Whilst there is undeniably stiff competition, I do think that Steve McClaren has been the most disastrous appointment at Newcastle United.

The likes of JFK, Pardew and Carver were shockers, but when you look at the overall circumstances, McClaren did a remarkably bad job.

Whilst he wasn’t allowed any say in which players came in, that summer 2015 transfer window saw relatively ambitious signings with Wijnaldum, Mitrovic, Thauvin and Mbemba coming in, with Shelvey and Townsend added in the January.

If properly managed and coached, I don’t think that team/squad would have went down.

Having been sacked for failing in the Championship, how on earth did Newcastle’s ‘worldwide’ search for a new manager arrive at believing Steve McClaren was the right man for the job?

Derby County fans asked themselves the same question when bizarrely they took him back again after Newcastle, only to once again have to sack him five months later!

Now it is QPR fans wondering exactly why Steve McClaren has been given yet another chance.

Rock bottom of the Championship due to three games with zero points and a goal difference of minus eight, after the humiliating 7-1 hammering by West Brom, many QPR fans want change already.

Could tonight at home to Bristol City be his final match…and yet another pay-off?

QPR fans comment via their We Are The Rangers Boys message board:

‘Steve McClaren will take us down.

Sometimes in all walks of life you know when someone can’t do the job in any capacity and there’s no point in waiting around for the inevitable.’

McClaren needs to retire, track record is shi..’

‘Someone needs to be taken out and given a good kicking in front of the fans Tuesday.’

‘Ollie probably isn’t the answer but I would have him over this clown.’

‘I think this is going to get worse under schteve…’

‘If the reality that we are in for a tough season and are among the favourites to be relegated hadn’t kicked in yet, today (7-1 v West Brom) should see no one in doubt.

However, I’m not here to say McClaren needs time.

He was a risky appointment and in the last chance saloon and its not going to work out with him in my opinion. I wouldn’t judge the club for releasing him of his duties tonight.’

‘So when we are adrift at the bottom of the league act then?

Get rid now whilst there’s time never wanted this useless manger in charge.’

‘Said it at the time that I felt it was a stupid moment to get rid of Ollie and gamble on McLaren and obviously seen nothing to change my mind.’

‘McClaren has been around the block a bit, I’m sure he knew what he was getting into.

I know I’ve heard from many people in the game that he’s quite deluded and thinks he’s one of the best coaches in the game.’

‘I still believe McLaren can turn it round as his record in the Championship is pretty good.

Let’s get behind the lads and manager tomorrow and see where we are in 10 games.’

McClaren’s outright stupidity is to assume you can play out from the back when you have players at your disposal that are not suited for it. To play tikki-takka around your own box with sub standard players has a risk profile that is absolutely unacceptable.

Everyone can see this for themselves, save for Les and a minority of our fans that think McClaren was a smart appointment and now try to defend their position.

How anyone could even think for a second McClaren was a better answer for QPR than Holloway is beyond me. Holloway is not one of UKs best manager, but he is a upper half Championship manager, that got very decent results with what he had at his disposal, and improved from one year to the next and thereby created a sort of stability we desperately needed.

McClaren hasn’t shown anything in the last ten years to indicate he was a good choice.’

‘I didn’t understand getting rid of Olly, but think we have to get Steve at least one more week. Even then I would only be in favour of sacking if we lose both and deserve to lose both.’

‘I do blame SM for that result because no.professional team should lose by that amount.’

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  • FatParosite

    Dinosaur gets found out at another club.

  • Ron

    I hope he doesn’t get sacked and become available. Derby had him twice…..

  • Paul Patterson

    I think we’re all being very unfair on the man. Judge him after 10 games . .

    • Kneebotherm8

      😂😂..like we did…..then another 10………then another 10……..before finally,finally ditching the clueless twt and getting Rafa in……….amazing one or two Ashley lovers on here have actually got the gall to blame Benitez for getting us relegated that year…… having a larf I’d say……

  • Polarboy

    I thought Sir Les has more sense, if indeed McClaren was his choice.

  • mactoon

    I simply can’t understand why he keeps getting jobs. Talk about being rewarded for failure, only in football!

  • Kenny

    Managerial musical chairs, one club or another are always willing to employ them but i think times up for the likes of this guy, Pardew and Fat Sham 🤡🤡🤡

    • Peaky

      Michael O’ Neill or Kevin Nolan to replace Rafa….😳😳🤬🤬

      • Kenny

        Nolan would set about Penfold

        • Kneebotherm8

          Slap him senseless hopefully………….then again how could he when he’s already senseless…

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Fat Sam, Pulis, monk, Pardew, mclaren, redknapp, Warnock, Hughes….and repeat & repeat & repeat..

      Same listless managers getting jobs and no bring nothing to the game. These are the reason young managers don’t get a chance

  • Peaky

    Red faced drunken delusional idiot…

    • SuperDesHamilton

      Least if he was drunken you could excuse him, just stands there with that stupid ginger smirk on his face all the time

      • Big Hairy Man

        And that hair island.

        • SuperDesHamilton

          He can’t even go bald with any dignity 😩

          • Mike D

            My wife now thinks I’m an idiot because I’m crying laughing at these comments. 🤣

          • Peaky


        • Kneebotherm8

          Hair today…..gone tomorrow…….or mebbees not in his case……

  • Mxpx

    This wouldn’t have happened if he’d kept James perch poor management

  • Carverlier football

    He got the job with us because he was a) Graeme Carr’s chum and b) cheap. He and all those others keep getting jobs because it seems chairmen remember the one season/club where they did alright and somehow forget about the other umpteen. Pardew’s 5th place kept getting cited as a reason he was a great manager even after record breaking awful runs… Takes a long time but eventually people cotton on – Souness hasn’t managed for ages…

    • Ram Kishore

      Sometimes i wonder, maybe pards wasn’t provided with the players he wanted or new players weren’t brought in as replacement for departing players.. few transfer windows where we didn’t make a single signing..
      He is not guy who brings in stability at a club and under him we didn’t have a setup or a organisation.. he had enough time to build something properly but it always felt like we had players who run throughout the pitch and extra bit of quality helped us win matches.. i just have a very confused opinion about the Silver head

      • Carverlier football

        I think his record with other clubs confirms his limitations. He’s a streaky manager – when things were going well he could get on a run, but he appeared incapable of arresting a bad run. The bad ones were on average more frequent and longer than the good ones… Steve Bruce and David Moyes also very much fit the streaky manager profile

        • Ram Kishore

          Moyes is a bit different though, he would do well given time .. which he did get at Everton and Preston..He would do well at a proper championship club given time and maybe get them promoted.. Won’t suit for a struggling team and you are spot on that

  • SuperDesHamilton

    he was absolutely useless but what was worst about him, he actually thought he wasn’t doing bad. Remember going to the first pre season game against Gateshead & thinking…we’re doomed

    • Big Al 1967

      I had the same thought on the day he was appointed!

  • Damon Horner

    Judge him after 10 games.

    • Jimblag23

      Then 15, then 20, then try and scrape yourself up from bottom of the league.

    • Kneebotherm8

      ….another 3 zilch defeat tonight for him……..4 defeats out of 4 now………another 6 games and QPR will be well adrift at the bottom………..

  • Alreet

    It is very strange. The bad gaffers weve had and no one aggrees then they leave us and go to palace. West brom QPR etc and show the world they are fools and only then do people agree and see the mess these guys make.

    How pards and macca ever got real football manager jobs is so far beyond me.

    Spineless buttheads. Please all MDs and owners outthere dont think of these guys wen thinking of a gaffer.

    Id have even had pie eater reid over macca

  • Down Under Mag

    I’ve never understood how these managers get so many chances after failing so badly. Surely there comes a point where giving an up and coming manager from a lower league a chance becomes more appealing than giving yet another outdated fossil who has a history of failure another chance for a big payout?!?!?