Steve McClaren’s reference to The Titanic last week was unfortunate and is likely to be for what he is remembered.

Saturday’s performance was a pivotal point in our season.

It laid bare the paucity of tactics, the lack of commitment and fight in the team and that too many players are not up to Premiership standard.

To Big Mikey it must now be woefully clear that his ‘Gang of Four’ have done an appalling job in every aspect of running our club. If this was any other business there would be an immediate clear out starting with Charnley, Carr and McLaren. it is clear that this so called leadership team are unqualified to get us out of the mess we are in.

Also, this group of players just do not seem able to match the commitment and enthusiasm of the paying fans.  Unless there are immediate changes we are heading for a massive drop in attendances and relegation to The Championship.

Last week, our manager seemed to mix his metaphors by describing the challenge he faces as akin to “turning round The Titanic”.

The more pedantic readers thought he meant turning round a large ship but no, he was right.  His ship is sunk and to turn it round he has got to drag it up from the depths.


Regrettably for us, a manager who won 2 out of his last 13 fixtures at Derby and two out of his first 13 at Newcastle seems also to be well out of his depth.

When the crowd headed for an early exit during the Leicester game did I hear the cry ‘women and children first’?

Personally, I don’t think Captain Steve is up to the task and that with him we are sunk.

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