Whilst Newcastle United were embarrassing themselves for the eighth match in a row, Steve McClaren’s Derby County were living their own nightmare as they crashed 3-0 at home to sixth bottom Reading when all they needed was a point to make the play-offs.
The Rams boss has been the subject of much speculation since Alan Pardew packed his bags, is he the man that Mike Ashley has lined up?
You’ll have seen countless NUFC views on the whys and wherefores of Steve McClaren potentially heading to Tyneside but what do Derby fans think?
We scoured Twitter and the Derby County fans messageboard dcfcfans.uk to bring you these interesting veiws below…:
“After John Carver’s outburst at his dismissed players today, I’m surprised that forums and media columns aren’t at bursting point declaring that Carver must step aside at Newcastle for Mac to get up to St James Park urgently, in a last-ditch bid to secure a couple of points from Toon’s last three games!
I would love it, love it, if they got relegated.”
“Take the £2m the stupid Geordies have already offered.”
“I like Steve but he’s done tonnes of stuff weirdly when the going got tough and that’s the true test of a leader. It’s easy sitting up in the stands when you’re drilling everything put in front of you.
Wouldn’t be pleased as a toon fan if he goes.”
“Spent most of last 3 months wondering what McClaren sees in Newcastle. Now I wonder what they see in him. Achieved nothing so far.”
“I’d happily drive him to Newcastle now and then keep my fingers crossed that they get relegated.”
“That said, I wouldn’t be upset if he went Newcastle at this point, especially as failing to deny it has had a huge effect on the morale of the fans at least and potentially the squad too.”
“We started going downhill when all these Mclaren Newcastle rumours started. If he wants to go. Let him. I’d be more than happy.”
“I know his record since coming in has been extremely good and some of the football we’ve had the pleasure of watching (even this season) has been great but Schteve has completely balls-ed up this Newcastle situation. Even if he wants the job he should’ve denied it until they came in with an offer to keep everyone onside.”
The Ram Wagon
“It’s not the form, it’s not the bad defending, it’s the barefaced lies and lack of loyalty that have destroyed my faith in McClaren.”
“If McClaren is going, get him gone ASAP. What a time to not show any fight. Awful.”
“McClaren has done a poor job simple Taken the club backwards in regards of team spirit and work ethic. Too many mercenaries. Sack him.”
“Even in his interview after today’s game he could not bring himself to say he wasn’t going to leave for Newcastle. He has derailed a season that had us top 2 months ago. I really am fuming with him at the moment.”
“If NUFC still actually want McClaren, he’s all theirs!!”