We don´t think Steve McClaren is good enough to be Newcastle´s manager and we also have our doubts that he can save us this season in the Premier League after the former England manager has presided over the Magpies worst ever season in the Premier League ever.
Newcastle have a huge problem with away games and in 13 road games we have 10 defeats and only two wins, so McClaren has hinted he may change the personnel for games away from home and that could mean dropping our best player Gini Wijnaldum, who was withdrawn at half time during the Chelsea fiasco.
Gini Wijnaldum scoring against Lillestrom last Saturday
McClaren offered no explanation to Gini about why he was withdrawn, which sounds like poor man-management from the gaffer.
It will be interesting to see what his team is for Wednesday night at Stoke City, where we must get something out of the game.
But it would be a mistake to drop Wijnaldum from the side which McClaren may be contemplating.
Gini is our top goalscorer with 9 goals although all his goals have been scored at home.
But to drop your best players doesn´t seem to be the right move to make.
The right move is for the manager to understand why he cannot get the best out of the Dutch International in road games and for both of them to help solve the problem.
If we lose at Stoke City on Wednesday there will be renewed calls for the manager to be fired.
That´s really long overdue when you look at Newcastle´s pathetic record this season and that´s after we have spent a massive £81M on new players – more than any other Premier League club.
We are running out of time to save ourselves and leaving McClaren in the job too long could doom us to the Championship in May.
It´s that bad.
About half our fans think we can something out of the game at Stoke.
We really need a win on Wednesday night.