Newcastle play West Brom on Saturday and since the game is at home there is a decent chance our players may even turn up for the game.
It´s something they didn´t do last night at Everton and they seemed to play as if they were in a dream – and to think we had 10 days to prepare for this game.
Steve McClaren last night
Given how important this game was to the fans after a good January transfer window, it was just a terrible disappointment and we looked all over a relegation side.
This is what McClaren said after another inconsistent display from Newcastle against a team that hadn´t won in the league since they beat us at St. James´ Park 1-0:
“We need a reaction from individuals and collectively.” “52,000 people will demand a reaction against West Brom on Saturday.”
“We have said you can’t waste a game now and that’s what we’ve done.” “Some of them know they have fallen short and that is why we lost.”
“That is not what we have come to expect and you can’t afford to do that with games ebbing away.”
“We had bad results against Leicester and Crystal Palace =in November where that attitude was questioned but since then it has been excellent.”
“I felt it was disappointing we returned to that level and that is unacceptable.”
“In terms of things that can go wrong they did go wrong in terms of injuries. We just have to dust ourselves down and see who we have got fit,”
“Whatever that team has to be committed and fight.”
This was our fifth defeat in the last seven league games and sixth defeat in the last eight games in all competitions.
If the club is not in crisis today – it should be.
The real truth is that Steve McClaren doesn´t seem good enough to manage Newcastle and we didn´t like the appointment last summer, but we were willing to support him.
But if you look at the results they are simply abyssal and isn´t this a results-oriented business?