McClaren Refuses To Allow Big Defeat To Derail Season

Most fans would agree that this has been another terrible season for Newcastle and if you look att eh facts it'[s the worst season we’ve ever had in the Premier League and the first time we’ve been on the bottom four all season fighting relegation.

It’s certainly not something we expected after Mike Ashley seemed to have a change of heart and unloosened the purse strings at the club.

But it’s getting eerily similar to last season and as we go down to the final game of the season we hope that Newcastle can survive and then have a really big transfer window this summer.

steve mcclaren at watford 1-0

Steve McClaren – players coming back

It will be another huge relief if we can survive this season and stay in the Premier League.

We must fix long-standing problems and bring in a top center-back, proven Premier League striker and a top left back – and that should only be a start.

But it will not be for center-back target Joel Matip of Schalke who has signed a pre-contract agreement with Liverpool to join them as a free agent.

Steve McClaren has told his players not to let the disaster on Saturday derail their season but that seems an odd word to use for what has been a terrible season.

You would think we had been doing well and had an odd defeat.

This is what McClaren has said:

“I have said in the dressing room, don’t let that derail us.” “It’s one of those games you are going to get one or two of a season.”

“Chelsea were going for it with the team they put out with their front five.” “They were going for it and wanted the game won by half-time.”

“You could see that with the week they have got. That can happen.” “At 3-0 it is damage limitation.”

“At half-time we said make sure we score a goal and make sure this doesn’t derail us.”

“We have 18 days, we need some players back – and there will be three or four of them.”

“We can work on others who need fitness.”

“We have 12 games to go and we’ve proved in the past we can win games. They will be 12 big games.”

These are 12 huge games for Newcastle coming up and we can survive,  but we cannot have any huge let downs and we’ve had two of those in the last three games ta Everton and Chelsea, where we have looked like a relegation side in conceding 8 goals.

Our defense has looked pathetic.

We have lost confidence in Steve McClaren, but if he stays in the job we still hope he can save Newcastle from relegation – for the sake of the club.

It would be a huge blow to be relegated at this point – something that would be difficult to recover from quickly, as we did the last time we were relegated in 2009.

We’re hoping for the best, but people like Lee Charnley are hardly helping by again showing no leadership and doing nothing as we sink towards relegation.

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