The punters at the Tavern aren’t sure about Newcastle United at the moment as they have had a very inconsistent season so far under the leadership of former England boss Steve McLaren.
McLaren was a contentious choice to lead the magpies into the 2015/16 season when appointed by controversial owner Mike Ashley.
The ex-Manchester United assistant has had mixed results whilst attempting to rejuvenate his career after his disastrous spell as England manager in which the national team failed to qualify for Euro 2008 after an embarrassing loss to Croatia in the rain at Wembley which unfortunately not even a couple of pints will help to forget.
McLaren endured mixed results managing in Holland, Germany as well as spells in the Championship and his appointment at St James Park marked his first opportunity to showcase his managerial abilities since the debacle that ensued whilst he was in charge of England.
Newcastle impressed in the summer transfer market with big money signings such as Florian Thauvin, Aleksander Mitrovic and Georginio Wijnaldum. However only the later has impressed on a regular basis this season.
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