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Former Star´s Blunt Description Of Steve McClaren

8:45 am, Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 16 Comments

Steve McClaren is not good enough to manage Newcastle United and Steve has proved that all season long with his dismal record.

Former Newcastle striker Mick Quinn was as frustrated as the rest of us after the game after we went down 1-0 at Stoke City, our seventh successive away defeat in all competitions.



Steve McClaren last night about sums up the mood

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16 responses so far ↓

  • 1 G // Mar 3, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    I can think of a blunt description, it rythmes with stunt.

  • 2 G // Mar 3, 2016 at 8:53 AM

    I wonder if Mick Quinn is up for a crack at management? Frankly, he couldnt be any worse than what we have.

  • 3 Santon03 // Mar 3, 2016 at 8:54 AM


    if you read this, play the best players you got, drop any who is not in form, ignore feelings. Play different formation it’s getting predictable, it’s easy for opponent to handle your usual tactic.

    Ignore this message if you have been sacked.

  • 4 hibbitt // Mar 3, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    posada /
    just leave Carver out of this he never had 80m to spend and does not have a relegation on his cv ………try to get it right McClown is not as good as Carver no matter how bad Carver was McClown is leaving him standing

  • 5 mad-serb // Mar 3, 2016 at 8:56 AM

    Morning Guys

    Took me some time to calm down and put things in perspective. I predicted he would close up shop before the game and he truly delivered. The only problem with is is exactly what happened. You can defend well for 85 minutes and then concede one and all that effort was for nothing and you are going to get it from your fans for losing.

    Even though I do not agree 100 percent with it I saw the logic in try to keep it very tight and ensure you dont concede which allows you to stand a chance of getting a point, which would have been a good point.

    The problem however is in doing so we sacrifised any chance of winning the game. We had no attacking threat which is the problem. In closing up shop Janmaat was told to sit back which he did very well, however as we see when he doesnt bomb forward we loose our attacking threat. Sissiko well I am not even going to comment on him. Exactly what I said in the week. Cannot pass, cross, shoot, or even play a 1 2.

    Felt sorry for Mitro. Service was poor again. Was told to help with defending and he ran himself into the ground left, right, forward, back. and then when he tried to flick the ball to a player they were not even trying to get on the end of it. Better game by Gini. Perez should have been on first. riviera should not come on again. Truly poor.

    Also thought we would be ok, but that confidence has taken a uge knock. If we dont get 3 points against Bormouth we in big big trouble. One of the Noth East teams will be relegated. Derby will probably tell us which one.

  • 6 cyprus // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    Ed, what you state is a virtual impossibility. I know you don’t believe this:

    “But if he does stay on then it’s because the powers that be at Newcastle have decided it’s more important to keep Steve McClaren as the Newcastle manager than to save our Premier League status.”

    Come on! How do I know? Ask yourself a simple question: Why? There is no plausible reason on what you say, unless Steve knows a terrible secret about MA. Remember the silly rumour about AP? That many bought?

    Last night there were two sxxxe teams on that field. Neither deserved to win. Neither goalkeeper had anything to do, except ONE challenging moment for each. One saved it, the other didn’t. Can’t even blame the guy who didn’t: the wind conditions were beyond ridiculous. It was like playing with a balloon on a Larnaca beach.

    Teams at the bottom don’t get the breaks.

    Shelvey worst on field once more. I hope I am not proven right about this player’s value. He was supposed to be our saviour. How to blame Steve if most of our stars are cxxp?

    Kudos to a player I’ve criticised in the past: Taylor

  • 7 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:01 AM

    Don’t think it matters what team we pick – players are not bothered.
    Couldn’t give a stuff most want out including new boy Shelvey – waste of space last night with: Mitrovich (put in more effort in his rolling around after getting a tap on the face), Sissoko, Winjanum and Janmaatt.

    I would start with Elliot Dummett and Lascalles then take your pick

  • 8 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:09 AM
    WTF does he even know the meaning of PROGRESS

  • 9 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    how do we get such deluded managers all the time

  • 10 spitfire_ // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:14 AM


    You sow garbage, you reap garbage. That’s it. What do you expect with inept owner and MD?

  • 11 cyprus // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Man it’s frustrating supporting this team. And I mean from the time of the entertainers and before. Older fans may confirm regarding before those times.

    Anyway, 30 points to play. It’s plenty. Really. We ain’t much worse than many of these teams. We are about at Stoke’s level, West Ham, etc. Both those we have outplayed, this season. And look at them. We need that secret ingredient: luck.

  • 12 ToonMatt // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:15 AM

    I can’t see him being sacked? Any normal owner would be embarrassed after spending that amount of money and being in this league position but Ashley isn’t bothered about the football side of things, He’s been made to look a complete joke in the past but did nothing about it? Charnley should be the first out of the door followed by McClaren! The club is an absolute joke from top to bottom, We are going down.

  • 13 The overrated Frenchman // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:16 AM

    I think that’s about right Charlie. We look like a team going through the motions. Maybe that’s being too harsh. Who knows what’s in their heads. It’s clear enough though that McClaren has not, and is not motivating them as a manager should. If ever there was a case for saying you do actually need a “manager” rather than a “coach” this has got to be it.

  • 14 Lost Plot // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:21 AM

    My children yet again deluded by the laws of physics.

    “Daddy, it’s right that if you aren’t on top form in a team, you get dropped and must train harder to prove yourself to get back in”


    “And if you keep underperforming at work, your likely to lose your job and career?”

    Yes pet, that’s right.

    “Daddy, I think Stoke beat Newcastle again last night.

  • 15 Jib // Mar 3, 2016 at 9:31 AM

    Mad – serb
    I voted for Aleksandar
    He knocked Philipp Wollscheid all over the park last night.
    He’s turning into a good player and was a constant thorn in Stoke’s side last night , and Manu subbed him and continued the good work.Everyone grafted their tits off in far from ideal weather.
    I love a game like this because posters for the rest of the time can waffle and bullshit but when there’s a game on there’s no hiding place.

    Some of the regulars on here (no names no pack drill ) have surprised me with their comments revealing poor knowledge of what is involved in PL footy.

    As someone said the other day this game was a gimme and one point from it would have been great.

    As Sing in the corner pointed out if we had done another Chelsea folk would have been justified in howling for blood but not on last nights showing.
    I don’t think Townsend is injured he was dropped (he would have been dead wood in last nights effort ) I just wish he’d dropped Sssoko as well but who to bring in ?
    Truth be told we lost by a gnats whisker , Shaquiri with a wind assisted speculative smash at the ball (but if you don’t buy a ticket you can’t win the lottery) reminiscent of Borini’s effort last night.
    The majority of away fans appreciated the team’s efforts and cheered the team off.
    The derby on Sunday 20th March has the makings of a classic.

  • 16 goommy // Mar 3, 2016 at 11:15 AM

    You know nothing..Mcclaren.

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