Alan Shearer Now A Believer – Newcastle A Great Story

There’s nothing like winning games to change the way people think.

Alan Shearer – Champions League for Newcastle – why not?

Draws these days are not much good, they’re better than a defeat yes, but only by one point, and it’s wins that gets those points on the board – all three of them.

So when Newcastle put a string of five wins together to go from 44 points from 28 games to 59 points from 33 games things change, and some of those changes are pundit’s opinions, as well as Newcastle’s position in the league table.

Newcastle have now passed Chelsea on points and are tied with Tottenham, and if they can keep this form going in the last five games of the season, then Newcastle will make a European Champions place and 4th top of the league.

That would be incredible.

Alan Shearer had thought top four was out of reach for Newcastle a few weeks ago,  but after Newcastle’s stunning run he’s changed his mind a bit, and we don’t blame him:

“Everyone’s been saying they’ll maybe finish fifth or sixth, but they’ve now got a real opportunity to go on and finish fourth.”

“Why not? They keep on going and getting results and keep on entertaining and it’s a great story. Alan Pardew and his players deserve tremendous credit for the way they’ve played this year.”

“The whole team has done fantastically well. But for Papiss Cisse to come in like he has and to score 10 in nine games is a great achievement. We hope that continues.”

Newcastle have looked a very solid team these last several games, and of course we were very unlucky to only draw at Arsenal when they scored that 95th minute winner six games ago at the Emirates.

And the lads believe they can do well,  so that confidence is not a problem at Newcastle.

Newcastle play Stoke City in eight days time at St. James’ Park,  and all that matters then is to get another win.

On the same day Chelsea are at Arsenal and Tottenham are at QPR, so those are two difficult games for the opposition, two London derbies, and that’s just one reason why a 6th win on the trot would be very nice for the Magpies, thank you very much.

And then we’ll take it from there.

Howay The Lads!!

10 comments so far

  • Indian Magpie

    Apr 13, 2012 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #1

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  • Belly

    Apr 13, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #2

    I love Shearer, I went to his testimonial and everything, but this guy needs to get a managerial job instead of chatting shit on MOTD! I want him to gain experience and hopefully one day be manager of Newcastle so he can lead us to glory, which he unfortunately missed out on while he was a player at Newcastle.
    Ps I’m not for one second saying that Pardew should leave or anything like that. Pardew is an outstanding manger and long may his success continue.

  • Shearer.Milburn

    Apr 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #3

    We never got a draw at the Emirates… It was 1-1 and arsenal scored the winner in the 95th minute….


    Apr 13, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #4

    We are all believers Ed and it will be wonderful to creep up on the “big” 4 and bite them on the Arsenal?


    95th minute winner not equaliser unfortunately

  • BigKirky

    Apr 13, 2012 at 9:03 AM

    Comment #5

    I tend to watch goals on Sunday not MOTD so I don’t usually get to watch Al’s comments unless I read various quotes like the one on here. Good to see he doesn’t see why we can’t finish fourth.

    I was interviewed by Norwegian tv outside the ground before the Liverpool game and the guy asked me a couple of questions, one of which being, could we finish fourth? I said that as long as we keep playing well and getting results, there’s every chance the teams around us will faulter. Just got to hope that Tottenham win as least as possible. So, why not?

  • martoon

    Apr 13, 2012 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Belly @2 – I love Shearer too but unfortunately there are some great players who just can’t hack it as a manager (e.g. Bobby Charlton) and I think Al is one. So I say stick to the MOTD sofa.

  • Solaidback

    Apr 13, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Me think Ed has been in the sun or on the booze a little too much thing we got a draw at Arse-nil…. should have been but for the mystrious extra 5 mins that the official gave & the dying seconds goal for them to win….cheats!!!

    In any case, we only need to get 1 more point than the Spurts to take over them, not like we’re 3pts behind them is it… lol lol

  • BigKirky

    Apr 13, 2012 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #8

    Davyb, those you tube for Belhanda and that Mirallas guy or however his name is spelt look great don’t they.

    Is the Belhanda suggestion a hopeful choice? Or have u seen us actually linked via the rumour-mill?

    The shame about it is we have Mr. Obertan who seemingly used to be a lot more direct for Bordeaux and full of confidence before Man Utd have almost knocked the confidence right out of him.

    Looks a different player in that vid with all his penetrating runs. Shame. Hope he can eventually recapture that spark.

  • Owldman

    Apr 13, 2012 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #9

    Early on in the season after our great start Alan Shearer predicted we would do well to finish eighth Alan Hansen feared we would go into freefall after we lost our star players,Nolan,Carroll,Barton,& Enrique,& Robbie Savage actually predicted we would be relegated.Stick to the ball room Robbie,

  • stk85

    Apr 13, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #10

    im really quite aprehensive about our run in now, especialy wigan, they are playing some fantastic football


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