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Defiant McClaren Will Not Resign – I Have The Experience

6:57 pm, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 26 Comments

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.

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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.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
Crystal Palace38-1242
16Bournemouth38-2242
17Sunderland38-1439
18Newcastle38-2137
19 Norwich38-2834
20Aston Villa38-4917

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.

Should Steve McClaren Be Fired At Newcastle?

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26 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sparky55 // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    That’s the spoiler for me…I’m off to get rat arsed

  • 2 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    too late

  • 3 sparky55 // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM

    no it’s not…pubs don’t shut til 4 o’clock in the morning!

  • 4 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:01 PM

    I’ve been through this, with chants like there has been today, quite a few times.”

    Really Steve ? I don’t believe you! I’m shocked!

  • 5 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    I’ve been through this, with chants like there has been today, quite a few times.”

    I am willing to bet that’s not on his CV

  • 6 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    I’ve been through this, with chants like there has been today, quite a few times.”

    And that’s every week since you arrived…

  • 7 Rotonda heights // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    Hold up Ed

    Re-post

    ”Owner Mike Ashley does not want to miss out on next season’s bumper TV deal and he will be asking managing director Lee Charnley to deal with the unfolding crisis.”

    Talk about the blind leading the blind, asking the clown who brought us Carver and begged SM to come to SJP 3 times!!

    Myles

    yes ash has finally put money in after the horse has bolted, but he put it in the hands of a glorified teaboy, an over promoted pensioner and failed championship manager, so no sympathy.

    No more Brits (except Howe!)

    Nuno
    Benitez
    Laudrup
    Sampauli (probably too late)
    Garcia
    Ginola

    Jib I’m sure you’re right but not really a day for pedantics.

    Tsunki

    A manager has to motivate, SM doesn’t.

  • 8 lochinvar // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:03 PM

    We’re definitely down the FA have just deducted the club 10 points for the team not turning up for a Premier League match

  • 9 King_Solano // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    I was really hoping that the tw@t would admit defeat, show some dignity and resign after that farce.
    Now its up to the tw@t in charge to fire him, but im not confident that he will. We all knew, and said, he should have gone after the chelsea game.
    Now we have lost 6 points and wont get any more if he remains.
    SACK HIM NOW FFS

  • 10 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:04 PM

    He should just say nothing, put his drinking bird desk toy in his cardboard box with his bottle of cooking whisky, coloured paper and crayons and close the door quietly on his way out.

  • 11 Rotonda heights // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    Charnley is gutless and clueless, wouldn’t be surprised if nothing happens at all. SM hasn’t got the grace to leave, so down we go.

  • 12 andrew84 // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:05 PM

    The highest gate of the season, and yet the fans are still to blame apparently. If you believe various pundits that is.

  • 13 lochinvar // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:06 PM

    It was raining on St.James’s Park today,
    the raindrops were tear drops of Sir Bobby crying

  • 14 jon.c // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    If he resins he will miss out on a pay off he is not silly bite the bullet Ashley and sack him and pay up compensation

  • 15 Jib // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:07 PM

    Tsunki
    Thanks for the advice.
    I have to say however
    The more I see you revelling in our bad situation the more my antenna start twitching , Immediately after the final whistle your flurry of derisory comments was quite noticeable by their inappropriateness.
    You ain’t quite Kosher.

  • 16 andrew84 // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    Jib

    A few months back, you said, in response to one comment on here that SM would keep his job even if he completely missed his targets, “and rightly so”.

    Have you changed your mind at all?

  • 17 Munster Mag // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:10 PM

    Rotunda, to repeat again, carr is our biggest issue. Who wanted smc? Carr. Who liked useless remi garde. Carr. Who will charnley turn to now if he needs a new manager? Carr. Who advised and scouted the players. Old man carr. His useless influence is everywhere.

  • 18 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Munster, what on earth makes you think McClaren was Carr’s choice?

  • 19 Munster Mag // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    I think we will keep smc when we go down. I also think we will be second last. Sunderland will kill us. If we had kept fat sam we wud be safe, if bored witless.

  • 20 chicousa // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    272 people on this blog at last count have voted that McLaren should not be fired….Makems having their say?

  • 21 magscar // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:12 PM

    Can’t help myself! Come on net in hope there has been a resignation but no just a declaration of I’m staying for the payout.

    What is as bad on catching up is the comedic geniuses on here who have apparently greeted with relish the further opportunity to display their ready wit – have some respect for the dead.

    Black humour ? more like a wind up amongst other posters showing how upset and angry they are at the continuing farce we have to endure because we just can’t let go. It’s beyond laughing at ourselves really and if those posters weren’t regulars I would have thought MACKEMS!!

  • 22 Munster Mag // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:13 PM

    Ancient, it was widely reported at the time. Who do u think the accountant turns to for advice????

  • 23 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKCmyiljKo0

    im spatacus

  • 24 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Why would a p!ayer scout be interviewing potential candidates for the head coach role?

  • 25 Lanzatoon42 // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Does not surprise me so SACK MCLAREN NOW!!!!!!

  • 26 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    Rotunda it could be argued 40-80k per week is reasonable motivation, but hey ho.




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