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VIDEO – McClaren Sky Sports Interview After Latest Disaster

7:10 pm, Saturday, March 5th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 51 Comments


Steve McClaren – yet another defeat

Here is the Sky Sports Interview given by Steve McClaren after the game.

Tags: Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League · Press Conference · Video

51 responses so far ↓

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


    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?

  • 2 magscar // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:14 PM


    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!!

  • 3 Jib // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:18 PM

    Keep up son
    Straight after the game about 4 articles back I held up me hands and said I’d been wrong and was a mug

  • 4 Bambams // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:19 PM

    He won’t resign….Very few managers would do that these days, especially with his track record what club would employ him !
    He will wait for the sack and walk away with a nice earner

  • 5 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:20 PM

  • 6 oldarse // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    By Luke Edwards6:00PM GMT 05 Mar 2016Follow
    David Moyes is expected to open talks with Newcastle United about becoming their next head coach over the next few days following the abject 3-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth.
    The North-East club are expected to sack incumbent Steve McClaren after the club’s fifth defeat in sixth matches left them one point from safety at the foot of the Premier League.
    They have identified Moyes s the best man to try to save them from relegation with 10 games remaining are aware of Moyes’ interest in the Newcastle job.

  • 7 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:21 PM

    Paul Clement maybe? i hear he is free

  • 8 catchy in norway // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    luke edwards , noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • 9 mattyNUFC // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    if its moyes or macca we fully deserve to go down. moyes f… me

  • 10 nico // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:26 PM

    Only chance we have now is to sack McLaren and get in maybe Rodgers or Moyes for last 10 days. Maybe they can get something out of our players.

  • 11 terencelim // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    Short term answer: Ashley OUT
    Long term answer: Ashley OUT

  • 12 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:30 PM

    I almost feel bad for Jib, a defender of what he believes is the cause, to the very last… Now ready to admit misplaced faith in the prophet McClaren, but by no means ready to give up on the beholder of the Ivory Tower.

  • 13 Grafton83 // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    Moyes is an excellent manager and we’d be very lucky to have him but my preference is actually for Nigel Pearson, whatever though I don’t care, would just be delighted if anyone could be persuaded to come in and save us. Honestly you can’t possibly do any worse so there’s no pressure.

  • 14 Jib // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:32 PM

    That has to be a fake
    No way Luke Edwards would put that out there before printing it in the Torygraph

  • 15 oldarse // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:34 PM


    Agree mate

  • 16 oldarse // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:36 PM


  • 17 Laurent Robert The Legend // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:36 PM

    So all he is saying is..Judge me after 10 games..AGAIN!!

  • 18 jimmysmith // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    Pardew wouldn’t have left had he known we were going to spend big, although the spending seems to have been a reaction to the failure of the previous transfer policy, and the decision taken after Pardew left. Bizarre way to run a football club, as he would most likely have had this group comfortably top eight, although there are better who would have taken it on. But to appoint McC, the cheaper, easier option, and then spend all that money, is now looking Ashley’s biggest clanger ever. Best squad ever to be relegated? Very probably, and surely the most expensive.

  • 19 lesh // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:37 PM


    Maybe you can have a word with your mate Charnley and tell him to bladder McCl.

    Oh, and maybe you can get on the phone and get Rednapp in?

  • 20 lochinvar // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:38 PM

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

  • 21 jimmysmith // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:39 PM

    Yes, Moyes or Rodgers, both far better. Ashley to protect his investment now and intervene.

  • 22 Offkey // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    I like how he says ‘no one will work hard enough’ erroneously at 3:14 – 3:15….

  • 23 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Oh Jib, that wasn’t nice. But you are correct I’m not kosher, or halal or anything like that.

  • 24 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    This will go down in the history book of an example of how NOT to run a club. Of how not to have an ego and think you know it all when you are seriously out of depth in a business you have have no idea to run.

    It will be used in management text books of what not to do. NUFC will be remembered as a club that failed, and which eroded itself with a greedy cluless owner who has no idea what it means to run a club.

  • 25 benjohnsen // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:44 PM

    McClaren after losing 1-3 to Bournemouth at home: “We are usually very good attacking”. The man need help, he has lost it.

  • 26 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:44 PM


    That wasn’t the question asked by Andrew which was about Tufty’s future. Having battered this blog for months with hundreds of posts on the theme that :
    “we won’t get relegated, no way” ,
    “there is not a team in the Prem I fear NUFC playing”.
    “We have a top class coaching team with an exceptional head coach.”

    Nobody is very sure what you are admitting to having got hopelessly wrong. We’re all grateful you’ve seen the light, but a brusque ‘I got it all wrong’ could simply be the prediction we’d win this six pointer.

    Do you now feel that our head coach should be dismissed ?

  • 27 jordijohnty // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Fat Sam was sacked ‘cos he was rubbish. He would have taken us down, He was replaced by Keegan. When he was pushed out, thats when it all started unravelling

  • 28 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:46 PM

    Mandate of Heaven
    ‘A political theory of ancient China in which those in power were given the right to rule from a divine source.’

    Mandate of Hell
    The modern theory applied to the running of NUFC.

  • 29 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    I’m always suspicious of Luke’s comments on the club as he certainly has an axe to grind, given the previously poor relationship with the Torygraph. I hope he’s wrong too. Not sure Moyes is the short or long term answer

  • 30 oldarse // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:50 PM

    McClaren is a freek of nature an enigma his arsehole is under his nose and his gob is behind his balls.

  • 31 jimiley // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    Any manager who takes on the job now is a loser. We need to get relegated to heal the club. Relegation is better than more of the same next year under Cashley. He has to go before the club can be rejuvenated.

  • 32 jordijohnty // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:51 PM

    For all those saying you dont want Moyes, look at the table, look who are running this club and just accept him as the best we can do. Forget Mourinho, Benitez or anyone else of that caliber. That time has passed. We are in desperate straits with no options left.

  • 33 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:52 PM

    We used to fold like a tent in a typhoon against the likes of manure or arsenal. Now look at us. Incredible.

  • 34 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:53 PM

    Jordijonty – yes we have sink a few places on the prestige ladder thanks to our owner. Cheers Mike!

  • 35 lochinvar // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    Make the players, Charnley and McLaren read this ( that’s if they can read or can be bothered )

  • 36 Jib // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:54 PM

    21st Century Schizoid Man
    I was surprised he has dug his heels in , I thought he would have avoided the press and offered his resignation (which being a member of a board should be done)
    The BBC pundits on extra time mentioned Nigel Pearson – he knows the club – because they are so wealthy it’s easy to forget they are just young men – the boot up the arse that the psycho Pearson would give them could be just the right thing.

  • 37 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:55 PM

    Andros Townsend’s diary entry for the day.
    Got up, scratched around a bit.
    Nearly bust a lung when Tottenham scored that 2nd goal.
    Played Xbox a bit.
    *feels a bit restless but remembers Coloccini is out too*
    Watched the Newcastle game, got depressed and didn’t see out extra time.
    Oh, is that a new season of ‘House of Cards’.
    Wonder if Rolando fancies going out on the lash tonight.
    *Bit drunker now, just realised I am going to look like a world beater in the championship, bring it on*

  • 38 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:56 PM

    Whoever comes in needs to have the prepared mentality for a championship winning push.

  • 39 Tsunki // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:57 PM

    I think this will be Steves last top flight gig though.

  • 40 lochinvar // Mar 5, 2016 at 7:59 PM

    We’re missing the point – if the club are talking to Moyes ( or others if he says no ) then McLaren is history.
    Writing is on the wall.
    It’s not if but when.

    Hope Ashley is looking for a new Chairman and Chief Scout while he’s at it.

  • 41 andrew84 // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:00 PM


    Apologies, I didn’t see your post that you’re talking about but to be fair there’s been literally hundreds of posts in the last few hours – haven’t read ’em all 🙂

  • 42 lesh // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:01 PM

    And by the looks of the Chronic’s photo, Charnley was in the directors box with Bishop and two others. No Ashley, no Carr and no Moncur.

    Not a lot of support for him there.

    How’s he gonna explain this one away, he who said that home form would see us through?

    He’s gotta be relieved of his MD post whether we drop or not.

  • 43 jimiley // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    Steve M will still be here in May and so will 52K morons. Why would they get rid of Steve when the let Carver lose 9 games in a row before winning the last game of the season? If they will keep Carver, they will keep Steve. The club is knackered. I have seen more life in a coffin and the fans are mad for turning up. Its like being loyal to the plague.

  • 44 magscar // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:03 PM

    Not sure about Moyes but seem to recall there was quite a lot of support for him on here whilst he was doing well at Everon before he was hung out to dry at Man U. Some managers do well at a particular club and can’t repeat feat elsewhere – Moyes might be one such.

    Never good to have to pick a manager in a crisis but looking imevitable and presumably Ashley will have to be involved as Charnley and Carr exhausted their list with Garde and McClaren. Already filling with anticipation.

  • 45 JackButler // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Either SM is sacked or we go down, it’s that simple and if by some miracle we do manage to survive Charnley and Carr need to be sacked as soon as the final whistle goes on our last game

  • 46 Barton // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:04 PM

    Just back from watching that latest disgrace,Fat Mike,for once do right by the club and sack this clown,if the wally and his ruddy brolly had any self respect he would resign,but no his payoff is more important,as if he has’nt got enough zero’s in the bank as it is.

  • 47 AncientC // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:08 PM

    Can we assume that McClaren is now done with his superstition, that leads to him walking out for games after they have kicked off?

    Maybe he just has agoraphobia. It would explain the phone thing…

  • 48 oldarse // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:10 PM

    McClaren reminds me of a double glazed salesman who tried to rip me off a while ago same patter same smarm same shifty eyes

  • 49 toon kk // Mar 5, 2016 at 8:34 PM

    Newcastle, the worst team in the premier league. Probably! And has been all season and most of last.
    Tbh the fans expect to much from our poor flops, all the jeering puts already players with NO confidence under pressure they can’t handle.
    I can’t see the logic behind keeping Macca but we haven’t got a goal scorer and no defence so this season was inevitable.

  • 50 one fine day // Mar 5, 2016 at 9:20 PM

    Can’t believe I stayed up until 4am to witness that.
    Has he gone yet?

  • 51 Sav // Mar 5, 2016 at 10:00 PM

    Thanks for the link Ed, but if its all the same, I’m taking a holiday from listening to the irritating tufty f**k. As total losers go, he beats Carver and Pardew hands down. Only JFK comes close.

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