There’s an old adage that things have to get worse sometimes before they can get better.
Freddy Shepherd – wants to ensure Shearer at Newcastle long term
And that may be the case with Newcastle if indeed the Magpies cannot keep their place in the top division.
But the one thing that will allay too much fear at the club is that we think that Alan Shearer is at Newcastle for the long term, and even if we go down Alan could turn things around very quickly.
And it seems that former Chairman Freddy Shepherd is keen to keep Alan in the hot seat as he told the Sunday Sun this morning:
“I am willing to do anything I can to help.”
Apparently Shepherd is just one person who is keen to keep Alan at the helm, whatever happens this season. Certainly we think the fans would be happy to see Alan stay on in the summer, even if he cannot save the side from relegation.
And we don’t believe for one minute, news today that Mike Ashley will sell Newcastle United on the cheap if the side gets relegated – it’s just complete nonsense and business suicide to even suggest that.
If we do get relegated the hope has to be that even in the Championship some good players would stay, and Alan could attract other decent players to build a side that could come straight back up.
Where these Sunday papers get this nonsense from is anybody’s guess, but their journalism is hardly responsible, by any sense of the word.
With results going for us yesterday, we need to win tomorrow night, and start helping our own fate, for a change. We should certainly be capable of doing just that.