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Reaction To McClaren’s Strange Choice To Start Riviere

9:40 pm, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 79 Comments

It was another strange decision today by Steve McClaren in what could be his last game in charge of Newcastle.

Steve started Emmanuel Riviere as the front striker, and he’s been a complete bust since he signed for us from Monaco 20 months ago for £6M and has only recently been pronounced fit since being injured back in August.

It could be Steve’s last game in charge of Newcastle after a terrible tenure at the club, because we were well beaten at home by Bournemouth 3-1 today- and were outplayed in what was supposed to be a must-win game.

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  • 1 JackButler // Mar 5, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    The term ” Clutching at straws” comes to mind.

    To be fair, McClaren is not the problem, he is simply the result of the problem

  • 2 GeordieTwo // Mar 5, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    I don’t want to get everyone too excited but I’ve just calculated with my Electronic Calculating Machine that we’re on pace for a 32.5 point season!

  • 3 Online Guy // Mar 5, 2016 at 9:45 PM


    That reporter from the daily liar who once worked for Newcastle is a lying B@stard ..imagine him sitting there making up the lies … what a child ..a child ,,actually that’s an insult to children..sorry kids

    He was sacked by Newcastle or let go if you like ,,and he holds a grudge ..if you read this you ‘stard .. note:. we can see what’s right and wrong and you are now tagged as a Mickey mouse flakey liar..and never ever to be taken serious in any thing you write.

    McClaren should walk but not because of pressure from the media’s we fans who know it’s his time to jump ship and we don’t need a dirty lying newspaper
    scum-bag fantasist to try and manipulate the masses ..what a scum-bag liar.

    If you read this ,..I don’t think you will be able to help yourself in trying to defend yourself, ..your an Idiot

    Craig Hope …. We know your a Judas .

  • 4 GeordieTwo // Mar 5, 2016 at 9:45 PM

    Where does a team with 32.5 points usually end up by the way?

  • 5 goommy // Mar 5, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    It’s easy. Mitro can’t score last match and SM seat was damn hot now. So he need a silver bullet of miracle asap. And yeah, meet Riviere the savior!!!!!!


  • 6 banjax // Mar 5, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    Waiting for news of changes at the Toon!

  • 7 GeordieTwo // Mar 5, 2016 at 9:58 PM

    The obvious striker to put in was Riviere goommy mate. He had the hot hand. He was primed and ready to score based on all his other appearances with us. Either that or take a swing at the ball and fall down….

  • 8 BeeGuy // Mar 5, 2016 at 9:59 PM

    I keep checking for the notice Macca has been dumped. But , it does not happen. His buddies will go down with the ship he is steering. Can MA make more money by going down than staying up?

  • 9 GeordieTwo // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    This just in!
    Changes will not be made at the Toon. The owner is hiding under his bed crying and refuses to come out. He’s saying something about wanting his Llambeezee back….. More to follow.

  • 10 GeordieTwo // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    No Bee Guy but Mike would feel more comfortable about attending Spurs matches if we’re not in the same division. Simple choice to make really…..

  • 11 martoon // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    If McClaren is sacked I’d imagine the announcement would be Sunday or Monday!

  • 12 lochinvar // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Riviere ?
    McLaren probably though he was starting Joan Rivers because he liked the jokes:

    “I blame my mother for my poor sex life. All she told me was ‘the man goes on top and the woman underneath.’ For three years my husband and I slept in bunk beds.”

  • 13 GeordieTwo // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    Not unless they can get Mike out from under his bed martoon mate. He’s got a small telly under there and he’s watching old Spurs matches on it. Seems quite settled.

  • 14 SPRINGY // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:05 PM

    whether the rumours about moyes are true are not, my worry is he did’nt seem to handle the pressure very well at man utd….and not to say we are a bigger club, but there has always appeared to be a lot more pressure at newcastle then most managers can deal with….not convinced moyes could cope to be honest….anyone else think that?

  • 15 croftus5678 // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    river did well on his time on the pitch so i will not call that lad personally in fact he was one of our better players to the point i was gobsmacked he was taken off !

    imo we had some decent performances by some players and some awful ones also.

    played good was river/lesc/shel/sayl/jan/wijn (obv saylor scored a silly own goal but apart from that ! and lesc was not at fault for second imo as he was behind 3 of their players and if he tackled it would have been peno and sending off)

    avg were perez (lost the ball a lot as he doesnt have the vision or control that experience brings yet)/mitrovic/sissoko/rola/dumm.

    and poor imo anita who was erm….well you know/colback (must admit sissy nearly made the list if it was not for one or 2 good runs and a decent cross)

    we lost the game imo not because of personel though more because of tactics/substitutes/formation and mindset both for us and the other team from our own doing ! and that rests purely on maccas head imo and it is one of the only times i could not see sense in what he was doing but if i defend him when he tries and fails its only right i critisize when he screws something up.

  • 16 SPRINGY // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:08 PM

    i would agree mate, thought his work rate and movement was canny good tbh….one of our better players today in truth.

  • 17 JackButler // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:08 PM


    Giving that he was replacing arguably the greatest manager of all time, Moyes did what he could and 99.9% of managers would have failed in that situation. LVG has spent a quarter of a billion pounds and the fans still want him out, so what chance did Moyes ever have???

  • 18 Belfast // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:09 PM

    Hold on i’m still reading all the reaction.

  • 19 martoon // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    G2 @13 – If I was the owner and were in danger of losing £70 – 80m a year on one of my businesses I know I would step in and take control.

  • 20 Online Guy // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Jose Please ,

    That’ll Do

  • 21 nearly // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    croftus @ 15

    sissoko nearly made your list ,shud hv been top of it he was a disgrace again, not sure you hv been watching the same game as everybody else ,you say rivi had a good game REALLY he worked hard but did nothing else

  • 22 GeordieTwo // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:16 PM

    I thought we looked tired. Our auras weren’t bright and sunny. There wasn’t enough fire in the bellies. We looked lacking in belief after that first nasty one went in. They took it to us in a very controlled fashion. The pink was a bit dazzling and that worked against us as well. We seemed to surrender the midfield all too often and just let them attack at will. Our positioning could have been better. Elliot was overworked at times. We didn’t get enough shots on goal. Other than that we were definitely second best. But definitely not third best….

  • 23 Online Guy // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Are links to the Mag allowed on Ed’s site ? cheers

  • 24 only one bobby robson // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:18 PM

    What I want to know is Steve mclaren meant to be one of the best coaches around . So every game I have seen every time we are in possession of the ball all the players stand still! Like looking at a chess board obviously schteeve forgot to tell them pass and move?

  • 25 Sav // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    Macca has lost it but remains clinging on. Respect growing for Gullit who at least had guts to walk away without a fat payday.

  • 26 BandB // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:20 PM


    I think there was an attempt to post it yesterday.
    It’s a scummy paper, edited and owned by horrible people.

  • 27 GeordieTwo // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:22 PM

    Actually the players kept thinking Steve was saying “Pass the Prunes! Damnit pass the prunes!” only1bobby! He has terrible constipation you know….

  • 28 only one bobby robson // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Brendan Rodgers is man to save us with the players we already have ten games of attacking football is our only hope Rodgers can make this happen

  • 29 Online Guy // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Geordie Two , I was driving over the moors between Mithriac Temple (Roman Wall) near Hexham and Chollerford..Northumberland my left to the west was a massive Sunset …Spectacular the north were I was heading and perambulating along I could not see the sky for Snow .. How’s Canada ? Snow ? , and no I’m not drunk ….yet .

    Really wissed with today’s result though but Hey ho an effeminate Man might say .

  • 30 GeordieTwo // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:30 PM

    Canada is good online guy. Not that I can take responsibility for the whole thing but I can definitely say reasonably good. To fair. We don’t have your wonderful Mithriac Temple but we have other famous wonders of the world. Were you planning on stopping to pray at the Mithriac Temple by the way? Possibly it would be a good idea since you’re out that way. And if you have a goat along with you….. well possibly you could do the right thing for us?

  • 31 Online Guy // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:31 PM


    I’m thinking that the Mail is printed in Manchester ?..could be wrong ..Craig Hope needs Hauling in mind and the ed ..Paul Dacre ? Frontal Lobotomy needed , his head don’t work proper like .

    Match of the Day ..sob sob ..

  • 32 jimmysmith // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:34 PM

    Yes, I’d prefer Rogers, but would be happy with either. Roger’s might lack the bottle for such a hard job, that’s the concern. Whereas Moyes looks like he might chin you. So you’d think he was tough enough, but his football isn’t as easy on the eye.

  • 33 Online Guy // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:35 PM

    Geordie Two , I was at the temple at the Alter and wondering about self Sacrifice ..I forgot my blade. I tried to bang my head off the wall but it didn’t work .. although for a few seconds I could see the prem league table upside down and thought we were second ..

  • 34 Online Guy // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:36 PM


  • 35 only one bobby robson // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:38 PM

    This has to be the worse season I have ever seen us take part in I think it’s even worse than last relegation season. It’s even worse as my boys are just getting into football and are toon fans few of there mates support citeh or Man U! Feel sorry for all fellow supporters right now as we dinnit deserve drivel that is being played at st james

  • 36 Jib // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:42 PM

    After losing 3- 1 away to West Brom Chris Hughton was sacked at 10 am the following Tuesday by Derek Llambias

  • 37 SPRINGY // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:43 PM

    team review…
    elliot…..some good saves and verbally tried to organise the defenders…..good
    janmaat….worked hard up and down the wing could see him getting frustrated with some of the players for poor passing or no movement,sissoko didnt help….good.
    taylor….unlucky for the goal and worked hard enough,prefer it when he does’nt maraud forward as he does’nt have the legs to get back,but did have a couple of half chances…,decent.
    lascelles…..looks a decent player and had a canny game does lack a bit concentration and nearly got caught out a few times but more positive then negative….good.
    dummet….was’nt on long but showed pace but made a mistakes giving the ball away….average for length of time on.
    shelvey….probably man of the match,tried spray the ball around and find willing runners but not many around,grafted in the middle a put his foot in…..good.
    colback….gave the ball away for the first goal which started the collapse,gaveit away a lot today,cover plenty ground and filled in at left back when needed but not his best…..poor
    gini…..ran around without really making an impact on the game and let the opposition run away from him at times,seems to struggle on the left,which effected the rest of his day….poor
    sissoko….can run all day but his end product was poor,not a skilful player if the opposition double up he seems to lose the ball a lot or run down blind alleys and create little,today he was better the stoke and a few other games lately but nowt special…..average.
    perez….when up front has some lovely turns,faints and touches and good movement but once he was pushed wider he rarely got in the game and then loses the ball when desperately trying to make something happen……decent.
    riviere….thought his movement and work rate were good and was unlucky on a couple of half chances,dont know if he was injured but thought he was unlucky to be subbed….decent
    anita…..ran around put his foot in but never really influenced any part of the game,tried to pass it round but think his lack of match sharpness hindered that….poor
    mitro…..slowly grew into the half and had a couple of shots,showed the strength we know he has,but his movement not as good as rivieres first half,the team was starting to get desperate and lump long balls up to him so his movement was restricted…..average
    aarons….did’nt have any influence on the game whatsoever yes he was not on his natural left side but if this lad is arguing over a bigger contract he needs to do a hell of a lot more then he did today….poor
    perez,aarons and gini all looked like square pegs in round holes at different times today,just seem to be accommadating them so a decision to drop players doe’snt need to brought up,that was a big factor in a poor display…for me anyway.

  • 38 GeordieTwo // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:44 PM

    That seems like a reasonable effort you’ve made there online guy. If no goat is available you could possibly slip a couple of live squirrels down you pants and chant something inspirational? Take no notice of any passersby. We’ll wait for word on your progress mate. 😆

  • 39 only one bobby robson // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    You know aswell anyone saying that any of players we have are good need to have a hard look at what there doing sissoko was shocking today mitrovic more pace in a snail and couldn’t finish a nice cream! Shelvey and janmaat okish but the rest they are championship level that’s the harsh reality for us all

  • 40 croftus5678 // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:46 PM

    @21 nearly

    ….sigh….ok if we are gonna play the really was you watching the same game card again !!! lol…it gets a bit old this tbh but ok i’ll explain why i said river did “WELL” and was “ONE” of our better players !

    like you said he worked hard but added to that he pushed their back line back throughout his time on the pitch and was not stood still once from what i see of him.
    he had a shot on goal that was a very good shot b all accounts that got deflected wide and throughout the game apart from the one run that perez did for his goal was the only player who made runs beyond the back 4 to get on the end of a shelvey passa few times and into a scoring position ! (shelvey’s passing was just overhit mind but thats not river fault).

    right now sissoko nearly making the poor list !
    he did not lose the ball half as much as he normally does and he did get down the wing a fair few times if only to pass it to janmaat or get that one very decent cross he did get in so imo he was not very poor but not very good either.

  • 41 SPRINGY // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:47 PM

    jack butler
    ano they were big shoes to fill following fergie and was always on a hiding to nothing but he always looked like he was ganna flip out!lol

  • 42 JamesToon // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    would love a manager like eddie howe, but bournemouth have officially overtaken us so never gonna get him. Would settle for rodgers, would love someone like pellegrini. But we all know the incompetence at this club

  • 43 GeordieTwo // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:56 PM

    Here’s my ratings:
    Elliot: his left leg looked a bit longer than his right today. He kicked better.
    Janmaat: should be a wingback. Not suited to defensive play. Slightly dutch appearance can be a bit disconcerting.
    Taylor: looks a bit knackered as soon as the match starts. Are his underpants too tight? His eyes appear to bulge out a bit as well. Unlucky on the own goal.
    Lascelles: Really starting to grow into the position. Would like to see him paired with Mbmemba.
    Dummett: played his typical game. Not quite quick enough. Seems to be becoming injury prone. Not keen on him long term.
    That’s it for now. I’m just giving you a bit of a taste of excitement there.

  • 44 croftus5678 // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:57 PM

    my opinion over the manager position is.

    rogers would imo be a very good quick fix ! i’d expect him to stay for about 2 years before we have to replace him though as he’s a manager like pards was who starts well then dies ! a hell of a lot better than pards though imo.

    under moyes we would prob get relegated or just scrape survival then if we do make it we would prob be avg for another 2 seasons in mid table before we see a team come together but i doubt we would have the likes of mitro/wijnaldum/shelvey ect they would be more like unknowns who gel well together as a team than big talented players.

  • 45 Belfast // Mar 5, 2016 at 11:14 PM

    McClaren has went from ginger to grey in a fortnight.

    Shearer was fuming

  • 46 Belfast // Mar 5, 2016 at 11:15 PM

    Looked like he new he was getting the chop in that interview.

  • 47 stevie101182 // Mar 5, 2016 at 11:20 PM

    Got to love Alan shearer like. He is right though carr needs to go. Charnley needs to go and mcclaren needs to go. There’s no other way out only saving grace is Norwich and Sunderland are terrible and may just keep us in the premier league.

  • 48 Belfast // Mar 5, 2016 at 11:21 PM

    Nah don’t think so Stevie. Sunderland are certs to escape imo. No Hull this year unfortunately.

  • 49 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 11:21 PM

    Shearer certainly fuming on Motd, we are so so poor.
    What a mess.

  • 50 Jib // Mar 5, 2016 at 11:26 PM

    Part of the Spanish press saying Rafa had already decided he was coming to the PL and has talked with Ashley about the Summer.

    The outcome of todays game could bring things forward.

    Earlier versions of this were before todays kick off

  • 51 stevie101182 // Mar 5, 2016 at 11:27 PM

    Yeah I must admit it does look bleak at the moment but beat them in the Derby we will be back above them. Our fixture list is the easier out of the 3 however you can see that statement released by the players was bs. Clearly they are not playing for him

  • 52 Jib // Mar 5, 2016 at 11:28 PM

    Irishmen and Scots are ginger
    Englishmen are auburn (apart from Colback )

  • 53 nightfa11 // Mar 6, 2016 at 12:21 AM

    Kiennar in..3rd times a charm 😀

  • 54 bettyswallocks // Mar 6, 2016 at 12:23 AM

    The poor guy just needs to be put out of his misery.

  • 55 NUFCPaul // Mar 6, 2016 at 12:31 AM

    McClaren should have gone before the Stoke game to give the new manager a real chance to organise the team. Now we need to act swiftly and get someone else in so McClaren’s successor has a good week to sort this nonsense out.

    Honestly don’t care who it is between David Moyes, Brendan Rogers or Rafa Benitez. Any of them will be a step up in quality. The Mackems have had an excellent system of sacking their manager prior to the derby game each season and getting the three points needed to keep them up each time. Let’s beat them at their own game and do the same!

  • 56 NUFCPaul // Mar 6, 2016 at 12:35 AM

    And I need to just get this off my chest too. Can we stop calling Steven Taylor ‘Saylor’ please? Ryan Taylor left at the end of last season. There’s only one Taylor in the first team now, so let’s use his proper name now lads. Cheers.

  • 57 SPRINGY // Mar 6, 2016 at 12:40 AM

    the stubborn arsehole is holding out for his coin

  • 58 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 6, 2016 at 1:07 AM

    It was a disgrace today. Players looked lost, no movement, no attacking intent, just awful, awful, awful.

    The fans in the stadium kicked off after the second went in and all round the ground people were loudly signing ‘Steve McClaren you’re taking us down’ and ‘you’re getting sacked in the morning’. If he survives that abuse from today, it’ll be unbearable against Sunderland. Not looking forward to that one at all.

    Sick of the British dross being linked. When will we learn. I really hope it’s someone like Benitez who takes over, but the chances will be slim to none with these mugs.

    It was a joke McClaren got the job in the first place after his recent lower league sacking.

  • 59 SPRINGY // Mar 6, 2016 at 1:20 AM

    when first linked to him i thought it was a joke tbh,then when it started looking like it was going to happen i never thought he could do the job,once he got the job,gave him time to see if he could do anything but this job is to big for him and he papers over the cracks with his flannel…..not convinced moyes or rogers would be much better if im honest….but macca needs to go

  • 60 Laurent Robert 32 // Mar 6, 2016 at 1:35 AM

    Needs to go for sure. Diabolical. A number of ‘attack, attack’ chants went up as well.

    Rivierre starting by himself was awful, and a player with Champions League goals in him, and almost scored against Stoke after a paltry few minutes, didn’t even get a look in – Doumbia. You couldn’t make it up.

  • 61 SPRINGY // Mar 6, 2016 at 1:47 AM

    i would of started with perez and doumbia as a front 2 myself….thought riviere did ok tbh,plenty work rate and canny movement……but still wouldnt be a starter tho

  • 62 andrew84 // Mar 6, 2016 at 1:49 AM

    I agree with everything that is being said about McClaren, he simply has to go. However there are definitely certain players that have a lot to answer for.

    I can’t wait for Sissoko to pipe up about his ‘ambitions’ to play for a Champions League club once again. I’ll happily drive him anywhere he wants to go in Europe, as long as he gives me petrol money.

  • 63 SPRINGY // Mar 6, 2016 at 1:49 AM

    gini left then perez left was a joke…..the y are always poor there….then to put aarons on the right just seemed like a big F.U…..aarons needs to show a lot more he did’nt look interested at all.

  • 64 Essex Geordie Bill // Mar 6, 2016 at 1:52 AM

    As already pointed out our main salvation seems to lie with Norwich and Sunderland providing we can beat them in the derby.

    I’d be amazed if McClaren doesn’t receive his P45 in the next two days. What a waste of space he has been, like many others on the blog he wasn’t my first choice but I did think he would get more from the players we had but sadly no.


    Hull could be replacing us next year and what is really getting up my nose is that we are going down (probably) with Villa.

    I bet Remi Garde would be doing ok with our squad.

  • 65 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 6, 2016 at 1:54 AM

    Fans were absolutely right in cheering sissoko during the sub. His performance recently is a disgrace to the shirt and I hope I’ve seen the last of him. I wouldn’t want that toxic character to be anywhere near the dressing room too.

  • 66 SPRINGY // Mar 6, 2016 at 1:55 AM

    all he has is his running ability….lacks skill in tight spaces to create chances….has the makings of top class cm physique wise but lacks that competitiveness to tackle,head the ball,work and aggressiveness to dominate…..he’ll be away in the summer to sit on a bench for bit part games no doubt.

  • 67 SPRINGY // Mar 6, 2016 at 1:58 AM

    unless we get a new manager, we’ll not win the derby,tbh we’ll be lucky to draw it….they have nothing to offer under macca….kills me to say it….think it could get embarrassing derby day.

  • 68 jimmysmith // Mar 6, 2016 at 2:09 AM

    Benitez would be great, but can we afford him, and would he even entertain the notion of coming here? He is one of a select band of elite managers, although perhaps only just, and we are hardly an elite club, and of course it is historically such a hard job to succeed in. But money talks, and Ashley has a lot riding on staying up, and so it surely is at least on the cards.

  • 69 Toonacious T // Mar 6, 2016 at 2:19 AM

    Another fine mess!

  • 70 Toonacious T // Mar 6, 2016 at 2:20 AM

    McGregor better deliver a knockout. Cheer up Irish Mags somewhat maybe ffs.

  • 71 Toonacious T // Mar 6, 2016 at 2:24 AM

    If they don’t sack McClaren the atmosphere at the derby will be so poisonous that the players will not be able to cope with the pressure. If he isn’t gone by Tuesday I hope the Toon Army have the balls to march on SJP and stage a protest at least.

  • 72 SPRINGY // Mar 6, 2016 at 2:28 AM

    if ashley wants to back his words…he’s already laid out 80+m on players…he can afford most managers i believe its how much they’ll want to come and then how transfer budget they’ll want in the summer,most will want a fortune as there reputations are on the line.

  • 73 SPRINGY // Mar 6, 2016 at 2:32 AM

    you could see the players fold today like a cheap suit when the crowd got on there backs….imagine a relegation fuelled derby….they could literally just sit down in the centre circle and start bubbling asking for there mommy!

  • 74 ilovetoon8788 // Mar 6, 2016 at 4:08 AM

    Something tells me mclaren will not be sacked they will stick with him in the long term and rebuild us from the championship.

  • 75 Veltman // Mar 6, 2016 at 4:11 AM

    Said it many times,the man is a defeatist,a loser,
    a coward,if he don’t get sacked,we are down,no ifs and buts,and without shadow of a doubt.
    Anyone who still defends him is a moron like himself.Losing a game which expected to be the best chance of getting more points is unthinkable.This game was more evidence that he can’t save us,cope and compete.
    Nothing more to say,just hoping the Telegraph report is true,which usually is..and praying someone comes in & make them play & save us!

  • 76 Magpie Myles // Mar 6, 2016 at 4:42 AM

    I’ve seen more effort from a 2 year old than some of this lot, it’s embarrassing! It looked like 90% of the squad didn’t want to be there and didn’t want to play for McClaren.

    Il say again, at least Ashley put 80 mill in to transfers, he held his end of the bargain. The other members of the board have failed. Can’t believe have spent the much money and we get turds like Thauvin, Savet, Townsend, etc. It’s not what we pay to see and those 3 on the board should have a long hard look at themselves because at my company 80 mill of waste would be sackable in seconds!!

  • 77 U.S Magpie // Mar 6, 2016 at 5:03 AM

    Well all I can say is, a one arm man with one leg and one eye covered in bees with only one ear could do a better job than McCalamity. I know that Moyes may have cracked a little but if this does happen it either him, Rodgers or Rafa.
    All three I feel are better than McCalamity and just better than the one eyed man. We either do that or fire him and get Peter Beardo to take over until the end of the season. But please for the love of all things Toon and this is more for you Ed, don’t ever mention Sherwood. There’s only so much we can take as fans.

  • 78 true toon // Mar 6, 2016 at 5:16 AM

    Could some one here explain to me why are NUFC so obsessed with hiring only English Managers? In the history of EPL , only Bobby Robson, KK and Harry Redknapp have certain degree of success.

    Looking at the epl tables, we have foreign Managers that did extremely well .. Etc Ranieri, Bilic ..

  • 79 terencelim // Mar 6, 2016 at 5:19 AM

    Doesn’t matter if Ashley spent 80m or 800m. The club is going no where when the owner has the wrong intention thus keep making terrible decisions and hiring the wrong ppl.

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