Alan Shearer believes, as many Geordie fans do, that Newcastle’s season could have been so different, if the club hadn’t sold some of their best players.
Shay Given – could/would have saved us
Shearer told the Daily Express today:
“There have been mistakes made,” “James has gone on and had a very good season with Aston Villa. That tells its own story, doesn’t it?”
“I have looked at it and looked at it and thought why? ” “Hopefully it will be rectified in the future with Newcastle United as a Premier League football club.”
It was not only James Milner, who was always such a good professional for one so young, but it could be that losing Shay Given to Manchester City in January swayed the balance on our survival hopes.
Shay is a better goalkeeper than Steve Harper, which is why he played over 460 times for the Tyneside club, and has already played 94 times for Ireland.
He is without doubt the best goalkeeper the club has ever had.
We wonder how many points he could have been worth to Newcastle this year?
Probably just enough to survive, since we are only talking two or three points that we could be short of tomorrow, in the relegation battle.
Newcastle have shot themselves in the head many times this season, and on Monday we will count the ways.
Oh, the plans of mice and men – and Newcastle United.