Newcastle are currently in a relegation place which we’ve been in ever since the start of the season when 3 points from our first eight games was the worst start we have ever made to a Premier League season.
Newcastle spent a massive £52M in the summer and have now spent another £29M in January to be the Premier League’s top spenders this season and so Steve McClaren is telling the truth when he says there is no excuse if we are relegated in May.
No excuse at all.
Steve McClaren – Newcastle manager under pressure
This is some of that Steve McClaren said yesterday in his press conference:
“I don’t think there has ever been an excuse for being relegated. ‘I didn’t expect any before, and I definitely don’t expect any now.”
“I’m delighted with what we brought in. The squad is a lot stronger than what it was at the beginning of the month.”
“I think we said from the outset in the summer that’s what we wanted. We wanted to take this club forward, and that will only progress through investment. ‘Really, it’s just the beginning, it’s not the end.’ ‘I think Berahino would have been a bonus.”
“The Board, when we got together and discussed it, it was ambitious, it was out there making a statement and I think it would have been a bonus if it had come off.”
“I think we have done great business. If you said we would have signed the likes of Townsend and Shelvey, two top quality young players, England internationals, by the end of the window.“
“We would have said you were crazy in the beginning.”
Our form has been good at times this season but there’s no arguing that our results have been simply horrendous.
We are on a poor run of results at the moment and we have lost five of our last seven games and won just one game in the last eight – a good 2-1 win at home to West Ham.
Hopefully we can get a win at Everton tonight.