The general consensus is that Newcastle United need a minimum of 39 points to avoid relegation but it may be more.

Based on 39 points we need a further 15 points that equates to 10 games @ 1.5 points per game.

At this moment we have 24 points from 28 games which equates to .8571 per game.

At this rate we will get 32.571 points after 38 games.

In effect, it means we have to nearly double our points per game from now until the end of the season.

Is there anything, anywhere, which would give us confidence that Steve McClaren could deliver such an improvement?

Of course not!! It is ridiculous to believe this is possible.

For those who advocate McClaren retaining his job, then at the same time you must accept the inevitable resulting relegation.

To add further weight to my conclusion it would appear that team morale is fast deteriorating so we can expect maybe less than 33 points.

My cynical mind tells me there is only one reason McClaren is still in a job and that is because Lee Charnley and/or  Graham Carr were hugely personally responsible for his appointment and they are hoping for a miracle – in order to save their own credibility.

Carr is already discredited with the quality of his purchases set against the huge money he has spent.

Charnley is what he once was……a secretary who is hopelessly out of his depth and is dead in the water.

If you are listening Mr Ashley, please act now and dispense with McClaren’s services. It has been a long painful death for us all.

Try to save our season and our club!!

It is a combination of owner and supporters that allows this club to exist.

In May when the dust has settled you can then dispense with Charnley and Carr, those hapless pretenders.

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