Shearer Hoping Newcastle Can Save Themselves


This is the time when things in the relegation struggle will get interesting, as we could well see some surprising results.

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Alan Shearer – working around the clock to save Newcastle – can he do it?

This weekend Newcastle will know all the results of the other relegation clubs, before the lads play Pompey on Monday night.

But surely the job has to be somehow to try to win every game – and even at Liverpool with the Reds now presumably out of the title race, we could even look to get something there too.

That has to be the aim in any case.

Alan Shearer talked today about the relegation race:

“Over the next few weeks in a lot of our games we will be playing last.” “Whether that will be a help or a hindrance, I am not quite sure.”

“What you cannot afford to do, though, is look over your shoulder and rely on other teams.” “We are in a position now where, if we get ourselves right, then we will be OK.”

“If we concentrate on ourselves, get the results and not worry about what other teams are doing.”

“No-one is hoping more than I am that I can keep this football club up, I promise you.”

That’s what we have been saying for some months now, but usually in the next game Newcastle are beaten again, and they do not play well.

But that pattern just has to stop on Monday night, and we really do need all 3 points so that we can create a spring-board to safety.

Failure to do that will bring considerable doom and gloom to Newcastle fans.

Comments welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Apr 23, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #1

    No Butt then ok

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  • Shot Bru

    Apr 23, 2009 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Pompey team for Monday could look something like this assuming Kaboul and Nugent are out injured

    GK James
    RB Johnson
    LB Hreiddarsson
    CB Campbell
    CB Distin
    RM Pennant
    CM Davis
    CM Mullins
    LM Belhadj
    ST Crouch
    ST Kanu

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  • Johno Toon

    Apr 23, 2009 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #3

    I still belive we will stay up!

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  • Soren

    Apr 23, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #4

    The game on Monday will be the turning point of our free fall. Hopefully we will win the game and gain much needed confidence, and then we are still in business for PL survival.
    Lose or draw on Monday, don’t want to think about it.

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  • beamish

    Apr 23, 2009 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #5

    GK James
    RB Johnson
    LB Hreiddarsson
    CB Campbell
    CB Distin
    RM Pennant
    CM Davis
    CM Mullins
    LM Belhadj
    ST Crouch
    ST Kanu

    That is quite a strong team. Pompey will scrape a 1 nil win and virtually relegate the hapless barcodes in the process.

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  • stevep

    Apr 23, 2009 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #6

    we can’t actually save ourselves as we are reliant on teams above us dropping at least 4 points and of course us gaining at least 4 over the next 5 games.

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  • PaceOba

    Apr 23, 2009 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #7

    Johno Toon

    Totally agree with you.
    Howay the lads!!

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  • sahota

    Apr 24, 2009 at 9:12 AM

    Comment #8

    BENNY @Beamish
    I think it was you who said few days back that you are posting your last message. Why then you have again started posting BENNY.

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 24, 2009 at 3:00 PM

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  • Tom_Toon

    Apr 24, 2009 at 3:00 PM

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