Newcastle Fans And Shearer Worry About Newcastle Future

We had 9 first team players out for yesterday’s game, and Jonas Gutierrez had a tight hamstring but was still brought on with 11 minutes to go, and just in case that wasn’t bad enough Nicky Butt got himself sent off yesterday for two yellow cards, and will miss our next game at Manchester City.

But Alan Shearer isn’t the only Newcastle fan very worried about our plight right now.


Alan Shearer – worried about Newcastle – along with thousands around the world
The result yesterday was just about the worst possible for Newcastle and we are now just two points above the Premier League relegation zone, and in the last 4 league games we have one point and have conceded 12 goals and scored 4, so our goal difference in those games has worsened by -8. Not good, not good at all.

And Newcastle fans don’t seem too sure that Joe Kinnear is the man who can save us this season, or is indeed the man who can take us back up the league. Just because he seems to get on well with Ashley and the rest of the Board shouldn’t sway them – and the appointment of a permanent manager should be based on results, and results alone – which is why we were surprised that Ashley wants to appoint Joe now, before the end of the season.

If we get relegated, will Joe Kinnear still be the manager next season for instance?

Alan Shearer, who is a devoted Newcastle fan, born and bred in Newcastle, when it comes to his opinions, told the BBC’s ‘Match of the Day’ TV program last night:

“It’s very frustrating to see the goals they conceded, to see the players fighting amongst themselves. It’s not looking good.”

“They are out of the cup, the manager gets sent off in midweek, Nicky Butt gets sent off, they concede three goals, players want to leave.”

“It’s not a nice situation. I’m worried and I really don’t think I’m the only one. I think there are 52,000 people worried as well at the current situation.”

With regard to Alan’s comments – especially the second sentence – apart from that everything is great.   😀

We wonder if Alan can pitch in and help Joe Kinnear with some of ther training, because he hardly has the players, and he’s been short of coaching personnel, ever since he started.

All hands to the pump is what we need now – and for those who want to get Ashley out, and even Kinnear out, please don’t rock the boat right now, because that will hardly do the team any good, and will probably only ensure we’ll be in the Championship next season.

That would be a complete and utter disaster because the first thing we’d have to do is sell our high earning players, because – Given, Owen, Barton, Martins, Coloccini, Gutierrez and the like, because we just couldn’t afford them with the reduced revenues of the Championship.

Comments welcome.

Read Ed’s News of The World Column on his new report this morning on Newcastle’s 3-0 drastic defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers yesterday – comments and opinions on the games are always very welcome.

24 comments so far

  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 18, 2009 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #1

    Shearer 4 Captain

  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 18, 2009 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #2


    i mean 4 manager

  • bigbadwulf

    Jan 18, 2009 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #3

    no mention from AS about dodgy penalty and 2 fairly innocuous tackkles resulting in yellow and then red.

    Getting to point where you are not allowed to tackle any more.

  • Mikeflame

    Jan 18, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #4

    captain or manager id love either at the moment! we need a leader like shearer

  • NotAGhostToon

    Jan 18, 2009 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Exactly the person we need in our side at the moment, come back alan!
    but in all seriousness, I really hope we’re laughing at our pessimism come the end of this transfer window, or there will be a lot more pills for depression getting handed out in the north east.

  • Turkish Magpie

    Jan 18, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #6

    why are people talking about going up the league?

    staying up and i’ll be happy, KK and fat ashley have ruined this season for us

  • NE3 NICK

    Jan 18, 2009 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #7

    Ed, just to play devil’s advocate for a moment.

    If we go down, which is looking more and more likely, are there any benefits?

    The way I see it…

    1. We are not Leeds. They were millions in debt. We aint.
    2. We would still get Prem money from this season.
    3. We could start again. Ship out the (ahem) stars and replace them with battlers and a mix of our obviously talented youth set up.
    4. We would be playing in a league we actually have a chance of winning. Imagine that?

  • murvar

    Jan 18, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #8

    The People article this morning says that Kinnear doesn’t want to stay and the Steve Bruce wants to come to SJP as he’s fed up of the prospect of losing his best Wigan players. Curiously the article is co-written by Alan Oliver – has he baled out of the Chronic? I think Steve Bruce is the very best we could hope for in our current circumstances – and he knows how to get teams out of the Championship, if we end up there.

  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 18, 2009 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #9

    Nick – leeds fans said 3/4 things wen they got dumped (except the debt one)….look where they are now

  • Toon_Sydney

    Jan 18, 2009 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #10

    murvar – id take steve bruce in a flash

  • Geordos

    Jan 18, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #11

    Finally people are starting to see the light.

    I posted a comment on here after the Wigan game, where I said we were in serious trouble… and that was before the injuries and excuses started to come.

    Kinnear was and is the perfect manager – when you need someone to tie you over for 6-8 games whilst you scour the world for a top class manager.

    His approach, demeanour, tactics and bullsh*t lies he tells the fans is having such a negative effect on the club…

    Think about it.. some of his statements snce he arrived;

    – the club will definitely be sold
    – Shearer and Keegan have been lined up
    – we have players ready to sign as soon as the window opens
    – i have 12 million to spend
    – 2 loan players are definitely signing tomorrow
    – i have bid for barry ferguson
    – i have enquired about Lucas Neill with West Ham
    – Lovenkrands has been offered a deal and will sign by Friday…

    The list could go on…

    I just prayer that his latest comment about having a “lucrative deal” on the table for a long term deal is lies too!!!

    We need some lucrative deals for players first and foremost…

    We have a owner who doesnt communicate with the fans and a manager who communicates and says anything he thinks is going to keep the fans off his and Ashley’s back..

    The effect it is having on the fans is demoralising – no wonder the players want to leave.

    I said after the Wigan game that there will be at least one established Premier League team that will go down unexpectedly this season… we and probably Tottenham and Middlesbrough must be odds on!

    Players and a manager who can inspire, lead and take the club forward are needed yesterday and I cant see it happening in time

  • square

    Jan 18, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #12

    More than 52000 people are worried. I’m officially medically diagnosed depressed.

  • craig s chisholm

    Jan 18, 2009 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #13

    shearer would not touch newc for as long as shitface ashley owns us, cantblame him either. we are finished in the prem.

  • nufcindia

    Jan 18, 2009 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #14

    What happened at newcastle united–MY VIEW

    A year ago kk was recalled to save newcastle united. i think He was probably told
    that they would be hiring someone to do the recruitment job.kk confirmed that

    when dennis wise joined. kk only had the power to decide on who was sold.But whoever comes in
    was wise’s was clear during last summer. he had no idea of whoever was coming to the club. he was as blind as any of the nufc supporters. who ever came was Wise’s decision. none of the players who has arrived are KK’s players. All are Wise’s players. then milner was sold and kk wanted him to stay. But the board told him that it was too much money to turn down and others will be bought with that money.
    Then the players who were bought were not what kk needed and the money from Milners sale was not completely utilised. this led to the biggest disaster in the clubs recent history.

    About kk

    KK is a good manager and he likes his team to attack more than defend and that is what nufc supporters need. ther was a great improvement in the was team played. they tried to keep the ball and pass rather than long balls. KK’s job was tough because he didnt have a say in the recruitment. when media asks he has nothing to say. (note about the remark made about collocine’s hair). it was tough but i think from what he has said he knew his role earlier itself. then to resign during the middle of the season was not the right decision for the club.

    About Wise

    the players he had recruited are good. Bassong, Coloccini and Gutierrez are good players. no one knows about xisco because he was not given enough games.and he has bought a lot of young guys who are said to be great talents, but we will have to wait and see.gutierrez has got great attacking qualities but because of the way the team plays he is not able to produce any
    form. put him in a machester united team and he will be better than becham at his best.all and all wise has done a good enough job.But there is one criticism. He has not bought enough bodies and enough players at needed positions. ther were not enough players at wing backs and we lacked depth in the center of the midfield, then he brings xisco when we had 5 strikers
    including carol. i dont know who to blame for this thing, Wise or the mangement.

    about MA
    Ashleys view regarding the youth structure is great for the club. to bring in good young players and to develop them is great and its the only way we can get close to the top. But why should he hire another person to do this thing. WHy CANT the MANAGER ITSELF GET YOUNG PLAYERS judge a players potential manager can hire enough scouts under him. manager himself can go and watch the player if needed.when ashley thinks Wise is the person who can get good players then why cant he get wise as the manager
    of the football club. as we all can see it is difficult for a manager to work on other person’s players. thats why when a new manager is installed at any club he tries to bring his own players.SO i think if ashley believes in Wise then he should be the
    nufc manager.This will be a tough decision but he has to take it.Or he should give the manager the right to sign his own players and give him a budget.and let wise bring in young players. But to give someone 1.5 million to get young
    players in, when manager himself can do it, would be a foolish thing on ashley’s part. .

    What is happening now at NUFC

    the situation has not changed. jfk has no knowledge about anything regarding transfers. Look at things regarding lucas neil.
    Manager says one thing board says the other. what the board need is a manager who will agree everything they say. cant blame jfk for that because he was not getting a job and when he got a good one he accepted it and accepted the liabilities coming along with it. the current management doesnt want to think about the current position. they are thinking of the
    club in 2 years time. But they should give some more thought on clubs current position. I DOUBT ASHLEY EVER WANTED TO SELL

  • Toon_Ice

    Jan 18, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    I totally agree with Alan Shearer. The way the team is playing in the last games it looks like a championship side. I can´t rembember the last time i was pleased with the team performance after watching them play.
    We need a massive clearout of players next summer. Players who can leave are: Cacapa, Viduka, Butt, Ameobi, Enrique, Duff, N´Zogbia , Edgar, Owen, Smith, Xisco, Geremi, Barton.
    Then we need to bring in new faces, players who are exciting to watch and can bring you joy.

  • Toon Graeme

    Jan 18, 2009 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #16

    We all know the truth about the size of the squad and who the hell know what is going on behind the scenes.

    Shearer as an all time NUFC ledg must be a sick as we are.

    He’s sees it and calls it like we do.

    HOW MANY TIMES DO OUR BOARD, OWNER & CHAIRMAN need to be told the same!

    Off the topic – ever noticed how nearly everyone in the directors box never seem to care what happens on the pitch. IE: we scream and shout and sing and they sit there plain faced and static.


  • Geordos

    Jan 18, 2009 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #17

    When Ameobi was offered a new contract AND then he had to consider it first…. I knew we were destined for danger…

  • Yorkie Dave

    Jan 18, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Anyone read the news of the world today? Can you get any more negative reporting towards NUFC than the prick that is Steve Lillis. Think he actually wants to make love to Big Sam!

    Ed you should write a complaint about this to the guys you work for now!!!

  • BT9MAG

    Jan 18, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #19

    nufcindia – good balanced view…only real criticism is that Jonas is not as good as you make out. Don’t get me wrong, I love the lad, hard working, skillful and good vision, but Beckham at his best was literally one of the best players in the world!

  • Toon_Ksk (ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!)

    Jan 18, 2009 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #20

    nufcindia never fail to hit me with a wall of text.

    999999999999 damage

  • ObaFan2

    Jan 18, 2009 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #21

    What a shambles, only one person can rectify this (same person who’s responsible for this mess IMO) and that’s Ashley but I can’t see it happening.

    What about the signings last week? Where are they!

  • Paul141726

    Jan 18, 2009 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #22

    I’m frustrated and angry after yesterday’s farce. We need several players added to the squad ASAP because what we have is just not working. A relegation fight is certainly in the cards now and we need EVERYONE pulling together. This means those in the boardroom, coaches, players and fans. Yet it’s so hard to watch the team implode like they did on Saturday.
    As far as signing young players, all well and good, but we need a few first teamers who can step right into the squad. All I can see with the youth signings is an owner who doesn’t care for results this season, will pocket the parachute payment after we head into the Championship, sell our “stars” for good (not great) money and pocket that too.
    Having said that, it CAN be fixed if we get some results, but again this means everyone working for the same goal–premiership survival.

  • GHUD

    Jan 18, 2009 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #23

    It is about time ashley did something for the club if he loves the club like he says he does now is an ideal time to show it by spending some cash not 100 mil just get some quality in that want to play for the club not just the wages we need passion back on the pitch barton might be a hot head but aleast he is passionate about the game .

  • pdidy

    Jan 18, 2009 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #24

    Steve Bruce is a Wanker! Plastic Geordie and I would rather haveanyone but that C… here!


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