Shearer – We Have To Concentrate On What We Can Do

Alan Shearer has talked  this morning of the scrap for survival that waits Newcastle in their last six games of what has been a calamitous season for the North East club.


Alan Shearer – can he save Newcastle?

Alan talked to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle today:

“We said we’d go and try to get three points at Stoke and it could have been more.” “We proved we were up for the battle and the scrap.”

“It would have been a hell of a long week if we hadn’t got anything from it.” “There were a few big performances.” “It’s a tough place to go.”

“We proved a point to ourselves and the fans.” “We are up for the fight at this football club.” “Now at Tottenham it will be very different but also difficult.”

“Harry has done a great job, he was in a relegation battle when he got there and now they are fighting for Europe.”

“Over the next few weeks, a lot of our games will be played last, whether that is advantage or not who knows?” “You can’t look over our shoulders.” “We concentrate on ourselves and not what other teams are doing.”

Good words from Alan and we must try to save ourselves and not rely on other teams being as bad as we are, although there are few teams that have a worse record than Newcastle over the last 14 league games, with just 8 points and a single win at bottom of the table WBA.

That’s how bad things are right now, they couldn’t be much worse quite honestly, for such a squad of highly compensated players.

Meanwhile, Shearer has played down talk from Shay Given that if Alan had come in earlier Newcastle would have been safe by now. But of course we’ll never know that and it’s all woulda, coulda shoulda, just like where we’d be right now if Kevin Keegan was still at the club.

It’s hardly worth spending any energy on, because we’ll just never know. Alan responded to the Shay Given comments of yesterday:

“I wasn’t asked so it’s all ifs and buts.” “Shay is a very friend of mine but he’s got things on his mind too.”

Alan has one thing on his mind right now, and through May 24th, when we play our last game at Aston Villa – to save Newcastle United.

Whether he can do that is anybody’s guess right now.

Comments welcome.

10 comments so far

  • BT9MAG

    Apr 16, 2009 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #1

    I reckon Shay might have stayed aswell, if only to help out a mate before leaving in the summer. Not sure if that would’ve made THAT much of a difference though, 9 goals scored in our last 10 games in pathetic!

  • batty

    Apr 16, 2009 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #2

    spot on alan

  • toonarmyuk

    Apr 16, 2009 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Well Ed, I’m sorry but that’s enough for me. Your venture into sh’t advertising was bad enough, then it turned to random pop-up ads, and now I have videos playing which I cant get off the screen until the ad is finished.

    It’s official – you are a sell out.

    Goodbye NUFC Blog….such a shame because it was a good site as well.

  • Doocey

    Apr 16, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #4

    I ain’t getting any popups or videos that don’t go away until they’re finished.
    What browser are you using?
    Just disable Popups.

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 16, 2009 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Toonarmyuk – that a bit harsh fella. I have not got any video’s or owt like that – just click on skip – doesnt bother me at all.

  • beatski

    Apr 16, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #6

    it’s not ed’s fault if you’re too stupid to get an adblocker. i dont get any pop ups.

    anyways, do you think bandwidth is free?
    i’m sure ed’ll gladly take down the ads if you pay for the running of this site

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 16, 2009 at 8:56 PM

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  • evildick

    Apr 17, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    what i love about shearer is he speaks sense, no waffle. i hope he stays, no matter what. how can we go back to jfk? no chance.

    i agree, the ad’s are kind of annoying, i’m sure there’s a better way to make use of all the traffic.. the ads are so lame, so i doubt anyone is clicking them (i just scrolled past an everton beer cooler one). it’d be better if ed opened up a shop or something with nufc themed custom tees and stuff like that. Sell a few hundred of them and i’m sure it’ll pay for the site costs. although i admit i have no idea how much bandwidth costs..

    i rate the blog and want ed to be rewarded for maintaining it but i dont have that much patience for junk ads.

  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 17, 2009 at 10:51 AM

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 17, 2009 at 10:51 AM

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