Shearer – Too Many Serious Mistakes Made This Season

Alan Shearer has come out this morning and said he had a good talk with Mike Ashley before he took the job, and let him know he thought the upper management had made many mistakes at the club this season, and that’s why we are struggling with relegation right now. He also talked to them again this last week.


Alan Shearer – manager of Newcastle United

Shearer discussed the situation with Mike Ashley upon accepting the job and expects the Newcastle owner to avoid a repeat of the errors next season. We hope that’s what happens and that Mike has the sense to get Shearer to commit full time to Newcastle, even if we do go down.

This is what Alan said this morning:

“I’ve made my feelings known to the necessary people,”  “They are well aware of their mistakes and other people’s mistakes.”  “I think they know what’s been done right and what’s been done wrong. Staying in this league will give them the chance to rectify that.”

“The squad is unbalanced. You can’t go into a season with one person in one position. At some time that player is going to get injured, as has happened with Jose Enrique at left-back.”

“I knew the situation when I took the job, so I’m not complaining.” “We had meetings before I took it and we’ve had meetings over the past week about what we believe has gone right and what’s gone wrong. They are definitely aware.”

“They’re new to football and they’re going to make mistakes, but there have been some big mistakes.” “Whose fault is it? Everyone will have their own opinion on that. But it’s important the same mistakes aren’t made again.”

Good and tempered words from Alan, because you don’t want the criticism to be too severe at this stage of the season, but we think Ashley knows he’s made a right pig’s ear of managing the club this season. We hope Mike is savvy enough to learn from his mistakes, as it looks like Derek Llambias is better than we first thought – but of course our opinion of him last year couldn’t be much worse than it was.

But we’ve been quite surprised at how Derek seems to come across quite well, now he has finally started talking to the fans.

We don’t really know what’s gone on behind the scenes of course, but we know Shearer will know about the things that did happen, and it’s a good bet he thinks Dennis Wise was part of the problem, but he’s gone now thank goodness.

We don’t know what will happen in the summer but if Alan loves the job like it seems he does, then it may be a good decision to announce before the end of the season that he will be staying as manager, whatever happens.

Maybe that will have a positive impact on the players – and it certainly will have on the loyal and dedicated Newcastle fans. But we’re starting to think more of our players have to be men and step up to the plate, because a lot of them are acting like they’ve been pampered for too long.

Now is the time for them to show they are men and be worthy of wearing the very famous black and white striped shirt.

Comments welcome.

6 comments so far


    Apr 12, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #1

    It’s offical we are safe I have done the maths and we won’t gan doon. I am better than Carol Voderman at maths so nowts the bother. Right let’s start preparing for next season to make sure this doesnt happen again.

    Here is the final table
    15 MACKEMS 38 39 -12
    16 BLACKBURN 38 39 -22
    17 TOON 38 38 -15
    18 HULL 38 36 -26
    19 BORO 38 33 -27
    20 WEST BROM 38 27 -38

    Nowt to worry aboot then.
    Just incase you wanna make some money here is our final games
    Spurs Away LOST
    Pompey Home DRAW
    Liverpool Away LOST
    Boro Home WON
    Fulham Home WON
    Villa Away DRAW

    Ding dang doo jobasgoodun.

    Next years squad
    GH Harper
    GK Krul
    GK Forster
    RB Beye
    RB R Taylor
    LB Enrique
    LB ?
    CD Bassong
    CD Kadar
    CD S Taylor
    CD ?
    RW ?
    RW Lua Lua
    CM Barton
    CM Nolan
    CM Guthrie
    CM Vuckic
    LW Jonas
    LW ?
    CF ?
    CF Ranger
    CF Carroll

  • Ed Harrison

    Apr 12, 2009 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #2

    Geordie69 – great – thank goodness for that 😀

  • Toonmania

    Apr 12, 2009 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #3

    phew!! i can stop worrying now thanks Geordie69, i can now sleep properly, whilst you are at it though could you let me know the numbers for next weeks lottery, and if i win i will give everyone who posts regularly an equal share. 🙂 Except bennytoon of course (unless he come’s out the closest first!! who is he going to support next week??)

  • Michael12

    Apr 12, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Well I am glad Shearer has hit the nail on the head but does he acknowledge that one of those many mistakes to which he is referring is his appointment?

  • workyticket

    Apr 12, 2009 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #5

    Michael12 // Apr 12, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    “Well I am glad Shearer has hit the nail on the head but does he acknowledge that one of those many mistakes to which he is referring is his appointment?”

    LOL Michael. 🙂

  • batty

    Apr 12, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Michael12 ive never seen write any thing decent at all about newcastle you little shit


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