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Furious Fans Turn On McClaren After Another Dismal Display

5:37 pm, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 31 Comments

In what has been another disastrous season for Newcastle, even after we have spent £82M on new players, Newcastle were beaten at home 3-1 by Bournemouth and things were so bad that the fans finally tuned on beleaguered manager Steve McClaren, who has seemed way out of his depth ever since he took over last summer,  only days after he was fired from Derby County.

What other Premier League club would have signed a manger days after he had been fired from a Championships club?

He should have been fired after the first eight games when we picked up just three points,  but he has been kept on as we have remained in the bottom four all season – so why is that?

That’s a good question to ask the incompetent Managing Director Lee Charnley, who has apparently been supporting the manager when he speaks with owner Mike Ashley.

The players also look bewildered and Steve again made a very controversial selection when he started striker Manu Riviere up front, who in most fans’ reckoning has been a complete failure since he was signed on from Monaco in the summer of 2014.

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Steve McClaren – way out of his depth at Newcastle

Newcastle started the game quite well but then after 28 minutes Bournemouth took the lead with an own goal from Steven Taylor, and Newcastle’s first shot on target in the game came in the second half after 64 minutes when full back Daryl Janmaat’s shot was saved by Boruc from a tight angle.

What does that tell you about Newcastle as an attacking threat – and we are playing at home?

But then after 70 minutes King got Bournemouth’s second goal to double the advantage and things looked bleak indeed.

Ayoze Perez pulled one back for Newcastle in the 80th minute after a terrific pass from captain Jonjo Shelvey – and that was the Spaniard’s 6th goal of the season.

But then in stoppage time full-back Charlie Daniels scored and  took our goal difference to a disgraceful -25 and that was our 16th defeat in 28 league games played and we still have only 24 points – the worst we have ever done in the Premier league at this stage of the season.

It was yet another dismal display from our high-priced stars and we were well beaten by a Bournemouth team who on paper doesn’t look in the same class as some of Newcastle’s players.

What does that tell you about the Newcastle coach?

We have said for a while now that if Steve McClaren remains in place as the manager then Mike Ashley must know he will own a Championship club in the May.

Given that we seem to have given up on even trying to win games away from home, Newcastle are in a really serious situation and as we said if no change is made in the Newcastle manager after this latest disaster we have to assume Mike Ashley wants a second division club in May.

And we still don’t think the incompetent Lee Charnley will want to make the change and the players’ message just before the game of how they support McClaren was a thinly veiled attempt by the club to bolster McClaren’s standing – but this defeat has shattered that.

What exactly does Steve McClaren have to do to get fired at Newcastle this season?

That’s the question.

Over 52,000 fans turned up for this latest debacle and if Steve McClaren is not fired in the  next day or two there should be demonstrations to get him our of the club – so at least with a new manager we have a fighting chance to survive this season.

As we said we still think Charnley will try to keep him at the club.


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Newcastle: Elliot; Janmaat, Taylor, Lascelles, Dummett (Anita, 31); Sissoko (Aarons, 69), Colback, Shelvey, Wijnaldum; Perez, Riviere (Mitrovic, 46).
Subs not used: Darlow, Saivet, Gouffran, Doumbia

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31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:38 PM


  • 2 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:38 PM

    Carr Out! Charnley out!

    Ashley Out!!!!

  • 3 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    Moncur…stay put it doesn’t make any difference. Two sugars.

  • 4 mattyNUFC // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:39 PM

    peter reid in!

  • 5 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    More platitudes and guff from Schteve on 5live..

  • 6 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    Ah! Photos from the “I am screwed” McLaren portfolio. Plenty of variety there.

  • 7 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:40 PM

    the lads put in a real shift there!!!
    carnt fault the effort!!!

  • 8 Jib // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    BM has just been on SSN
    He ain’t walking

  • 9 Lindisfarne // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:41 PM

    “We are going down” – from the horses mouth

  • 10 Jib // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    SM even

  • 11 Hail Wor Ashley // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    He said we’re lucky we have ten games and not 2 or 3. So that’s the next 2 or 3 written off as losses then before we turn it around?

    Like Pardew he just let’s his gob run mashing together various bits of British Football Manager Book of Guff 101 without engaging brain.

  • 12 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:42 PM

    Just when we thought things couldn’t get worse…… Tufty kept his job ?

  • 13 sparky55 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:42 PM


    Which horse you talking about

  • 14 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    I think McLaren really lost the dressing room the day he let slip they were a bunch of talentless misfits with bad attitudes.

  • 15 c-dog // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    Wijnaldum has been sh!te of late
    Anita is pure dirt
    82 million and we have not improved the squad from last year
    McClare out
    Need an Allardyce or Pulis type manager to sort out the mess
    Still see clowns calling for foreign managers.

  • 16 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:44 PM

    How is it lucky to have ten more of these? Two is agony enough

  • 17 c-dog // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:45 PM

    What a waste signing Doumbia. Ship him back

  • 18 Ron Knee // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    So what’s the game plan for Leicester? Line up the whole team between the goalposts?

  • 19 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:47 PM

    I thought at one point they had stopped signing Chuckys. We still have some favours to repay it seems 🙁

  • 20 BeeGuy // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    MCCLaren and his whole staff out NOW!

  • 21 nightfa11 // Mar 5, 2016 at 5:58 PM

    First pardew broked every negativne record at the club, then we had carver who..the less we say the better and now we have mclaren who managed who is the worst out of 3 😀

    But yeah..they all showed signs of being delusional..

  • 22 Lanzatoon42 // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:00 PM


  • 23 Salim // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:01 PM

    my blood pressure still high, one day i will die coz of this club.

  • 24 MAUTITOON // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:03 PM

    has the boss resigned yet?
    i said it,the win against west ham was our last one,the team managed one better by winning against west brom but that’s it.No more win for this team and for those hoping for championship just watch this team disintegrate further into the abyss of lower division.Then we’ll all say. ONCE UPON A TIME A TEAM CALLED NEWCASTLE UNITED………ITS ALL OVER AND LONG BEFORE TODAY…..

  • 25 MAUTITOON // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:09 PM

    QUESTION IS, does this club deserve to be dead for.Your life is far more precious as those running this club don’t give a damn to u and me so just enjoy the few days that’s left for us in this division,wonder when we’ll experience this again.

  • 26 goommy // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    So.. What’s next? Nothing about the club under Mcclaren can make me surprise now. :-/

  • 27 Magpie Myles // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:29 PM

    Let’s be honest lads, Ashley has his faults, but he put 70+ mill in to transfers this year. Carr, Charnley and McClaren have ballsed this up! Those 3 identified the targets and paid for the flops we have. Only Shelvey and Wiji are the only signings that are worth anything. Look at Watford, Leicester or West Ham. They spent less and progressed this season! Christ look at Bournemouth! They spent a fraction of what we have and they are pretty secure for premier league football next season. For all his faults, at least Ashley put his money where he promised. The other 3 have not delivered! Get rid of them now and we might just survive!

  • 28 damma99 // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:34 PM

    They would rather get the backs up of the supporters and not sack McLaren and dice with the future of this club. This is serious you morons.

  • 29 goommy // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:44 PM

    I’m agreed with @Magpie Myles. And we are in deep shit situation now. Even if Mcclaren was fired tomorrow it still hard to get a good head coach to do a job for us.

    P.S. But still, Fired Mcclaren is A MUST!!

  • 30 ozzietoon // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:16 PM

    Why is he not sacked yet????

  • 31 ozzietoon // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:18 PM

    Can’t stand his grin on after match interviews, such an idiot

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