Steve McClaren remained defiant after another disastrous display and result for Newcastle, when this time we went down 3-1 to Bournemouth at home and that was our fifth defeat in the last six games and we are now a massive 9 points behind Swansea City in 5th bottom place.
There are calls coming in from all over the place – and especially from the fans – to have McClaren immediately sacked before it’s a done deal that we will be relegated to the Premier League this season with him in charge.
It may already be too late but time to give a good experienced Premier League manager a chance to save us – and to think there were over 52,000 fans there today at St. James’ Park for another disgraceful display and our 16th defeat of the season in 28 games.
Steve McClaren today – he’s not good enough
Steve was asked after the game if he would resign:
“No way. That’s for other people to decide. I don’t do that.” “I have enough experience. I’ve been through this, with chants like there has been today, quite a few times.”
“That’s the perils of being a manager, and especially of this team, this season.” “Can we get out of this situation? Not if we keep playing like that.”
“That’s being brutally honest – that’s not good enough. Once the first goal went in, a lucky deflection, we didn’t respond very well.”
“I think there was too much of an eagerness then, and a loss of discipline, and we got punished.”
Steve may have the experience but more important than that is he does not have the skill to be the Newcastle manager and should never have been appointed by Lee Charnley to the position in the first place.
It is time for Steve McClaren to be fired – quickly – our next game is a week on Monday at Leicester City followed by a home game against Sunderland and a speedy appointment will give the new manager time with the players.
Here’s the Premier League table after today’s games – at the bottom – of course.
We called for Steve to be fired after the disgrace at Chelsea and that would have given the new manager 18 days to work with the players but no – Lee Charnley still seems to want to keep McClaren in place through the end of the season.
Sounds like suicide to us.
Since the Chelsea disaster we have lost against both to Stoke City and Bournemouth.
The truth is disturbing – Newcastle have incompetent leadership at all levels of the club and we are paying the price for it this season, with a very probable relegation to the Championship.