McClaren’s Sky Sports Interview After 15th Defeat – Video

Here is Steve McClaren’s post game interview on Sky Sports after the 1-0 loss to Stoke City tonight – where he says Newcastle should have got a point tonight.

But we didn’t because Stoke scored one more goal than we did.

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Steve McClaren – he’s not good enough to be Newcastle manager
He should never have been appointed by Lee Charnley

Here it is.

Should Steve McClaren Be Fired At Newcastle?

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67 comments so far

  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Could it actually be true? McLaren more incompetent than Carver? How is that possible? Carver lost 8 in a row in the run in and then we survived by a miracle. Could McLaren actually do worse than that?

  • geordie157

    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #2

    for the first time I’m starting to think we’ll go down with Villa and Norwich as the mackems seem more capable of picking up points.

    Our only hope is winning the homes games…even that may not be enough. Got a sneaky feeling we’ll need 3 points from the Villa game but will only get 1 sending us down with a game left.

  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #3

    So some of the away supporters got into it with Janmaat? It’s McLaren we want to have a word or two with. Starting with “you’re sacked Steve”.

  • Thump

    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:36 PM

    Comment #4

    “We had 12 games left, now it’s 11”

    Who was it who said McClaren wasn’t good at maths? We know now he can at least subtract by one.

  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #5

    What does Charnley have to say after all this? Eighteen days off and then the same old bollocks. Mitrovic up front by himself. He doesn’t hold the ball up good enough and he’s not quick enough to beat a defender. What is the point McLaren? Why can’t you learn from previous failures?

  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:40 PM

    Comment #6

    You’re absolutely spot on BandB. They’re down in the bunker now moving their imaginary armies around. Planning that next imaginary away win.

  • Lanzatoon42

    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #7


  • DENIro

    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:43 PM

    Comment #8

    This man need a doctor..

  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #9

    Had enough for tonight. That was totally demoralizing.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #10

    I see Makro didn’t mention anything about cup finals.

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 2, 2016 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #11

    This is looking bleaker than der kessel.

  • welshgeordie9

    Mar 3, 2016 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #12

    Can’t wait to hear the true geordies comments after tonight’s performance, what a load of rubbish, if we go down, it doesn’t matter who stays and who goes, they all shite.

  • jimmysmith

    Mar 3, 2016 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #13

    It’s Karma. Our worst fears about Ashley’s motivations are true, and the spiritual realm has intervened in the name of natural justice. The Gods must figure you can’t make an omelette without breaking an egg, and so we are sunk.

    Ok,ok, Karma’s for kids, but in our current case, reality is even less believable.

  • Back Door Man

    Mar 3, 2016 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #14

    What many business owners do is insulate themselves from the day to day running of their companies; they install a level of management below themselves to act as a buffer or absorbent pad. I call this the prophylactic layer and at the Toon it is Maclaren … it seems his only role is to take most of the hits and protect Ashley from much of the criticism. I like to think of McLaren as a condom, so perhaps we should call him Wally The Johnnie, or That Useless Twerp.

  • The overrated Frenchman

    Mar 3, 2016 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #15

    I see were not overly impressed with the performance and McClaren’s post-match statements/drivel.

  • U.S Magpie

    Mar 3, 2016 at 2:23 AM

    Comment #16

    I phucking swear he is screwing us because of the songs we used to sing about him when he was at Borough.
    It just feels that he thought I will get these Geordies back for all those songs.

  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 3, 2016 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #17

    I haven’t seen any of the game and I did not see any reports during the game as I was at work. When I got home I obviously knew the result however I’m absolutely astonished that Goufran started.

  • Santon03

    Mar 3, 2016 at 3:12 AM

    Comment #18

    We’re f#cked.
    Hopefully the board is doing interviews looking for new manager behind the scene.
    I’m just amazed, there must be a reason, there must be something that Perez did like partying every night or called SM stupid, because after he signed new contracts he couldn’t get a start. I’m ok with Perez starts as a sub as long as the starter is much better than him and works harder, but Gouf instead Perez?
    From all the games that Perez has played, he has worked very hard from start until finish, he has very good skills even Manutd and Spurs want him, he could get goals for us out of nothing and SM choose Gouf.


  • JDdubai

    Mar 3, 2016 at 4:06 AM

    Comment #19

    Mentally I think he is shot, panicking and not making sensibal choices now. I dont mind starting the game tight to make sure we were still in it at HT, espec after Chelsea match.

    But gouffran starting screams of panic and being scared. Riviere ahead of Doumbia and Perez??? Why did we bother buying Doumbia then, he has had a month with us and 3 weeks training with the team. How much worse than Riviere can he be????

    The best football we played consistently was when we went 442 with Perez and Mitro up top and Wijnaldum wide left. Yes it limits Wijnaldum but the team was balanced and we played some good stuff.

    Also sissoko last night was horrific, how he was still on at the end i dont know.

    bmouth showed how to approach this situation, get good attackers inm, someone who can score and attack. Now they are going to be easily away from the fight while we struggle on with 1 up front and are going down.

    3 of next 4 games Bmouth, Mackems and norwich. We could be down with 7 games to go if we beat Sland and Norwich.

    sissoko needs dropping, put Wijnaldum in his place and townsend on the left if needs be but Perez and doumbia should be worth a look up front – Mitro only has his hold up play to offer and that was v poor last night, nothing stuck with him.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 3, 2016 at 4:09 AM

    Comment #20

    how on earth does sisokko starts and last the entire 90mins is beyond me.

    he has been one of the worst performers this entire season. he had like what 5 good games this season and the rest was as abysmal as it can ever get.

    he needs to sort his head out if he thinks he can move to a c.league club. he’d be lucky if he get a move to crystal palace.

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 3, 2016 at 4:11 AM

    Comment #21

    we deserve what’s coming. spending 80m is too little too late. and you can see from the body language of the players they have all given up. there’s no fight left. we are going down. no 2 ways about it.

  • posada

    Mar 3, 2016 at 4:42 AM

    Comment #22

    Winston Spencer Churchill after the loss Tobruk.

    Defeat is one thing, disgrace is another.

  • posada

    Mar 3, 2016 at 4:46 AM

    Comment #23

    The continued presence of SM as our manager is an ongoing disgrace and it shames us all as supporters of NUFC.
    It is clear to me that he has lost the plot and the dressing room.
    I actually believe he now wants the sack. But, behind the scenes is a complete void.

  • posada

    Mar 3, 2016 at 4:47 AM

    Comment #24

    Should read loss at Tobruk. I believe the man in charge was fired for lack of commitment and aggression.

  • willowdalerez

    Mar 3, 2016 at 4:54 AM

    Comment #25

    “A point which we deserved” – Macca was fighting for a draw? With 12 games to go and facing relegation and the man went to Britannia looking for a point! Here’s an obvious point that is completely mad or utter incompetence pick your poison. I don’t what I thought I saw in this man when he was appointed but he is unfit to manage Newcastle. Too bad it is too late to replace him with any great chance of success… Next 11 games will be nail biting if we continue to look for draws.

  • posada

    Mar 3, 2016 at 5:02 AM

    Comment #26

    One last comment.
    There is a team within these players.
    SM just can’t pick it.

  • JDdubai

    Mar 3, 2016 at 5:03 AM

    Comment #27

    I think if fit then Mbemba and Lascelles should be our CB pairing from now on – hard to judge as Stoke didnt do much but Lascelles handled everything in the air and looked solid on the deck.

    Add Mbemba’s pace next to him and the pairing is looking stronger than with Colo in it.

  • John Akomfrah

    Mar 3, 2016 at 5:19 AM

    Comment #28

    Pardroop is a better manager than mucca and he was poop

  • tweaked

    Mar 3, 2016 at 6:05 AM

    Comment #29

    if he is not fired before the weekend, the fans must boycott the Bournemouth game

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 3, 2016 at 6:10 AM

    Comment #30

    The summary of the game that Toonacious T provides is spot on. Despite starting with the ever ineffectual threesome of Sissoko, Gini & Mitro, I thought the defensive organisation of the team had improved which might lead to a better attacking threat. But when also throwing Gouff in the mix, we were awful in the last third. Even the second commentator could see how poor our players were and only Gini deserves to keep his place in the team. After 60 mins of the match it was plain to see we were incapable of scoring against a poor Stoke, who were the more likely to get a wind assisted fluke goal. But no Shtevie went for the draw and bust.

    Doumbia showed he is ready to start, that he has skills and the experience to play an important role in the final 11 matches. I will be happy not to see Sissoko, Mitro or Gouff starting again this season and the past 18 days appear to have been a complete waste at the moment. If the Shtevie starts with the same players again on Saturday he deserves all the abuse coming his way.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 3, 2016 at 6:26 AM

    Comment #31

    I must point out that the league table does not suggest that we are “hard to beat”. poor performance from Stoke and they have a win does not suggest that we are “hard to beat”. Another game without scoring does not suggest we are “hard to beat”.

    The central defensive pairing can take a certain amount of confidence from the match, as they did as much as they could. But were let down by the other six players in front of them giving away possession and not having the ability to get one on one with their keeper.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 3, 2016 at 6:38 AM

    Comment #32

    Despite the very important need to defend well, we have also got to start scoring if we are to get points on the board. Mitro does not look like he is going to start doing it anytime soon.

    My team for Saturday:

  • ilovetoon8788

    Mar 3, 2016 at 6:40 AM

    Comment #33

    This game was there for the taking. Stoke were poor. We were solid defensively but had nothing going forward. Once we had the ball just outside their box and only mitrovic in the box.

    If only mclaren had a more daring selection we could have won. If mclaren is going into matches hoping for 1 point, we as well stop wasting our time and money playing the next 11 games just forfeit the league.

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 3, 2016 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #34


    Picture of Elliot in goal when Shaqiri scored.

  • lochinvar

    Mar 3, 2016 at 6:45 AM

    Comment #35

    “We didn’t start well. The first half was poor, we never found solutions to play like we normally play.
    “We had more freedom in the second half but if you don’t score it’s difficult to get the points.
    “We were poor. We know. We are very disappointed. But the way the players fought in the second half was fantastic.”

    Just in case you thought it was the unmentionable one then this was from Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino after they were out fought and beaten by West Ham.

    Maybe all the quotes come from a Handbook entitled “The North Korean Illustrious Leaders book of excuses for shi@te football team Managers ” . Co-author Steve McLaren.

  • Average_Contents

    Mar 3, 2016 at 6:48 AM

    Comment #36

    Nobody is undroppable he said.

    Cue a sissoko start on Saturday. If colamity is fit then he’s a definite too.

    He hasn’t got the balls.

    What a massive knacker.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 3, 2016 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #37

    I watched a minute of that interview and he makes me sick, just about to ztart his manic grin over Butlands saves.

  • John Akomfrah

    Mar 3, 2016 at 6:58 AM

    Comment #38

    this lot need removing or thousands should leave
    vote with your feet

  • Ron Knee

    Mar 3, 2016 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #39

    If/when we’re relegated, will Charnley and Carr still be around to guide us back up to the PL? I’m assuming McClaren will be gone.

  • LGFUAD21

    Mar 3, 2016 at 7:03 AM

    Comment #40

    I could see the logic in this whole keep calm don’t panic the players.


    Surely it’s well overdue time to change tact. Last night I think was one of the most dire performances I’ve seen.

    I see now way out of this now.

    Swansea are pulling away. Bournemouth are likely safe. Sunderland look to have some fight in them.

    Us and Norwich we are gone.

    Large scale changes are needed at this club. We need rid of the old boys club that are here. Let’s not forget that mcclaren only got his job through being besties with Carr.

    I had the patience to keep Steve through christmas. Still thought he might get us out. But that chelsea game. That was the time to move. Should’ve given the new manager 2 weeks with the squad.

    We don’t need a coach. We need a motivator. Tim Sherwood would’ve been a better option for us ATM than mcclaren.


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