Rob Lee, who is being widely reported as ready to join Alan Shearer at Newcastle, along with former Assistant Manager and local lad, John Carver, has urged the Newcastle club to get the deal done with the Newcastle and England legend.
Rob Lee – while at Newcastle United
Rob talked yesterday about Alan Shearer and Newcastle:
“I certainly think Alan should stay, I think it is the only appointment Mike Ashley can make with the club going down. It reminds me of the situation when I joined in 1992 under Kevin Keegan when we were in the old first division,” .
“The club needs rebuilding, it has needed rebuilding for many years. Mike Ashley takes a lot of the blame, but it has been coming for a long time.”
“It’s disappointing for the club, but in the long term it might be a blessing in disguise, to take one step back to get two steps forward. I hope Alan stays in charge with a long-term contract because it is a long-term thing.”
“The players should take responsibility, I have been relegated myself and you have to accept responsibility and take the blame, as the manager can only put the players on the pitch and it is up to you to win games,” “And Newcastle should be winning more games than they won last season.”
Those are good and true words from Rob, and he really epitomized the skill and spirit in the team we had under Kevin Keegan in the 1990s – and think how far we have fallen from those heady days.
Was I the only daft Newcastle fan on Wednesday night, who had the aberration of seeing the Manchester United players actually walking out in black and white stripes?
I had to rub the old eyes several times, before the strips were seen as actually all white – without the intervening black stripes. 😀
Oh my – hope spings eternal and we’ll nor even say we’
We’d love to see Alan leading out a Newcastle team in that final, before some of us depart this earth – but fat chance that looks like right now, but there we goo – delusional again. Barcelona were just great on the night – a joy to watch – what a team! Wonder if Alan can get us playing like that next season – and by the way Lionel Messsi has no right to be that good at just 21.
Back to Rob’s statement – and it’s hard to think Newcastle players will take any responsibility now – after having taken none during the season, but this sqaud will now be remembered with disdain by Newcastle fans – as one where big names and big wages mean nothing, if they don’t have big hearts, and are puff pastry people.
Have we heard anything – anything at all – from captain Michael Owen since Sunday – he’s probably hiding out in a bunker somewhere.
There’s a little thing called courage that Owen has shown nothing of this year, including since last Sunday.
And it wouldn’t surprise us if he feels no responsibility for this at all – this supposedly (former) world class player on £5.5M a year, leads his team to relegation – – leaves Newcastle in total demise, says nothing at all, and is now probably trying to line up the next sucker club – Everton, Man City, Aston Villa.
Screw Newcastle – they are no longer any use to him now. Is it surprising Geordies just never took to this man?
And finally, as you may have noticed this week – we are just so furious with Michael Owen – and we know we will need to move on and get over it, sooner or later.