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Coziness Between McClaren And Charnley Very Dangerous

7:18 am, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

If the Telegraph article yesterday is correct then Newcastle fans should be alarmed as it seems owner Mike Ashley is alarmed with Newcastle´s recent results – as we have fallen 6 points behind 5th bottom Swansea and it looks like a fight with Sunderland and Norwich on which two clubs join Aston Villa in the Championship next season.

That after Newcastle have spent a massive £82M on eight new players this season is hard to take,  but don´t expect Lee Charnley and the Board to make any changes in the manager – even if we lose the game today.

According to the Telegraph report the Board thinks that changing managers now could make things worse – but exactly how worse things can become after we have only six wins in 27 games and 15 defeats this season is a good question.

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Lee Charnley and Steve McClaren last June at Fans Forum meeting

Lee Charnley has apparently made no contingency plans whatsoever to replace Steve McClaren – and the report says that it will now take Mike Ashley to intervene to cause change at the club.

That kind of coziness between Charnley and McClaren is not only unprofessional, but it is dangerous to the health of the club and we are now already in a big mess at the bottom of the league table.

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Steve McClaren would not have been allowed to take any other  Premier League club into the perilous Newcastle are now in – but such is the ineptitude of those running the club.

It started with McClaren taking only 3 points from the first eight games and that equaled the worst start in the league for Newcastle since way back in 1898.

But even in that season after 26 games played we had 31 points and were in 13th place after just winning our fourth game in a row.

McClaren started asking for patience early in the season – but now with only 11 games to go – how long do you wait before you realize the guy is taking us down?

It doesn´t look like Lee Charnley on his own volition will make any changes in the manager position, so if Steve McClaren is to be replaced we will have to rely on Mike Ashley stepping in.

What does that say about the job Lee Charnley has done over the last couple of years since he was appointed Managing Director in April of 2014?

Don´t forget we are coming off last season´s disaster when John Carver was allowed to keep his job with the following record and he almost had us relegated last May.

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Newcastle need a clear out in the summer, but it looks like we will have to start in the Championship like we did back in 2009 rebuilding the club.

Newcastle have been allowed to degrade and fester over the last few years with incompetent management at almost every level of the club.

It´s not good.

Tags: Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    And the horrible thing is the same jokers could be there when we start our next campaign in the Championship.

    We all want to see a massive shake-up, but how likely is that?

  • 2 Jail for Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:24 AM

    Oh shit, I thought we were on 26 points. Sack him now!

  • 3 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    If Charnley had any power over management, McClaren would not be on the board, this is… and… always has been a Ashley decision.

    Ashley probably thinks he is getting a 2 for one deal by having McClaren on the board.

  • 4 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:33 AM

    From last May:
    “Steve McClaren is understood to have turned down the chance to manage Newcastle United in the middle of their relegation battle – according to sources at Derby County.”

    While professing faith in Carver, Charnley was apparently in touch with McClaren. Could Charmless be up to something now?

  • 5 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    Hello Bishop. What do you want?

    I brought your tie Mike. The one you wore last year.

    Oh. Great.

  • 6 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:36 AM

    only relegation will bring changes for good or for bad but if we survive then nothing will change same Bullshit seasons will continue

  • 7 kimbo // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:39 AM

    Today is the day we are relegated and we still have the McMuffin in charge. Ashley,how have you allowed this to happen, have you got a large bet on us going down?
    The fans need to empty the ground when we are 2-0 down which will be after 7 minutes.
    Sad day for the Toon.

  • 8 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    This is true. If Ashley still has his stalwart fans they must be really straining now to point out why he has been good for this club. They like to point out the impending disaster that actually never happened, but what will they say about the guy who is wealthy enough to keep us in the top six, with more resources and infinitely less dependence on the banks but who got us relegated twice? We were never a bottom six team before he came.

  • 9 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    I still don’t understand how ashley became that rich cause he makes a lot of mistakes and don’t even learn from those mistakes and repeats the same mistakes again and again and again

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