Following Wednesday night reports of Steve McClaren accusing players of not trying or caring, Mick Quinn has waded into the argument.
The former Newcastle number nine says that the attitude of some of the players stinks and that McClaren was totally right to have a go.
Mick Quinn singled out one person as the head stinker, saying that Fabricio Coloccini totally fails to drive the team on as Captain and is one of the players who has been at the club for some time and lacks motivation.
Quinny even labelled Coloccini a ‘cheat’ but then thought twice and said it was ‘probably’ too strong a word.
The radio pundit says that Coloccini accepts all the privileges of being Newcastle Captain but none of the responsibilities.
Plus Mick Quinn accused the Argentine defender of hist walking back into position when Jamie Vardy scored last Saturday.
Mick Quinn talking on Talksport:
“Steve McClaren has every right to get stuck into those players because some of them didn’t care last weekend – their attitude stinks.
“That performance against Leicester was pitiful and they strolled to a 3-0 win.
“There are a few players I think Newcastle need to get rid of because they’ve been there a long time and I don’t think they’re motivated.
“Coloccini is a…I was going to say ‘cheat’ but it’s probably too strong a word.
“Coloccini has been there a long time now and every summer he moans about going back home. He’s the captain but he doesn’t give a captain’s innings.
“He defended well against a poor Bournemouth side when it was like the Alamo and he shines in situations like that, but he was at fault for Jamie Vardy’s goal against Leicester. He didn’t close down and when Vardy played a one-two around him, he just walked back to his position.
“As captain he has the responsibility to drive the team on, but he doesn’t do that.”