There will be all kinds of comments from the Newcastle players this week about how we are still able to survive. Just like there was last week.
Alan Shearer – don’t turn up if your heart is not 100% for this club
We’re not criticizing that, because the players give interviews as part of their jobs, and that’s just normal.
However, on Sunday – as a Newcastle fan of 60 years, we speak for Newcastle fans everywhere, when we ask every single player who has the honor of wearing the famous Newcastle United black and white shirt on Sunday at Villa Park – to give it all you’ve got and then some.
We want to see every player giving their absolute all in this game, and we don’t want to see any of our players having a terrible game, when this game is so important.
This game is just too important in Newcastle’s history for that.
Quite honestly, if the players give all they’ve got on Sunday, like we did at Middlesbrough, and we still don’t survive, it will not be so difficult to accept the tragedy of relegation.
What will make us hit the roof however, is if we get another heartless and listless display, that we’ve witnessed from our players far too many times this season.
They need to go out there on Sunday and give it all they have, and if any player is not willing or able to to do that – then they need to let Alan know.
Shearer will no doubt leave those players out of this game, and then sell them in the summer.
But whatever happens on Sunday, we hope Alan will launch a clear-out of those players who have shown insufficient heart and guts for Newcastle United this season, and we’re sure Alan will oblige.