Harry Rwedknapp still thinks that Alan Shearer can keep Newcastle in the Premier, despite Newcastle appalling record this year.
Harry Redknapp – thinks Newcastle can beat the drop
Newcastle suffered their 15th defeat of the season yesterday, and have just 3 points from our last 8 games and just 8 points from our last 15.
Why are we second bottom? Because we have just 3 points from our last 8 games and just 8 points from our last 15.
Yes, after 18 games played we actually had 22 points, and that was after the Tottenham win at home in December. But Harry Redknapp still thinks Newcastle can stay up and he thinks it’s the 3 games at St. James’ Park that can do it for Newcastle.
“They’ve still got a big chance of staying up. They’ve got three winnable home games and they will be all-important.” “They’re not in a very good position, but I still think they’ve got every chance of getting out of it.”
“Let’s be honest, Hull can’t win a game. St James’s Park can be an intimidating place, and they have to use that to their advantage in their final three home games.” “They have three games now where they’re going to have to lift the roof off the place.”
“If they do that, they can win all three games.”
It’s true that both Middlesbrough and Hull have tough run-ins to the season, and if Newcastle can just get out of their comatose state we’ve been in for nearly four months now, we still can survive, and that would be a massive achievement. given our position in the league right now.
But our players have to show more skill, courage and guts, if we are going to do that. And we would have to win all three games at home, not just a couple. We hate to say this but we don’t have high hopes of that, because our players have let us down too many times this season.
We hear all about how they are going to play well in the next game, and that they’ve been great in training, and they will be trying their hardest , and they say all the right things before each game, and then they turn out and put in 45 minutes like the first half yesterday.
To say that is disappointing to the multitudes of Newcastle fans spread all over the world, is one massive under-statement.
Shearer, who felt aggrieved by referee Mark Halsey’s decision not to award a penalty following a rash tackle by former United defender Jonathan Woodgate on Martins, also explained his decision to start with a strange formation. He added: “It was a 3-4-1-2. We tried to get Jonas (Gutierrez) in behind Michael Owen and Andy Carroll.
“I felt I had to play that way because we have one left-back at the club and he’s injured. That’s why we started with that.
“I felt it worked at Stoke and I was hoping to carry that on in this game.”