Steve McClaren is no doubt under a lot of pressure at the moment but we think given his terrible record – he should already have been fired and what other Premier League club would have kept on a manager with 24 points form 26 game remain in charge?
It´s the worst season Newcastle have had in the Premier League, but for some mysterious reason the club refuse to take the decisive action necessary and fire him.
Paul Dummett – Newcastle left-back
And Steve seems to be in a dream world at times as today – when he has talked about Paul Dummett and how the local lad is vital to the team.
This is what ha hs said to the Chronicle:
“He is a strong runner but his character and attitude are vital to this team.” “The quality of right wingers he has had to contend with is impressive.”
“We have asked him to do the job with good quality and generally, he has done it.”
“We don’t ask him to get over the halfway line too many times, but he certainly makes an impact when he does.”
We have absolutely nothing against Paul as a person and he´s a Geordie and a good lad and he gives 100% all the time and is a good example to other players in the team.
No problems there.
But he´s just not good enough to be the first choice left back for Newcastle, which is one reason we should have brought in a top left back last summer or last month.
The top three transfer targets in the summer – assuming we survive in the Premier League – are a proven goalscorer, a center-back and a left back.
Maybe Steve McClaren´s ambitions for the club are as low as Lee Charnley´s are – the person who amazingly appointed Steve just days after he was fired by Derby County.
The people running Newcastle have let the fans down badly over the last three years – the terrible results prove that.
And it now seems to be culminating in a humiliating relegation to the Championship in May.
It´s so sad for such a great club.