One of our most experienced players, Nicky Butt, has today welcomed the arrival of Alan Shearer at the Newcastle club, as the new manager.
Nicky Butt – welcome the arrival of the great Alan Shearer
Of course Nicky played with Alan when Butt arrived from Manchester United in the summer of 2004, while the fabulous Bobby Robson was still managing the club.
Let’s take a look at what Nicky had to say to Newcastle TV this morning:
“Alan is one of those men who has charisma and an aura about him,” “He demands respect and he gets that the minute he walks in the changing room.”
“The players are happy he’s here and it’s been an enjoyable start.” “He’s been very upbeat and the whole town is on a high.”
“Hopefully now he can help get us out the trouble we’re in and I’m confident that together we can do that.””
“We took the game to Chelsea, worked hard and snuffed out what they had to offer.” “Unfortunately we couldn’t create as many chances as we should have.” “Alan was very upbeat at half-time and said that we could win it.”
“We had to kick on a bit in the second half but then they got a goal which was a bit lucky when it deflected before hitting the bar and coming out to Frank Lampard.”
“To concede a second was again disappointing and we were down after the match because we thought we could have got something.”
“But there are plenty of positives to work on because for an hour I thought we competed very well against one of the best sides in Europe.”
But Nicky, just to get one thing straight, Alan can have all the charisma and aura about him on the touch-line, but if the lads keep making silly mistakes like we did on Saturday, Alan will not be able save us. In fact nobody will.
Even if Alan brought out his magic wand, and we’re sure he has one of them – it just wouldn’t work.
That charisma and aura somehow has to be transplanted to the Newcastle players, and Alan is very well aware of that, and he knows this is not about him, but about the players.
Only the players can now save the club from going down, and overpaid players at that. We’re hoping with all our hearts that Alan can manifest a big turn-around in the side, but it has to come from the players, and come very soon.
By the way, in ending this story, we did hear a rather strong rumor, from an unnamed source (of course), that on Sunday morning Alan was spotted at home in the back garden cleaning his boots, and taking some shooting practice with his young son.
This sensational news came from one of our usually very reliable (and unnamed) sources – honest! 😀