Alan Shearer believes it’s not too late for his players to produce, and he feels that winning their last 3 home games of the season to survive, is still possible.
Alan Shearer – I was a pundit – I’m now a manager
Alan has been interviewed in the Sunday Sun this morning and was asked whether as a pundit he would have thought it realistic to win 3 game out of 3, when the side has just one win in their last 17 games.
“Well, I’m not a pundit any more. I am now the manager – so I believe we can win three of our five games.” “I don’t really care what people on the outside say. Probably like they didn’t care what I said when I was sat there on a Saturday night a month ago.”
“Everyone has an opinion, brilliant. I respect that, because that is what I do; that’s what I did, whatever. Respect it, but listen to it? No.” “They tell me we have only won four at home in the league all season. Now I am asking the players to win three. So what? I am expecting them to win three.”
“People may think it is a big ask – it is a big ask – but I believe they can do it.”
Fans will be pleased with the apparent finality that he was a pundit, and would hope he will stay on as manager at Newcastle, and even though results have not yet gone his way, he seems to have taken to the hot seat like a duck to water – he seems to just thrive in the white hot atmosphere that is the Newcastle manager.
Alan now has a real job, as anybody can sit on the sidelines in the comfort of a studio and pontificate on teams and managers, and life as it passes by, when they have no responsibility for nothing.
Far better get a real job, even if it is the hardest job in English football to manage Newcastle United, and that, to his credit, is what Alan has done. The fact he was in journalism for a while will not doubt help him in his dealings with the press, as he’ll know what they need.
One good thing is that Alan has had another week to put his positive and dow-to-earth talks into action with his players,, and we look for a turnaround in the spirit they have been showing us of late.
Of course you don’t get to be a top player and professional like Alan Shearer, by moaning and groaning and being negative about life.
Alan has shown just what a stand-up character he is, and that he is true leader of men. If the lads can show some spirit on Monday night and start well, the crowd of 52,000 could will propel them to what could be a massive massive win for the club.
A win on Monday night could significantly brighten the mood on Tyneside for the rest of this terrible season – Alan knows that, the players know that, and the fans know that. That’s not even mentioning the buoyancy that will be felt in Newcastle this summer.
Howay The Lads!!