Alan Shearer scored 206 goals in 404 appearances for Newcastle United, and in his career scored 379 goals in 733 total appearances. What a player.
Alan Shearer – great start to the season by Newcastle
Add to that 60 appearances for England and Alan Shearer was one of the greatest footballers Newcastle has ever produced.
Of course Alan still lives in the Newcastle area and has been a Newcastle supporter all his life and he seems very impressed with the start his team has made this season, just like the rest of us.
Newcastle showed on Sunday not only that they are a good side, in getting a 2-2 draw at home to Spurs, but the are also very resilient, have tremendous team spirit, and fight 100% for the Newcastle side, and it’s just terrific to see that.
Alan Shearer has come out and praised the work Alan Pardew has done at Newcastle in a short 10 months, and he had he has this to say to GOAL today:
“Alan Pardew deserves a lot of credit for the way he has got the team playing, because it has been a great start to the season and as the Newcastle manager he should be praised for that,”
“It was a difficult summer but now there is clearly a very good spirit and resilience in the team which is vital, they are defending well as a team, there is a good balance in midfield, they are well organised and their strikers are scoring goals and Alan should be credited for that.”
“He has moulded them into a solid unit who can play good, fast-paced stuff as well but in terms of results, they are still undefeated which is impressive.” “There is a real energy and enthusiasm about them. “
“They have become very difficult to beat because there is a lot of never-say-die attitude, self-belief and togetherness in the side so things are looking good at the moment and I hope they keep building on it.”
“They have made a very good start to the season and I really hope that it carries on for as long as possible,”“It has surprised everyone that they are sitting in fourth position but confidence is sky-high and long may that continue. ”
“With the team Harry Redknapp has assembled Tottenham was always a going to be a big test and they have another chance to get points on the board when Wigan come to St James’ Park on Saturday before there is a tough run of games against Stoke, Everton, the Manchester clubs and Chelsea.”
“That will be a difficult period but in the end I would expect them to finish seventh or maybe eight which would be an excellent achievement and that would represent progress from last season when they finished 12th so things should be looking good.”
Alan’s right about the upcoming tough games, and that’s another reason why we must try to take all 3 points at home to Wigan on Saturday afternoon.
After the Wigan game, Newcastle have two away games, at Blackburn in the 4th round of the Carling Cup, and then on the following Monday the lads are away to Stoke City.
Then a home game against Everton is followed by away trips to the two Manchester clubs, followed by a home game against Chelsea.
That’s a very tough schedule, but the lads may keep surprising us too.