Alan Shearer was a surprise participant at Newcastle’s Civic Center last night to present the inaugural Jack Hixon award.
Alan Shearer – Hughton has done magnificent job
Hixon of course was the scout who found Alan Shearer playing in the Newcastle area for Wallsend Boys Club, and sent him down to Southampton.
Where were the Newcastle scouts, because that failure to sign the local lad eventually cost the club a £15M transfer fee.
Alan and Jack stayed close until Hixon’s death recently.
Shearer has today praised the job that Chris Hughton has done since last July at Newcastle, and hopes the lads can extend their lead at the top of the table with another big win.
Alan first talked today about how Newcastle United are doing so far this season:
“They are doing great and I don’t think you can expect any more.”
“Chris Hughton is doing a magnificent job.” “And they look like they are going to go up at the first attempt.”
“Then the questions start again, but as I say, nobody can ask any more of them.”
Alan is like all Newcastle fans, and is hoping the lads can get another win at Middlesbrough on Saturday.
Alan talked about the upcoming game this Saturday at the Riverside:
“It’s always a big game – the biggest one is Newcastle v Sunderland, but the one after that is against Middlesbrough.”
“It’s just a game you don’t want to lose.” “There’s local pride at stake once again.”
“Newcastle will go into the game as favorites and so they should because they’ve been magnificent this season.”
A win on Saturday and with the positive attitude being taken by the players, and taking nothing for granted we may be able to secure promotion well before the season is out.
But we’re not like those who are talking about how many points we cna get – generally when you do that things start to go wrong.
Kevin Nolan mentioned late last year we could get 100 points and suddenly we went on a bad run. The players need to just think about preparing for the next game and not get ahead of themselves.
Let’s take one game at a time and try to win each one of them – that’s the professional approach.