We suppose Steve McClaren hasn´t got much choice about what he says after the games – especially when we lose and we have lost 10 of our 19 league games so far this season.
In the position he´s in – he just has to remain upbeat and positive – and he will also know that Mike Ashley is listening to what he´s saying.
But we wonder if he really thinks we were unlucky yesterday with just two shots on target?
Steve McClaren – onward we go
If the team is 3rd bottom and has had a terrible start to the season any Newcastle manager will come in for some heavy criticism – that´s just the way it is.
And Steve is getting heavy criticism after our second defeat in a row to end a terrible 2015.
Here´s what Steve said after the game yesterday:
“We have to continue with the attitude and character we are showing at the present moment.”
“You are just hoping that fortune will turn around. If we keep working as hard as we have done over recent games that will turn around.”
“I’ve no doubt about that. There’s enough ability and quality in there. So onward we go.”
“Transfers are something we will discuss privately. We will sit down in the next few days and see where we go.”
“I think the team went over and were applauded by the fans.” “Whatever we do, we will continue to recognize the fans after a game.”
“Win, lose or draw, I think it’s important. I thought the support was magnificent all the way through.”
“We are disappointed, not just for ourselves, but also for the fans because sometimes you don’t get what you deserve in football, and in the last two games, we haven’t.”
“But we have to continue what we’ve been doing and know it’ll turn around.”
Here´s our record so far and it doesn make for pretty reading.
Newcastle need some new signings next month, but we don´t really know who they are going to try to bring in, and we certainly don´t expect Steve McClaren to say who Newcastle are after,
That would be dumb.