Why Is McClaren Being Allowed To Do This – It’s Ludicrous

There were reports last night and this morning in Chronicle Live that Steve McClaren will be given the chance to plead his case to stay on as Newcastle manager to the rest of the Newcastle Board before any decision is made to replace him.

We have never heard such nonsense.

Why is he allowed to plead his case – what case does he have?

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Steve McClaren – must be fired

Here is another case where the Board and Lee Charnley in particular cannot seem to make any decision – even when the right one is staring them in the face.

Lee Charnley has to realize what his job is and he has to take control of the situation, show initiative and make a decision – and do it quickly – and it’s not to keep Steve McClaren at Newcastle.

Here is Steve ‘s record – which is the worst of any Newcastle manager in our Premier League history.

What case is he going to plead?

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Enough said.

He has lost the last three and five of the last six games.

Time to stop dithering around and make the decision and sack Steve McClaren.

You cannot come to a joint decision that includes the person that is up for being fired.

It’s compete and utter nonsense, but that’s today’s Newcastle for you.

19 comments so far

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #1

    You say;

    “You cannot come to a joint decision that includes the person that is up for being fired.

    It’s compete and utter nonsense, but that’s today’s Newcastle for you.”

    I seem to remember you thinking that McClaren being on the board was a great idea when it was announced by the club. What has changed?

    It is the same as Carr being on the board, he shouldn’t be there. Nor should ‘Meet and Greet’ Moncur.

  • Mag52

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:14 AM

    Comment #2

    What’s he going to plead Ed.
    He could plead insanity. The board would have to recognise that as mitigating circumstances wouldn’t they ?

  • hibbitt

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #3

    anybody got any idea why the board meeting was held in York ?

  • firebug666

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #4

    STEVE McCLAREN has been summoned to a meeting with Newcastle’s board this morning to discuss his future, according to reports.


  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:20 AM

    Comment #5

    The guy writing that article is clueless. Yesterday he had an article out in the afternoon claiming that McClaren had taken training as normal yesterday morning – we all know, and a cursory 30 second internet search would have informed him the players had a day off yesterday. Secondly, he claimed McClaren had been persuaded to leave Derby County to take the Newcastle job.

    Today he is saying McClaren quit Derby for Newcastle.

    I doubt he has any clue what is going on, and just needs to fill up his quota of column inches for the week.

  • firebug666

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #6


    Pleading insanity is a requirement to get the job at Newcastle mate, if he pleads insanity now he’ll get kept on. 😀

  • mindshaft

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #7

    it’s all crp from top to bottom – the senior management are totally out of thier depth

    Ashley – Chav sportswear manufacturer
    Bishop -PR promoted to director
    Charnley – Admin promoted to director
    Carr – scout promoted to director
    McClaren – coach promoted to manager

  • firebug666

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:27 AM

    Comment #8


    Don’t really know that much about the authors, but thanks for pointing that out, I just post headlines now and then; if a story is worth reading I usually cut and past the whole thing to make it easier for those using smart phones to read it without all the ads etc getting in the way.

    On Macca, I think this inept board are looking to keep him on, but the meetings the silence from the club and all the speculation (most likely leaked by Bishop) will make it seem that they have looked at all the options before making the decision to keep him.

  • Santon03

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:29 AM

    Comment #9

    only by miracles if both us and sunderland won next 5-6 games, guess who will be relegated?

  • sparky55

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #10

    It’s akin to the mad hatters tea party…not one of them has a reasoned thought process and they’re also stupidly defending a decision in an effort not to lose face…it was their decision to hire him, they’ve been proven horribly wrong but until it’s mathematically impossible to stay up they’ll want to defend him and say we can still stay up.

    …and once we’re down they’ll still find a way of defending him whether he’s here or not.

    but here’s the really stupid thing…it’s not like any of them will be fighting for their reputation or careers…Carr is already well past retirement age and has plenty in the bank, as is Moncur, and charnley will just get another job with Mash Holdings.

    What on earth is defendable from any perspective here. Maclaren can’t defend his record…it’s indefensible…and the board cannot defend their numerous decisions to give him more time because they’ve left it far too fcuking late FFS.

    Useless bunch of cnuts have just sent my beloved club into a tailspin to oblivion.

  • chicousa

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #11

    I was reviewing Nigel Pearson’s managerial record this evening. I think he is exactly the type manager we need! I think he would embrace the Newcastle job with heart and soul. Moyes, Rodgers and Benitiz have all been managers at what most people would feel are “much bigger clubs”. Not sure they would have the passion and energy to keep the Mags up under such dire circumstances as would Pearson. For him Newcastle would be a fantastic opportunity…

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:34 AM

    Comment #12

    It is impossible for both Sunderland and Newcastle to win the next 5/6 games.

    His article yesterday was so inaccurate I almost registered to comment. I’ve never heard of the guy before, but the fact he got so much wrong in his piece I would say he has virtually no inside track at the club, and is therefore just playing a guessing game hoping that the Express isn’t read by anyone with a modicum of knowledge on the subject.

    As for Macca, if they are looking to keep him on then they should be publicly coming out and saying so. The longer the uncertainty continues the more damaging to our survival chances. If he is staying I hope todays session consists largely of some home truths and that he has the stones to drop some of the bigger name players who are a huge part of our malaise this season and also last.

    It will be hard work, guts and a bit of guile that will get us out of this mess if Macca does stay, so he has to drop those who aren’t up for it.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #13

    Another 24hrs have passed and still F**k-all done.

    Like to see a club run where season ticket holders can also become shareholders who can have a say and can ask for an extraordinary meeting to vote management off the board

    Never happen

  • nut meg

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:44 AM

    Comment #14

    The only chance we have to stay in the PL is under a new manager.The players aren’t playing for SM & I can’t see that changing anytime soon.We need a new voice & someone who commands respect in the dressing room.It’s now or never,if it’s a new guy he needs to be brought in asap,if it’s still SM then it’s goodbye PL & a shed load of cash Last chance saloon,sh*t or bust call it what you want but the decision has to be made…like now!

  • lochinvar

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #15

    York meeting ?
    Probably because Charnley and Moncur wouldn’t be known there and David Craig of Sky might have been able to slip into York from Yarm ( where he lives ) to recieve his PR briefing ( for his Sky TV announcements ) from Keith Bishop ( who also represents him ) who might have travelled in from London , again incognito as no one would know who he was.
    Imagine if Craig had turned up at SJP too early he might have been noticed – that would have been fun. I suspect he might be around SJP or Benton today ?
    Also in York there’s a very good Betty’s Tea Room so that would be nice for them.

  • Bambams

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:48 AM

    Comment #16

    This whole mess is a no brainer….To put it bluntly this shows the calibre of management we have running (ruining) out club.

    Any other premier league club would of acted ages ago to give a new manager a chance.

    ‘Lessons learned’ we were told !

    Heads in the sand !

  • Tsunki

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #17

    Does McLaren have a table tennis bat with “NO” scrawled on it for board meetings?

  • firebug666

    Mar 8, 2016 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #18


    All newspapers by enlarge sensationalise their stories, but to get so much wrong in one article……

    But that’s the gutter press for you!

    On the club:

    When have the club ever done anything the fans wanted, or when have they ever told us what is going on?

    They avoid passing on information to the fans as long as possible, even though they keep saying we are all in this together, they still create an us and them scenario.

    The real crux is they know that it is them that have fcuked this club up not us, they know we are demanding answers from them, but they are unwilling to admit their failure.

  • south coast toon

    Mar 8, 2016 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #19

    if any sane person owned this football club 3 of these twats would have been sacked ages ago its simple f off you aint doing yer job asda are looking for shelve stackers


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