If anybody had any doubts as to why Alan Shearer is hailed as a God on Tyneside, then his work over the last 45 days should go a long way to explaining it, especially to those not having the distinct privilege of having been born and bred on Tyneside.
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If that’s not enough we’ll point out Alan was captain of Newcastle and England, scored 379 in 733 first class games, and among those he scored 206 goals in 404 games for Newcastle United – a record. Alan also holds the Premier League scoring record of 260 goals and scored 30 goals in 63 appearances for England.
There’s nothing like letting your record speak for itself – is there?
Alan Shearer has said a lot today,and there will be more to come with his press conference later, but he’s said the obvious this morning – that the “feel-good factor” is back at the Newcastle club and and around the club’s training headquarters, as they prepare for Saturday’s clash against Fulham, which could turn out to be the potentially season-saving win.
Amazingly the win on Monday was Alan Shearer’s first win (of many and many we hope), as Newcastle’s new manager. And we can forget that caretaker tag if Alan can save Newcastle in the last two games.
All Alan then has to do is to sort out some stuff with Mike Ashley, but Mike is not daft, and he will have seen the dramatic turn-around in fortunes that Alan has already produced at the club, and there’s a lot more where that came from. Alan’s presence at Newcastle will also put Newcastle United back on the football map, and there will be quite a few very good players who want to play for him.
Shearer has admitted there has been a spring in the step of his players after that win on Monday night – but hey, we’ve also noted a spring in our step too this week.
“The result has given a feel-good factor to both players and fans,” “Confidence is high among the lads and they’ve got that winning feeling back.”
“There is a belief in the squad and a swagger in a good way.” “But it’s no good beating Middlesbrough and throwing that away on Saturday.”
“We have to be at it from the off and take the confidence from Monday into the game.” “If things go our way then we could potentially be sat here talking about being virtually safe.”
“That is the aim but we must do our job and get the win.”
We can take absolutely nothing for granted, and we are still in big trouble, and we mustn’t forget that.
A big performance that gives us a big win tomorrow is what the Doctor ordered, and we hope the lads will do us proud tomorrow, for the second game in a row.
Howay The Lads!!