Newcastle manager director Derek Llambias has actually said something today – so that’s news in itself.
Alan Shearer – LLambias takes shot at Alan’s management record
Alan Shearer had responded like any Newcastle fan yesterday, as he thought it was staggering that the club had brought nobody in to replace the iconic striker, and was simply astonished that Newcastle sold Carroll.
But of course they only had 7 hours left and absolutely no negotiating power at all, since everybody knew they had £35M, and wanted to bring somebody in – desperately.
So it was hardly surprising some of the fees given to Newcastle for targets were just ridiculous, because it also meant any selling club couldn’t get in a replacement either.
Derek Llambias told The Sun today:
“Do I care what Alan Shearer has to say?”
“When he ran this football club in 2009 we were relegated after picking up just five points from his eight games in charge.”
Shearer has called for the money the club got for Carroll – £35M (or was it £36M?), to be fully invested in new players in this summer’s transfer window.
But Llambias insisted:
“Owner Mike Ashley has only ever put money into this football club. He has never taken a single penny out.
“And he won’t take a single penny of this £35m either – all the money will go to the club.”
“And we are already working on identifying transfer targets for the summer.”
We have to move on from all of this stuff – and sooner rather than later.
And it’s true that a win tonight at Fulham will bring back just a little bit of the feel good factor on Tyneside.
It’s such an important game tonight – and the result is even more important than the display – we need a win.