Newcastle Better Off Today Than Under Steve McClaren


Two years ago Newcastle were completing their ill-fated trip to get warm weather training to La mange after we had been routed 5-1 at Stamford Bridge in a pitiful display that lacked fight and courage.

And when Newcastle came back from that jaunt nothing had changed, and in our 27th game of the season we were beaten 1-0 at Stoke City and were stuck on 24 points.

With the excellent win last Sunday against Manchester United at home we now have 28 points and have gained 9 points from our previous 6 games.

Hopefully, we can start winning games more consistently and pull away from the relegation zone.

Steve McClaren – at Stoke – didn’t exactly ooze confidence from the touchline

Newcastle are 2 points above the drop zone, and 3 points from 10th placed Bournemouth, who we play next Saturday at Dean Court.

A win in that game will take us above Bournemouth in the league table and will give us even more momentum as Rafa tries to save Newcastle this season.

There is no reason if we can start putting some good results together, why we cannot finish in a decent position and winning our final game at home to Chelsea will also help us do that.

Hopefully, by that time we will be safe from relegation in the Premier League.

Here are the stats from two years ago under Steve McClaren compared to this season under Rafa Benitez.

SeasonPlayedWonLostDrawGFGAGDPoints
2015-20163161873158-2725
2017-20183191483140-935

Comments welcome.


129 comments so far

  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2018 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #1

    Jail
    Milner’s first Premier League match for Newcastle came
    against Middlesbrough on 18 August 2004

    On 30 August 2004, Robson was dismissed by Freddy Shepherd

    whoops Mr Tuff might have to thrash you

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 18, 2018 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #2

    Jiblets,
    I think you’ll find that SBR signed him and he wasn’t off the peg as weren’t the other two I mentioned.

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #3

    Jail

    nice back pedal

    In your haste to be a point scoring
    blog warrior you have once again
    put your foot right in your big gob.

    Bellamy signed for us on his 22nd birthday
    as aan already super fast forward complimentary
    to Shearer
    Ff anything he regressed in his 4 years with us
    and Jenas after a canny start just faded.

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Steve McClaren, inspired by Edvard Munch.

    3
  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib,
    Bellamy signed for us then became young player of the year as did He has and Milner. Where’s the back pedalling?

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #7

    Your saying SBR turned MiIner into young player of the year
    after training him for a week !!!!!
    Shoot
    I didn’t realise he was that good a coach !!!!!!

    2
  • beermonkey

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #8

    did anything come of the bullying accusations

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #9

    No Jib,
    I’m not just talking about Milner. More to do with you talking absolute bollox you don’t know anything about as usual.

    17
  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #10
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #11

    Could never understand why Saint Bobby persisted with Jenas

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #12

    and Jail goes back to his lavvy
    cleaning chores with his tail twixt
    his legs.
    ha ha ha

    3
  • Chancel be a fine thing

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Beer I suspect it will be brushed under the carpet. When he said “your lot should be good at this”, he could claim he was refering to them (the players in general) as professional athletes, hence they shoulds be good on the obstacle course. If the ‘club’ choose to take this angle, the racism charge disappears. Then the young lad with bullying accusations will be shipped out and the incident written off as a misunderstanding, only for it to come up again in the future no doubt.
    This is the view with my cynical head on and assuming Ashley sees it to his advantage to have some of ‘his boys’ in the club.
    I personally would like to see him gone, great player, poor coach. And although I’m sure that Peter does not see himself as a bully or a racist, IMO he is making that judgement on outdated standards.

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 18, 2018 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #14

    Why Jib?
    You’ve just said that SBR bought off the peg players. I named three that he bought who went on to win YPY after he signed them???

    17
  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #15

    You named three out of dozens after
    racking your brain for hours saddo.

    Your problem is , you are so used to
    browbeating and bullying the poor women
    and children in your life that you think you
    can get away with it here.

    It must really boil your piss that folk don’t
    accept your silliness on here.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Jib,
    I didn’t rack my brain at all. It’s quite common knowledge that SBR was famed for spotting some of the worlds best footballing talent. As for the brow beating women and children. Wow, I love my family and certainly don’t joke about beating my Mrs Jib, that even by your standards is way below the belt.

    24
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #17

    Tsunki we can agree to disagree over a bevvy or two. I think rafa shuts the door on players and might have been premature here. That doesn’t mean I hate rafa jail!

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #18

    Munster,
    You’re hanging on a thread getting an invite to that box when I win the lottery!!

    4
  • Geremi's Prosthetic Leg Fund

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #19

    Jib, give it up. Painful reading you attempting to prove yourself right. Jail refuted your statement with clear accuracy, just own it.

    18
  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #20

    Becoming a bit scrappy this FA Cup tie.

    And the blog too!

    3
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Well, well, well!

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #23

    Jail refuted nothing
    and just blustered
    as per usual

    5
  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #24

    Rochdale deserve their lead

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #25

    Mighty Rochdale winning 1-0

    0
  • Bigjim67

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #26

    Another season of so much promise but no reward for Spurs?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 18, 2018 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #27

    Jiblets,
    Your self hearting won’t look so sad when Rebecca turns up, there’ll be a groundswell!

    10
  • ShirebrookToon

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #28

    Come on Rochdale!!!!

    1
  • Hg

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #29

    Chancel

    Then it would be “you lot” and not “your lot”.
    The suggestion of any racism is in the latter.

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #30

    Wonder why we weren’t in for locadia who went to Brighton. 14mill from the same league as the guy we were after at 20 Mill.

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #31

    Jail I’ll do a jig in the box if I get the invite

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #32

    Munster,
    I wonder why SBR who discovered Figo, Ronaldo, Romario etc found Hugo Viana instead of Christiano Ronaldo. Such is life.

    1
  • jane

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #33

    Rochdale looking for a second rather than sitting on lead.

    pressing very high up like Barca!

    0
  • Bigjim67

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #34

    Spurs fans singing the golden boy’s name, I’ve never liked Spurs and would love it if Rochdale hold on or even get a 2nd or 3rd.

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #35

    Good through ball from Sissoko
    (he said through gritted teeth)

    1
  • Bigjim67

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #36

    By the way, I don’t like any of the big London clubs, the bias from press and pundits is sickening.

    7
  • beermonkey

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #37

    any1 on here know or use any of the paid iptv services

    0
  • Bigjim67

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #38

    Bugger!

    0
  • Jib

    Feb 18, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #40

    beer what do you want to know ?

    0

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