Shearer Will Demand All-Out Performance At Liverpool

Shearer watched his side play all out for about 70 minutes last Monday night, and while they didn’t play particularly well, it seemed the effort was there, but the confidence wasn’t.


Alan Shearer – needs four committed performances from his players

To be fair to the players, they didn’t have any luck against Portsmouth and just one goal could have ignited the team, and with Lady Luck on our side we may have even be able to take the 3 points and lighten up Tyneside significantly.

But it wasn’t to be, and the game was surprisingly devoid of many chances, but those we did get, we missed them once again.

Shearer will be demanding the same level of commitment when Newcastle United travel to Liverpool this weekend, and this game will be important, if only to preserve our decent goal difference- which could yet save us from the drop – and the last thing we need is to get walloped on Sunday afternoon.

Alan Shearer talked today of Monday night’s game:

“I couldn’t fault the commitment and work-rate,” “For 70 minutes they worked extremely hard, forced the game and gave it everything, but in the last 10 minutes there wasn’t a lot left in the tank.”

“We have to go to Liverpool with that same spirit.” “It will be tough but we’ll be giving it our best shot.”

Newcastle need to surprise their fans with something out of the Liverpool game, since with only 47,000 there on Monday night at St. James’ Park, some may be starting to take the players’ lead, and begin to give up the ghost a little, on the chances of survival.

But maybe that’s being unfair to our fans, who have snapped up every ticket for the last game of the season at Villa park.

That single game could decide what happens to us this season – unfortunately or fortunately – whichever way you want to look at it.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #1

    Bizzare game all in all because we really need to be looking at damage limitation. We have a better goal difference than Hull and we need to keep it that way.

    Although if a miracle happens and we beat Liverpool, then we hand the title to Man Utd.

    Hopefull Shearer brings a couple of double deckers to the game and parks them in front of the goal.

  • Bill F

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #2

    As you say Ed, Lady Luck aint done us many favours, Yet. A nod from her and some desperate defending and we could get what we need. Ths fat lady hasn’t sang yet.

  • stevep

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Much as I’d like Liverpool to win the title if only to spite manure fans I’d much prefer us to stay up and thus hand the title to the mancs.
    Although my head says we’ll get a hammering, my heart is now starting to believe we might nick a draw
    just have to hope mackems and hull lose

  • Micky Toon

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #4

    My team to beat Liverpool –

    Van der Sar, O’Shea, Ferdinand , Vidic, Evra, Fletcher, Carrick, Anderson , Ronaldo, Tevez , Rooney.
    Subs : Foster, Park, Scholes, Rafael Da Silva, Giggs, Berbatov.

    With that team and a 4-4-2 formation we at least have a chance of not being embarrased at Anfield. 🙂

  • Stuart79

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #5


    You not find a place for Ryan Taylor or Nolan?

  • Jamesthefirst

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Our biggest concern at the weekend is if Middlesborough beat Man Utd (because they rest players for Arsenal.)

    Then Liverpool will come at us all guns blazing on Sunday.

  • Whumpie

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #8

    At least at the away games the fans will stay in their f*****g seats until the end..

  • Whumpie

    Apr 30, 2009 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #9

    The teams around us have nasty ties as well this weekend, so it’s really a matter of preserving that goal difference to stay above the smogs.

    Who knows – we have come up with unexpectedly good displays against Manure, Arse and Chelski recently. But Anfield? I’m not giving up, but I won’t be betting my chips on any points either.

    Let’s hope scumberland get spanked again. That result against West Brom was the highlight of last weekend…

  • Toon Graeme

    Apr 30, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Whumpie – true mate.

  • batty

    Apr 30, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #11

    beamish no iam not a racist just dont like dirty spud fans who dont give up on slagging our city fans and team you are the biggest racist on here the way you slag the geordie nation you piece of shite

  • batty

    Apr 30, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #12

    Jamesthefirst i cant see man u resting too many m8 cos they always have a hard time against the smoggys

  • mcvicar

    Apr 30, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #13

    its not good when you have lost faith in your team and look at the other teams around you at the bottom of the table and hope they dont get a good result in there next game. i dont have much confidence in us winning another game to be honest but i do think we might get a draw at liverpool

  • Rem

    Apr 30, 2009 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #14

    reason there was onlt 47000 was that there were only 300 pompy fans

  • stevep

    Apr 30, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #15

    Can’t see manure resting players this weekend with Liverpool breathing down thier necks – if they lose this one it makes the league games against arse and chity very tricky.

    hopefully they’ll thrash boro which will make liverpool dejected and give us a chance


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