Alan Shearer has been interviewed in the Journal today, and he thinks Newcastle are just too good to be relegated – but isn’t that what people were telling us four years ago – before we were relegated?
Alan Shearer -feels better after 5 Frenchmen brought in
The answer is yes, and until we have the points in the bag that will see us stay in the Premier League we’ll still be uneasy because anything can happen in the Premier League, especially in the last crucial games at the business end of the season.
This is what Alan said today:
“The additions made in January have made all the difference and these days I expect them to win most games they play.” “They have impressed, while I’m a huge fan of Cabaye. I think he is an excellent player”
“If they can steer clear of any more injuries, then they definitely have a chance.” “I have no worries about Newcastle being relegated. I did before they signed those players in January.”
“Up until then, it was going to be a long, hard season but now the squad’s been strengthened – and not just strengthened but extra quality has been brought in – I think they will be fine now and even have a chance of being successful.”
Let’s not get into any false sense of security – we are only 3 points above the drop zone and need to start winning games – we think we’ll need 40 points or more this season to be safe, so winning our two home games against Fulham and Sunderland will see us almost there – two wins there would be a huge relief.
We remember four years ago when we would lose, and then two or three players would be interviewed the next week, and tell the fans not to worry, and that we’ll win our next game, and then we’d lose again – and so it went on – and on – until we lost the last game at Aston Villa and we were doomed – and we don’t want to go through that experience – ever again.
But until we have 40 points or more, let’s not tell ourselves everything is fine – it isn’t – and we still have to produce the goods - which we didn’t do four years ago.
What do you think?
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