Newcastle Likely Just To Stick With McClaren


We have read a few articles this week in the Chronicle and a common theme is the last thing Lee Charnley wants to do is to bring in a new manager to replace Steve McClaren, even though the head coach has struggled in the job all season and his record is simply hopeless.

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But it also seems the last thing Lee wanted to do last season was to bring in a new manager and the inept John Carver was therefore allowed to stay in the job, even though he had only one point from the previous 10 games before we won the very last game of the season and only just survived.

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Steve McClaren – we’ve seen too much of this

John was then fired in early June but not before he was still pushing for the job full time after he had saved Newcastle  in the final game.

The general consensus after the second away disaster in a row at Chelsea last Saturday was that McClaren would have to do well in the next two games to survive and keep his job.

But we now wonder how true that really is – and how long Lee Charnley is willing to wait this season – waiting for the results under Steve  to pick up.

They didn´t pick up under John Carver last season and we were more than lucky to get away with survival- no thanks to Lee Charnley.

Only if we lose badly to Stoke will there be more cries that McClaren will have to go, but would Newcastle really  fire him before the next vital game three days later at home to Bournemouth.

Probably not – and then we would even be favorites to beat Bournemouth – a massive game for us.

So if we lose to Stoke it´s unlikely Steve will be fired and then if we beat Bournemouth we are back to square one – and McClaren continues in the job.

Newcastle have never come good this season so far, other than a couple of successive wins against Liverpool and Tottenham and a home point against bottom of the table Aston Villa.

But after those 7 points from three games we lost the next four games – all of them by 1-0.

But in our last two away defeats they were 3-0 at Everton and 5-1 at Chelsea so the defense has given out again.

There have even be reports the Board still he is the right long term manager for Newcastle, but what the exact logic is behind that we have no idea.

Maybe a good question for Lee at the Fans Forum meeting on Monday night?

The suspicion seems to be the Newcastle Board will give Steve McClaren every chance possible to survive and rescue Newcastle.

But the risk is if there are no improvements in results and the Board realize McClaren must be replaced – it will be too late – as it almost was last season.

And how many good managers would take over with so few games to play?

As we say often – if you don’t learn from your past mistakes then history always repeats itself.

One of the reasons we are so concerned that we will take the drop in May is that there doesn’t seem to be the will at the club to do what’s necessary to fix the problem.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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249 comments so far

  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Really bad descision on the clubs part. Doomed

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  • nufc786

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Vurnon anita needs to look at N’golo Kante both are similar heights and i remember Anita was deemed to be to small to play PL by some but Kante at Leicester is exactly the same height but has dominated ever since arriving in the PL

    i still think Anita is capable of raising his game he has shown flashes here and there.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #3

    Come on Ed at least put Johnny carvers stats up alongside. It would at least serve to illustrate that they held on to Carver to the last game of the season when we realistically could have gone down, therefore there is no reason they will sack SM while the maths is still on our side to stay up.

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #4

    I always thought Vern a very under rated player, gets unfairly singled out in games by some fans. For some reason we seem to forgive some players for a couple of poor performances, and beat up others till they go. Never worked out why.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Ian Toon……. I have never involved myself in the dispute about your multiple Id’s . However there does appear to be conclusive evidence to prove the point. Today would be the perfect time to admit the truth and apologise to the people that this has affected. I am sure that your apology would be accepted and that the blog would be a better place without the ill feeling and mistrust.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #6

    But its good to see fair plundering of the “Depths of Despair McLaren” album again. Maybe he’s just found out that Rob Vollans is the agent for every player on the books? 🙂

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  • nufc786

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #7

    G
    I know I think Sissoko has been getting off light lately i remember when he gave the ball away at chelsea and made a half pathetic attempt to run back… Pathetic

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Rollo Tomasi? Or Keyser Sose?

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #9

    Maybe Rob is Topsy Kretts?

    😀

    Theories on a postcard please…

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #10

    Sissoko is 2 players, identical to look at, but one of him can be brilliant, and the other wants to be shot!

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #11

    Is Tsunki called Rob Vollens as well? It would be nice to have a name to send my bill for ruined bacon sarnies to!

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #12

    “So what do you think, Graeme? Can he do any worse than the Handyman?”

    ” No, no no, Lee – not with the players I’ve bought him, they just need to gel, plenty of time left”

    ” shhh shhhhhh… here comes the boss”

    – Mike Ashley enters the boardroom, throws a wad of cash on the table, farts, sniffs the air, then leaves without a word. Silence in the boardroom save for the snoring of Moncur under the table.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #13

    G I resemble that remark! What are you incinerating? 🙂

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  • nufc786

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #14

    G
    I think it might be a lack of competition for RM and being unhappy that he cannot play in CAM.

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #15

    wasn’t he the guy who sang “La Bamba”? I thought he was dead never mind in St Jimmys

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Just putting a freindly reminder out for bacon debts

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #17

    Sorry G about the mental pictures. Didn’t mean to rub it in….oh….darn…how much is the bill now?

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Nufc786, if you look at his record prior to joining us he was a DM, and a bloody good one. He’s certainly built for it. Seems we play him there as our current record of buying RMs is Obertan, Thauvin and Cabella

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #19

    Betty- The link was posted a few days ago but was mocked by Jail.
    I have only ever posted as Ian Toon and given time you like many others will recognise it. The party sending me messages is only too aware.

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #20

    @17, I reckon you owe me the whole pig now mate!

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #21

    Later that day….little Bobby has woken and is now recreating his fairs cup exploits with the subbuteo under the table. Graeme is giving Lee, naked from the waist up, his daily shoulder rub. As he gently kneads the essential oil into the rolling folds of his upper chest, he whispers in Lees’ ear…

    “Can I have some of that £80m Lee? I’ve got a feeling I can get hold of Paul Scharner for a bargain…”

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  • Tsunki

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #22

    In for a penny…

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Tsunki dammit!

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #24

    Keep you homoerotic fantasies to yourself will you, when you describe rolls of flab like that I keep seeing charnleys head when I look at my missus.

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  • AncientC

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #25

    Ian Toon // Feb 19, 2016 at 3:13 PM

    “Belfast – I clearly was ahead of my time when you were declared a blog legend!
    For what it’s worth I have also received a number of emails in recent weeks largely from the same source. I wasn’t asked to keep the source confidential but it is appropriate to do so.
    The latest one is claiming that Back Door Man and Ancient C are one and the same person.”

    Ian Toon, I would be happy to put my name up against yours, if one of the more reputable posters wants to contact Ed, with permission from us both – as to who between us is using what accounts. What say you? Do we have a deal.

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #26

    AncientC, you challenge to Ian implies at least one person on the blog has a decent reputation and thier integrity intact. Good luck finding him mate.

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  • AncientC

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #27

    “AncientC, you challenge to Ian implies at least one person on the blog has a decent reputation and thier integrity intact. Good luck finding him mate.”

    There were no implications made, aside from clearing up which out of Ian and Myself are using multiple accounts. There is little need to confuse the issue.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #28

    G @26 – at your service – Tuffs the name -integrity the game.

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #29

    @28 lol

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  • AncientC

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #30

    Anyways, busy so have to go. Hopefully Ian mans up, although I doubt it. Adios.

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #31

    AncientC, wasnt having a go, just trying to lighten the mood on the blog, no need for the drama eh.

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #32

    Tuffy by the way, that genuinely did give me a good laugh, not questioning your integrity or anything, just a brilliantly worded retort to ACs choice of words.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 19, 2016 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #33

    I don’t have a clue why he was doing it. It was suggested Ed told him to stop posting links to that site. So It could have been sour grapes from then.

    The hospital story was a classic though..

    He should donate his brain to science and they can really see what’s been going on.

    I do feel a little foolish looking back at the hospital story now like. There was a few who weren’t buying it but I actually believed it at the time.

    Nurse says I can go on the blog now for a few minutes after coming of the ventilator 🙂

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  • matt11_25

    Feb 19, 2016 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #34

    When are the friendlies and are they streamable??

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 19, 2016 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #35

    Ian Toon – throw yourself upon the mercy of the blog.
    Admit your mischief.
    Admit that you just made up your post about me being moderated.
    Admit your other “friends”.
    Admit you told tales about having 23 supporters.
    Do you know Pushy Pardew what is your relationship.
    What is your relationship to Carl
    What is your relationship to finkler
    ditto ………………..Mr Funk
    ditto……………………John Irving
    ditto…………………..Ernest Hemingway

    Bare your soul to the gathered bloggers in order that you may be fairly judged.

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  • BandB

    Feb 19, 2016 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #36

    I have no doubt our man will be sharpening his VPNs and the blog will be hell tonight, not helped by f*kcwits who only stick their heads above the parapets to whinge on about drama queens, hair-pullers etc “spoiling” the blog.

    This particular guy has shown huge disrespect to Ed, a man of advanced years and not the best health who has been trying to do us all a favour.

    It’s not about points scoring against fellow supporters with different opinions. This guy was happy to chant for the Mackems and do everything he could to bring the blog to a halt. No Newcastle fan would do that.

    Give your thick heads a shake.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Feb 19, 2016 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #37

    G – always worth trying to lighten the mood – unless those who like to play their victim status appear with their faux outrage etc etc. All down to trying to square off long forgotten disputes/differences of opinion. But there are folk like that in society.

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  • manxpie

    Feb 19, 2016 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #38

    Belfast next it will be

    “Hi I am a family member of chancel unfortunately he passed away last nite,
    His last words were to thank all fellow bloggers”

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  • Ron Knee

    Feb 19, 2016 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #39

    I must admit I fell for it hook, line and sinker.

    I wonder if he’ll come on here to defend himself.

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  • G

    Feb 19, 2016 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #40

    @38, I seem to remember a post like that for Jimmymagpie a couple of years back, about 4 or 5 years if memory serves. Surely not him?

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