Steve McClaren To Have A Big Rethink

Steve McClaren admits he may have to have a big rethink on how he has Newcastle play away from home and who he will play on the road in the remaining six vital away games left this season.

Our away record is simply pathetic with just two wins in 13 attempts on the road and only 7 goals scored and only 7 points gained and 10 defeats.

And in three of those games we have conceded a massive 16 goals including six at Manchester City and five at both Crystal Palace and at Chelsea last Saturday.

We have failed to even score in seven away games this season.

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Steve McClaren to have a big rethink about away games

If we cannot get at least a couple of wins in those six remaining road games we could take the drop this season.

And four of our next six league games are away from home.


This is what McClaren has said about the road games:

“We need to start collecting points away from home because winning at home but then losing away is not going to be good enough,”

“We have to find a way to win away from home because, at the moment, that’s not happening.” “If that’s a different approach, or different personnel, then we’ll have to do that.”

“It might mean a different way of playing.” “That’s why we are where we are – we’re inconsistent,” 

“There’s a lot of games where we’ve kind of performed but not scored goals, but we’re losing games because we’re not scoring enough goals and we’re not keeping clean sheets.

“We have to somehow solve that.”

Our record this season is the worst it’s ever been after 26 games played in the Premier League.

24 points and we are 4 points behind where we were even in our relegations season seven years ago.

Newcastle must start winning games otherwise we will take the drop and it will be a complete and utter disaster for the club and all those associated with it.


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