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