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.
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.