Newcastle Cancel Tomorrow’s Press Conference


News filtering through that Newcastle are almost certain to cancel the press conference that is scheduled for tomorrow for the game against Leicester City on Monday night.

Newcastle continue to dither around and Steve McClaren turned up for the second day running to take the training today, but this move by Newcastle almost certainly means his time is up on Tyneside.

It’s just that nobody from the club has told him that yet.

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Steve McClaren – arriving for training today in his Audi



Newcastle are talking to Rafa Benitez’ representatives, but things are going slowly and the Chronicle is reporting that Rafa may not wait around too much longer if Newcastle cannot move more quickly to get a 10 game deal struck for him to take over through the end of the season.

Don’t forget Rafa has worked for the big boys like Liverpool, Chelsea and Real Madrid and is not used to dealing with incompetent people who don’t know what they want – and often don’t even know what they are doing.

That could be a disadvantage to Newcastle.

🙂

This is now the fourth day since we were humiliated by Bournemouth – how long do this lot need to get things done – or even to make a decision?

It’s appalling.

Comments welcome.



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65 comments so far

  • Mackems are from MORDOR!

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #1

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

    Now he would be “The A Team”

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  • Mackems are from MORDOR!

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Honestly I’d love Benitez. Both sides testing the water before comitting. Ideal situ.

    If that fails I’d settle for Ron Atkinson right now!!!

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #3

    hope this means theres something is happening on the manager front, cause this is taking to long…..spose if they get the right manager in, then the time is worth it……patience was never my strong point!lol

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #4

    can see simpson and black leaving with macca if anyone came in on short term contract

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #5

    club must have took his car off him that’s not the audi he’s had for the last 3 months

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #6

    hibbitt

    Next thing he’ll be airbrushed out of all the team photos.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #7

    Nothing to see here people, it’s only a major catastrophe with massive damage, move along now…

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  • PAUL21

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ve just heard a rumour that the meeting the other day was to discuss giving SM 2 more games, which suggests that they cannot get anyone to stand in as an interim. The way things are, the leicester game is a write off so it will all hinge on the derby. Which would be a win win for the ‘Board’, if they lose he’ll be gone and if they do manage to get a win they’ll come out and say they were right to sick by him.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Rafas head on Steves thin body 🙂

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #10

    What’s wrong with this picture?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #11

    In a way I wouldn’t like a class act and genuine nice bloke like rafa to sully his good name by getting involved with a creep like ash and co.

    I thought Ash was this ruthless business magnate who didn’t tolerate failure, but he seems to have turned SJP in to a permanent rest home for mediocrity. Never has there been less of a fit and proper owner.

    If I had lost as much money and been as indecisive as Carr and Charnley and seen at first hand the damage caused by his controversial and unworkable model after 8.5 years, heads would roll. But no, it’s the status quo, Ash off sunning himself while Rome burns.

    Carr and Charnley have got no chance of pulling this off, much as I would love to be proved wrong, but even then I would want so many clauses resisting any interruption from carr etc.

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  • scout

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #12

    That Steve Black motivational speaker what a job he has done. Would have been better off with a tape recording of Winston Churchill

    Rafa in pay him whatever he wants

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #13

    I think all that they are deciding now is who is going to drive Macca up to Keilder with the pretnece of “a nice day out”, then tie him to the same tree as John Carver and LEAVE HIM THERE.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #14

    springy

    don’t see what simpson and black bring at all.
    black didn’t exactly help QPR.

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #15

    RH

    Rafa may be growing a tuft at this very minute!

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Mar 9, 2016 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Rotonda

    What do we want? LOWER MID TABLE FINISHES!
    When do we want it? IT DOESN’T MATTER!

    😀

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  • Mag52

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #17

    Rotonda.

    Absolutely no retraction on anything I’ve ever said about AP.
    Regarding Benitez, the experience, based on his record as owner to date, overwhelmingly suggests that Ashley wouldn’t consider a manager likely to require far more input in decisions that recent managers have been allowed. In addition to which, Rafa would have to be desperate beyond measure to accept a job under the present management.
    Having said that, if we get him, and it would make my day should it happen, I will be happy to offer you my heartfelt apologies for ever doubting your superior football knowledge (on the subject of Rafa). Fair enough ?

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  • YouCouldn'tMakeItUp

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Blacks Job as motovator must be nigh on impossible, though. How on earth do you motivate people under this kind of dithering management? Thats probably why he also didn’t do much at qpr, because their management was also all over the place.

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #19

    Dignity v money ? Money wins all the time . The fact that Macca knows that the club are seeking his replacement and STILL turns up to work for this wretched lot is nothing short of discussing really .
    No one can tell me Macca needs the money . He’s been sacked from every club he’s been to and now he can add another one to his cv
    Why dosnt he just walk, ?if he feels he’s done a good job , then fair enough he can walk with his head held high knowing he resigned and not sacked AGAIN . For the sake of a few quid he could put everyone out of their misery , including himself . I wish just got once that some people could show a little dignity and show some pride in the fact that he done a good job of that is what he believes or show that money counts over everything including pride .he would much more respected for it and in the eyes of the watching millions gain a little More respect . That would be the correct thing to do.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #20

    BenItez would be my choice. I really hope it’s him. There’s a proper manager for a change!

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  • toonking

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #21

    RH
    Rotonda heights // Mar 9, 2016 at 11:08 AM

    Mag 52

    I know you won’t hold your hands up and graciously admit defeat on AP, but if by some miracle benitez is appointed I want a full apology.

    Before asking mag52 to make a full apology you need to make a full apology yourself.

    Through the pardue era guys like myself were stating the biggest accusation should lie on ashley and the website should have been ashleyout.com but no you insisted that cashley himself appoint a decent manager.

    Wheres that apology?

    It works both ways so unless you are willing to make an apology and forgot about the way pardue is doing at palace there is no reason why mag 52 should give you an apology if rafa were to be appointed.

    What if rafa isn’t appointed will you be apologetic or are you still going to rabbit on about how pardue is doing at palace?

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #22

    We could help out by clubbing together for a boardroom gift

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Paul at 8 ……where did you hear that .?that is something the media havnt even heard or mentioned , so I think your rumour is just that .a rumour .

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #24

    Apologies for the missing words @19 I always struggle on my iPhone . My eyes not as sharp as they used to be , but I’m sure you got the jist any way

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  • PAUL21

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Stuart no9 – a mate that works at the club. It is what they’ve heard, but like i say still rumours and hearsay. But the fact that SM is still there taking training suggest that there might be something to it.

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  • stuart no9

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Paul .., I hope your rumour is just a rumour
    I’ll be totally devastated if it isn’t ,

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #27

    rotonda
    very little if this season is anything to be judged by!!

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  • PAUL21

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #28

    Stuart no9 – same here, they should have got rid first thing Monday morning.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #29

    It’s just a struggle to get Benitez to agree to sign, not that he doesn’t want the job, its getting him or anyone else to agree to the MA terms and conditions (regime).

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  • Tartantoon

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Mackems are from MORDOR!

    Or even Ron Manager!

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #31

    toon kk
    cause benitez, us or any other manager know your on a hiding to nothing if you come in under ashleys structure

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  • toon kk

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Leicester’s fans expecting game against us to be the easiest of the season, probably 5-0 thumping.
    I can’t disagree.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Sky reporting Macca to have meeting with Charnley this afternoon.

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #34

    I can’t see vardy and mahrez getting much change out of Taylor and Co. Ho ho.

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  • ToonBano

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #35

    For all those wondering why Steve McClaren is still in his job. Read this:

    http://www.toonbano.com/2016/03/newcastle-isnt-ran-like-football-club.html

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  • NUFCPaul

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #36

    Have to laugh at the news on this website sometimes. One headline says ‘Rafa wary of Newcastle job’, and the very next story says ‘Rafa very interested in Newcastle job’. Talk about Ed having all bases covered. At some point down the line he’ll be able to say ‘I told you so!’ no matter which way it goes. Sigh.

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  • Dragon64

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #37

    S.M to get 8 yr deal would’t be surprised with this lot

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  • Graeme

    Mar 9, 2016 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #38

    The problem would seem to be the unfair equation involved in the negotiations. On one side you have Rafa, who actually knows what he’s doing – on the other side you have Charnley, Carr and Moncur who haven’t got a clue.
    I’m surprised Rafa’s agent will even speak to them when its Ashley who makes all the decisions in the first place!!!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Mar 9, 2016 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #39

    toonking

    Totally non sensical statement. Plus with respect, what the —- has that to do with you what Mag 52 and I say too each other about AP.

    If you look back through you’ll see my biggest criticism has always been the low ability appointments Ash has always made.

    I can not stand Ashley for a lot of things and would love him to leave, but nobody with 300M+ is going to buy the club and nobody will boycott going to matches so we are stuck with him.

    Why should I apologise for identifying a poor manager. AP has proved to be poor not just here but virtually everywhere else too and the people gloating about his honeymoon period at CP wouldn’t have it.

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  • toon kk

    Mar 9, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #40

    If on the off chance Benitez does agree to be MA next Yes man don’t expect miracles, we’ve still got a poor squad of players, yes we have some quality but that doesn’t mean we have a good team.
    We’ll still be relegated.

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