Shearer Happy With Courage Shown – Shola Culpable For Goal


Alan Shearer was happy with his players on Saturday, and with a little luck in those last 8 minutes of normal time we could have won the game, and that’s something we will need to do sooner rather than later, if we are  indeed to survive this season.

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Shola Ameobi – culpable for first goal with poor marking from corner

And while the lads played well, especially in the second half,  it was poor marking from Ameobi that let Abdoulaye Faye have his free header on goal after 33 minutes.

It was interesting when Carroll came on that he was very prominent in defense, heading the ball away and kicking the balls clear, as well as scoring a goal and going close with an earlier header.

With scoring two great goals for the Reserves a week ago, what else a player has to do to start a game on Sunday we’re not sure.

Alan said today:

“I’m asking the players to be brave, to demand the ball and show me out on the pitch what they show me in training, and they’ve done that today,” he said.

“I just thought it was right to change one or two things around and leave one or two people out. I asked the players to come in and do a job and they’ve done that.”

“The more players we can get fit, the better chance we’ve got of survival.”

Habib Beye had another sterling game in defense, and for Sunday we are hoping to have Steven Taylor and maybe Barton and Viduka available for selection, and that should strengthen the squad big time.

Habib talked briefly to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“Hopefully this will give us a bit of momentum now because after they scored few people would have expected us to leave with anything,”

“Now we have six matches left, 18 points to play for and we know we can stay up.”

Certainly the way Habib has played these last two games should be an inspiration to the Newcastle players, and both 22 year-old Seb Bassong (who we expect) and 21 year-old David Edgar (who we didn’t expect) both had great games too.

And one last thing, for those of you out there who are already calling for Alan Shearer’s head after just 2 games in charge, please give us all a break!

This man has put his head on the chopping block for Newcastle, and we know he will do all he can to save the club over the last 6 games, and the least we can do as fans of Newcastle United is to support Shearer, the team and the club towards  survival over the next 6 weeks.

Remember, it’s so very easy to criticize, that’s why lots of people do it in this life, but it’s so much harder, and takes so much more grit, courage and determination to do the very difficult job that Alan and Iain have taken on at Newcastle.

Please support the club.

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9 comments so far

  • hitman

    Apr 13, 2009 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #1

    that should be it forola,he should get no were near the first team,shearer should stick with young carrol.

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  • hitman

    Apr 13, 2009 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #2

    for shola

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  • Toon_Ice

    Apr 13, 2009 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #3

    If we are to have any chance to stay in the PL then let Ameobi anywere near the first team. And let Joans start, he´s the most dangerous midfielder and he´s also very good at helping out the defence..
    I could not belive it when i saw that Ameobi was in the starting team against Stoke. Andy Carroll had scored two goals for the reserves earlier in the week and should have benn in the starting line up.

    So please mr Shearer, do not let lazy Ameobi play again for Newcastle……

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  • RememberShearer

    Apr 13, 2009 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #4

    I have to agree with these comments!!

    NO MORE SHOLA, WE NEED DECENT PLAYERS!!!!

    I also have to say SHEARER is our man, he is and knows this club, and supporters! Give him time, look this season is gone, even if we go down, he has come in a giving it a go…HOWAY THE LADS!!

    Carroll and Owen up front, Jonas must start, BUTT & Duff are crap, not quite as crap as shola ameobi, but crap nonetheless….beye, edgar, bassong must start, maybe we should let some more of the young kids play in the midfield and at left back….worth a thought!!!

    COME ON WE MUST STAY UP GUYS!!!!

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  • RememberShearer

    Apr 13, 2009 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #5

    IT ACTUALLY PAINS ME TO BELIEVE THAT SHOLA AMEOBI IS STILL AT THIS CLUB, HE HAS NO HEART, NO WANT, AND JUST LOOKS LIKE A GOLFER RATHER THAN A FOOTBALLER…..

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE DON’T LET SHOLA (SHIITE) AMEOBI PLAY AGAIN FOR THIS CLUB AT FIRST TEAM LEVEL AS HE CAN’T CONTRIBUTE TO OUR CAUSE, HE IS A WASTE OF SPACE IN THE TEAM, ON THE FIELD, HE DOESN’T CHASE, CAN’T PASS, CAN’T HOLD UP PLAY, JUST ABSOLUTELY HOPELESS!!!!!!!!! GEES MY 7 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER COULD DO BETTER THAN

    SHOLA AMEOBI……..GET RID OF HIM,

    DON’T GIVE HIM ONE MORE MINUTE OF

    PLAY IN THE FIRST TEAM, SHOLA MAY YOU R.I.P…..NEVER TO PLAY FOR THE FIRST TEAM AGAIN!!!!

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  • DanToon

    Apr 13, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Why do Manager after Manager play Strola? He must be a really nice lad or anazing in training. I just can’t see why all these Gaffers can’t see what i and all of you lot by the sounds of it see… He’s shite!! Never been a footballer!!!!

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  • Johno Toon

    Apr 13, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #7

    rumors are hull are after him , so please god he goes

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  • huss37

    Apr 13, 2009 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #8

    This piece of shite must have believed hid dad when he told him ON DAY SON YOU WILL BE A FOOTBALLER…never in my lifetime……please god never let him don the shirt again……

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  • Sav

    Apr 13, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #9

    Its your seven-year-old I feel sorry for, to have a knuckle-dragging da who sees life in simplistic terms and doesn’t realise when he’s whacked off the Caps Lock.

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