Thursday Is D Day – Don’t Be Surprised If This Happens


It is pretty obvious that Managing Director lee Charnley doesn’t want to fire the man he hired last summer when he brought in Steve McClaren after Steve had failed at Derby County and had been fired.

It was days after that for some reason – you’ll have to ask Lee what the reason was – that he thought a manager who had just failed at a Championship club could succeed at Newcastle United a huge step up in the Premier League.

It was a poor choice from he start and so it has proved with Steve McClaren having the worst record of any Newcastle manager in the Premier League and he has us second bottom and 9 points behind 5th bottom Swansea.

What a terrible mess we are in.

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Lee Charnley stressed out
He’s thinking about a decision he may have to make a year or two down the road
The stress is already showing

And the news  tonight is  that the Newcastle Board  – who for them are moving at the speed of light to reach a decision – may have a decision on Steve McClaren by Thursday – that’s the latest news from the Chronicle.

Who’s kidding who here?

But that’s the way Lee Charnley and the Newcastle Board work – they find it very difficult to make any decision – on anything – and simply dither around hoping the problem will go away.

Believe me – they never do.

So assuming a decision is made on Thursday on Steve McClaren, after all they still have two days to delay that, it will have taken them five days to reach it – and their dithering will have interfered with the team’s preparation for the game at Leicester City on Monday night.

And then – wait for it – don’t be surprised if they decide to stay with Steve McClaren and come out and say a suitable replacement simply was not available.

We are deadly serious on that – we are not joking.

Such is the ineptitude of Newcastle United these days – it’s been nothing but a circus since Saturday night.



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81 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #1

    no decision
    no dismissal
    no decent football

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  • Thump

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #2

    Don’t worry, Schteve will save us. You can tell he will by the prompt decision making on the touch line, such as:

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  • Mackems are from MORDOR!

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #3

    “If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find him….maybe you can hire…
    Ron Atkinson”

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  • jimiley

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #4

    Ed, Its good to see you getting upset with the senior management at the Toon. It is 5 years too late. After 7 years of making excuses for MA and claiming that he owned the club and would do what is best for the club because it is best for his pocket, the scales have finally fallen from your eyes. MA has turned NUFC into a marketing commodity for profit and destroyed the football ethos of a unique club. A club without a soul. His cronies run the club but they have no clue about football. Hold your head in shame Bob Moncur, a former hero of mine. Likewise Peter Beardsley. They have taken the silver shilling and kept their mouths shut. Too late to resign now Bob Moncur. The fans are also culpable. More so than they realize. They have supported this rotten regime by attending matches. The lifeblood for Ashley.They chanted for Big Sam to leave when we were mid table but kept silent during the reigns of Carver and McClaren. Beaten into submission by Ashley but only worthy of derision. They deserve all they now get. You reap what you sow. This whole regime should have been swept away years ago but the fans went along with it. Out of loyalty to the club??? Do me a favour. Blind faith?/. I have seen more moral fibre on a plate of mince. More brains even. MA laps it up and you are so dumb you put up with it. And Arsenal fans want rid of Wenger. Go compare clubs. Rotten to the core.

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  • NUFCPaul

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #5

    It may look as if there’s nothing going on because of the deafening silence from the club, but for all we know they could be negotiating with McClaren’s successor. The choice of the next manager is one hell of an important decision.

    Or they’re doing sweet FA and Steve will still be there for Monday’s game. Sigh.

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  • jimiley

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #6

    ANY manager who comes to this club now under Ashley is a loser who is looking for a pay packet. The manager is not the problem but only a symptom of a much deeper malaise. Two or three relegations is much too good for this motley crew of management,

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  • goommy

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #7

    SM fired.
    LC fired.

    that’s all..

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  • yorkymag

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Ed
    You are simply making things up and reporting as fact why?
    If they are to sack mc clown and bring in moyes or Benitez they are not coming without there team ,that takes time and the current lot will all be gone
    What is fact is there has been crisis meetings and no statement of support for the clown that would suggest things are moving
    We simply have no idea ,and to keep reading this complete fiction is a waste of time .

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  • Bri

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #9

    Repost

    They don’t want to sack Mac.
    Would anyone be that surprised if he was still in charge come the Leicester game.At any other club he would have been kicked out the door a while back.
    Any Other top flight club would of stayed well clear of Wally but not us.
    That says it all.

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  • NUFCPaul

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #10

    Whoever comes in can pretty much write off the Leicester game (an improbable win will obviously be a bonus) but at least they’ll have almost two weeks to prepare for the derby game. Plenty of time to drill whatever patched up defence is available and get new ideas across.

    Rafa Benitez might not be the obvious choice when it comes to a relegation battle, but of all the names put forward recently he’s the one who will command the most respect because he’s won a few pieces of silverware. I don’t think the majority of our current players will respond as well with Moyes or Rodgers even though they may have more grit down at the bottom of the table, whereas Rafa is more used to being near the top of the league.

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  • jimiley

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #11

    I hope we keep McClaren. We deserve it. Benitez is a top of the table manger used to spending dosh on his players. He is not a scrapper at the bottom. Too old for all that. But he may take the silver shilling like McClaren. The chances of McClaren walking are nil. They will all get paid off eventually because the club is f….d

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  • jimiley

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Thursday is decision day. PITIFUL. Keep McClaren

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  • jimiley

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #13

    NUFC is now a parody of a great football club.

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  • Bri

    Mar 8, 2016 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Judge Wally after our last game of the season.

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  • Graeme

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #15

    If, as reported in the Guardian, we have indeed approached Rafa, then it’s not going to happen in 24 hours, thats for sure.
    He will have some major demands over recruitment policy, together with an indication of how much he will have in the summer to bring in some proper recruitments to sort the squad out.

    Rome wasn’t built in a day but, if waiting 3, 4 or even 7 days results in a Manager of the caliber of Rafa signing on – thats time very well spent in my opinion.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Picture Caption –

    “Please please please let this be the ‘deflate head’ button…”

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #17

    It all really depends how much Rafa fancies drawing our ass out of the championship. With captain Colo as his main man.

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  • The Vicar

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Maybe, and this is me being optimistic. If they appoint today the guy taking over will take control pre Leicester, a game we may well lose. So if they sack McClaren on Thursday, they can immediately appoint Benitez and let him watch a game we are bound to lose from the stands, before taking over and winning the next 9 games.

    If they get Benitez, Charnley and Carr are done as well as McClaren. He simply won’t put up with it.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #19

    Graeme,
    All well and good and see where your coming from, but just sack him and put him and more importantly us out of our misery.

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  • JackButler

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #20

    SM stays then we go down, it’s that simple and I’d be surprised if we won a single game of the team remaining with him at the helm.

    At least now there can be no question or denial of Charnleys ineptitude, he like SM should be sacked

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  • magicmac

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #21

    The fact is it does not matter if we bring in the best coach or manager in the world, the real problem is of the pitch, Charnley and carr are not qualifed to do thier job and are the real problem, they are both a total waste of space, old man carr has wasted millions of ashelys money on totally crap players, and that little turd Charnley doesnt know what day of the week it is, do you honestly think those 2 wasters would get a job at any other premier league club, as Alan Shearer said we are a mess from top to bottom, these 2 assholes need to be sacked also along with Mc Claren, also the reason they have not appointed an new coach or manager yet is no proper self respecting manager would work under Ashely and his Clowns, we will either be stuck with Mc Claren for the rest of the season, or we will get another yes man loser and thats the reality, they are all toxic and rejects in charge of a fantastic and amazing football Club, i rest my case.

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  • Jib

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #22

    There’s a lot of time and effort been expended by the new coaching squad , there is clearly an improvement in some areas of the teams performance at times.

    McLaren is certainly not now a PL manager ( if he ever was ) but not all he brought to NUFC was bad and the club must be careful not to throw out the baby with the bathwater.
    It seems to me starting from scratch every time places the club at a disadvantage before a ball is kicked.

    If any new incumbent makes it conditional of their appointment that the old coaching regime has to go , then so be it , but there may be compromises being worked on involving some swallowing of pride so the criticism of anyone should be kept to a minimum until we see how it all pans out.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #23

    Ibiza…… Is that you @18

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  • Dondatta13

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #24

    Yet, Last season when we were baying for Charver to be sacked we were labelled “The mob” by Ed!!!

    Unbelievable I swear!

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  • martoon

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #25

    The thing I don’t understand is why not sack McClaren now and put the assistant manager in temporary charge. Then negotiate for a new manager – it’s not really fair on McClaren keeping him in no man’s land.

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  • Graeme

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail, they screwed up so badly with P45DUE, with no replacement and were lucky to get away with it. I really don’t think they will sack McWally until they have an agreement in place with whoever is coming in.
    Maybe, unlikely I know, but just maybe they learned something from their last fiasco!!

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  • only one bobby robson

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #27

    We are the laughing stock of the whole football league not just the premiership! The rest of the country must think were muppets putting up with this I’ve never been so embarrassed for my team in 34 years supporting them this charnley makes Freddy shepherd look like a great chairman! Shepherd would have sacked schteeve a long time ago I find this fiasco an outrage and I’m really struggling I’m sure there’s others out there that feel the same way I could throttle charnley and mclaren he couldn’t run a bath mind!

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #28

    There’s still time for us to be the mob / crew / gaggle / shambles / crowd / mass / assembly / rabble / shower / assortment / throng / herd / gathering……

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  • JackButler

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #29

    Any other club would have had this whole situation wrapped up by now with everyone looking towards the next game and how they can get something, anything from it…….but now this shower.

    There is no reason, no excuse they can put forward to justify the way they have ballsed up yet another situation we all saw coming a mile away other than to hold their hands up an openly admit they have no bloody idea what they are doing.

    As a club we are the twentieth richest in world football but on a daily basis we are run like stall at a open air market and the reality is that we deserve to go down as chances are that even if we do somehow manage to survive this season, those in charge will not change or alter how we operate so we can look forward to another season comprising of “More of the same” next year

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #30

    martoon,
    That’s karma for you, he’s kept that tuft in no mans land for about fifteen years now!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #31

    Order in the court! Judge Wally presiding.
    The Prosecutions application for dismal has been rejected and having being found guilty of 28 counts of being unimpressed, a further 10 offences will now be taken into account. The Prisoner shall be taken down and condemned.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #32

    I guarantee when McClown does get his backside launched out the door there’ll be some hack describing us as ‘fickle’ and ‘impatient’.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #33

    So, Mike’s door. What’s supposed to happen there? Anyone?

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  • Average_Contents

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Ashley out

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  • bettyswallocks

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #35

    With regards to Mc C’s hairstyle. His wife has pointed out that a man who is losing his hair at the front of his head is a great thinker.
    A man losing his hair at the back of his head is a great lover.
    A main losing his hair at the front and the back thinks he’s a great lover.

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  • ToonMatt

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #36

    The club is rotten and the blame lies with Ashley and nobody else? Any other club would have fans boycotting but not here, They show up and fill the stadium putting money in to his pockets, Ashley is a business man and could step in anytime he wants and make changes but he won’t, He has no reason to? He’s making money and has done since he bought the club, Don’t forget we are still in debt to him and that debt has not been paid off in the 9 years he’s been here? We are going down end of.

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  • Jak

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #37

    Fatty is the one man running this whole sordid mess,if the idiots who attend continue to go they deserve all they get,this despot should’ve been run out of town years ago,he wasn’t,they’re as much to blame as him.

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  • lesh

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #38

    Margaret Byrne’s resignation was clearly the result of Sunderland’s owner putting pressure on her – go or be sacked. The Club’s reputation is at stake.

    Now at Newcastle, we have an HC who’s never been up to the job. An MD, Charnley, who hasn’t the gumption to act when our club’s now seen as a laughing stock blithely allows McClaren’s continued presence at the Club. The players must now have no respect for McClaren.

    Ashley’s clearly not forcing Charnley and his crew to be rid of McLaren – why?

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  • Online Guy

    Mar 8, 2016 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #39

    Betty

    If one is loosing the hair at the back of the head one is to close to the headboard during fun and games

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 8, 2016 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #40

    Why is Thursday Doris Day ?

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