We have to say we’ve been so impressed with th character and positive attitude of Alan Shearer, since he took over at Newcastle United on April Fool’s Day.
Alan Shearer – positive down to earth attitude
The complete mess Newcastle are in at the moment is none of his making, but he’s hardly been too critical of the Newcastle ownership or his players these last 5 weeks, and along with Iain Dowie, his main goal has been to save the club. Avoiding the drop looks unlikely at the moment, although other teams are trying their best to help us as both Middlesbrough and WBA were beaten again yesterday.
And you cannot say Alan does not have his priorities right either – as today he has said that if he can save Newcastle this season, it would be the greatest acvhievement of his career.
If that statement from the gaffer doesn’t convey something to his players, about the importance of our last 4 games, then nothing will, and he’ll have to clear out the ranks in the summer.
When you look at what this man did on the field, where he was a true hero in every way, that’s really saying something, but there again you casn never say that Alan doesn’t have the good of the club in his heart.
Here’s what Alan said today when asked if it would be his greatest achievement:
“I think it would be – without a doubt. It would be the biggest and best thing that’s ever happened.” “It will be the most difficult game we have faced in my time here. But is it impossible? No.”
“Not many people will give us a chance going there, but we have got to go there and believe, and all I’m asking from the players is to give me everything they’ve got. If they do that, I can’t ask for any more.”
“Yes, we will need a little bit of luck at some stage, and yes, we will be under the cosh at some stage.” “But can we ride our luck, work hard and come away with something? I hope so.”
The Newcastle team has given the fans very little to cheer about this year, with just one win, but they’ll need to snap out of their comotose state, if they are indeed to avoid the complete tragedy of relegation.
And Ashley, who stands to lose over £100M if we are relegated, will no doubt be celebrating big time if Newcastle can avoid the drop, but the team has to start helping itself.
This afternoon at Liverpool is a good place to start.