Alarm Bells “Should” Be Going Off Very Loud At Newcastle

There is no way this newcatsle squad is one of the three worst squads in the Premier League but that’s where we are at the moment 3rd bottom of the league with a measly 21 points from 24 games – the worst we have ever performed in the Premier League.

And who do you look at when the best is not being brought out of the players.

Yes – the players themselves – but the head coach is responsible for getting the best he can out of the players available and Steve McClaren simply hasn’t done that this season.

jamaal lascelles sent off

Jamaal Lascelles sent off tonight

Some of the displays have been good but they are few and far between and tonight after the game the Newcastle head coach admitted we were back to the poor way we were playing three or four months ago.

He’s right.

But when are we going to start getting some wins – and they are only 14 game left now.

Lee Charnley is fond of saying we will not have any knee-jerk reactions and when John Carver lost 9 of the last 11 games we didn’t see any knee-jerk reactions.

But we almost became a Championship club in the last game of last season.

Things have been no better this season – in fact they are worse because we have been down in the relegation zone all season.

We’ve never had a season like this in the Premier League ever.

And tonight McClaren couldn’t even talk after the game about being unlucky and playing really well although we lost – in short we were a disaster tonight – and we picked up injuries to two defenders – Paul Dummett and Chancel Mbemba.

It looks to us like Paul Dummett came back to early and we almost forgot – Jamaal Lascelles managed to get himself sent off deep into injury time.

A pity we didn’t strengthen the defense in January.

It’s going to be up to Mike Ashley to decide how many more game she is going to give McClaren who cannot possibly have a good case for why he shouldn’t be sacked.

We have 4 points from the last 28 points played for in the Premier League.

Other new managers at West Ham, Watford and Leicester have done just fine this season.

Steve McClaren was not appointed by Mike Ashley but by Lee Charnley a couple of days after he was given the sack by Derby County for poor performance in the second half of last season.

His performance this season at Newcastle has not improved on that.

That’s the truth – we have nothing against Steve McClaren – it’s just that he’s simply not good enough to now save Newcastle United from relegation – it’s gone on too long.

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18 comments so far

  • manxpie

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #1

    manxpie // Feb 3, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    i know ycmiu thats wat the smiley face was for my main aim was at the posters who blame carr or the manager
    even pardew got us in the top half on quite a few occasions
    but best not say that on here because he had the best squad ever and all that
    half the french squad infact at 1 point forgetting the fact that it was the worst french team in a long long time
    but hey that was his fault too

    too little far far far far to late

  • toonbrother

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #2

    guys in all seriousness
    its time we accepted the fact i am to commenter on this blog with by far the highest IQ
    time and time again i am proven 100% right
    its high time i got the credit i deserve

  • lukes26

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #3

    Lascelles third most votes, im guessing these are sarcastic

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #4

    Sack Mclaren OK but who comes in Shearer, KK, Peter Beardsley Peter Reid or what?. No body will want the job

  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #5

    WLG…it was always horrendous decision not to strengthen the defense…and I don’t think Ashley send Charnley a memo saying not to. They have spend £100M this season basically in the wrong areas.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Alarm bells should be going off very loud at Newcastle, Ed? A few of us have been sounding them. Didn’t you hear?

  • Bambams

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #7

    West Lancs Geordie
    Cheers fella and yes we must start off on Saturday how we did against Hammers.
    I genuinely believe we will win on Saturday.
    This will go to the last game of the season.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 3, 2016 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #8

    Is this one of those results we can remove from our goal difference tally when making comparisons? Remind us how it works?

  • Wayayman

    Feb 3, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Taking Saviet off was suicide against that midfield. He was reading the game well and couldn’t believe he was hooked. Shelvey was lacking pace and touch today. Hopefully it’s a one off as he had a mare. Gini was totally and utterly woeful, sissoko was his usual non entity.
    If Macca had just replaced Perez with Mitro then that would have at least allowed players to play in familiar positions. Instead we ended up with an inexperienced young left sided attacker llaying left back ( that itself shows total lack of awareness in both hoe he oppo were playing and how Aaron’s ability in that position)
    We had say lot in the bench, we should have had him on at CB and lascelles at Lb OR we could have tried 3 at the back of push came to it.
    We ended up with a left footed attacker at left back, another new left footed attacker at right mid, a right sided midfielder in centre mid and a striker in at right mid. How the hell can no one in power at the club see that Schteve it totally and utterly bereft of any tactical nous and lacks the balls to do the right thing and walk.

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Feb 3, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Need to tell all players signed on long contracts you are going nowhere if we are relegated. You got us in this mess now you get us out of it. Regret to say Big Sam strengthened his defence & think he will get them out of it. Bournemouth has paid £10M for a goalsorer in Afobe & they will now survive. I think it’s relegation this season for Villa, Canaries & ourselves.

  • Our Toon

    Feb 3, 2016 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #11


    What more do you want mate? You got the British that you wanted and requested for. Face facts modern British managers are shite.

    Biggest mistake today was taking off saivet who did better than both Shelvey and Sissoko. He was itching to get Townsend on the right and in doing so gifted the game to Everton in that 2nd half!!

    In all seriousness though, I was expecting nothing from the game and got exactly that. The most important thing the game showed is that both Shelvey and Sissoko can’t play the holding role and are no good as protection for the back 4.

    Mitro missed 1 very good chance but they could have had 7 or 8 we were that bad

  • brklyngeordie

    Feb 3, 2016 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #12

    Want to state this for the 1,000,000th time Sissoko is awful the man is a coward I don’t see why he is always in starting 11 his awareness is that of a child would love to see what team would play like without him on pitch

  • Bri

    Feb 3, 2016 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Gotta say with our defence leaking goals regular it’s gonna be very hard to get out the mess we’re in.Add to that the total lack of consistency,it all spells disaster.

  • Williamson is Bramble in disguise

    Feb 3, 2016 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Agreed saivet did alit better than Watford today and probably our best midfielder, was mad bringing him off, especially as townsend did nothing all game and the same for sissoko… Sissoko’s awful on the wing I don’t see what he brings there can’t dribble can’t shoot can’t cross, so neither as a traditional winger or a wide forward is he any use whatsoever… Need to have him tiote and saivet in a midfield three and try to cover this defence abit, alternate Perez and wiji either side of doumbia/cisse

  • NoahJ

    Feb 3, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #15

    I actually just don’t think mclaren understands the magnitude of the situation.

    we likely need 6 wins from 14 games, and we currently have only 4 from 24 games.

    It just worries me how relaxed/ naiive he comes across in his interviews; we were completely outplayed today, against an Everton team that have played 3 times since we played last, yet we looked far more tired and lacklustre than them

  • NoahJ

    Feb 3, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #16

    5 wins* but still..

  • mfw13

    Feb 4, 2016 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #17

    How is that that in two transfer windows combined we have only signed one defender (MBemba), when we knew at the end of last season that we needed to improve the defense.

  • widowmagandapoke

    Feb 4, 2016 at 5:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Things are so bad you simply couldn’t make it up. Down to you Mike. Shake up or ship out. S Mac is out of his depth. On a par with the last man in charge. As hers has to realise that good managers make good teams. We haven’t had one since Sir Bob of course.


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