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96% Of Fans Want McClaren Fired – What Does Charnley Think?

8:09 am, Friday, March 4th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

It really is a bit of a staggering statistic that 96% of fans in our poll, that´s over 19 in 20 fans,  want Steve McClaren fired after he has had Newcastle in the bottom four all season long and has now lost four of the last five games and that´s after £82M has been spent in the last two transfer windows.

What does a manager have to do to get fired at Newcastle?

Well it seems some people at the club  still have the view that Steve McClaren is the man to manage Newcastle, although that view is not shared by the fans and according to a report in the Mail today it´s not even shared by some senior players at the club.

It´s about time Lee Charnley did his job and stopped dithering around and hesitating about what to do, given the mess we have been in all season long and McClaren is still in the job with only 11 games to play.

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Steve McClaren – Newcastle manager

If we do go down it´s the lack of decisive action from people like Lee Charnley at the top who will have caused our relegation.

That plus appointing Steve McClaren in the first place, especially after the disastrous appointment of John Carver a year ago, who almost managed to take us down last season.

There may be no panic at Newcastle but there is incompetence at the senior management level.

And let´s make something clear – we are not attacking Steve McClaren as a person in any way – he is a good man and this is nor personal – he is just not the right man to manage Newcastle and if he stays in the job we will be relegated – in all probability.

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7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 4, 2016 at 8:15 AM

    Lochinvar
    Haven’t read the papers today and the last paper I would buy is Mail – shit Tory paper.

    To me it was obvious in the Chelsea game that all was not right
    especially Shelvey, Sissoko and Winjammer.
    and it continued Wednesday night and I posted it yesterday that he players we’rnt bothered and want out

  • 2 magscar // Mar 4, 2016 at 8:27 AM

    Cyprus last thread

    You mention Shearer’s inability to keep us up last time but was that not probably due to his shortcomings as a manager (as well as leaving it late) than the decision itself – to try to do something to halt the downward slide which everyone was aware of.

    Yes we have winnable games but I (as many on here) have totally lost faith in his ability to get points in away games. The stats on that area are overwhelming and his best chance of starting a reverse last Wednesday night were squandered by his bankrupt and unadventurous tactics.

    I am not one of those who routinely call for managers heads but we will need away points in this run in and he shows no signs whatsoever of being able to fashion a side capable of doing so. The problems he faces grow exponentially as each away defeat unfolds rather than making it seem the next way win is getting closer.

    I expect is to win tomorrow but that is putting off a decision that needs to be made.

    Yes our recent history of appointments gives no cause for confidence but staying with the devil you know will require a greater and greater reliance on the other teams around us failing as the season grinds to a close.

    The possible failure of others teams is the only hope if McClaren stays and I am not in favour of that gamble.

  • 3 banjax // Mar 4, 2016 at 8:34 AM

    We’ve all said ‘McLaren out’ so many times that we are all numb. To answer the dilemma posed in an earlier blog ie. lose on Saturday get rid of McLaren – win on Saturday keep McLaren – my answer would be the lose option. The lose option gives us a fighting chance of bringing in a Top Quality manager who will have the respect of the players and may even get us the odd away result we so badly need. If the Mail story is true, then to use the Dad’s Army analogy – we’re doomed. I can’t imagine the devastation of a McLaren manager ship in the Championship or maybe I can – relegation into the 1st division in the second year instead of promotion back to the premiership. Naturally all the good players who would have stayed on to rebound Newcastle back to the Premiership would leave with McLaren still in charge. So there we have it. Thus on balance it’s better to bite the Bournemouth – bullet and lose and have a chance of escaping relegation with ten games to go, than certain demotion under McLaren. All we would hope is that contingency plans have been made and Lee Charnley and Mike Ashley would be prepared to act and act fast.

  • 4 ArtyH // Mar 4, 2016 at 8:40 AM

    Its a real dichotomy our situation, we all know that part of problem is McCluless but the MAIN one is Charmless who hired him and then worse still the owner who hired that idiot. Its such a mess the only way to solve it is to have a new owner!
    I think we will loose or draw tomorrow, frankly I am at the point where I dont care anymore because its not fun or enjoyment watching our club die over the last 9 years, I’ve almost had my fill. I believe no matter what the result we will go down this year. Do I want that? No, but if it means getting a new owner then yes I want it! Why, because its only putting off the inevitable crap football next year and feeding the back pocket of someone who does not give a monkeys about our club. Its soul destroying what hes happened at our club and it has to stop.

  • 5 posada // Mar 4, 2016 at 9:06 AM

    ArtyH at 4. Agree, I could have written that myself.
    The last few years have been a slow death under this regime.
    I think we keep getting fooled though, probably because we want to be.
    Spent a bit of money in the summer and all looked good.
    Then they appoint McClaren, like Pardew a just credible appointment. That was enough for many.
    He deserves his chance was the cry, bla bla bla.
    No he didn’t he was another desperate stooge willing to work for that lot.

  • 6 Brazilianbob // Mar 4, 2016 at 9:10 AM

    Getting relegated in order to force Ashley to sell doesn’t mean our problems will simply disappear. A new owner may not have the financial clout that Ashley has and could mean the club won’t have the finances to assemble a squad that can get us promoted. It’s a case of better the evil you know. A new owner might put the club deeply into debt by doing what the fans have accused Ashley of doing, namely asset stripping by selling the best players and milking the club of money rather than improving the first team.

  • 7 posada // Mar 4, 2016 at 9:21 AM

    On Charnley. Ed mentions he should do his job and be decisive.
    Does anyone really think he has the authority to do that.
    Clearly not.
    But, then again is there anyone there with that level of authority.
    It’s a void. Total neglect.




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