Twitter Abuzz On McClaren Sacking – Possible Benitez Hiring


Here are some selected tweets from Newcastle fans on the possible firing of Steve McClaren this afternoon by Lee Charnley, which would be astonishing if only because of the speed with which it has been carried out.

Question – would this qualify as a knee-jerk reaction?

And the possible arrival of Rafa Benitez as the new Newcastle manager, which would also be astonishing.

steve mcclaren stoke 123Rafa Benitez -turista-a-Napoli

Steve McClaren and Rafa Benitez – a contrast



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98 comments so far

  • jane

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #1

    last time in this situation Ashley granted fans wishes by appointing Shearer so wouldn’t be surprised.

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  • StuW

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #2

    Think the board is actually doing something right this time. Taking a step back, looking at all of the viable options, and making an informed decision after everything has settled.

    Don’t get me wrong, cant wait to see McClaren been ushered away from SJP, but no point in rushing a decision and haphazardly making an appointment.

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  • jane

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #3

    but those tweets don’t give any real evidence that this is going to happen so it’s unlikely in that case.

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #4

    when making a comment on this site……. does anyone else have the problem of letters you are typing being slow to display?

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #5

    wont be long now

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #6

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Has the penny dropped.

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  • chiefone30

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #8

    16:22 LEE RYDER
    McClaren leaves the training ground

    Steve McClaren has now left the training ground and is understood to be heading for talks with Lee Charnley now.

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  • ITUNDERASHELL

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #10

    LEE RYDER the club is infested by CAPITA TRUST mate. The whole of the Premier league is corrupt.

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  • MadisonToon

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #11

    How could anyone classify this as knee-jerk? Ed’s been calling for this for weeks as have many others. I can’t tell if that question is meant ‘tongue-in-cheek’, but if it’s not then it’s quite ridiculous.

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  • davis_toons

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #12

    “The training ground, for example, is not state-of-the-art and perhaps doesn’t provide the first team with the quality surroundings you’d expect from an established Premier League club.” – Sol Campbell

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  • Grafton83

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #13

    ok so 16:22 he leaves for the meeting, I don’t imagine there’s much to be said, takes 2 seconds to say your fired.

    Where is the meeting taking place is it far away?

    Does this mean we’ll possibly finally hear something in the next few hours so I can leave the refresh key alone for more than 5 minutes.

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  • goommy

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #14

    Ok, Come to us Mr. ‘Fat Spanish Waiter’. I’m wating for your services. lol

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  • Grafton83

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #15
  • chiefone30

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #16

    Grafton83
    That just proves that he’s not a very serious individual, takes everything lightly. Probably smiles like that when he has meetings/coaching sessions with the players and staff, how can they take him seriously

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  • Ron Knee

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #17

    McClaren: What’s my position, Lee?
    Charmless: You’re probably fired, Steve.

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #18

    Grafton83
    got the pay off he wanted ??

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  • firebug666

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Ron

    McClaren: What’s my position, Lee?

    Charmless: Your sitting down Steve!

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #20

    If it was through the vibes given off by Ed and the sheer energy of will he is projecting, Rafa would be rolling up to the club doors right now ha ha

    However, arranging this is all in the hands of a man whose last great achievement was scraping through potty training by the skin of his teeth.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #21

    From last post
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    P.S. Mrs, Tsunki – he was telling the truth – Carrs/McVities were out of production due to flood damage.

    Don’t know what meds you’re on but you’re in fine form today -haven’t stopped smiling – loved the Boardroom scenarios ! Think this could be their next set of toys – the clue is in the title

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Post-Apocalyptic-Boardroom-Future-Skirmish-Warhammer/dp/B00E7RRHPS

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  • hibbitt

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #22

    Ron Knee /firebug666

    McClaren: What’s my position, Lee?

    Charmless. don’t know waiting on mike’s call

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  • firebug666

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #23

    our lass just had to get the mop out after Tsunki’s post @20, Not just my coffee spilt, my plate of sarnies and my poor jaffa cakes all hit the floor as the tray slid off my knee.

    I want Pokat back!

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  • bettyswallocks

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #24

    If it’s true that an intermediary has been engaged to find the new manager, could it be that Ashley has finally lost faith in Charnley.

    There is actually no evidence of anything happening at all. SSN are the masters at reporting on a situation when they have no official info. They know absolutely nothing other than McC has been in and taken training. They were even trying to speculate where he might be going when he turned right instead of left at the end of the road.

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Countdown:

    1. Charnly announces McLaren leaving by mutual consent – thanks him for his contribution, blah, blah, blah

    2. Cathro/Simpson will be in charge for the Leicester game ( this is damage limitation before new manager starts )

    3. New Manager is …..Rafa Benitez……who will watch the Leicester game from the stand ?

    4. New Manager …Rafa Benitez…..with the team on Tuesday to prepare for the derby

    It’s called timing.
    It may also be a pile of shite but we live in hope.

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  • magscar

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Possibly offer him a coach job – worked with Carver – he went

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  • firebug666

    Mar 9, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #27

    What the betting Macca turns up at the meeting and sacks Charnley?

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Lochinvar that’s the gear all right, complete with asbestos underpants for Lee when Mike arrives. 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #29

    There’s nothing like plonking the new gaffer in the posh seats match day to get the current playing crop pulling their fingers out for a fresh start.

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  • chiefone30

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #30

    Even if he’s fired today, we might not here anything officially till tomorrow. They did say 48hrs yesterday

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  • davis_toons

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Steve McClaren (right) leaves the training ground happily…

    Stop dreaming guys..back to reality.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Springy @4. Yes, it’s murder.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #33

    Grafton; he’s laughing all the way to the bank mate. 3 years pay for 9 months graft. Kerching.

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  • firebug666

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #34
  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #35

    Why wouldn’t any manager want the job? It’s one of the most lucrative job’s in football. Balls up and get paid up.

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #36

    blackley and brownlie
    cheers for the reply….glad its not just me… but its a pain in the bloody arse!

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  • firebug666

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #37

    There are more bad clubs than us then; PMSL at this one.

    Big news coming out of Danish football today, and it’s not the type of story you’d find anywhere else. Except maybe Leeds United or Newcastle.

    Brondby IF head coach Thomas Frank has ?announced his resignation after learning club chairman Jan Bech Andersen has been criticising his running of the club for several years on a public fan forum, using a pseudonym. Blimey.

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  • Belfast

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #38

    I have the same problem when using the desktop version on a mobile or tablet.

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  • SPRINGY

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:25 PM

    Comment #39

    belfast
    its funny sometimes its areet no problems then other times complete ball ache….same with the refresh,sometimes quick other times charnley slow…..a was’nt sure if it was my laptop or not thats why i asked…maybe just need a plugin or something added

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 9, 2016 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #40

    Ha,
    So Mag52 is Alan Pardew then, the crafty bugger!

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