It’s a quote we saw from Alan Shearer yesterday, and we didn’t put it in an article, but we’ll take a look this morning at Al’s message to the loyal, faithful and simply magnificent Newcastle United fans.
Newcastle fans – let down by too many gutless players at the club
Our fans have deserved so much better since the mercurial Bobby Robson was sacked at the beginning of the 2004-2005 season, because Newcastle only finished 5th – and that just wasn’t good enough.
Oh my – I just felt that severe pain in the neck again, and Freddy Shepherd, the man who sacked Bobby wants to return to Newcastle? Please – give me a break.
Alan Shearer, who was class and dignity personified in his emotional after match interview on TV on Sunday night, and would have gained a lot of sympathy and support from those watching a Newcastle and England legend almost crippled by disappointment, anger and hurt for his club.
I will never forget the immense and unexpected emotion of watching that interview for as long as I live.
Alan had this to say to the Newcastle United fans:
“I know how much they’re hurting because I’m feeling it too.”
“It’s devastating and they deserved better.” “I’ve always said that if we had a football team as good as our fans then we’d be top of the league.”
“They were amazing again at Aston Villa and I thank them for that.”
“They’ve supported us all of the way and I’m extremely sorry and disappointed that we couldn’t keep the club in the Premier League.”
That’s the only apology we have heard for our relegation, and it came from Alan. The brief statement Derek LLambias issued was self serving and said he felt sorry for Mike – and then the fans – in that order – another BIG mistake – will these guys ever get it?
No apology yet from Mike Ashley, but in today’s crucial meeting between Alan and Mike, Alan could well demand a statement from the Board.
That statement should apologize to the fans for the incompetence shown by the club this season that culminated in one of the worst seasons in Newcastle’s long history.
They should then pledge the aim now is one of solidarity to restore this proud club to it’s rightful place in the Premier League – and back in Europe – under the leadership of a certain Mr. Alan Shearer.