Steve McClaren has been looking at the 18 Premier League clubs who played at the weekend.

Once again looking for a manager’s job, the hapless former Newcastle boss is getting work with Sky Sports.

They asked Steve McClaren to give his ‘expert’ verdict and grades for each club’s performance on Saturday/Sunday.

He gives Newcastle a middling C grade for their home draw with Swansea, the Welsh club getting a slightly better C+.

Interesting though to see his write-up (read it below) on Newcastle, McClaren choosing to go off on a bit of one, saying ‘There’s always discontent at Newcastle. You will only get success at a football club when you have stability, and when there is good cohesion between the top, middle and bottom.’

Sky Sports – ‘Who was top of the class? And who needs to catch up on their homework? Steve McClaren gives his weekend Premier League grades…’

(A++) Liverpool

(A+) Crystal Palace, Tottenham, Bournemouth

(A) West Ham, Man City

(B+) Leicester, West Ham

(B) Watford

(C+) Swansea

(C) Chelsea, Newcastle, Burnley, Huddersfield, Southampton

(C-) Brighton

(D) Everton, Arsenal

Newcastle – C

“There’s always discontent at Newcastle.

“You will only get success at a football club when you have stability, and when there is good cohesion between the top, middle and bottom.

“Once you get instability it impacts everything, and Newcastle over the years have been prone to that.

Rafa Benitez is trying to steady the ship and do his job.

“The key is that Benitez has the backing of the fans, which is tough because they haven’t won a home Premier League game in seven.”

Swansea – C+

“Again, a change of management, but this one is a little different. What Swansea needed was someone to bring them back to the philosophy of years back, under Brendan Rodgers and Roberto Martinez, known for playing good football from the back, possession-based. I think they wanted to return to that and chose a foreign coach in Carlos Carvalhal to do that.”



  • anyobrien

    Tbh he’s right… Our club is rotten.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      To the core

      • Dillon Tovak

        There is a big maggot feeding off all that rot too.

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          As ever Dillon

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    Rafa`s position is untenable if Fatso stays, that`s a fact
    the relationship between himself & Ashley is Toxic

    • Leazes

      Have they met?

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        not to my knowledge, they did do a photo shoot on promotion with them all laughing.

        • Peaky Magpie

          Probably photoshopped Moose !

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            Fatso was laughing because he was thinking of evil things to do to Rafa & the Geordies
            😂

  • Leazes

    Didn’t he once try to ‘stabalise’ us in the Championship?

  • robbersdog

    Well, that’s rather ironic as there was certainly discontent when this second-rater was our manager.

    • Peaky Magpie

      Howay mate he wasn’t as good as second-rater 😁

      • MichaelMaximusMoose

        Ironic isn`t it, we have the best manager since KK & SBR & chances are he`ll take us down twice.
        Oh cruel world
        😠😠

        • Peaky Magpie

          Already relying on other results I feel,as I said earlier I hope the red mancs hammer Stoke tonight,GD could be vital.Talking to a Stoke fan earlier they aren’t exactly jumping through hoops getting Lambert.

          • MichaelMaximusMoose

            the Mancs will do them up no problem and Lambert`s a bonus for us

          • kingfisher

            Wouldn’t let a Stoke fan anywhere near my hoop ⛹️‍♂️🤣🤣🤣

          • magpiefifer

            Talking of GD – how many are the other side of Mancland going to hammer past us on Saturday after their reverse at Anfield!!?

          • TheNutJob

            around the 4 mark

          • magpiefifer

            We’ll do well to get away with 4!!!!!

          • Peaky Magpie

            But what about the last 80mins ??? 😁

          • Peaky Magpie

            I’m trying not to think of that until it actually happens.You couldn’t make it up but of the other 18 teams (not counting Liverpool ) they could have played after their first defeat of the season it just had to be us.Anything less than 4-0 will seem like some kind of weird victory.

          • magpiefifer

            It certainly will – I’ll be almost delirious if it’s less than 4!!!

  • Peaky Magpie

    16 days left of the transfer window so could someone please explain where the f**k Penfold is ? Is he already in HMP Durham for tax fiddling ? Is he in hibernation ? Is he in hiding ? Is he still alive ? The silence is deafening.

    • MichaelMaximusMoose

      Sitting in a darkened room hoping the phone doesn`t ring

      • Peaky Magpie

        Aye probably in Fatso’s padlocked cellar.

  • Leicester Mag

    Words of wisdom from the genius that is Pep McNugget. Spot the dog has more insight and understanding of football than this dangle berry I thought he’d retired to a Cleveland village as resident idiot.

    • Peaky Magpie

      😂😂 Pep McNugget 😂 Genuis

    • Peaky Magpie

      Picks the bairns up twice a week in his shiny coach and drops them off at the swimming baths.

  • Peaky Magpie

    Listen when Shteve McClown talks……nee f***a listens !

    • Leicester Mag

      Any man who goes to the Donald Trump school of hair styles is always on a looser in the respect stakes

  • Soldier

    at least he won`t be in the frame when Rafa`s sacked

    • TheNutJob

      caused some trouble today you have bonnie lad
      😂😂

    • anyobrien

      Or hounded out.. 😉

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    Well he looks like a school teacher so handing out the marks is second nature to him.
    It takes you back to your school days standing in the corridor asking one of your pals : “Q: Who Have We Got Second Lesson Today ?, A: We’ve Got English With Tufty.”
    Or should that be “Pidgin Dutch” ?

    • Peaky Magpie

      😂We had a Tufty but I can’t remember what he taught ??? Tanfield ‘76 – ‘81.

      • X,WHY,Y MAN.

        There you go, McClaren fits the classic stereotypical school teacher persona.
        When he walks down the street there should be a bunch of kids following with a ghetto blaster accompanying him with a “Grange Hill” theme tune lol

        • Peaky Magpie

          😂😂😂 Thanks mate I’ve just burst out loudly into the opening bars of “Grange Hill” and my dogs think I’ve gone bonkers !!!

        • GToon

          Hoy! I’m a teacher and I’m nowt like that sad act!!

      • Rich Lawson

        Road Safety !

        • Peaky Magpie

          That’s him,squirrely little features.

  • TheNutJob

    any transfer rumours lads ? no, thought not. i`ll try again in the summer

    • Peaky Magpie

      Divvent bother there’ll be none then either 😁

      • TheNutJob

        see that soldiers been on the ronnie as well causing ruptions

        • Peaky Magpie

          Ryder will be chucking his crayons about and snapping his action man’s head off shortly !

          • TheNutJob

            😂😂

        • Peaky Magpie

          I’m ganna watch The One Show to see if Soldier pops up on there as well……

    • thewildchimp

      Summer what year?

      • anyobrien

        When fatty is dead

  • Leicester Mag

    In the category of couldn’t make it up. Just got an E mail from nufc. where offered a three night break to watch Schalke play. Exclusive to Newcastle fans.Are we are so dull that the club suggest we go to Germany to watch a match! Lost the plot. Ps this was originally blocked due to the clubs web address!😂😂

    • Peaky Magpie

      Just got the same Leicester,as that song goes….It’s Unbelievable!

  • TheNutJob

    the old man says the only spaniard worth a nut is Julio Iglesias

    • Leicester Mag

      Watch it! One of Ashleys 5th columnists will report that back to Fraggle rock central and Penfold will try to sign him (on loan )

      • TheNutJob

        he was a keeper wasn`t he,
        😂😂😂😂

      • TheNutJob

        he has a few whiskeys, puts old julio on & mam does a runner to the bingo

        • GToon

          Hahaha!

      • Tony Mann

        But he’ll sign Enrique’s charver instead!

    • anyobrien

      Canny chanter…

      • TheNutJob

        very good, i grew up listening to him

        • anyobrien

          When they begin the beguine

          • TheNutJob

            he plays the lot

  • Thefootballerwhocouldfly

    You’ll never achieve success with Ashley in charge Schteve.
    Pity we didn’t sack you before we did as we might have stayed up?!
    Look at the positives eh? Never mind at least we won the Championship

  • Peaky Magpie

    What’s he deeing trying to take a throw in without a ball and a full suit on ??? I know he’s a bit dolly dimple but howay man…….

  • Phil

    Did anybody hear the Troy deeney rumour?

    Looks like the Rafa haters will have their wishes granted soon

  • FatParosite

    Stop press – – – Hair Island still sore.

  • MadMag83

    And there will never be stability while the fat controller and his minions are around.