Amazing – Newcastle May Keep Steve McClaren


It seems incredible that anybody on the Newcastle Board would want to keep Steve McClaren at the club, but since they appointed him they have the most to lose – but he is already taking us down to the Championship and it will be certain relegation if he is kept in place.

We thought there could be something odd going, with still no communication on the matter from the club today – so far.

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Steve McClaren in a familiar stance
That’s what the fans feel like too

Here’s what the Telegraph’s Luke Edwards has tweeted earlier today:

We did speculate yesterday that only the incompetents running Newcastle could contemplate keeping Steve McClaren – given his atrocious record at the club.

Maybe the Newcastle Board want us to be a Championship club next season?

Say it aint so!



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288 comments so far

  • Wayayman

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #1

    Carr doesn’t want his mate sacked then? What a surprise.

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #2

    about par for the course !!!

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  • firebug666

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #3
  • Jib

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #4

    Could people please stop talking about bashing bishops – Bairns use this blog.

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  • Wayayman

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Comment #5

    It’s ridiculous. We’ve got Asrenal fans whining about being only 8 points behind the league leaders and calling for Wengers head. The same bloke who has them playing some amazing football and some of the best players in the league, and playing champions league every season along with winning a cup every year or two.
    Meanwhile, up at St James’ our club is dying in its backside and has been for the last 3 or 4 years and the fans are still labelled fickle and unrealistic by the press and pundits. Heard George Graham his morning saying that we sack managers too quickly. Ffs! It’s like they don’t acknowledge Pardew being here for 5 years with a shocking record apart from one season which turned out to be a total fluke.

    The club is not really a professional football club any more. It’s run like some dodgy business that the owner doesn’t want but can’t get rid of, so he’s running into the ground (literally) taking everything he can enroute. Including the ground or at least the neighbouring parts of it that he can asset-strip and sell. Yet we do nowt apart from shout a bit at another utterly incompetent manager.

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  • U.S Magpie

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #6

    Here the oldest Joke going around the UK at the moment.
    blank blank blank blank blank blank blank blank blank blank blank blank blank blank blank blank. Punchline Newcastle Untied. We are the laughing stock of the Premiership if we keep McClamity Jane.

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  • ROSHAN MAGPIE

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #7

    completely agree with you Wayayman

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  • firebug666

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #8

    Wayayman

    People like George Graham would love Macca to take us down, it would raise loads of talking points where he would have plenty to write about and loads of air time in the media, easy money for him.

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  • lesh

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #9

    C’mon Ed

    Even you know that Charnley’s got no option than to argue for the status quo.

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  • Graeme

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #10

    NUFC have to make a basic decision first – “Do we want to be a competitive club in the Premier League?”

    If the answer is “Yes” Then they need to do a complete overhaul of the current structures in place. Penfold, Carr, McClaran, Beardsley – every single one of them needs to be removed.

    A proper “Football Club Manager” needs to be employed, my choice would be Benitez, but there are several decent choices out there at the moment and the Club re-built from the ground up, as a “Football Club” rather than as an Advertising Outlet.

    If this means that we are in fact relegated, but hopefully not, we should be in a much healthier position to return at the first opportunity. Money will need to be spent to rectify the current shortfalls at LB, CB, CF etc. to give the new Management / Coaching Team the best possible chance of turning the club back into a Football Club the Fans, Players etc can be proud of.

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  • WWSBRD

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #11

    Tbf to Arsenal fans they are a complete failure this year. There is no excuse for them not winning the league

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  • AncientC

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #12

    This was a joke aimed at McClaren’s position on the board, Edward’s (missing) follow up tweet may have given a bit more balance.

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  • bladeuser

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #13

    All 520000 of u deserve SMAC
    U r all a laughing stock
    The scum will put nufc down even villa fans stay away but not u clowns u lot and ASHLEY are a match made in heaven
    ASH OUT SMAC OUT COLO OUT SHEEP BAAAAAAAAAAH OUT

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  • davis_toons

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #14

    Saivet needs to play some part. He seems to get going after his 2nd game.

    Will Andros Townsend be playing soon? We need to counter attack on the left..Ohh..is Jonas on the bench?

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  • NoahJ

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #15

    well, mclaren himself is on the board, so maybe it’s him

    in all seriousness, if this ridiculous farce goes on any further, fan pressure will be cranked up tenfold, just in time for the derby

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  • WWSBRD

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #16

    blad
    Really need to slag off other fans?

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #17

    I see that moron bladeuser still takes it out on the people on this blog. Also,has the stadium recently been massively expanded??? Five hundred and twenty thousand, bladeuser???
    You ignorant, uneducated, keyboard warrior moron.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #18

    firebug – I think the FF could chase up this support from the players mystery.
    It is recent and relevant – let the club put up the players behind it -(none I suspect).
    FF should demand urgent meeting -get player behind letter – to attend and explain himself – let a player come and tell porkies about the team support.
    myguess it’s pure PR lies NOTE NOT PR THAT WAS MISJUDGED———–PR LIES!!!!

    A communication suspicious -like many others – only this time -they could really chase it down to Penfold/Bishop speaking for themselves and not really the true sentiments of the players.

    And hopefully put and end to all the lies from SJP – it would be a good start in any healing process.

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  • BandB

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #19

    This is going to be one weird week in training and the worst possible preparation for another crunch game.
    It’s hard to believe though that this will have been even aired as they indulge themselves in 10 days of politicking as if they really do believe that relegation can’t happen because they have ruled it out.

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #20

    McClaren’s the board member who doesn’t want to sack McLaren

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #21

    McLaren should be given time

    Along with Adam Johnson

    Ho Ho Ho

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #22

    WWSBRD

    He is just a petulant child hiding behind his screen. Bet he couldn’t knock the skin off a rice pudding

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  • firebug666

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #23

    NoahJ

    You may have something there, maybe the board need a unanimous decision but one person keeps voting no to sacking Macca.

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  • kevymartins

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #24

    What’s getting on my nerves is the fact that the likes of Man U/ Liverpool fans are going on about you shouldn’t sack Steve McClaren, Yous shouldn’t have sacked Alan Pardew. They really don’t have a clue what’s going on like, the list of mistakes for McClaren are endless. Playing young inexperienced highly rated left wingers at LB which led to giving away pens and him not having a clue what he was doing or idiotic subs like bringing on Cb’s for ST or Midfielders when we concede a goal or not playing the right players he doesn’t have a clue who his best players are when he is dropping Perez for Gouffran an playing Rivière over Doumbia and Mitro. Playing the same formation/tactics over and over again even though we get beat every week and it’s clearly not working. Using excuses for everything. He had his time and did nothing with it.

    My point is Man U and Liverpool sack the likes of Moyes and Rodgers for far less they nearly got a chance to prove themselfs and they have the nerve to say to us?

    Bloody joke, That goofy looking b*****d better hurry up and get the **** out of our club.

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  • U.S Magpie

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #25

    Honestly am I in a dream, this should have been fixed back in December. Why does the club always wait so long to fix an issue. Here what I mean, if a player is not performing at the level he is put on the bench and on some occasions dropped to the reserves to train with them. As a manager the club cannot do this, they only have two options. Keep him or let him go, players are sold to other clubs if they are underachieving or let go all the time. So with that common sense why can the manager not have the same standards, if Chelsea were willing to let a manager like Jose go after he won them the league why is it that McCalmity gets the benefit of the doubt. If we keep him and get relegated then that’s his fault, does Newcastle think he has the right stock to get us back. They should not, as he showed that with Derby, so they should only have one business decision left. Fire him and get someone in that can set the club up if we stay in the Prem or if we are relegated can get us back. We don’t want to be another Leeds United.

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  • WWSBRD

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #26

    YCMIU
    Oh is he? I don’t really recognise the name tbh thought he was maybe just overly frustrated

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #27

    WWSBRD

    Yeah hes on after every loss shouting at everyone

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  • kelpo

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #28

    I’ve said it before for through the years since multi-billionaire MA bought the club. He has enough money to make a real statement on a managerial position by appointing a world class manager ala Mourinho. This season he has belatedly backed the team with some real cash for players and we cannot complain at this, even if he had under spent previously. If he is to be appreciated surely an extra few million on manager wages, (how much has the club lost through poor French wingers…£26 million?), would be money well speculated to accumulate both extra cash/points and the hopes and endearment of the Geordie nation. John Hall has hit the nail upon the head earlier today

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  • James RS

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #29

    Must be Charnley who wants to keep him as him and McClaren are mates. McClaren will never do anything for Newcastle in the long run hes a coach…clueless with tactics and man management. Get David Moyses.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #30

    Nine years of drivel and the club are trying to determine what went wrong? Everything went wrong from the minute Ashley bought us. Lee Charnley is the wrong person to decide whether to keep McLaren. He should have been sacked long ago (Charnley that is). Ten games is very little time with the problems we have but why not try? If Charnley won’t sack McLaren then Ashley should. It’s a last gasp effort but worth making. I’m not optimistic anything will be done. If not, we’re going down.

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #31

    GeordieTwo
    best post you have ever put on here 100% right…… much better than your usual drivel 10/10

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  • BandB

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #32

    We could be in for a few weeks of mystery injuries, bookings, sendings off and suspensions I fear.

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  • Mag52

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #33

    The fans of Arsenal and our fans are light years away from each other at the present time, in terms of experience and expectations.
    With a top management set up, the Arsenal fans have experienced a lot of success on the pitch for any number of years, to the extent that if they fail to hit the top targets,(premiership title or European Cup) their season is a failure and they have a go at Wenger.
    It was like this for a short time here under Sir Bobby when he got stick for only finishing in fifth place.
    At present here, we have a cr@p management set up, so much so that even a decent manager would struggle to achieve any sort of success, not that any decent manager would touch us with a barge pole with the present management set up.
    We are, therefore I’m afraid, doomed to gripe about results, managers, poor records being broken, laughing stock of the football world etc.etc. until such time as Mike Ashley decides he has had enough and b@ggers off back to where he came from.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 7, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #34

    BandB

    I agree, this is the time the players will need excuses to duck out of any responsibilities.

    I would love to see the team come out with some determination, play with a sense of purpose, and show some pride in themselves.

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  • davis_toons

    Mar 7, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #35

    @no.10

    a complete overhaul AGAIN? ..the last time we did was when we got relegated. (this was what have become of us..still rebuilding/ work in progress/ kiv/ etc/../.. after May 24, 2009… )

    This time around for sure key players will leave the club/ forced to leave / wanted by other clubs. (take a look at QPR.. we will be worst)

    And in comes all your fav championship players…but i’m quite sure staylor will stay which is good, of course but how many games will he play before he gets injury again?

    Relegation Again for the Sick of the Club?

    …Ohh….no no please…no more fantasy of rebuilding again…nooooo…pls noo…ooo..

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 7, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #36

    According to Sky Keith Bishop went home to London after the Bournemouth game. This begs the following questions:

    1. Why was he at SJP in the first place ( to se how bad it had become ) ?

    2. Did he leave the ground because of what he saw or didn’t see in footballing terms ?

    3. Has he run away because he’s ‘s afraid of the Bogeyman ?

    4. Had he already decided that Mclaren has to go and his opinion can be taken in a telephone call

    5. Or he didn’t see anything to worry about ?

    If you got all questions right then you are a fan,.
    If you are reading this you are a fan.

    If you are Mr. Keith Bishop please reply to: NUFC and your letter will be redirected to the Sanatorium for me to read….

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 7, 2016 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #37

    As McLaren is on the board it seems he only needs the guy with the casting vote on his side. Step forward Lee “forgot my trousers again” Charnley, trying to cover up his lack of planning again.

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  • posada

    Mar 7, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #38

    If Wally Brolly takes training again it is an insult to all supporters.

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  • mainemagpie

    Mar 7, 2016 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #39

    Jon Anderson on Radio Newcastle just announced that McClaren will take training tomorrow.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 7, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #40

    The meeting is in full swing, Bob Moncur raises his head and half opens his bleary eyes, ” I vote you get rid of this twerp and sign that Steve McClaren fella”…. Oh he off to sleep again, head drooping onto his chest.

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