The amiable Mike Ashley has not spoken to Alan Shearer since May 26th, which was the the day the Newcastle clueless owner had said:
“Bringing Alan Shearer back to Newcastle United was the best decision I have made.”
Alan Shearer – Newcastle are doing well so far
Mike Ashley had said he wants out at Newcastle, and we have often thought that his complete incompetence on Tyneside, must be shifting to his other business Sports Direct, and surely people are wondering just how good a businessman he is in that field. Not very good we would hasten a guess.
Of course his company was recently investigated for fraud and that will continue for a year or two before any verdicts are delivered.
Shearer was at Wallsend Boy’s Club last night and he talked to the Evening Chronicle exclusively:
“I can’t revolve my life around that any more because I have other things going on.” “If it happens, it happens, and if it doesn’t, it doesn’t.”
“Listen, that’s (his blueprint for the future of Newcastle) all gone now. Whatever has happened has happened. If anything else happens then it does – I will just get on with it.”
“For now, good luck to whoever is doing the job.” “And at the moment Chris Hughton is doing a great job. They’ve had a great start to the season.”
“I think without any doubt everybody would have taken the position they are in now.” “So if they can build on that, then it will be great.”
Peter Beardsley was also with Alan last night as they helped raise funds for Wallsend Boys Club, the youth team which put both of them them on the road to stardom, and has also helped a host of other players such as Michael Carrick.
Shearer has admitted he has been more than impressed by the performances so far this season by his home town team:
“I think they have been playing very well.” “It would have been amazing if they had won their last two games.”
“It would have given them a great cushion at the top of the Championship.” “But they’ve now got a really tough game against Nottingham Forest.”
And Shearer sees no reason why the lads cannot extend their winning ways at the top, with another win tomorrow at Nottingham Forest:
“There’s no reason why they can’t go there and win that game due to the way they are playing.”
“They’re full of confidence – and why shouldn’t they be?” “I am as delighted as anybody with the start that they’ve had.”
Alan is like any other Newcastle fan, and it’s not surprising he’s delighted with the way Chris Hughton has led the side this season – who isn’t?
While he would love the job himself, and may still get it – his number one aim for the club is for them to be promoted this season – just like it is for the rest of us.
Howay The Lads!