Shearer Motivational Skills Will Be Sorely Tested

Alan Shearer has been talking about the extremely crucial game at Aston Villa, that will determine the league the club will be in for next season.


Alan Shearer – going through tough baptism in management

Our own destiny is again out of our hands after the very disappointing 1-0 home defeat against Fulham. If we do go down, this will be the game that was pivotal in our demise.

But Shearer has always said it would probably go down to the last game of the season.

Alan told Newcastle United TV today:

“I always thought it would go down to the last game and that’s been proved right,”

“It will be a nervous affair and it’ll be a long afternoon.” “It’s out of our hands again and it will be difficult.”

“But I still believe there will be twists and turns.

“We just have to make sure that the final twist come the 90th minute on Sunday is in our favor and we’re out of that bottom three.”

Alan will need to amass all his motivational skills this week to have the players playing out of their skins next Sunday, where a draw may be good enough to stay up.

Another defeat and we are relegated.

Let’s hope Martin O’Neil tries out some of his youngsters, although he wants 5th place.

If we lose and go down that will be so disappointing in losing the last two games, following the brilliant Middlesbrough display.

If Newcastle survive there will be wild celebrations in Newcastle and around the world by Newcastle fans.

If we go down it will be very somber, but then we’ll have to take a few days to get over it, and regroup for next season, so we can come straight back up.

Some solace in that scenario would be if Alan take son the job fill time.

Comments welcome.

11 comments so far

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    May 18, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #1

    You still seem quite hopeful of us staying up. Our 2 wins this year have come against the two sides below us in the table. Villa are not in good form but they still have much better players than us. Cant see us getting anything from the game.

  • davis_toons

    May 18, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #2

    Rdgs to Villa match, with hardwork and chances we sure can win or at least draw.

    And as some of them have say before. ManUtd youngester will not want to lose to a Hull team. No disrespect to Hull. They wanted and will prove themselves.

  • Monster

    May 18, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #3

    ESAMIM I’m inclined to agree with you there. If we aren’t capable of getting owt against Fulham at home, how on earth can we expect to get anything away to Villa – regardless of their current form.

    The thing is we are owed such a ludicrous amount of luck it’s unreal… and a draw could be good enough.


    May 18, 2009 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #4

    the truth is, we’ve got more at stake than villa, and just lately their forn has spiralled. what i’m trying to say is that its not a foregone conclusion. i think we could get a draw an d hope hull cant

  • tdt

    May 18, 2009 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Have to have faith, when the beast is cornered it might just lash-out, ripping the oppostition apart.

    Look at west ham last time, they needed to win at old trafford, and they managed it! Its all circumstantial, we’re desperate and they are not really going to be anywhere as motivated as the toon will be. Ok they had tevez, but some of r players can be heros if they play out of their skins.

    Gutted 4 bassong, but we have cover so its not the end od the world, collo is good in patches, but remember he must be good quality as he’s in argentina’s squad. Edgar is a steady-eddy too.

    hopefully the players will be on the war path with no excuses – like the boro game.

    I think they became somewhat cocky in the Fulham game, thinking they will stroll past them because it was in the script – well they’ve learned the hard way that that doesnt happen, you need to put the effert in to get the end product.

    Hopefully Shearer can send them out blood-thirsty for success, and to prove to the world that they aren’t the useless twits that they have appeared for months on end.

    Howay the lads.

  • tdt

    May 18, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Looks like beye and owen wont make it 4 villa:



    Jonas…Nolan…Guthrie(Butt prob tho)…Duff


  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    May 18, 2009 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #7

    When West Ham won at Old Trafford

    1) They had Carlos Tevez, one of the best strikers in the world.

    2) Man Utd had nothing to play for.

    3) West Ham were in a good run of form.

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    May 18, 2009 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #8

    And we have none of them things.

  • tdt

    May 18, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #9

    we have a better “team” than west ham, ok like i said they had tevez, but 1 player doesnt make a team – ie robiniho and manC.

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    May 18, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #10

    1 player doesnt make a team but someone of Tevez’s quality can drag a team through games by himself. We do not have that. Plus ou

  • Ever seen a mackem in Milan?

    May 18, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #11

    Plus 3 out of 4 of our first choice defence are all out of the game.


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