Alan Shearer is new to management, which is one reason he has Iain Dowie alongside him right now, in trying to save Newcastle.
Alan Shearer – Newcastle’s one and only hope
And while we haven’t got the points that we had hoped fo in Alan’s first 4 games in charge, we have to hope that his influence on the team will soon manifest itself, so we can indeed start picking up points that will save us from relegation and the following gloom and doom.
From what young Sebastien Bassong has said this morning, it seems like Alan is having an extremely positive impact on the spirit in the dressing room, but that has not yet translated to good play on the pitch, and points in the bag.
But Alan, born and bred in Newcastle, can empathize with the Geordie fans, and he understands their frustration and disappointment right now. And certainly we have to plead guilty that sometimes our own frustration at the side, comes through in some of our articles.
Alan talked about the fans’ frustrations yesterday:
“There’s a lot of football left to be played and there will be twists and turns,” “I understand how the fans feel right now and I understand their frustrations.”
“I’m as frustrated as anyone and so are the players.” “We didn’t win the game (Portsmouth) that we so desperately wanted to and that was disappointing.”
“But it isn’t over yet – not by a long way.”
If Alan can save the side, however he does that is OK with us. He’s certainly a special guy, and seems destined to manage Newcastle for the long term.
It may even go down to the last game, but that’s going to be really hard on the old nerves for some of us, but if we succeed there will be such an upswing in the mood in Newcastle, it will be a great place to be in the summer.
If we cannot survive then there will be lots of basic decisions the club hierarchy will have to make, and one of those is whether to offer Alan full control of all team affairs. We think if a good sincere deal is offered to Alan, to rebuild the squad and the club from the bottom up, he’ll take it.
A measure of a man is not when things are going well, but when things get tough, and they couldn’t get much tougher than they are right now, and while this will be severe test of Alan’s character in these last four game sof the season, we think he’s going to come through it all with flying colors.
Alan Shearer has had his character tested many time sin his playing career, and was never found wanting in the least, and we don’t think much will change when he’s a manager.
He’s really our one real hope at the club right now.