Newcastle Too Much Quality for Relegation – Shearer


Alan Shearer has been talking about Newcastle United again, and thinks we can start turning the corner, now we have some of our strikers fit again.

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Alan Shearer – too much quality for relegation dogfight

Alan started off by talking about Kevin Keegan today:

“For the first time this weekend he could have a full squad to pick from with his center-forwards – Owen, Viduka, Martins, (Alan) Smith, (Shola) Ameobi and the young lad coming through Andy Carroll,” “The strikers they have would trouble any defence. Mark Viduka has been a miss being injured and hopefully he will be back for Saturday and give them an extra dimension.”

“Michael needs chances,” “He needs players and everyone around to create them. At the moment they are not scoring goals and not creating chances which is disappointing but if they get everyone fit you’ll see them creating and Michael scoring.’

“I speak to him now and again but he doesn’t need anyone to tell him what to do. He’s been in this position before and he’ll be in it again after he’s been on a goal scoring run. That is the life of a center-forward.”

Shearer again shows great faith in Michael Owen returning to his goal scoring ways. Newcastle have not won in the league since December 15th, as most Newcastle fans know off by heart by now – but Shearer feels the Newcastle strikers can keep the club out of a relegation dogfight.

“I wouldn’t be worried about Newcastle going down, they’ve got too much quality for that,”“They are struggling for points at the moment but I think between now and the end of the season they will have enough to get themselves out of it.”

“If everyone sticks together, and there is no reason why they won’t, then they will be okay.”

We are a little more pragmatic and realistic and down to earth, than to say we will not go down before we have too much quality. Getting 3 points out of our last 10 league games isn’t showing too much quality. We can match that points score in a single game on Saturday.

We”ll have to buckle down to get this Newcastle ship turned around and the quicker the better for all concerned. Newcastle have faced plenty of criticism recently, which to us is deserved given their league position and results in the last couple of months.

Shearer added:

“It’s understandable because of their league position and they haven’t won for so many games.” “Players are just short on confidence – and confidence in football is such a huge thing.”

“They need a win from somewhere and when they get that win you’ll see a different team, I’m sure of it. Hopefully that win will come on Saturday against Blackburn. You won’t recognize them after a win.”

We’re getting a little tired of hearing we are playing bad because the players confidence is low. They are very well compensated professionals after all, and it’s up to the players to produce the goods whether they’ve won the last few games or not. That’s professionalism and what they are paid to do.

Maybe the club should hire a hypnotist and hypnotize the players that they are playing very well right now, and they will wipe the floor with Blackburn Rovers. Wonder if that’s allowed?

Well – whatever it takes. 😀

Nothing would please the Newcastle faithful more than a good performance on Saturday by the lads and all 3 points. That would be just great. It’s been a long time.

Comments welcome.



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57 comments so far

  • Gloryhunter

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #1

    Spoken like a true PR man.

    Ed: ‘Newcastle ship’ = Toontanic?

    3 points this week would help keep us afloat!

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  • Nasty

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #2

    My stepmother is a hypnotist, I’m sure I could have a word – what do reckon lads?

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #3

    Rope her in nasty, hypnotize the bastards into winning!..

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  • Nasty

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #4

    I don’t think these guys realise what people like me/us would give to wear the Toon shirt! Never mind want to be paid for it.
    I would go absoloutly mental if they were my team mates,playing like a bunch of muppets too scared of getting beat that they don’t even try to win.
    I’m pretty sure most of us would sweat blood for the toon if we were playing for them!

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  • Gloryhunter

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Howare man. We want to know yer stage name.

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  • Gloryhunter

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Can you really see KK saying “You are all falling under my power”? I mean, we wouldn’t fall for that would we?

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Nasty, couldn’t agree with y’more…

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Maybe we could get nastys step-mam over the tannoy at the game & if that doesn’t work…We could try hypnotizing the crowd into believing we played well anyway!?!..

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  • mikeygd

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #9

    too much talent to go down, lmao
    I would rather have the middlesbrough squad than ours and thats saying something.

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  • Nasty

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #10

    LOL! Hypnotizing the crowd’s probably the easier option.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #11

    They better start proving that they’ve got any talent really!..

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  • ronaldeano

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #12

    I got hypnotised once, i thaught everyone was naked so i stared at a lass with huge tits, i got a huge slap from wor lass for that. morral: dont get hypnotised in front of your lass!!!!:)

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #13

    Nasty, & that’s saying something!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #14

    How ronaldeano, take your lass down the match & get her to give the team a huge slap!..

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  • Gloryhunter

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #15

    I got hypnotised an all. I once dreamed I was asleep in the Gallowgate end, and when I woke up I realised I was.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Lol!..Then you realized the team was asleep aswell?..

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  • ronaldeano

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #17

    I cant punk skunk, Saturday is football time, i go to the match and that keeps me away from her slaps! I may get the odd punch when i get home pissed! Ive never been refused me hole tho!!!! 🙂

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #18

    Lol!..x a lot!..

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  • Gloryhunter

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #19

    Could be on to summick there. I do remember that Carr has a nightmare (16 not 17 🙂 )

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  • ronaldeano

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #20

    Lol!!! 🙂

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #21

    Take a saturday off mate & send her instead, she’s bound to wanna punch their lights out & you might get a day off from slaps, punches & biffs!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #22

    Gloryhunter, funny mate!..

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  • ronaldeano

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #23

    Eye, and she will take the rest of her anger out on me when she gets home!! I wont be complaining!!!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #24

    Sorted either way!..

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  • ronaldeano

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Wey eye!!!!!!

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #26

    Hey, i’m just trying to come up with constructive ways to get the lads playing well & winning again!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #27

    Maybe we could their, collective buers, to with hold favors ’til they friggen win?..

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  • Gloryhunter

    Feb 27, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #28

    God. This is so immature. I think Shearer has said something really intelligent on this blog and all we do is –SNAP! What happened? Where am I? Why are my Y-fronts on back to front?

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #29

    Aye y’right gloryhunter…But it’s given me the fear him saying the old: too good to go down malarky…People always say that about big teams in a hole…Oh ma god!..FEAR!..

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  • Gloryhunter

    Feb 27, 2008 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #30

    Punk Skunk: I’ve just gotton over the last game. We were not good. I remember playing right back in a school ‘house’ game. I couldn’t run or tackle and was crap. Most of my team were a year younger than me. My mate was the captain. I told him to drop me for the next match and he did. For the third and final match he played me in midfield, and lo and behold, I was absolutely sh*te.

    So it don’t matter how you shuffle yer cards ….

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #31

    Lol!!!..Oh shit, it doesn’t bode well, does it?..

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  • Gloryhunter

    Feb 27, 2008 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #32

    First time for weeks I’m positive about the next game. 3 days to go and 3 points in the bag. It’s gonna be great watching MOTD.

    Whoops, she’s winding up the clock. Time to fill the hot water bottle, ooh, err, missus.

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  • ende

    Feb 27, 2008 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #33

    How optimistic.

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #34

    So, are ya’ all set for further dismal disappointment this week…It’s taking longer & longer to get over it week by week…Even my non-NUFC mates are leaving me alone about it now!..Sad!..

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #35

    Hey ende, i’m sure i’ll get me shit back together for saturday!..

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 27, 2008 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #36

    they said the same thing about forest and leeds.

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  • Dragoner

    Feb 27, 2008 at 11:29 PM

    Comment #37

    quite surprised mid the yid aint been on here boasting and insulting us

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Tom_Toon, y’know warra mean?..
    Dragoner…Weird or what?..it’s probably only a matter of time?..

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  • Tom_Toon

    Feb 27, 2008 at 11:35 PM

    Comment #39

    ‘Newcastle Too Much Quality for Relegation’

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  • Punk Skunk

    Feb 27, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #40

    Maybe!..

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