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A Shock Result Is Expected Today At Newcastle

6:41 am, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

It doesn´t seem that Newcastle fans are too confident of a win today at home to Bournemouth with 50% of voters expecting us to lose this game to a side who are already 8 points above us in the league table and were only promoted to the Premier League last summer for the first time ever.

If Newcastle do lose this game Steve McClaren could still keep his job, as we understand Lee Charnley has made no attempt to line up any replacement for the manager and the Board seem to want to stick with McClaren for the rest of the season.

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Steve McClaren – in place for the rest of the season?

If that happens we could become a Championship club in May, and quite honestly that looks more likely with every defeat and we have four of them in the last five games as we are being left behind at the bottom of the league table.

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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:57 AM

    Half the players have given up on Mclaren….

    3-1 to Bournemouth
    2-0 down after first 15 minutes
    McLaren sacked by 6-0 oclock

    That’s my prediction

  • 2 Grafton83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:59 AM

    I think we’re going down in 19th position, I don’t even think it’ll be close or even come down to last day of the season. We’ve become a club of excuses and nothing more, all I’ve heard for the last 9 years are excuse after excuse on every single issue. People aren’t stupid, we can see things are all wrong because of what we see on the pitch every week. Top to bottom we’re rotten. Maybe we need to destroy ourselves before we can rebuild new, maybe its best that happens now rather than drawing this process out over any more years.

  • 3 Jail for Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:01 AM

    Would you sacrifice a defeat today to get rid of him for the last ten, I honestly think the players have had enough of him, his excuses and general lack of top flight nous. I’m going up there today but think I would take defeat if it meant getting a top class stop gap in for ten games.

  • 4 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    If Charnley & co. are considering other managers they’d hardly make it public at this stage.

  • 5 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:05 AM

    will relegation be good or bad for NEWCASTLE UNITED what do you guys think

  • 6 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:07 AM

    It will be Sherwood in if McClaren is sacked, that would be my guess. Ashley being a Tottenham fan and Carr with his old links to Spurs – Carr may have already passed his number on to Charnley.

  • 7 toonicle // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:08 AM

    Jail- who would come? Rodgers & moves aren’t going to risk a relegation their first job back in the league surely. I wanted him gone long ago when there was still a chance to convince a good manager to take on the challenge but we are so close to gone now it’d be a hard sell for most any name we’ve heard

  • 8 Grafton83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:14 AM

    Relegation would hopefully bring about a lot of change which is good. In terms of ever competing at the right end or the table and maybe for a trophy one day it’s not so good, it must set those goals back a lot of years the extent of which is all an unknown depending on what happens to the club in terms of restructuring or changes in ownership.

    I guess it comes down to whether you think we will ever achieve anything and become a club we can be proud of staying as we are in our current form with minor changes but mostly just more of the same or whether it’s big changes that are needed. It’s a very tough call. Ideally we would survive and MA would see the error of his ways and make all the necessary changes himself but that just won’t ever happen will it.

  • 9 Jail for Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:18 AM

    I know the history of appointments but surely we are going down if he remains, he has six wins in 27 what makes anyone think he will pull off four in eleven games, maybe they think that he has averaged one point a game so therefore will finish on 38 and possible safety. They might have hired the same team that worked out the risk of winning a cup.

  • 10 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:19 AM

    It’s not about getting a top manager, were we ever going to get one with Ashley at the helm anyway? Ashley will blame Keegan and not himself over the constructive dismissal case, as such, Ashley will never hire another manager who will challenge what goes on at the club.

    The best possible scenario is somebody who is desperate, but can get results working under constraints.

    Sherwood, Hoddle or Pearson would probably take the job, there’s not a whole lot of choices out there, if you are narrowing the field down with English speaking candidates with any top flight experience.

  • 11 Jail for Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:21 AM

    People talking about going down and rebuilding, we’ve been there done that, we rebuilt and finished fifth but decided we don’t need to finish that high and deliberately set out to finish lower the next season while avoiding cups, we have never recovered from that.

  • 12 Charlie in the Gallowgate // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    Something has got to happen – stay up or go down.
    The club/supporters cannot be dragged through this SH*T season after season.

    Ashley won’t be going anywhere

    So me being Ashley instead of sitting in the background would take the bull by the horns – I would sack McLaren tonight along with Charmless – win or lose.

    Bring in – don’t know but plenty of ex managers looking for a job.

    Maybe Rogers even if we go down – give him the money to build a decent team – had Swansea playing attractive football and Liverpool did oK under him before they were forced to sell Saurez

  • 13 Grafton83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    Jail, I suppose I’m hoping a 2nd relegation would see Ashley sell so we would see real change. Another unknown though as I don’t know if he would. I do know sports direct won’t get anywhere near a s much exposure and free advertising if we’re not in prem. It is more likely he’ll sell if we go down id say.

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