Alan Shearer has had some good words to say about Portsmouth manager Paul Hart.
Alan Shearer – must win game against Portsmouth
Hart has successfully guided Portsmouth to a few wins lately, and they are now probably clear of relegation on 37 points, a full 7 points ahead of Newcastle, who remain second bottom of the league
Alan talked about Paul Hart today:
“Paul Hart has done well. They need two or three points to survive but he’s done a good job.”
And Shearer is well aware that the game against Portsmouth on Monday night is truly a do-or-die game, because failure to win that game will probably condemn Newcastle to the Championship next season, and while it will still be possible theoretically to survive, it probably will not happen.
Alan talked about Monday’s game:
“This is the biggest game of the season, no doubt about it. It’s my job to make sure the players know that.”
It’s all hands to the pump on Tyneside too, as the fans will no doubt pack St. James’ Park for Monday night’s game, and they will be seen around the world, because not surprisingly this game is being televised live around the world.
We have to hope our players will be ready for this game, because we’ve been disappointed with their play and attitude so many times this season, but it’s not too late, not yet anyway.
We have been able to celebrate a win once in the last 17 matches so it would really be great, if rare, to be able to celebrate a good win on Monday night, for a change.
We certainly need one, and that would allow everybody connected to Newcastle to look forward with real hope of surviving what has been an absolutely terrible season.