Phillips from QPR and bring back Armstrong from Coventry

  • clinath@ed

    Dec 13, 2015 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Not sold on Townsend, expat. Don’t know what he’d bring to the side. More a wide midfielder than a winger. Tends to cut inside and shoot more than cross, can see him upsetting our fragile forwards with that….
    Armstrong should be left alone until the summer to build his confidence and ability. But I do rate the lad highly, and can’t wait to seen him in the B&W as soon as is best.


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