It’s not only the fans that are struggling with the current predicament the Newcastle club finds itself in.
Steven Taylor – can’t believe the goings on at Newcastle during the summer
But it seems the players are also in amazement at the goings on, and Steven Taylor for one cannot beleive that Alan Shearer has not yet been appointed manager on Tyneside.
Taylor told the Newcastle Journal today:
“He spoke to us when he left at the end of the season and said he will be back and would do it his way,”
“I guarantee, if he was still manager now, all our big players would still be here. Alan Shearer commands that much respect and he would take us straight back up.”
“I have so much respect for him. Whatever he says you do it. If you weren’t in the team you wouldn’t kick up a fuss with Alan Shearer. He has that kind of aura. This club needs someone likes that who cares about the team and understands the fans.”
“Everyone thought he would be back in place at the start of the summer. It might take a couple of weeks, but Alan would be the manager. Alan, or any manager, needs the backing of the chairman.”
“If we are to move on and move up to the next step we have got to give him that. I thought Alan would be named as manager and everything would be sorted.”
But Newcastle have to unload some players to cut the wage bill, and it just seems a pity that Newcastle have now lost two of their best players in Bassong and Beye, two players who Alan would have wanted to keep on Tyneside, if he had been offered the manager position, which now seems highly unlikely.
Taylor is still only 23 and the defender will be a vital figure as a leader of the team this season, if Newcastle are to have any chance of promotion.
But that is now looking less and less likely as we have no idea right now what our squad will even look like in September.
“It has been a very long summer. It has been the lowest point in my career and I have not been able to go away and enjoy myself because every day you are reminded about what has happened.”
“That is what it is like living in a football-mad city like Newcastle . We keep hearing it is going to get better and the chairman is going to sell up. He cares about the football club.”
“I just want it to be over as quickly as possible because it is a nightmare.” “It feels like us against the world right now,” “The lads have had more bonding sessions this summer to try and gel as a team and that includes the young lads.”
“Sometimes I never saw any of my team-mates apart from when we played on a Saturday or at the training ground and that can’t continue. Now we go in an hour before training. There are no big ‘I ams’ now because we are Championship players. You can’t say anything else.”
“It was too boring last season. The place just felt dead.” “There was nothing in the players until we realised we could be going down. We can not make that mistake again.”
“We always thought it would be alright on the day, but it is never alright on the day. It needs to get sorted. The players have to do it themselves because nobody else is in the dressing room. We have to help ourselves.”
“As players we are sick of being reminded every day that we are a relegated club. We can’t wait for the season to start because then we can begin the fight back.”
Quite honestly it’s a long time since we on the blog have been so concerned about our club.
We just don’t know what’s going to happen in the next week, and unless we get into the transfer market soon we will have a squad that’s completely unequipped to deal with the rigors of the Championship.
And to have Mike Ashley stay another year would be almost unbearable at this point.
We have to hope that at least we can get a win at WBA today to lighten the mood a little. Then we can take it from there.