The Newcastle United Supporters Club (NUSC) have today come out with a statement asking Newcastle fans to unite behind Alan Shearer as the new manager of the Tyneside club.
The statement issued by the NUSC is as follows:
Unite behind Shearer: fans groups band together to call for Shearer
Toon supporters today called for the ‘immediate appointment of Alan Shearer as club manager’ to send the right message to supporters and potential buyers of the club.
Newcastle United Supporters Club have been joined by the Mag, the biggest selling football fanzine in the region, NUFC.com, the ‘unofficial club website’ that attracts thousands of hits daily, contributors from True Faith fanzine and the official Newcastle United Supporters Panel in a bid to break the deadlock in appointing the geordie legend Shearer.
Colin Whittle from NUSC said:
‘The time has come to show the outside world that the supporters of Newcastle United are ready to move on and get behind the club. We believe that the appointment of Alan Shearer would send out a massive signal to potential buyers and most importantly, the fans who have so far been ignored’.
Mark Jensen from the Mag said:
‘Its a ‘no-brainer’, the fans want Shearer and any future owners would be mad not to see Alan’s potential. By coming together, as representatives of various sections of the fan base we believe that it will send a powerful message of unity that will be picked up by potential owners’.
Steve Hastie who contributes to True Faith and is also on the Supporters Panel said:
‘The fans need to get resolution to this long running saga. It was particularly encouraging to hear potential owners talk about official fans involvement in the club, not as a token but a true partner’.
We think this will have no effect on Mike Ashley, since he’s a lost cause, but it will communicate the strong feelings of the fans, to have Alan Shearer as manager, and quickly.
Time is running out before the new season begins, and it seems the lads have just had enough of the complete mess made by the current owner, and are unwilling for him to take the club down any further.
We all have to hope this action has some positive impact and quickly.