With both Middlesbrough and Hull City doing as badly as Newcastle during the run-in, it could be that a single win at home against Middlesbrough next Monday night, could be enough to save Newcastle’s season.
Alan Shearer – players must do it for him and the club
But any Newcastle win these days seems so far off, and with the talent at our disposal, why we have struggled quite so badly in the last 20 games or so is completely beyond us, and it must be causing owner Mike Ashley a lot of sleepless night right now.
This is not what he, or the Newcastle fans had thought our future would hold just a couple of short years ago.
And Alan Shearer says the clash at St James’ Park next Monday evening, will be career defining for anyone involved in the match.
And don’t think Middlesbrough will be coming up just to defend – like Portsmouth did – because they need to win as much as Newcastle do to survive. One thing is for certain, and that is the loser will be relegated this season.
Shearer talked to the Daily Telegraph this morning:.
“The game at Anfield was never going to seal our fate, but the Middlesbrough match is a massive one, not just for us but for them as well,”
“It will go a long way to deciding the outcome of the relegation fight for both of us.” “There’s no question that it is the biggest game of my Newcastle career.”
“It’s the biggest game in the Newcastle career of anyone who is connected to the club at the moment.”
We expect Alan to call on the Newcastle fans to support the team again, and while they always do their part, it’s about time these overpaid and pampered players started to do their part for the famous club they represent, and which pays them so much in wages.
Only when that happens will we have any chance of saving ourselves, and even now it may be too late.