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Former Tottenham Manager – Newcastle Are Safe

2:19 pm, Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

Newcastle slipped back into the relegation zone on Saturday when Norwich overtook us on goal difference, after we were hammered 5-1 on Saturday in the late game at Chelsea to take our goal difference to a disastrous -22.

There is some hope for Newcastle coming from former Tottenham and Aston Villa manager Tim Sherwood, who thinks Newcastle’s signings in January will help to keep us up in May.

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Tim Sherwood – Newcastle are safe

This is what Tim has said about Newcastle’s survival chances:

“Jonjo Shelvey wasn’t great against Chelsea, but I think he’ll be an excellent signing,”

“I think with their home form, with the crowd behind them and with the money they spent in January, they’re safe.”

Jonjo Shelvey, Andros Townsend, Henri Saivet and Seydou Doumbia were brought in during January and they are good signings, but we needed defensive reinforcements and a proven Premier League striker – but we didn’t get in.

And Newcastle’s crowd is going to be so important in the run-in and we have six home games left.

Newcastle will need to win a lot of those games and the fabulous support Newcastle get at home from the Geordie fans could be huge – and help us to get those wins.

Manager Steve McClaren is now under pressure and we must pick up points at Stoke and at home to Bournemouth in our next two games.

Another shambolic display at Stoke could see Mike Ashley take action and finally fire Steve McClaren, after what has been another terrible season for Newcastle fans to endure – so far.

We’re still  hoping we can go on a winning streak soon – but we have two wins in a row only once this season – so far.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League · Recruitment · Transfer News and Rumours

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:21 PM

    Bless you Mr sherwood. But that’s not the best way to plonk your CV in.

  • 2 Tsunki // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    Free advertising Out!


  • 3 Tsunki // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:23 PM

    We’re in safe hands with Steve “judge me after ten seasons” McLaren

  • 4 welshgeordie9 // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:26 PM

    Just watched the true geordies rant, he is quality, I could watch him all day calling mcclaren mcclown.

    Ha ha ha

    Comedy Gold.

  • 5 Polarboy // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:27 PM

    We have five home games left not six unfortunately.

  • 6 toon kk // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    Nezza.. from previous post.
    While I agree Mc has to go, who do you think MA would replace him with? if on the outside chance he was sacked or walked?
    Once a new manager comes in he’ll have the same players, including Colo will he suddenly have more pace, Taylor? Dummet? The list goes on, at least half of our squad simply aren’t good enough.
    We’re pathetic mate, the players have to take responsibility as well as the manager.
    If we had player’s like Chelsea I would totally agree with you, but we don’t.

  • 7 Tsunki // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:39 PM

    Polar boy quieten down with the defeatist talk mate you can see Eds having a bad week. Have you no mercy?


  • 8 Tsunki // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:41 PM

    Mind didn’t Pedro make our back four look like the were frozen in time? Aarons is supposed to be ‘ quick’?

  • 9 Tsunki // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:55 PM

    I suppose there’s one good thing to come out of all this. John Carvers job prospects have perked up.

  • 10 Essex Geordie Bill // Feb 15, 2016 at 2:58 PM

    Aarons was like a deer caught in the headlights, I get the impression he wasn’t given any pointers or training how to play as a left back.

  • 11 Bri // Feb 15, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    Safe?… guarantees we are going to win our home games either.The games are fast running out, hope Wally gets this consistency away from home he keeps banging on about.
    But doubt it, the team is too inconsistent to be consistent.

  • 12 toonicle // Feb 15, 2016 at 3:34 PM

    The single biggest transfer item that needs doing this summer is getting Charnley far away from us and bringing in someone who knows how a club runs.

  • 13 mindshaft // Feb 15, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    Mbabu – central defender playing as LB had Pedro in his pocket
    Aarons – left winger playing as LB had Pedro taking him to school

    Difference is that Aarons has no defensive idea and clearly should not be played in that position, especially when we have Colback fit who has actually played in LB position a lot for Scum
    Yet more mcClaren idiocy

  • 14 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 15, 2016 at 3:49 PM

    Sherwood hoping to be manager?

  • 15 Take A Chancel On Me // Feb 15, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    McClaren out!!!!!

  • 16 Tsunki // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:02 PM

    Never mind McLaren and the coaching staff, do you ever wonder what the likes of Charnley, Carr, Ashley and that former famous player for us do while these long breaks are on, never mind during the season? Do they paint the boardroom? Do they take a weeks break in Skegness with the other halves? What? I bet they don’t spend their time finding a solution to the relegation issue.

  • 17 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    I wonder what Charnley does at all?

    Moncur fetch the coffee that much I am sure of 😉

  • 18 firebug666 // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:25 PM


    I think they go to idiocy classes, run by Big Mike, I think it’s called how to fail in football, apparently they get free wine on Ashley’s yacht, and re-runs of all our wonderful football display on a TV that is smarter than they are.

  • 19 jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    How long in a work week in the UK?

  • 20 Moonraker15 // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Tim Sherwood is only saying we have the players not the manager and he’s right but he underestimates the Wally’s incompetence!

    Our next home game, following a heavy defeat against Stoke will be unbearable for McClaren if we don’t beat Bournemouth as it will probably spell relegation! That will be McClarens last game as I don’t think Ashley will go down without trying everything after spending so much on players. It’s actually quite an easy problem to sort compared to his other businesses; the squad is good enough! Just needs a manager and I reckon they will go for Tim Sherwood and wouldn’t be surprised if he has already been sounded out !

  • 21 firebug666 // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:34 PM


    An average working week is 40 hours in the uk.

  • 22 Moonraker15 // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Chelsea away was always gonna be a hard one but for Wally to set the team up like that was unprofessional to say the least. He will never be able to play Aarons in that position again. Even a narrow defeat would have kept us out of the bottom three. To have Colback available and not play him was stupid. very very frustrating when he takes chances with our clubs’ future like that. The moral can only be rebuilt so many times after knock backs !

  • 23 Moonraker15 // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    You will be judged after the next 12 games. The gallows are already being built !

  • 24 toon kk // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    All this talk of we’ll be safe with the new signings we’ve brought in? What about there team mates they’ve been brought in to play with?
    Then there’s Macca, he just grins and keeps saying that we have to get it sorted and need time. How much? Games are running out.

    Ultimately I blame Charnless, although our squad is week in defence, so why does the problem keep being egnored?

  • 25 Lee Charnley Bunga Party // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Does Sissoko have a clause in his contract that he has to play every game?

    Because in every away game apart from the Spurs game this season he has done nothing at all !! Would rather play Perez on the right side instead of him at least he will give 100%

    With any luck Dummett and Mbabu will be 100% fit by time we play Stoke but Mclaren has to do something as we are not working away from home maybe Wijnaldum and Sissoko be benched for that game with Colback and Perez coming in place of them

  • 26 hibbitt // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:49 PM

    Tim Sherwood another no hoper even ashley cant be that daft no better than Mc Clown …………Tim Sherwood what a joke just shows how desperate we are when his name is even mentioned in the same breath as newcastle united getting him would be another step backwards

  • 27 Blackley and Brownlie // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    It seems the Blog Police’s work for today is done. Pull over a few posters to check their papers and send them on their way with some words of advice. Then back to the nick for a brew up. There’s not much activity left on the streets.

  • 28 toon kk // Feb 15, 2016 at 4:53 PM

    The whole club is clueless, even our players look as if they don’t know what to do on far too many occasions.

  • 29 lesh // Feb 15, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Sherwood thrown his hat into the ring even before McClaren’s gone.

    Pity it wasn’t Morinho!

  • 30 Moonraker15 // Feb 15, 2016 at 9:19 PM

    We do have 6 home games! Unfortunately the one you missed if the rearranged game v Man city !

  • 31 dannitoon // Feb 16, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    The problem is, i think if we lose any of the games against Norwich, palace, swansea, bournmouth, mackems and possibly villa we will go down..

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