“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all reasonable doubt.” Abe Lincoln

steve mcclaren

…And sound judgement is in short supply, not to mention questionable intellect. So let’s just recognise that the cadre of pundits from the ranks of ex footballers are generally clueless and not rise to the bait.

The recent offerings of Bowyer, Merson, Pearce and Wright et al, make you wonder about the judgement of their media employers.

Of much greater concern is the judgement and decision making of Mike Ashley and his cohorts and, in particular, Lee Charnley. We must assume that they want to provoke fans and exasperate the media and world at large.

How many MDs would tolerate such abysmal performances from Steve McClaren and his expensively assembled team.

According to reports, Steve McClaren has been begging Ashley’s spin doctor, Keith Bishop, to remain in his role and claimed that he can still save us.

I bet neither Bishop or Charnley has asked;

“What are you going to do differently in the next 10 games?” The answer is likely to be scary.

Similarly Ashley should be asking of Graham Carr;

“Why didn’t you strengthen us defensively or with a proven goalscorer?”

If they are going to fire Steve McClaren why wasn’t his successor sounded out and lined up? Poor judgement again.

As Big Al said;

“A mess from top to bottom.”

And they just don’t care.

So it is just as likely that Steve McClaren could remain in place as we head for the Premiership trapdoor.  Let’s hope that Ashley’s sense of financial preservation will prevail.