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.