Newcastle In More Danger Than Board Realize


The very fact that Steve McClaren is still the Newcastle manager after two complete collapses in the last three games tells us that some on the Board – maybe Lee Charnley and Graham Carr – still have faith in the former England manager.

And maybe the reason for that is those two were the ones that wanted Steve at Newcastle over a year ago when Alan Pardew bolted from the club rather quickly.

Former Queens Park Rangers midfielder and Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins is worried about Newcastle and he made that clear on the Call Collymore show on talkSPORT on Saturday evening.

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Steve McClaren – unwarranted faith in this man?

Newcastle were taken apart 5-1 at Chelsea in front of a world-wide TV audience – and it wasn´t just a poor display – it was a completely embarrassing display from the Magpies.

And that came just 10 days after we were taken apart 3-0 at Everton and our players don´t seem to like things away from St. James’ Park.

If that cannot be fixed quickly we will probably be relegated in May.

This is what Ray Wilkins said about Newcastle:

“As much as you are right in what you are saying about the passing of the ball, what worried me more was their energy for the game, that worried me immensely, I have got to say,”

“At St. James’ Park, you see a totally different level of commitment from these Newcastle guys. As soon as they step out of Newcastle, they seem to panic, they seem to throw everything away.”

“When you haven’t got that work ethic in your trousers, then you are going to struggle from minute one.”

One of the things that can get a team relegated is if we don´t have players with the guts and the mental strength to produce the goods when things are on the line.

That seems to be a problem Newcastle have now – and as we said if we cannot fix that soon we are in real trouble.

We have to think that if we are beaten easily at Stoke two weeks tomorrow night that could be curtains for Steve McClaren.

If it´s not – it should be.

But if he still stays in charge that would be more proof that some on the Newcastle Board have an unwarranted faith in Steve McClaren.

Mike Ashley would then need to step in to save the club.

Comments welcome.



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147 comments so far

  • hibbitt

    Feb 16, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #1

    the man should never have got the job never mind keep it

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 16, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #2

    Ok Sam go for your gun,

    ‘Oh sh!t the club didn’t buy me any in the window’!!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #3

    hibbit.
    amen!

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 16, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #4

    We said that prior to he got the job!

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  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #5

    “When you haven’t got that work ethic in your trousers, then you are going to struggle from minute one.”

    Ha ha ha

    The missus has often complained about that !

    Ha ha ha – no wonder they call him Butch !!

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #6

    But I haven’t got any bus fare Mike…

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #7

    I think Uncle Fester is being quoted on something entirely unrelated.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #8

    I know what’s missing from his hoggers

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Tbf I think it was a bit rainy at Liverpool and London. And it was really quite cold don’t forget.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #10

    ..and the grass, well….

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  • firebug666

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Tsunki

    Maybe that’s it mate, Macca and the board are smoking too much grass!

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  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #12

    Tsunki
    Long grass can be very disconcerting after the shaven lawns of Benton.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #13

    Jeff are we still talking about the pitches?

    🙂

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  • jimiley

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #14

    Butch is right. I have seen more life in a coffin than this team. Tufty? Seen more brains on a plate of mince. NOTHING will change at Newcastle until Ashley goes. Anything else is just playing with the problem.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #15

    Wherever you have cats, you have dogs
    Wherever you have dogs you have pitches
    Pitches always try to put their paws
    On your riches….

    🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #16

    Jimiley careful with the Mike-bashing you’ll wake the sentinels

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  • Jeffrey

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #17

    The whole club setup is useless

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #18

    Come on try and guess those lyrics without resorting to Google people! 🙂

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  • banjax

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #20

    Yeah it’s great that Joey Barton, Ray Wilkins, Clarence Seedorf and it seems Uncle Tom Cobley and all know what what the problems are at Newcastle, it’s called p.ss poor management. We supporters know these problems better than everybody. The problem is that Mike Ashley seems unprepared to do anything and for a man who has a fearsome reputation in the business world – who is very successful at spotting an opportunity is acting like a scared rabbit when it comes to acting decisively with Newcastle United. We supporters find this puzzling when he had no compunction at sacking Sam Allerdyce and Kevin Keegan, so what is Mike Ashley’s problem ? Enough to say that ironically he will be presiding over his own financial disaster at Newcastle like fiddling Nero when Rome Burnt. It’s going to be one hell of a bonfire !

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #21

    The Bonfire of the Vanities!

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  • hibbitt

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #22

    it could also be one hell of a fire sale with 70% off everything………..good old mick

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  • toon kk

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Question – if we do go doon, which is looking highly likely, how big of an effect will it actually have on SD? Will Mash be worried?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #24

    kk

    sd is a successful market leader in it’s field that has no doubt enjoyed the exposure and with the massive tv deal coming in yes i think it may well have something of a knock on effect.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 16, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Anyone listening to Total Sport, Steeve ‘owey’s mackem accent is appalling. His twitter account shows him with a Man City shirt on !

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  • posada

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #26

    On season tickets

    If you pay by direct debit your payment on the
    15th March 2016 is the first one towards next seasons ticket.

    My payment will NOT be going through. Enough is enough.
    Surely we cannot allow these clowns to shame us any longer.
    We hear nothing from anybody. It’s like a complete void.

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  • John Akomfrah

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #27

    Hallelujah more and more beginning to see the light

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  • jesperfuglsang - capt'n awesome of the lemon crew

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Tsunki…I know that one 🙂

    …isn’t that with her who sings about Milkshakes? 😉

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Ed I’m sure you like winding up some by repeating Charlie Austins name, so with that said, you should keep the wums on here as its dead boring with the sitting on the fence, arse licking, moaning and whinging bloggers.

    Just a thought like.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #30

    Waiting now for the abuse 54321………

    Ha ha ha

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #31

    Anyway when’s the first friendly game we have got in Spain.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Welsh…I would hope you don’t actually mean WUM’s, but decent and reasoned opposed views, to create a debate?

    Wums don’t make this place interesting, debate does. If you can’t see that, then maybe people haven’t gotten you wrong at all?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #33

    Ibizatoon

    Perhaps entertainers would be a better word.

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  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Welsh…Not really as it doesn’t explain what it is you mean.

    What is it you find entertaining? Wums, which is how your post read?

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  • JamesToon

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #36

    Will any of the friendliest we play be broadcasted

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  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #37
  • Ibizatoon

    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #38

    Jib…Seen similar. They really freak you out?

    Might have to upload it as my blog picture.

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  • Jib

    Feb 16, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #39

    It’s not them
    It’s what they can do
    They fire the hairs
    They blinded my mates dog

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 16, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #40

    Jesper ah yes you know your Outkast was it really 2003 I just looked up the year!

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