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Kieron Dyer verdict on Newcastle United and Steve McClaren

6 years ago

Kieron Dyer has been talking about Newcastle United and their survival chances under Steve McClaren.

Taking the lazy media route when he should know better as a former player, Dyer repeats the nonsense view that ‘With Newcastle United you are only two games away from a crisis’.

Total rubbish, the only way Newcastle fans see the club in crisis with a couple of bad results is if the previous 10 have been just as bad!

It is amazing how Newcastle fans are labelled like this, the only reason that ‘Newcastle’, ‘fans’ and ‘crisis’ are used so often together, is because the club so frequently lurches from one crisis to another.

So Arsenal supporters call for Arsene Wenger’s head whenever they get a couple of draws and yet the focus there is on what the manager and players are doing wrong, not the fans being out of order.

Likewise, Spurs hadn’t lost since the opening day of the season, are currently in fifth place in the table and only three points off a Champions League place, yet when they booed their team off on Sunday the Tottenham supporters get no grief off the media.

As for the United team, Kieron Dyer believes that there are encouraging signs with Newcastle keeping the score down to 1-0 which enable them to have a chance of that late fightback, something which wouldn’t have happened previously according to Dyer, as the players would have ‘crumbled’.

He also rates Steve McClaren very highly and thinks if the players take on board his ideas then there won’t be any problems this season.

Kieron Dyer talking to Talksport:

“”With Newcastle United, you’re only two games away from crisis

“Tottenham could have been out of sight in that first half but they showed some battling qualities.

“Aston Villa is a massive game, obviously we’re talking about six pointers and it’s not even Christmas yet…If they win then that is three on the trot.

“I’ve said numerous times that Steve McClaren was one of the best coaches I’ve ever come across.

“His sessions were magnificent, so if he keeps getting his ideas across the training pitch then Newcastle will be safe.

“Newcastle would have crumbled early on in the season in after that first half (v Tottenham] but they regrouped.”


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