When we got just two draws in the first 5 games under Alan Shearer and Iain Dowie, we thought he may have come in too late in the season to save the side.
Alan Shearer oversees Newcastle training on Tyneside
But after Monday night’s tremendous display and win, spirits are high again in the Newcastle camp and in the City of Newcastle Upon Tyne.
And it’s hardly surprising that Shearer has again urged the Newcastle faithful to again transform St. James’ Park into that terrific sea of black and white which was awesome to see on TV last Monday night before the game. It was very emotional for some us away from home base, to see that, and then the display from the lads matched that – and what a night it was – one to remember for the ages.
We knew it was a great night because the commentators at the end of the game just went to pieces and all agog with their commentary and hyperbole about how great Newcastle was to play football, and how passionate the support is on Tyneside. It was really quite a story for them – and they did go way over the top – but that was OK – we had just won.
Shearer wants all the Newcastle fans to bring along their black and white flags again, to scare the living daylights out of the Fulham players, as they emerge from the dugout, and we can only hope the faces of the Fulham players are as white as their strips.
It was a sight to behold on Monday night as 52,000 screaming Geordies waved their flags in harmony, following the second-half goals from Oba Martins and Peter Lovenkrands which ensured the 3-1 win.
We even had sights of Mike Ashley laughing and enjoying himself, because he knew the lads now have a big chance to save the season, one which has been an utter and complete disaster for the Newcastle club. But all’s well that ends well, and it could also save him over £100M. 😀
But there’s now hope, definite hope.
And with the distinct possibility that another three points against Fulham on Saturday could almost guarantee top-flight safety, even on Saturday if Hull lose again to Bolton, Alan Shearer has called on the Toon faithful to bring those flags along, and when the lads emerge from the tunnel – to make that almighty roar that welcomes heroes onto the field.
Newcastle heroes who will once again emerge in the game tomorrow.
Alan talked to the official Newcastle site today:
After the game I told the lads to enjoy that atmosphere,” “It was incredible and I told them it can be like that every week.”
“The chanting, the flags, everything – it was a special night.” “All I ask now is for the fans to bring back their flags and let’s see if we can do it again.”
“But we also have to do our bit to generate that atmosphere and give the fans something to shout about.” “Let’s hope that come Saturday night we’re talking about another great game that we can all enjoy.”
We mustn’t have any let down after Monday night, and the job is still far from over, but all we are asking for is another dedicated and passionate performance from the lads in black and white.
If they can do that again tomorrow, then anything and everything is possible.