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Still No Decision On McClaren – What Are They Doing?

6:54 pm, Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 33 Comments

This is getting more strange by the hour and by the day as Newcastle dither around and make no decisions.

While we did say earlier today we shouldn’t get too excited about Lee Charnley possibly making a decision this afternoon, the news is that no decision was made after Charnley had talked to McClaren on the phone.

Yes – we know that will come as an enormous shock to Newcastle fans as Lee is usually so decisive in his decision-making since he was appointed Managing Director almost two years ago.

Steve McClaren was reported to have been smiling broadly when he left this afternoon, after talking to Charnley.

Steve will take the training again tomorrow, Thursday, and as Monday’s game against Leicester City rapidly approaches, don’t be surprised if McClaren gets another stay of execution – maybe through the end of the season.


Lee Charnley – one of the leaders at Newcastle

If that happens we cannot complain when we are relegated.

Here’s Sky Sports Keith Downie’s tweet on what happened this afternoon.

On a more serious note – this week since last Saturday’s home defeat to Bournemouth – has been a complete and utter embarrassment to the Newcastle United Football Club – that we have such incompetent people in positions of leadership at the club.

It’s almost unbelievable just how bad they are.

We could say more, but we’ll leave it at that.

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Tags: Board of Directors · Coaching · Management · Newcastle News · Prayer · Premier League

33 responses so far ↓

  • 1 AncientC // Mar 9, 2016 at 6:58 PM

    *Close the Iron Maiden*

    *Put a match to the Brazen Bull*

    *Prolong the NUFC head coach dilemma*

  • 2 JackButler // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:02 PM

    The only thing that makes sense with this ongoing mess is that as soon as they announce SM has been sacked they announce his replacement and so we are now left waiting while Charnley grovels his way around Europe trying to find willing to work under this Mickey Mouse set up.

  • 3 jimmysmith // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    McC asked to take training, despite his imminent demise, because there literally is no one else to take it. Otherwise it would be Simpson, Cathro, Beardsley, or Moncur, with ten games to go to save the season, and the first hurdle away to the league leaders, that’s how bad it is.

  • 4 ROSHAN MAGPIE // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    like I said relegation is necessary to get rid of these useless people who are controlling NEWCASTLE UNITED even after relegation if we can’t get rid of them then we are doomed like Leeds

  • 5 ShirebrookToon // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:15 PM

    Let Cathro have a crack at the whip

  • 6 AncientC // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:22 PM

    Sign up, sign up… Newcastle job on offer. (The Skeleton is still in the closet)

  • 7 Jib // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Benitez was on €4 million p.a. at Real and when Madrid terminated his contract his pay off was the thick end of £7 million .
    If he is asking for that sort of money (which i.m.o. he is worth ) plus SM’s pay off , we are probably out of Charnleys range of authority and are waiting for Ashley’s intervention and approval.

  • 8 only one bobby robson // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:23 PM

    Schteeve still in charge I have to say I didn’t think mclaren would have turned out as bad as he has results wise but let’s be honest he’s there till end of season now championship here we come at least we will have young Geordie number mind to bang the goals in mr Adam Armstrong should have been playing for us this season

  • 9 ShirebrookToon // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:24 PM

    To whom to a send my cv to reference the job of manager of Newcastle united

  • 10 Jail for Ashley // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:29 PM

    Buying fcuking biros should be out of Churnleys range of approval, can you imagine the queue in Poundland as he dithers over red or blue!

  • 11 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Charnley is the parrot on Ashley’s shoulder.

  • 12 gorgonzola ( former Pecorino former to gorgonzola) // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    McLaren will get a raise…

    performance bonus. I hope we get thrashed 5:0 at Leicester.
    See the misery continue….a ship sinking and it could all be avoidable.

    Benitez at nufc ? Don’t think so… he demands control, Ashley won’t give him that…ah well relegation it is son.

  • 13 lochinvar // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    Doomsday scenario… of my lads heard some radio commentary ( BBC Radio ? ) gist of it along the lines of:

    Relegation = £80m if finish in bottom 3 ?
    Relegation – then get parachute payments worth £x m ?
    Then sell best players off
    Reduce best players wage bill
    Recruit enough new kids to attempt to get to play off final – the £100m game

    Ashley happy as the cheshire cat

    Sell Club at any point during this process

    Scary scary scary if the players see it like this

  • 14 ShirebrookToon // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:31 PM

    JFA having the choice of 2 colours will send him over the edge. He worries how many blue birds he can buy for £2.50

  • 15 Jib // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:33 PM

    (Really high pitched)

  • 16 stuart no9 // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:41 PM

    Like I said A few days ago , it’s going to be up to fans to drive Macca out . It is possible if we go the whole hog and really get under his skin . He not only needs to think we are not happy he needs to see and hear we are not happy . Starting with a few chants of Rafa Benitez at Leicester and carry that on wirh 50000 chanting Rafa Benitez at the Mackem game . With lots of verbal abuse in between . A guy can only take so much specially when we are getting beat . I stringy believe the fans have the power to remove him . It has to be vile and relentless . He may then get the message

  • 17 Jib // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:42 PM

    I fancy this Chelsea /PSG game to be a bit of a cracker !

  • 18 21st Century Schizoid Man // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:45 PM

    To charn:-
    delay or postpone action; procrastinate; prevaricate; put off doing something; be dilatory, use delaying tactics, stall, temporize, play for time, play a waiting game, dally, drag one’s feet/heels, take one’s time; hesitate, vacillate, dither, be indecisive, be undecided, waver; haver, hum and haw; swither; dilly-dally, shilly-shally; kick the can down the road; be irresolute, be tentative, equivocate, teeter, falter,
    “he came across as a weak, indecisive leader”
    “fear of failure is often the reason why people procrastinate”

  • 19 welshgeordie9 // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Still no news on mcclaren, what a load of rubbish, never mind eastenders, corrie or emmerdale this club would make a good soap.

  • 20 Spotlight Kid // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Perhaps there will be no new manager after all? Instead will McClaren be retained on the coaching staff in some capacity while losing his place on the board? In the process a change to a full Director of Football system might be (finally) ready to click into place.

    In this scenario would Rafa step up to full DoF role (with Carr stepping down) or would he take on the Head Coach job? Either way both a Dof and Head Coach would need to be appointed in the next few days.

    Could this explain the procrastination, indecision and SM’s smiles?

  • 21 welshgeordie9 // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:47 PM

    Or a carry on film

    Ha ha ha

  • 22 welshgeordie9 // Mar 9, 2016 at 7:48 PM

    Come on Chelsea.

  • 23 Jib // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:00 PM

    Jeez Welshie
    I thought you’d be shouting for PSG with their Welsh forward.
    Dai Maria

  • 24 welshgeordie9 // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:07 PM


    Ha ha ha, if you say so mate.

  • 25 Jib // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:13 PM

    That Willian has some headpiece on him for a young’un.

  • 26 GeordieTwo // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    Lee: “hello Steve, Lee here.”
    Steve: “Lee, it’s good to hear from you. I hope….”
    Lee: “well Steve I’ve been talking with some of the board and we’ve decided not to have a birthday party for you this year.”
    Steve: “Lee mate if that’s the way you lot feel then I’ll have to put up with it won’t I?”
    Lee: “yes you will Steve. And oh by the way, we’re not happy with 19th place. Your birthday party for next year is in jeopardy as well.” Click.

  • 27 Lindisfarne // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:21 PM

    I wanted Benitez to come in two friggin years ago before he went to Chelsea, just imagine how much better off we would be now.

  • 28 Lindisfarne // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:24 PM

    Make that four friggin years ago, how long have we been so cr#p?!

  • 29 GeordieTwo // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:25 PM

    A really long time Lindis mate. So long you can’t really remember back to when we were good can you? There was that fifth place we all still talk about but other than that…. well, just a long, long time. Sigh…..

  • 30 GeordieTwo // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:27 PM

    Ibiza was a young, carefree lad when we were good. Beermonkey had all his hair. Jesper was a happy Norse god. Belfast still spoke to me. Those were the days……

  • 31 beermonkey // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    IF rafa comes in is this just going to be a 10 game rescue job for him
    or are we going to keep him here

    he is not the sort of manager that will have some1 buying his players and fell out with liverpool cos he wanted more control

    if he comes in and stays it will be a real change of direstion for the club
    not sure he is the man to sort out the academy though

  • 32 GeordieTwo // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:29 PM

    I think Rafa would be grand but really what are our chances? He’s a sensible man with real football brains. Would he want to spend time listening to Charnley prattle on?

  • 33 toontaff2 // Mar 9, 2016 at 8:32 PM

    In their meeting at York, discussing Friday’s coffee break, Penfold wanted bourbons, Moncur wanted custard creams and Carr wanted ginger nuts – Penfold realised this was beyond his remit, ordering 3 packets in one go without speaking to Mike. I’ll have a word with Schteve, Penfold thought – Schteve suggested an assorted biscuit pack, there’s a great idea, genius this bloke, but by the time Penfold got there the shop was shut. Never mind, try again tomorrow.

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